I’ve always been a fan of breakfasts – be it a lavish buffet at a hotel or a simple one at home. Since it is the most important meal of the day, I truly believe that one should make the most of it. This week, I had the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, not once but thrice at three different places and I cannot even begin to explain how awesome they were. From the ambiance to the food, everything was so relaxing and enjoyable that I truly wish I could visit these places everyday!
Juhu’s brand new all-day diner is straight out of a fairytale. Stacks of books, a wishing well, white walls, vintage furniture and printed floors warmly welcome you to this 75-seater cafe. An ideal place for readers, they have books that cater to all age groups, including children. Antique frames, lamps, wooden chairs and quotes at various corners only add to the rustic setting. They have an extensive all-day menu, designed like a novel and a breakfast menu that is available till 7pm. Pick from a variety of eggs, bagel sandwiches, pancakes, waffles and more for breakfast along with refreshing coolers.To start with, I ordered for their signature Egg Decker. Truffled scrambled egg was served on a bed of creamed spinach and rösti potato and topped with sharp cheddar – it tasted as good as it looked! Next, I opted for their comforting Mac & Cheese – how can one ever go wrong with this classic breakfast special? The Rice Noodle Upma was a unique, light and delicious twist to the regular version and the Grilled Chicken Bagel Sandwich with red wine onions, lettuce and cream cheese was good too. My breakfast ended with a huge portion of their soft and fluffy Banana Pancakes served with nutella, maple syrup, candied nuts and fresh fruits – surely something I would love to wake up to every day. If good food with a relaxing ambiance is your thing, don’t miss out on this place.
The Yoga House:
Located in the by-lanes of Carter Road, this quaint yoga haven is known for its simple, healthy and delicious all-day food menu. You can visit The Yoga House to practice yoga, purchase organic ingredients and other collectibles from their store or to simply relish a heart-warming meal at their cutesy studio-turned-cafe situated at the topmost level. As I entered, I was asked to leave my shoes outside. The soothing blue and white space made a perfect setting for a comforting, feel-good meal. Their menu offers a mix of flavors from salads to tartines and burgers, all vegetarian and mostly grease-free too.Being a fan of quinoa, I ordered for the Quinoa Upma with yellow and green peppers, carrots, almonds, spring onions, garlic and lemon – fuss-free and gratifying. From the regular menu, I opted for their signature Quinoa Burger also known as ‘I Am Detoxifying.’ Its hard to believe how something so healthy could actually be so tasty. When they say they offer organic food, they truly live up to it. Each ingredient is fresh and bursting with flavors. The place is undoubtedly a treat for those looking to indulge in a healthy meal.
They say, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover.’ I say, ‘Don’t judge a restaurant by its space.’ This small (and I mean small) breakfast cafe in Kala Ghoda, a stone’s throw away from Ayubs has been a favorite ever since its inception. With grungy interiors, limited seating and a no reservation policy, this buzzing place offers some of the yummiest variations to home-style eggs.My meal started with the Salli Eggs served with butter pao – hands down my favorite dish. Next in line was the Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich, oozing with cheese and irresistible – couldn’t have asked for a better start to the day. The Pesto Panini, wrapped with succulent pieces of mushrooms, roasted red peppers, zucchini and feta was a hit too. Apart from their indulgent breakfast menu, their regular menu features a variety of salads, sandwiches, burgers, pastas and desserts – most of which are worth trying. I would surely recommend this place for a delightful homestyle meal.