26-10-2022 - Food & Drink

Top 5 Best Breakfast in Istanbul Old Town

As you may already know, Istanbul is an amazing place to enjoy various different kinds of food! In every hour of Istanbul, you can find a reason to eat some delicious food, enjoy some snacks and have a great cup of Turkish Coffee. But there is only one meal Turkish people love and value the most: Breakfast.

Try and ask some Turkish people about the most important meal of the day, you will get the same answer everytime, and it is breakfast. Although breakfast isn’t the first thing when you think about Turkish Cuisine, it has a special place in culture. 

In this article, we carefully handpicked the top 5 best breakfast spots in Istanbul Old Town. So if you are staying or planning to stay in Istanbul’s historical peninsula then you should save this article in your bookmarks for later. 

Share your photos of and comments about the places we recommend so we can share your experiences with fellow tourists! Here is our Instagram account: @istanbultouristpass 

 

Omelette on a 100-years-old antique plate 

 

Zeferan Restaurant 

Zeferan Restaurant welcomes its visitors, with its magnificent view of the Bosphorus, in the İstanbul old city. All products used in the preparation of meals are supplied by the manufacturer in Zeferan Restaurant fed from the rich geography of Azerbaijan and Anatolia.

This restaurant is perfect for a long and calm breakfast. There is an all-you-can-eat buffet and also they have a breakfast set menu called ‘serpme’ in Turkish. In both options, there are varieties of cheese, olive, pastry, egg and many more. You can also add some other platters from their rich breakfast menu.

The place is also famous for its art in it! Original paintings on the walls, hand-made carpets all around, furniture made with beautiful walnut wood, and antique plates some of them are older than 200 years… It is a great place to see, and a great place to enjoy good food. 



Authentic Turkish Breakfast

 

Mesopotamian Terrace Restaurant

On a terrace with an amazing view, this restaurant serves authentic and rich Turkish breakfast to its visitors. Mesopotamian Terrace Restaurant has a set menu for breakfast but if you don’t have enough time for a long breakfast, then you may have breakfast platters they serve. 

The restaurant has a special authentic way of serving and this makes a difference in the old town area. Besides the classical Turkish breakfast platters, they serve also 3 different hot platters in their set menu. 

If you are staying in the Istanbul old town area, Mesopotamian Terrace Restaurant may be a good alternative for your mornings, don’t miss it! 

 

Colourful Breakfast Buffet

 

Sultania Restaurant

If you are staying in the İstanbul old city, Sultania can be a nice choice for breakfast. The restaurant offers a rich breakfast buffet and you can eat as long as you wish. If you are planning a long walk after that we recommend you to keep it light though. 

Sultania’s breakfast buffet has fresh fruits, dried fruits and nuts and varieties of cheese and other breakfast items. Other than the buffet, you can also order omelettes and waffles. They also have different coffee options carefully prepared. 

In the restaurant, the staff is very friendly and helpful as well. So you can calmly enjoy your breakfast without a rush. Although there are various coffee options, we always recommend for you to take a cup of delicious Turkish coffee after your breakfast. 

 

Authentic place, good breakfast

 

Myterrace Cafe and Restaurant

Great view, authentic decoration, and a good breakfast.  Myterrace is decorated as a traditional Turkish restaurant with oriental furniture and authentic seating arrangements. Even though they serve a classical Turkish breakfast set menu, their platters are fairly delicious so you won’t be disappointed. 

Since the place has a great view, enjoy your Turkish tea and Turkish coffee with its comfortable seats. The staff is very helpful and friendly, they will take your pictures with the view without a problem when you ask. If you don't have long hours for breakfast, then it will be a nice option for a calm breakfast. 

 

Historical Building Great Garden

 

House of Medusa

House of Medusa Restaurant is situated in Sultanahmet very close to the Hagia Sophia. The place takes its name from the mystical figure of Medusa in the Basilica Cistern. 

The restaurant building has historical value, and it has a big garden area so it is also great for big groups. House of Medusa, offers samples from Ottoman-Turkish cuisine predominantly. In the mornings they serve a nice breakfast with fresh and delicious food. They have a simple, uncomplicated menu and their difference lays in their quality ingredients. 

House of Medusa is not a typical tourist place, it is way cooler. So if you have time to enjoy your breakfast in this historical but trendy place, don’t miss it!



After breakfast what is your plan? Check out 75+ FREE attractions of Istanbul Tourist Pass! Save your time and money so you can e njoy more in this amazing city. And follow us on social media: @istanbultouristpass 



Latest Posts

14-03-2022

Nightlife in Istanbul

Istanbul offers world-class entertainment and nightlife activities to its visitors with its quality restaurants in Istanbul, music clubs, theatres and concerts, nightclubs, bars and pubs. Istanbul is also one of the few major cities in the world that...

11-11-2021

6 Must-Visit Historic Mosques in Istanbul

Thanks to its deep history which is comprised of many empires, cultures and religions, Istanbul is one of the most culturally rich and diverse cities in the world. Because of this, you can find numerous historically significant sites here, from churc...

06-03-2021

A Brief History of Galata Tower

Galata Tower is one of the most magnificent sights in Istanbul, overlooking "Beyoglu" and "Karakoy" from its incredible location. Its colorful lights can be seen at night from all over the city, so it is one of the most famous tourist destinatio...

07-09-2022

Where to go in Istanbul with family

Where to go in Istanbul with family If you booked your flight and soon are coming to Istanbul with your children and wondering where to go in the city, we would like to let you know beforehand that there are plenty of great places to visit. Moreover...

01-08-2022

August in Istanbul

What to do in August Dear guest, Istanbul lover-to-be! You finally arrived in one of the most popular cities around the world, we hope you throughly enjoy it! Whilst you just arrived, we have few recommendations and tips for making your experience e...

08-09-2022

Where to stay in Istanbul with family

Where to stay in Istanbul with family You finally booked your flight, and are eager to see the beauty of Istanbul within days from your flight. For your trip here, you rightfully want to stay at one of the best hotels in Istanbul for families that w...

14-10-2022

4 Best Indian restaurants in Istanbul

Indian cuisine is widely loved across the globe for its rich ingredients, intoxicating aromas, and fresh blend of spices. Its historic staple diet consisting of whole-wheat flour, rice, and vegetables makes it unique and flavoursome. Travellers, espe...

14-10-2022

3 Best Nightclubs in Istanbul

Istanbul, a city full of zest, has so much to offer to its visitors from across the globe. Whether you're interested in its historic architecture, deep-rooted culture & heritage, delicious food, or the city's flashy nightlife, there's something f...

16-10-2022

Istanbul Branches of World-Famous Eateries

If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.  Alphonse de Lamartine   Istanbul is full of surprises in every corner. The city can surprise you with its colours, sounds, and amazing views as well as t...

19-10-2022

Restaurants in Istanbul: Where to Eat in Istanbul Old Town

Istanbul is not only the meeting point of cultures but also of cuisines! There are various options to taste delicious food from all over the world in the city. While visiting the magnificent Hagia Sophia or taking great Instagram photo...

4.8 out of 5 stars

Istanbul Tourist Pass® has an average rating of 4.8 /5 from 475 reviews

Read all traveler reviews →
Attractions Prices
 Buy
Pass
Plan Save
More