The first meal of the day is a big deal in Turkey. The traditional spread features an array of little dishes for grazing and sharing: hot tea, crusty sesame bagels (simit), eggs scrambled with tomato and chili (menemen), spicy sausage (sucuk), olives, cheeses, fruit, preserves, pastries, and even clotted cream from buffalo milk (kaymak). At the Malta Köşkü, a 15-minute walk from the Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus, the breakfast buffet (weekends only, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) is piled with more than 60 dishes. The sumptuous former Ottoman residence is secluded in Yıldız Park—once the sultan’s private hunting grounds and now the largest and loveliest park in Istanbul. Work off brunch (you won’t need lunch) with an uphill stroll to the Yıldız Porcelain Factory, which looks more like a medieval castle. Pick up some exquisite hand-painted china and admire the unbeatable Bosphorus views.