One of my favorite weekend activities in Istanbul is having a full Turkish breakfast along the Bosphorus.
During the week, I only make time for a bowl of cereal or yogurt with fresh fruit. But this week on Wednesday morning, I woke up at 6:30 and pushed my kind hosts, Nicole and Kartal, to get up as well so we could have breakfast before they went to work in Istanbul.
Kartal drove so we arrived at the popular Kale Cafe at Rumelihisari shortly after 7. He took charge of the ordering. My only request was balkaymak that I later practically licked the bowl clean! I love Turkish kaymak!
To me, a full Turkish breakfast is one of the best breakfasts in the world! I love the sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, olives, variety of cheeses, freshly baked breads, copious amounts of çay and perhaps some eggs and sucuk if you are lucky.
This is just one of the many things I miss about Istanbul!
|How could you NOT love this view in Istanbul?|