My Daily Bean – Lavazza Cafe, Galata, Istanbul

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

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Welcome to Soul Kitchen Blog. Sure food ultimately is fuel for the body but made with love is so much more and truly nourishes the soul. As cliche as it sounds, life really is too short to eat bad food and drink bad wine. I have a passion for cooking and a love of good food. I am committed to my quest of searching for fabulous recipes that just so happen to be gluten free. In recent years I discovered that I have intolerance to gluten and whilst its changed my eating habits somewhat, I refuse to allow it to limit my choices to eat well or make those that I cook for feel that they are missing out on anything. My mandate is simple... Feed the body and nourish the soul. I look forward to sharing my journey with you ....
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