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The Best Late Breakfast And Brunch Spots In Galata, Istanbul
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The Best Late Breakfast And Brunch Spots In Galata, Istanbul

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Updated: 24 October 2016
Turkish cuisine is famously flavorful and versatile and can therefore provide you with a thousand mouthwatering flavors no matter what meal of the day. Join us for this countdown of seven phenomenal locations for you to enjoy breakfast or brunch. Whether you’re seeking a light and sweet breakfast or a filling and aromatic savory meal, Istanbul will provide and leave you hungry for more.
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Galata Konak Café

At the Galata Konak Café, you could just as easily be sat at your dining table at home. Nothing is too much trouble for the kindly and attentive staff who will not only warmly welcome you, but use their expert knowledge of the area and the cuisine to help you enjoy a delicious meal. Don’t hesitate to try traditional Turkish tea or the aromatic and potent coffee. If you’re lucky, a local may even tell your future from the remaining residue, which is a fun tradition to experience.

Konak Cafe, Bereketzade Mah. Hacı Ali Sk. No:2 Kuledibi, Beyoğlu (5 minutes away from the Galata Tower down the hill), +90 212 252 53 46

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Cafe Privato

This is a café whose reputation is widely known throughout the city. Enjoy a wide variety of traditional Turkish breakfast and brunch items and discover very best of this excellent cuisine. It’s guaranteed that whatever you choose from the extensive menu, it will be fresh, beautifully prepared and delicious. Look no further than Café Privato for the perfect start to your morning or a warm and intimate location for a mid-morning snack. Especially recommended are any of the dishes containing the delicious and locally sourced cheeses.

Cafe Privato, Galip Dede Caddesi Timarci Sokak | No: 3 Galata/Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 293 2055

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Molly’s Café

For that excellent, hidden gem, village café ambiance that is usually hard to find in a vast and cosmopolitan city like Istanbul, Molly’s Café is the perfect choice. With every dish cooked to order, with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, you’re definitely in good hands here. As well as breakfast items, there is a particularly delicious range of lunch items: all of the fish dishes are highly favored by those who like their brunch closer to lunch time. Additionally, for a lighter snack, their zesty and leafy salads are very popular.

Molly’s Cafe, Sahkulu Sokak No 12, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 245 4947

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Saklıköy Geyikli Cafe

The décor of this café is simply stunning. It has the simply rustic feel of a roof garden or green house with its mismatched wooden furniture and miscellaneous ornaments. One is encouraged to recline under the open sky and either bask in the sun during the day or marvel the stars each night. This is a café that appeals to a more hipster, alternative crowd but if you love a vintage ambiance then this is the place for you.

Saklıköy Geyikli Cafe, Emekyemez Mahallesi, Tersane Caddesi, Yolcu Hamam Sokak, No 8, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey

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Galata Roof

In Istanbul, every direction you turn your head is a new visual feast to be awed by. At Galata Roof, the staff have worked to provide an incredible dining experience where you can enjoy fantastic food, a wonderful atmosphere and a view to rival most of the luxury locations in Istanbul. Enjoy tender and well-spiced meats, delicious and traditional sweets, and warm beverages all whilst looking out over the Bosphorus and the urban hum of life below.

Galata Roof, No:24/A Kat:9 Galata Karakoy 34427 | Bankalar Caddesi San Benoit Fransız Lisesi karşısı, Istanbul, Turkey, +90 212 381 5479

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Old Java

This is a coffee shop with heart and a great place to socialize and start your day. Choose from some of your favorite coffees whilst enjoying the unique feeling that can only come from an independent coffee shop, not a western chain. The interior is plush and warm encouraging a friendly and comfortable vibe. We especially recommend the fresh pastries on offer, which will perfectly accompany your revitalizing drinks.

Old Java, Müeyyedzade Mahallesi, Tatar Beyi Sokak, No 8, Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey

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Galata Kiva

This restaurant is within thrilling proximity to the Galata Tower and so makes a perfect stop before or after you view this stunning monument. Due to its high demand, we recommend making a reservation for brunch or making the most of the restaurant’s delivery service. You can enjoy handed down and cherished Ottoman recipes for an authentic taste of Turkish culture that is sure to leave you with a full stomach, excellent memories, and hungry for more.

Galata Kiva, Galata Kulesi Meydanı No:4 Beyoğlu İstanbul, Turkey, +90 212 292 9898