Friday, July 19, 2013

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?

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Nicole said...

That was a great breakfast. :) So glad you could come for a visit!

Manya said...

Makes me homesick! Glad you are enjoying yourself!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

sounds like you are having fun back in turkey! turkish breakfasts are the best!

Joy said...

@Nicole, yes it was! Thanks dear! xo

@Manya, thank you! I'll have to make a Turkish-Polish version of breakfast soon back in Warsaw!

@Joyce, I'm eating all over Istanbul from north to south! :-)

Alyson said...

My breakfast choice on my first trip back as a visitor vs. a local was to Kale Cafe too! I love that place :)

Joy said...

@Alyson, Kale Cafe is a great place! A few others that I like nearby as well. :-)