About Turkish Breakfast and Tea
Turkish tea is very important for locals in Turkey. A great number of the the population in Turkey admires this drink and won’t start the day without. Turkish tea is always there, during a hot summer day or a cold winter day, during a visit to family or friends, while taking a break or during your work. Turkish tea can be considered as an all-day affair starting with breakfast and continuing through the day until gong to bed. Traditional Turkish tea is black and consumed massively.
As for Turkish breakfast, a very well prepared Turkish tea is a must for a good Turkish breakfast. The most common type of bread is white bread. However, people nowadays prefer different kinds of grain breads like rye in an attempt to eat healthier. The rest of the ingredients of the typical Turkish breakfast include white cheese, old cheese, black and green olives, butter, honey, jam, an omelette or boiled eggs, sliced tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.
Where to try real Turkish breakfast and Turkish tea in Istanbul?
1. Tarihi Cinaralti Family Tea Garden in Cengelkoy
Tarihi Cinaralti Family Tea Garden (Historical Plane Tree Under) is a lovely place and family tea garden located in between Bosphorus waters and historical plane trees. The place offers superb Turkish breakfast, Turkish tea and Turkish coffee and open for 24 hrs. The panorama here is outstanding especially in the mornings.
Address: Cengelkoy dist., Cinarli Cami Str, Cengelkoy, Istanbul
2. Galata Konak Cafe in Galata
Galata Konak Cafe is a popular place that visitors may enjoy their Turkish breakfast and tea in between the panoramic views and Galata Tower. The place is located 5 minutes away from the Galata Tower down the hill. The place offers an impressive combination of tranquility and a magnificent 360 degree view containing the Galata Tower, the Bosphorus and its bridge, the Golden Horn, the Galata Bridge connecting the historical peninsula with the 5 hills of the city, Topkapı Palace, Yeni Camii, Hagia Sophia, and Süleymaniye Mosque.
Address: Bereketzade dist. Hacı Ali Str. No:2 Kuledibi, Galata, Beyoglu, Istanbul
3. Bebek Kahve in Bebek
Bebek Kahve is a lovely cafe and tea/coffee garden offering great Turkish breakfast, Turkish tea and Turkish coffee. Bebek Kahve operates for more than 65 years. People prefer to make a walk or jogging along the seaside promenade along Bebek and than have a rest, drink their tea or Turkish coffee in the company of the great panoramic views of the Bosphorus at the Bebek Kahve.
Address: Cevdet Pasa Str. No:18, Bebek, Istanbul
4. Sade Kahve in Rumelihisari
Sade Kahve is a lovely place to try superb Turkish breakfast, Turkish tea and Turkish coffee in the company of the Bosphorus views. The place is very popular for both locals and tourists and located in Rumelihisari, Bosphorus European coast.
Address: Yahya Kemal Str. No:20a, Rumelihisari, Sariyer, Istanbul
5. Beltas Cafe in Besiktas
Beltas Cafe is a popular cafe situated along the Besiktas sea coast and serves great Turkish breakfast, Turkish tea and Turkish coffee. Visitors may enjoy their breakfast, tea or coffee here for all day long.
Address: Besiktas coast, Istanbul