A good weekend always starts with an even better breakfast! Considering that we usually rush through breakfast or sometimes even no breakfast at all during the weekdays, an elaborate weekend brekkie is a must do. Over the last 3 years I have spent scouting for and trying out breakfasts in most parts of Bombay, I’m listing down my top favorites.
Jam Jar Diner (Versova):
A quirky little diner, with kitschy interiors filled with memorabilia from the 70s to the 90s, this place makes for an absolutely delightful destination for a weekend breakfast. The menu is elaborate and has some rather interesting choices. You can chose between the burgers and sandwiches or you could go for the favorites listed. I would highly recommend their Giant Jam Jar Benedict or the Giant Jam Jar Popeye for those who love poached eggs and waffles. Almost all their juices and shakes make for pretty good accompaniments to your main dish.
The Bagel Shop (Bandra):
A casual and laidback set up with an absolutely lip smacking menu is what you get at this popular Bandra eatery. Like the name suggests it has a wide variety of bagels ranging from a Turkey Ham bagel to a Goan Chorizo. Vegetarians have a wide selection to choose from too, the best bet being the Avocado bagel which is a beautiful combination of fresh avocado and cream cheese. You can go in for one of the many options from their all day breakfast menu.
Indigo Delicatessen (Andheri W):
If you are from Bombay and haven’t heard of Indigo, then you are most certainly living under some rock somewhere. This tastefully done restaurant is one of the most popular choices for breakfast. It is priced on the higher side but a onetime try is a must. Try their perfectly cooked Eggs Benedict with a side of crispy bacon and some fresh orange juice for a nice light breakfast. The English muffins used in the dish are delectable and so is the Hollandaise sauce.
The Nutcracker (Fort):
The new kid on the block and already proving to be THE place to have breakfast at (if only it wasn’t that far, sigh..). A charming little place, styled like a Parisian café, The Nutcracker has some interesting breakfast options that you wont find on any other menu. Try their Salli Eggs; which is a family recipe invented by the owner’s grandmom. They also serve the usual continental breakfast fare along with some Parsi options!
Hotel Ram Ashray (Matunga):
If it’s good old South Indian breakfast that you are looking for then head straight to Ram Ashray in Matunga. The best part about this restaurant? It opens at 5 am, so it is your destination to satiate those post party cravings! Be sure to get there early as this is one of the busiest restaurants in town and finding a table can be quite the task. Some authentic South Indian fare such as Idli Sambar, Neer Dosa and Malgapuddi Idlis (Idlis with the famous South Indian Gunpowder) can be savored with a glass of piping hot filter coffee. Expect no fancy ambiance but be ready to be pleasantly surprised by the food and the pricing!
If I have missed out on any other awesome places to go for a hearty brekkie in Bombay, do write down below. Happy eating!