Load Up On Dosa To Waffles At Bangalore's Best Breakfast Spots

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    We’ve always known that breakfast is the most important meal. So why not have a huge variety for the first meal of the day? From crispy bacon, eggs and toast to hot idlis, sambhar and vadas, get the best start to the day with these breakfast places in Bangalore. It’s all about breakfast of champions.

    Hole In The Wall Cafe

    With their extensive selection of breakfast choices, this is brekkie heaven. Try their all English breakfast and be prepared for sausages, bacon, fried eggs, baked beans, veggies, and some hot toast. And it doesn’t stop there. With at least 20 choices for breakfast, and pancakes and waffles (with Nutella, sprinkles, and all things pretty), it’s hard to look elsewhere after you’ve been here once.

    Other Dishes You Must Try: Grandma's favourite Chicken Liver on Toast and The Hangover Remedy to help get over those groggy mornings.

    Price For 2: INR 600 

    Read our story on this all-time favourite here.

    Shri Sagar - CTR

    Shri Sagar - CTR

    Malleswaram, Bangalore

    Home to the unsung hero (OK, maybe it’s not that unsung), the Benne Masala Dosa, Shri Sagar is a Bangalore favourite. The gleaming, crispy dosas in their signature yellow plates is a sight everyone has to see at least once, a sight that no one will ever stop looking at. Not too fatty but rich, so there’s a little less guilt here. Try the kali dosa or the chow chow bath for variety as well. The long wait here is just a build up to the raging appetite.

    Other Dishes You Must Try: The not-overly-sweet Kesari Bath and underrated Poori Palya. If you're looking for a quick evening snack, nothing better than Goli Bajje and Filter Kaapi combo.

    Price For 2: INR 150

    Read our story on that unsung hero here.

    Social

    Church Street Social

    Ashok Nagar, Bangalore

    With their all-day breakfasts and breakfast trays, Social has got to be one of Bangalore’s breakfast hotspots. Try their Saddlebags, which are pancakes with bacon, sausages, maple syrup, and fried eggs. Now, there’s no rule against being sinful for breakfast, and these are just that. Sample their breakfast trays as well including the Hardy Bhai’s Istyle breakfast of Kheema Ghotala or Bun Omelette along with Bun Maska, Masala Chai, and biscuits. For a proper breakfast of champions, pick Kiran’s Big Apple Breakfast, eggs, pancakes, bacon, home fries, toast, Oreo cookies, with tea or coffee.

    Other Dishes You Must Try: We're also suckers for the Blueberry Pancakes with Berry Compote when we're looking for something sweet but when we're in the mood for something wild and spicy, Irani-style Omelette is our go-to.

    Price For 2: INR 1,500 

    Get socialising in the morning here.

    Brahmin's Coffee Bar

    Brahmin's Coffee Bar

    Basavanagudi, Bangalore

    One of Bangalore’s best for their crispy vadas, soft idlis and aromatic coffee, Brahmin’s Coffee Bar has been going strong for more than 50 years now. Anyone looking for a good quick breakfast with a strong cup of coffee needs to head here and also indulge in their famous chutney. Brahmin’s is and always will be a staple, and honestly, near the top of almost every breakfast list in Bangalore.

    Other Dishes You Must Try: Admittedly, it is quite tough not to order idli-vade with kaapi, but we urge you to give the Khara Bath and Badam Milk duo a try. It's heavenly!

    Price For 2: INR 100 

    We’re raving even more about Brahmin’s Coffee Bar, we just can’t stop.

    Cafe Max

    Cafe Max

    Indira Nagar, Bangalore

    Choose from Cafe Max’s selection of breakfast options including the farmer’s breakfast, with eggs, toast, bacon, onion, and potatoes along with their German sausage breakfast — five Nuremberg sausages with potatoes and bread. If not the meaty breakfast, opt for pancakes instead, with a choice of maple syrup or fruit, or even their crepes, with caramelised bananas, ham, and cheese or Nutella. You’re spoilt for choice with their breakfast buffet, with a large selection of items, ranging from eggs and meat to cereal and pancakes. They are open for dine-in from 9 am to 10 pm on all days except Mondays when they are open from 9 pm to  6 pm. 

    Other Dishes You Must Try: The Omelettes and Granolas make for a simpler and healthier breakfast alternative here. We've also heard delicious things about the French Crepes, the Bacon and Cheese one in particular.

    Price For 2: INR 1,300 

    The thing about Cafe Max is, you’re always left wanting more.

