Boutique Pastry Shops
Orders, mostly made for special occasions, are prepared individually. Boutique pastry makers use their own recipes and rare and valuable ingredients. When the chef finishes the cake, the outcome is so magnificent that you don't want to spoil it by eating it. The jury of the daily Hurriyet newspaper chose the best boutique pastry shop addresses in March 2006.
Ms. Betil studied banking, his father's business, and then had education in pastry-making at Cordon Bleu in Paris. She established her own shop in Kavacık in 2000. The products have attracted so much attention that she has opened branches in Bebek and Teşvikiye. The design of the cakes belongs to Ms. Betil. Six of her cakes are very popular among the customers; the favorite is her chocolate cake. All branches are open everyday.
Dolçe was founded in Arnavutköy in 1988 but has recently moved to Kuruçeşme. The designs are made by the founder Nilgün Ertuğ. The most popular cake is the one made with white chocolate and strawberry, without using any cream. Homemade chocolate is used in this cake, which can be delivered to various parts of Istanbul and even abroad. Dolçe's brownies are as famous as the cakes.
Art Café is located in Selamiçeşme, Bağdat Caddesi, where it was founded in 1996. The most important characteristic of the products is that no fat is used. There are 15 kinds of cakes. The light cakes with seasonal fruits are addictive; you cannot stop eating them. Almonds, hazelnuts and meringue (eggwhite) are used in the cakes. The Levent Branch provides home delivery to Levent and Etiler. Both branches are open every day except Sunday between 08:00 and 19:30.
Ms. Emel Başdoğan began to sell her cakes in 1996. Foodie pastry shops can be found in Ulus and Nişantaşı. Flourless and sugarless dietary cakes, chocolate soufflé and apricot paste pie are among the most popular products. The Nişantaşı branch is open every day between 09:00 and 20:00, while the Ulus Branch is closed on Sundays.
Elif Kolankaya has been giving lessons in cooking and cake decorating since 2003. She now sells her homemade cakes at her shop in Kızıltoprak. The cakes with pistachio, orange glace, lemon sauce, sour cherry and chocolate are among the favorites, as is the pistachio cake marinate in cognac. For themed cakes, a two-to-three day prior appointment is required. Cooking courses are also available. It is open every day except Sunday between 09:00 and 19:00.
Deniz Göktürk founded Orange Cakes in Caddebostan, Bağdat Caddesi in 2001. The designs of the cakes are also hers. She offers almost 100 kinds of cakes cooked using Belgian chocolate. She is also the patent-holder of a special chocolate cream. Orange Cakes has more than 400 three-dimensional and colored design varieties. Mascarpone white chocolate and Davidoff latte are for those who enjoy different tastes. Home delivery is available. It is open every day between 09:00 and 22:00.
Nefsiye Segi founded Bravo Patisserie in Bostanlı-Karşıyaka, İzmir in 1997. She offers around 50 different kinds of cakes depending on the season. Lady Karamel, Green sign and Tiamo are the cakes unique to Bravo. Huckleberry and mousse are used in the cakes. The favorite product is the chocolate with croquant. It is open every day between 07:00 and 01:00.
Kuki House is located on Arjantin Caddesi-Kavaklıdere, Ankara and is run by Boğaç and Gamze Üner. The cakes are cooked by Şemsettin Balıkçıoğlu, a chef for forty-six years. The most preferred products are the cakes with strawberry, croquant, chestnut, apple and caramel. The customers chose the cakes either from the display case or from the catalog. Two cake sculptors make the sugar coatings of the cakes. Chef Şemsettin organizes pastry courses. Kuki House is open every day between 08:00 and 23:30.
Patisserie chef Feride Zeyneloğlu has been running Pasta in Adana since 1993 and is famous for her birthday cake designs. Children use their imagination and Feride Zeyneloğlu and her son Yiğit Zeyneloğlu, who studied pastry in England, help their ideas come to life. The favorite is the cake with chocolate and apple. They cook 200 cakes a day with different appearances and tastes. It is open every day between 07:30 and 21:00.
Jocelyne Patisserie was founded by Jocelyne Edizel and Joelle Özmizra and has been in service in Alsancak and Karşıyaka, Izmir since 1997. Jocelyne Edizel was first known for the cakes that she cooked at home in 1990. Now she cooks 200 kinds of cakes in this patisserie. She uses local ingredients except for Belgian chocolate. The favorite cakes are Almond, Gianduja, Concorde, Charlotte and Opera. They are famous for their imaginative wedding cakes. It is open every day between 10:30 and 21:00.
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