If you never were a morning person, get ready to become one when you are in Istanbul. Turkish breakfast (kahvalti) itself is reason enough to get up every morning.
Even if kahvalti is a big deal for Turks, it might be challenging for visitors to spot a non-touristic place which serves good food with reasonable prices. I believe cost-benefit wise Bazlama Kahvalti is the best in town.
They have two branches, Teşvikiye (European side) and Çeşme (District of İzmir). Both serves the best example of a typical Turkish breakfast all day long from Wednesday to Sunday.
Why you should go there?
+ the food is organic
+ the best service: kind and caring staff
+ super-rich variety of Turkish-style breakfast (different types of cheese, sujuk, jam, hot and freshly baked bread, gozleme, olives, menemen, honey with butter, tomatoes, cucumber, fruits, jam, etc)
+ breads and pastries are served fresh out of the oven
The price is 55 TL per person (August 2018) but the best part is that everything included. Like I mean, everything! You can eat all day long, ask for as many renewals of anything on the table, drink as many Turkish tea as you can… You wouldn’t pay a single lira more.
Give it a try. Even if Bazlama fails to turn you into a morning person, it does stand a very good chance at helping you make it through the day.