A few days stopover in Istanbul on route to Greece. It has been almost 20 years ago since I was last here and the city has progressed to a thriving cosmopolitan city.
The Turks love their black tea and drink in the bucket loads, all day long, all from a tiny glass. Coffee is relatively expensive in comparison and although Turkish coffee is renowned throughout the world and requires a level of skill to make, we haven’t found any evidence of them mastering a cappuccino here. They have all been very lack lustre attempts.
At the Lavazza cafe, situated across from the 15th century Galata Tower, where they boast they have the best coffee in the city – we were served a cup of milky froth. Oh well … thankfully we have a Nespresso in our room!
Coffee – 1/5
Free wifi – yes
Gluten-free options – what is that!?
Ambiance – 4/5
Cappuccino cost – 7 TL