Good Food With A Road Trip: Make It Happen With The Best Breakfast Cafes In ECR

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    What’s the best way to start the day? A perfect breakfast, of course. Waffles, pancakes, hash browns, sausages, and scrambled eggs? Yum, yum, yum! Add a road trip to the mix and you’re set. Check out these cafes on ECR for breakfast with a great vibe or view and, of course, great food. And if you’re coming from really far, grab the squad and make the drive more worthwhile.

    Disclaimer: Maintain social distancing and wear a mask always. Don't forget to ring up the place to know about the timings given the current Covid-19 protocols. 

    Writer's Cafe

    Writer's Cafe

    Tharamani, Chennai

    One of the best cafes in the city, Writer's Cafe in Taramani will make you feel good about having stepped out. Quaint-looking with books to read and toys for kids, take your pick from smoothies, sandwiches, coffee, and baked treats or their all-day breakfast options like pancakes, french toast, waffles, and more. 

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    The Farm

    The Farm

    Semmencherry, Chennai

    No more lusting for it. You can totally enjoy an organic breakfast on a real farm in Chennai! Freshly churned butter on pancakes and fluffy omelets with fresh mozzarella cheese is all you need for the perfect wake-up call. The Farm Chennai lets you do that. They even have a store where you can buy fresh fruits, veggies, bread, and even chutney podi. Try the Farm Experience Walk where you get to explore the property, visiting the poultry and dairy farms, vegetable gardens, lakes, and even a eucalyptus plantation. Check them out here.

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    Tryst Café

    Tryst Cafe

    Neelankarai, Chennai

    For baked bread and a garden view, drop by this charming café in Neelankarai. Choose to sit outside if the weather is kind, or inside where they even have shelves full of books to browse through. Tuck into their croissant sandwiches — Jalapeno, Egg & Cheese or Tuna. You can even get a side of French fries. There’s also Hash Browns, French Toast with maple syrup and omelettes with olives and feta cheese to choose from. The place is pet-friendly too. Yippie! 

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    Surf Turf

    It's actually a surf school with an open-air café that overlooks the ocean. Just gorgeous! You can even stay over here for the night. The rooms operate as a B&B, and you can take a surf lesson, try kayaking, and more. They have English breakfast options for vegetarians and vegans too. Don’t miss The Madras Breakfast for INR 200 — (dosa, sambhar, chutney, and fruit juice) if you're looking for something simple and yum. Know more about them here.

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    Meraki Cafe

    Usually open between 11 am to 11 pm from Monday to Saturday and from 9 am to 11 pm on Sundays, Meraki is another great place to indulge in brunch rather than a typical breakfast in ECR. The place will remind you of one of those Goan or Auroville cafes with a garden theme. The food here looks lovely with fresh salads, homemade pasta dishes and some North Indian staples making up the menu. 

    Price: INR 700 for two