The Balat neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey, is a mix of the very old and some new and upcoming areas. While taking a walk, we went into this old fashioned quant and beautifully decorated coffee shop. To preserve it’s history and authenticity, the menus are still in this paper booklet that is slowly fading and tearing over time. Some of the menu items were even smudged. If you want to get off the beaten path, stop by in Balat.
Read more about Balat in my post here.