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21 February 2022
Galata Cafe Store Hours and Changes

We are glad that the pandemic is almost over. We try our best to keep things together. We are returning to regular store hours between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday to Friday and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday to Sunday. Over the pandemic, we realized that we needed to make some changes for […]

18 December 2021
What’s new at Galata Cafe

We have been adding new dishes to our menu. Tomato soup made it into our menu. There are a lot of different recipes for Tomato soup, but this one reminds me of the wintertime I spent at Uludağ in Bursa, so I wanted to experience the same taste again and share it with you. Also, […]

4 February 2020
A tower with many romance (Galata Tower)

Galata Tower is one of the well-known towers in Istanbul. It was built in the fourteenth century by the Genoese colony as part of the city defense wall. The tower used to be called “Christea Turris, which means “Tower of Christ’. The building served Genoese merchants while making trades with the Byzantine Empire. After Fatih […]

28 October 2019
What is the Turkish Breakfast?

Kahvalti, meaning translates to breakfast in Turkish. Breakfast is an important habit and more than having a cereal bowl on the go or having an egg wrap with a coffee. For Turkish people, kahvaltı is not just a special occasion, it is an early morning ritual with family and friends every single day. Green olives, […]

7 May 2019
Turkish Coffee

Turkish Coffee is the name of a method for preparing and cooking coffee. This method has a distinct taste, smell, way of cooking and its own traditions. Turkish Coffee is made of Arabica type coffee beans. These beans are ground to become very thin dust of coffee, which then is cooked in a pot with […]

1 May 2019
History Of The Simit

The history of Simit has long roots in Anatolia when the Ottoman Empire reigned. At that time, flour warehouses were called as Simithane, and the sultan’s oven was called the simit oven. The ring-shaped bread Simit made from the flour was named as the Simid-I Halka (Circle) in Üsküdar Şeriye, 1593. Sultan Suleiman the Second’s […]