Best breakfast in town
Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. We bring you the best breakfast options, where you can eat breakfast like a king and shell out less than Rs200 on your bill.
A good breakfast in a restaurant can you put you down by quite a few hundred Rupees. But it shouldn’t necessarily be that expensive. There are plenty of budget options where you can get great breakfast spreads at attractively low prices. Here are some of the places you should consider in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi.
Right now, this joint tops our list because you never know when you will be able to enjoy their mawa cakes again. Head here for your early morning fix of mava cakes, bun-maska and tea and even an omlette, perhaps, if you are in the mood for a complete breakfast. Most of the items on their menu are under Rs50, so a breakfast here is high on old-world charm and nostalgia and surprisingly light on the wallet.
Where Opposite Grant Road station, Grand Road East.
Kyani & Co.
If you want something that packs more of a punch, head to Kyani & Co. at Dhobi Talao. Their chicken anda bhurji, is a spicy scrambled egg, with chunks of chicken tossed in for good measure. A plate costs only Rs40, so you can have your fill here, before tackling the drudgery of the day.
Where Jer Mahal, opposite Metro Cinema, Dhobi Talao.
Contact 022 2201 1492.
The Bagel Shop
This one is a personal favourite. On days when your bowl of cereal looks positively repulsive, The Bagel Shop has a whole range of breakfast bagels. The Elvis Bagel (Rs149) with banana and peanut better is nothing short of being heavenly. However, if you want a more leisurely breakfast, try the Scrambled Egg with Bagel (Rs169) which includes a three-egg scramble, tomatoes, lettuce and cream cheese.
Where 30, Pali Mala Road, Off Carter Road, Bandra West.
Contact 022 30932030 ext316
Artisan breakfast would be the best way to describe this meal. At The Pantry, try The Chilled Breakfast (Rs125) which is oatmeal tapioca porridge. If you want something more substantial, try The Sunny Side Up (Rs145) — a sunny side up egg, accompanied with a potato rosti and toast or the Healthy Primavera Frittata which includes spinach, red peppers, mushroom and coriander and toes the line of our Rs200 limit at a price of Rs195.
Where Yeshwant Chambers, Military Square Lane, Near Trishna, Kala Ghoda, Fort.
Nothing is better than steaming hot waffles for breakfast. Mocha has some really nice ones for Rs150. They are served with cream, red currant compote and maple syrup. What more could you want! If you do want to go the pancake route, Mocha dishes out a plate of buttermilk pancakes for Rs130.
Where Classic Corner Building, Next to Holy Family Hospital, Hill Road, Bandra West.
If you want to eat amidst luxurious décor and art pieces on the wall, this one is not for you. But, if your sole focus is the food, head to Café Terra. The Ham Basket (Rs120) is served with ham shaped into a cup. In it are sautéed mushrooms all topped off with a poached egg served with toast and butter or you could have the Belgian Breakfast (Rs110) that comes with a muffin, grilled tomato and baked beans.
Where V-3, 1020, Trinity, 1st Floor, 80 Feet Road, Near-IBP Petrol Bank, Koramangala, Bangalore.
Contact 080 4131 3553
Central Tiffin Room
This place is purely functional with none of the fuss that accompanies a fine dining restaurant. Head here for a light and fluffy benne dosa, idlis, an array of vadas and their trademark filter coffee. All of this will cost you under Rs200 and keep you filled for the better part of the day.
Where 7th cross, 3rd main, Margosa Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore.
Contact 080 2331 7531
A legendary Bangalore café, head here for the Omelet, Bread and Chips (Rs126) or try the Bacon Omelet (Rs150). If you want to explore further, the Mutton Mince on Toast (Rs115) and the Poached Eggs on Toast (Rs115) are good options. Also, while you are there, pack a few Mutton cutlets (Rs80 a plate) to devour later on in the day.
Where 39, St. Marks Road, MG Road Area, Bangalore.
Contact 080 22915840
Delhi – NCR
For a down-to-earth no frills breakfast, head to Sam’s Café in Paharganj for breakfast. It is a four-floor climb up to the restaurant, but we promise their breakfast is worth the trek. Try the American Breakfast (Rs150) if you want to go the whole hog with ham, hash browns, fried eggs, toast, jam juice and coffee. If you want to start your day of on a slightly different note, try the Isreali Breakfast (Rs150) which includes eggs to order, pita, hummus, chips, an Isreali salad and tea or coffee. We’re not all too convinced about the authenticity of this one, but we’d certainly give it a try!
Where Vivek Hotel, Main Bazaar, Paharganj.
Contact 011 30146033 ext679