Best Places For Breakfast and Lunch in Istanbul

Turkey offers a wide variety of Breakfast and lunch in Istanbul. Get a complete guide for the best places to eat breakfast and lunch in Istanbul with Istanbul E-pass.

Updated Date : 15.01.2022

Best Places For Breakfast and Lunch in Istanbul 

Yes, you heard a lot about  Turkish Breakfast . And yes, we love to start the day with breakfasts like this. We had childhoods far from cereals. And especially when we return to our family homes on holidays, our favorite family activity is to sit at that delicious breakfast table altogether. Even though city life has taken us away from this life, Breakfast is still one of the most valuable parts of our lives. Even companies prefer to hold their meetings for Breakfast instead of dinner in the endless rush most of the time.
Here, we have suggested Turkish breakfast places that are interesting and aimed at different interests.

Lades Menemen

Lades Menemen was founded in Beyoglu for the first time in 1969. After all these years, it is still one of the most prominent values of the huge Beyoglu today. Its "menemen," which is scrambled eggs with options such as cheese and beef sausage. And for generations, it's the most precious thing to see a powerful, beautiful, and naive owner Esra Celikkol with her cheerful staff greeting us.

Lades Menemen

Feriye Palace Restaurant - Ortakoy

Meet the tiny 19th-century palace that has been carefully restored. Feriye Palace, which is only one foot away from the Bosphorus, serves just worthy of sultans. This place is mainly preferred by couples who think that romantic breakfasts have a different vibe. You will leave Feriye restaurant satisfied with its lovely and endless Turkish breakfast option.

Feriye Palace Restaurant

Bazlama Breakfast - Nisantasi

This is the story of big smiling faces from Cesme to Istanbul. You can hear a lot of institutionalized family stories. But the best thing they have carried through since the day they first started was not losing their family structure. Don't even think of visiting "Bazlama Breakfast" on weekends without reservation. And when you stop by, enjoy the place that offers dozens of varieties to your table.

Bazlama Breakfast

Restaurant Kruvasan - Nisantasi 

The best croissant place in the city. But for some reason, it is the place where you can not settle for plain croissants. Decorate your table with a breakfast plate to share along next to your giant croissants with mushrooms, eggs, or chocolate. Again do not forget to make a reservation, especially for weekends.

Rami Restaurant - Sultanahmet

Rami Restaurant in Aya Sultanahmet Hotel is located in the heart of the Blue Mosque area. Right after entering the hotel, Rami feels a garden in the back with its high standard service and designs. It offers its visitors quality and relaxing Turkish Breakfast and brunch. Rami Restaurant's Breakfast is not just an experience, but a lifestyle, especially for groups of friends and couples.

Emilia - Suadiye

The "pinkiest" cafe in the town ever. It came to the fore with its mini cakes and perfectly designed patisseries at first. With its "Flower cafe" concept, it attracted especially Instagrammers. Just in few weeks, they covered social media with the pictures taken with beautiful food on tables. Just in few months, it became one of the top locations for brunch. Also, you can find gluten-free, sugar-free products.

Emilia Suadiye

Minoa Cafe - Besiktas

This cafe stands out from the competition of concept cafes Minoa Bookstore-cafe. It creates a friendly and sweet atmosphere with its tiny tables and narrow spaces. You may find yourself reading and socializing on the side table. This book cafe, which is served from Breakfast to evening, is ideal for enjoyable brunch snacks.

Minoa Cafe

Besiktas Kahvalticilar (Breakfast) Street - Besiktas

Think of a colorful street or two in the back streets of Besiktas district. Now imagine those streets are full of breakfast cafes. Literally! Cafes, one of which does not serve differently from the other, show the most modern and young way of being a neighbor in Turkish culture. If one cafe is full, you can sit in another. And prices and menus will be approximately the same. This, we can call, "the real" chill "street." 

Cinaralti Cay Bahcesi (Tea House) - Cengelkoy

The Asian side has a sweet culture that has never changed for decades; Cengelkoy "borek" and Turkish tea. And Cinaralti Cay Bahcesi is the place where you can bring it to life flawlessly. Cinaralti takes its name from the huge plane tree, hundreds of years old, next to Bosphorus. What you will do is take your "borek" from the "Cengelkoy borekcisi" on the street and sit in the tea garden to order your tea. That is it! Perfectly suitable for families with kids, friend groups, and couples.

Cinaralti Cengelkoy

Emirgan Sutis - Emirgan

What distinguishes an ordinary-looking café from others? We say; its history, service, or maybe the regulars for year. This cafe is not one of the trendy places. Its name is mentioned in many magazines and maybe very talked-about. But the ones who visit are the Istanbul ladies and gentlemen. If you want to have your Breakfast locally and want to do it in the most naive way, Suits in the Emirgan region is for you.

Emirgan Sutis

The Final Word

We shared our list according to different interests and budgets. Although we sometimes skip Turkish breakfasts with a toast or "bagel," nothing beats a breakfast and long conversations with friends. We hope that no matter what place you visit, it still leaves you perfect memories.

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