Lovely owner we had one great Sunday starting with breakfast in the Cafe. We had a private tour hosted by Seckin Dindar which blew our mind.
Located inside the hotel it is operated by a Greek with real Greek food. Normal hotel restaurant pricing
After visiting the Ecumenical Patriarchate we were looking for a nice, traditional place for a Sunday breakfast in the neighborhood. The balat cafe was the perfect choice: excellent turkish coffee, cosy place, friendly people, delicious turkish traditional breakfast. Around 10€ per person. Very quiet and...More
The Balat neighborhood is worth visiting, quite another atmosphere as other places in Istanbul, more like a village with not much traffic. The owner (a retired dentist) is very friendly. We stopped here for tea, and had a nice chat in this beautifully renovated house.