Constantinople is Queen West’s new Turkish café
Turkish café Constantinople (or is it Istanbul?) has taken over the old Lomography space on Queen West. In addition to bagels, croissants, bread and sandwiches, there are traditional baked goods like simit and börek on the menu. The Turkish breakfast is a plateful of small bites: olives, salads (cucumber, tomato, potato), choice of egg (menemen or oeuf en cocotte), Macedonian feta, water burek, bread, jam and butter. And Turkish coffee, twice-boiled in a copper cezve, is made with beans that have been roasted and sold in Turkey since 1871. Bonus: a cup of the stuff comes with a piece of Turkish delight.
Turkish coffee. $3.90.
Turkish breakfast. $15.
There’s a rotating menu of sandwiches that includes veggie, pastrami, roast beef and smoked turkey.
536 Queen St. W., 416-301-2859, constantinoplebakery.com