Nothing makes your day like a really hearty breakfast. Author John Gunther very rightly says ‘All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.’ People usually skip this very important meal and render it the most unimportant. Come on, take a little bit of morning off your breathless schedules, and weight loss programs, pamper your appetite and kick-start the day feeling like a king! Here are a few ideas on how to do just that.
1. Comfort Food
Treat yourself to some deliciously warm bagels or salivating crepes only at The Bagel Shop and Suzette at Bandra and Nariman Point. For those who love their eggs and sausages, do visit Crepe Station, Crepe Coffee & Conversations and Eggsunday. You will get to gorge on to a variety of egg preparations and wash it all down with a wide range of juices and milkshakes to choose from.
2. Old World Charm
Mumbai’s old world charm is to die for and there are these places in and around Fort, where you should be headed for awesome breakfast and some cool sight-seeing. Parsi joints like Britannia & Co, Kyani & Co or Ideal Cafe have retained their old world feel over decades and also serve the most authentic irani chai, bun maska, akuri, frankfurters and kheema pav. While you’re there, and if the food has impressed you enough, stay on for lunch and try their famous Berry pulao, Patra ni macchi, Salli Boti and Dhansak
3. South India
Most of grew up eating south Indian breakfast, haven’t we? Head to the nearest Udipi restaurant for those soft-steaming idlis and uttapas, the crisp dosas and vadas with piping hot sambar and tangy chutneys. If you’re looking to spice up the regular fare then Cafe Bean Garu in Kurla and Powai is a must try.
What is life without flavours and bit of drama? Take a leaf out of any one of those Yash Chopra’s movies and go on long drive to some authentic dhaba. Sit cross-legged on the khats, roll up your sleeves and delve into heavy Punjabi food rich in flavour, spices and deshi ghee and top it off with cold lassi! One great place to make your Yash Chopra moment happen is Dara’s Dhaba on the Western Express Highway.
5. Cuisine Creative
Creativity is not just about making something new and unimaginable from the scratch, it is also about making something unimaginable from what you have. What better examples of this than McDonalds and Subway – our places to fall back on for years! There out-of-the-box breakfasts are to die for. Try Sausage & Egg or Spinach & Corn McMuffins at McDonalds or the Bacon & Egg and other breakfast Subs at Subway.
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