Turkish Breakfast at Emirgan Sütis in the Avenues

By | April 6, 2013

I learned from the Avenues Instagram account that a new Turkish Restaurant, Emirgan Sütis, had opened and was serving breakfast last Thursday morning. I knew rightaway I wanted to try it. I want something new and delicious for breakfast and I have seen pictures of breakfast in Turkey online therefore, on Friday morning I woke up super early and headed for the Avenues souk district to have breakfast.

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We arrived at 9:16 A.M. but the restaurant was already busy and almost all the outside seating was full! We grabbed the last remaining table outside overlooking the Souk district and separated from the Souk’s walkway by potted plants, providing diners privacy yet not obscuring the view. 

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The restaurant is quite big but was very busy and I couldn’t take much pictures without bothering other diners therefore we took our time looking over the different breakfast options in the menu, each more tantalising than the next.

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Before we placed our order two baskets of bread arrived at our table. One filled with slices of a different varieties of bread baked freshly at Sutis. The other was small cut bites of a bread they call semeet if I’m not mistaken, very soft and topped with sesame.

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The first of our orders to arrive was the Turkish tea. It wasn’t sweet per say but it wasn’t bitter either, it was just right and didn’t need any sugar added to it. I ordered several cups!

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And orange juice which took a while to arrive but was so fresh it was worth the wait.

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The rest of the dishes didn’t take long to arrive after the tea and came all out of the kitchen at once. We ordered “Buffalo Kaymak drizzled with Honey”. Kaymak is Qaymar or Clotted Cream.

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Cheese Buerek which is layers of buttery dough baked with salty bits of cheese. Like a Turkish version of a cheese croissant but much better. Highly recommended.

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Cheese platter that came with five different types of very delicious Turkish cheeses. One was like feta, another like goat’s cheese. One also tasted like Kashkawan cheese. There were five different types of cheese along with big fat sweet red grapes.

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A plate of cucumber and tomato slices drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice. Very fresh.

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Strawberry marmalade. It doesn’t look like it but it was out of this world. Extremely tasty.

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And eggs cooked with tomatoes and green peppers.

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Digging in… there is no need for words. Everything was very tasty and highly recommended.

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To end the breakfast feast we had to, just had to, order the Turkish coffee and find out how it tastes like in a Turkish restaurant. It arrived with more flare than all the other dishes in the restaurant. It was excellent and very, very good.

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Our bill came to 16 KD. Not bad at all for a such a delicious and fresh spread.

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I got up from my table light and not entirely full, which is weird considering I ate almost everything in front of me. The menu variety is vast and different, their location is excellent, their atmosphere is friendly, and their prices are absolutely reeasonable and most importantly their food is excellent and very fresh and light. Emirgan Sütis is a great and unique addition to the Kuwaiti breakfast and dining scene and I will be going back insha2 Allah for more.

Emirgan Sütis is located in the Souk District of the Avenues Mall. If you enter the Souk district it will be right to the left of the middle big fountain smack in front of the entrance. For more information you can check their website (link) or follow them on Twitter (@EmirganSutis).


8 Responses to “Turkish Breakfast at Emirgan Sütis in the Avenues”

  1. Mrs.E says:

    Great post, beautiful writing, lovely food. Wish I was in Kuwait right now mmmmmmm ….

    • danderma says:

      Thank you. The waiting for a table in Emirgan Sutis as of yesterday was four hours by the way :)

  2. ozlem says:

    I have been in Kuwait nearly 18 years and waiting this scenes. Thank you for sharing positive feedback with us. The other thing I wanna see in Kuwait is modern type of Turkish bakery shop.

    • danderma says:

      I think that Turkish restaurants are going to take Kuwait by storm in the upcoming two years, perhaps a modern Turkish bakery shop is just around the corner. It sounds delicious and I do hope someone will open that up!

  3. ozlem says:

    Hi dear, today I had chance to visit Emirgan Sutis and I promised to my kids that we will eat turkish food otherwise I would go another decent place in the Avenues. But it took more than two hours to find a place -very small for two persons but we were three-. I’ll honest with you about pros and cons. The prices are around double, it was crowded but the service was really fast. My son ordered long turkish type of fatayeer “pide” it took two minutes so we were shocked. Shawarma was as good as the ones in Turkey. Sweets were also same. Only difference between Emirgan sutis prices. But from now I don’t have to carry simits, kazandibis or kaymaks from Turkey. I asked about iskender kebab, waiters told me that they don’t have yogurt and pita bread that serve with it. The other thing I was about to forgot, posh people in the avenues I saw were there. So it’s a good sign I think. Maybe if I see them again will be good sign.:))
    Have a nice day.

    • danderma says:

      Thank you for sharing your experience :)
      My husband had to wait four hours for a table the other day! But in the end he said he loved his dinner. We thought the prices were very reasonable in comparison to other restaurants in Kuwait but perhaps the price of shipping plus renting in the Avenues made them raise their prices if you compare it to Turkey’s prices. I’m glad you had a good time :)

  4. hussain says:

    Thanks dear for the review, very helpful and thoughtful. Your pictures and words have sold me the place, and I shall visit it soon.