    Vidyarthi Bhavan

    Vidyarthi Bhavan

    Basavanagudi, Bangalore

    Basavangudi’s legendary and very own Vidyarthi Bhavan has been filling Bangalorean bellies since 1943. A popular hangout among students, people flock here to get in on their yummy dosas, served with serious swag. Have their kharabath and kesari bath, doused in ghee. And as usual, don’t forget the coffee! It’s worth braving the crowds. But don’t linger, they don’t encourage it.

    Other Dishes You Must Try: The Poori Saagu is simple and tasty, and will definitely remind you of home. Another must-try is the Rava Vada served only in the evenings.

    Price For 2: INR 150 

    Here’s more on our visit to the Old World.

    Koshy's

    Koshy's

    Ashok Nagar, Bangalore

    With their impressive selection of omelettes, sausages, bacon and Mushrooms On Toast, Koshy’s is Bangalore’s old and true citizen, albeit quality goes up and down. Add a coffee to this and there’s your answer to a perfect breakfast. They have been a city favourite for more than 70 years now and there’s no slowing down. And meat lovers, this place is your paradise. Located on the iconic MG Road, Koshy’s will never go out of style.

    Other Dishes You Must Try: They do a classic Poached Eggs on Toast well. We've also dug into the delish Mutton Omelette here on many breakfast expeditions.

    Price For 2: INR 800 

    Read more about our pilgrimage to Koshy’s here.

    Smoke House Deli

    Smoke House Deli

    Indira Nagar, Bangalore

    Smoke House Deli has an extensive breakfast selection, and that’s an understatement here. They have cereal, fruit, and granola along with pancakes (banana and bacon, walnut and raisin, and chocolate chip) and bagels (salmon and wasabi, and cream cheese). But they also have an endless selection of eggs, from fried, poached, scrambled and omelettes. Choose from a variety of additives to these like bacon, cheese, herbs, and veggies. End your brekkie with a range of teas and coffees on offer.

    Other Dishes You Must Try: You must order the Smoked Salmon and Wasabi Bagel and the Chicken and Cheese Omelettes, both house favourites.

    Price For 2: INR 2,000 

    Read more here.

    Taaza Thindi

    Taaza Thindi

    Jayanagar, Bangalore

    If you are someone who takes their masala dose, idli, and filter kaapi very seriously, then you need to check out Taaza Thindi in Jayanagar. This spot in Jayanagar is one of the hottest breakfast joints in the city and is known for its delicious and budget-friendly South Indian breakfast. They are open from 7 AM to 12:30 PM and from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM on all days. Styled like a modern darshini, self-service is the mantra here. Try their idlis, masala dosa, chow-chow bath and sweet Kesari bath stuffed with dry fruits and pineapple starting at INR 10. Don't forget to end your breakfast with a hot cup of filter kaapi here.

    Price For 2: INR 100 

    Read more about this South Indian breakfast joint here.

    MTR

    The mother of all breakfast spots and every old-school Bangalorean's go-to, Mavalli Tiffin Rooms or MTR as it is more fondly known is a 95-year-old iconic establishment. Their OG spot at Lalbagh Road is still crowded every morning with patrons waiting for their fill of piping hot filter coffee, rava idils, crispy vades and masala dose. This is as South Indian as it gets at breakfast. We also love that with the constantly changing city, this space has managed to stay the same, be it in taste, affordable pricing or old-world charm.

    Other Dishes You Must Try: The Chowchow Bath and heavenly Pongal are both out of this world too!

    Price For 2: INR 250 

    Read more about the meals at this legendary spot here.

    154 Breakfast Club

    154 Breakfast Club

    Koramangala, Bangalore

    If a greasy and filling hangover remedy is what you seek head over to 154 Breakfast Club and order a three way breakfast - pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon or get a full English breakfast with a side of extra bacon and you'll be as good as new. This quaint little cafe with outdoor seat also serves classic shakes and coffee to go with your breakfast.

    Other Dishes You Must Try: The Flying Piligrim with garlic mushroom, creamy corn florentine, home fries and salad and Meat Your Maker comes with assorted sausages and salami, fries, beans and salsa.

    Price For 2: INR 900 

    We've raved about them here if you want more deets.

    Pro-Tip

    Some days, breakfast-in-bed beckons! So stay prepared with these DIY Breakfast Mixes that you can order online and whip up in a jiffy! Also, if you're looking to make breakfast a little more interesting head over to Shop On LBB and get breakfast essentials like spreads and jams, nut butters, cereals and more online.