Had a wild night? Hungry and want a break from the boring combination of oats or stale bread? Head to these places to get a morning treat you’ve been craving for a long time.
You may have guessed it, the theme is motorcycles. What goes hand in hand with leather jackets and Harley Davidsons? All American platters, bacon, sausages, burgers and hash-browns.
2. Mavalli Tiffin Room, Bangalore
Famous for its Rava Idlis, these were created during World War II when rice was in short supply.
3. American Diner, Delhi
Located at the India Habitat Centre, this place can take you back to 50s and 60s America with its retro feel.
4. Theobroma, Mumbai
Nope, we’re not suggesting brownies and upside down cakes. We’re talking an English Breakfast that doesn’t cut corners anywhere, complete with bacon, sausages, sunny side ups, toast, hash-browns and tossed vegetables.
5. Monkey Bar, New Delhi
To battle the hangover from last night, Monkey Bar serves up the ‘Bloody Breakfast? which is a Bloody Monkey (a special Bloody Mary made with 60 ml vodka, gin or rum) topped with skewers of bacon-wrapped sausages, mushroom, chicken and crisp potato skins. This interesting breakfast appears on the Monkey Bar menu exclusively on the weekends. There are other traditional favourites like Eggs Benedict.
Must try: Mr Miyagi’s Okonomiyaki, a Japanase cabbage pancake with pork belly, chorizo, sausage, prawns and onions, capped off with barbecue sauce and tempura bits.
6. Saravana Bhavan
The hygienic and affordable food has made Saravana popular throughout. Try getting there early to avoid queuing outside.
7. Tasty Corner, Calcutta
Not for the snobs but this place serves up some delicious comfort food.
Must try: Hing kachoris, khasta kachoris, Radha Ballabi and Gobi samosa.
8. Koshy’s, Bangalore
A landmark cafe in the city that has been visited by several dignitaries and public figures, Koshy’s has some of the best coffee you can get in the city and a breakfast menu that’s as exciting as the decor.
9. Suzette, Mumbai
Tucked away in the heart of Bandra, this French bakery cum bistro is a secret known to every French expat in the city. If you’re early you just might make it in time for the freshly baked croissants that sell like hot cakes. If not, there are other French options like crepes that can be custom made.
Must try: Crepes – either the complete (egg, emmenthal, ham or chicken bacon) in non-vegetarian or the bleu (blue cheese, mozzarella, fresh cream, toasted walnuts) in vegetarian fare.
10. Shyam Sweet Shop, New Delhi
Craving a typically North Indian breakfast? The aloo puri at this place is to die for! The puris are light and crisp while the aloo sabzi has just the right amount of spice. Opening at 5:30 am, this is perfect for early risers.
11. Jimmy Boy, Mumbai
No need to rush, this place doesn’t open till 11 am. Take your time and order the Salli per Edu, a mix of fried potato straws with eggs, Parsi style, which should be followed by Bun Maska for a taste of the creamy, Iranian style tea.
12. India Coffee House, Bangalore
The India Coffee House chain was started by the Coffee Cess Committee in 1936.The 50-year-old Indian Coffee House at M. G. Road in Bangalore closed on 5 April 2009, after the Indian Coffee Workers? Cooperative Society Limited lost a legal battle with the owner of the building to continue in the premises. It has been reopened on Church Street, less than a hundred meters away.
13. Prakash, Mumbai
Looking for a hearty Maharashtrian breakfast in Aamchi Mumbai? Look no further than the piping hot and crisp Batata Vada as well as some Thalipith at Prakash.