Located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, Kadıköy is one of the oldest settlements on the Asian side of the city of Istanbul. Kadıköy is a large, populous and cosmopolitan neighborhood with numerous cafés, restaurants, cinemas and shops. Cultural center of the Asian side of Istanbul, Kadıköy has many sites to see and tastes to offer.
From fast food buffets to fusion restaurants, from seafood to kebab, at Kadıköy visitors are spoiled with choice. Yanyalı Fehmi Lokantası and Çiya are the address for traditional Turkish cuisine. Apart from these choices, there is a taste that shouldn’t be missed at Kadıköy: Coup grillet at Baylan patisserie.
Founded at 1923, Baylan is one of the oldest and most famous patisseries in Istanbul. At Baylan you can find cakes, pies, chocolates, parfaits, sorbets and the speciality of Baylan: Coup grillet. Almost as famous as the patisserie itself around Istanbulites, coup grillet’s history goes back to 1954. Prepared by the same recipe since, coup grillet is simply vanilla and caramel flavored ice cream topped with whipped cream, almond, honey and caramel. Always prepared fresh, coup grillet is a must-taste of the neighborhood.