“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”

Every once in a while, there’s nothing quite like sitting in the company of friends, or packing up a car with family, and heading off to dig into a stack of pancakes, laden with maple and chocolate syrup, or an omelette with bacon on the side; and even better to give in to that plateful of steaming, hot chhole-bhature {we’ve been told desi ghee is good for you!} We gave you a list of our favourite places before {check Delhi breakfast places}, and we’re adding to it with a few more brekker haunts that have us going back again. And again.

Bon Appetit!

Five Star Treatment

Kafe Fontana at Taj Palace | We love the classic appeal of Kafe Fontana, as well as their extensive coffee and tea menu. Our breakfast favourite here are the pancakes.

Where: 2, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave; Contact | 011 26110202; Timings | Open 24 hours

Price*: INR 900 upwards {approx.}

Threesixty Degrees at The Oberoi | A lavish spread that includes everything we could want for breakfast – from pancakes to dosas and honey glazed ham to soft croissants, the breakfast buffet at Threesixty Degrees is massive!

Where: Opposite Delhi Public School Mathura Road, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg; Contact | 011 24363030; Timings | Opens at 7.30 am

Price*: INR 3100 {Sunday Brunch}

The Qube at The Leela Palace | Artfully seasoned and balanced dishes, a tranquil ambience and the glass walls combine to make breakfast at The Qube a wonderful experience. We love the lip-smacking omelettes here.

Where: Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri; Contact | 011 39331234; Timings | Opens at 6.30 am

Price*: INR 3500 for two {approx.}

Yellow Brick Road at The Ambassador | Open 24 hours, we go to Yellow Brick Road in the wee hours of the morning, or for breakfast and a cup of their refreshing coffee. The Belgian Waffles are our favorite here.

Where: Sujan Singh Park, Subramania Bharti Marg; Contact | 011 24632600; Timings | Open 24 hours

Price*: INR 2000 for two {approx.}

Eggspectation | Our expectations were met with dishes like Eggstravaganza and Eggcitement. Extremely refreshing juices and the minimalistic décor added to our Eggsperience.

Where: Branches at Jaypee Vasant Continental and Jaypee Siddharth; Contact | Vasant Continental: 011 26148800; Jaypee Siddharth: 011 25760000; Timings | Open 24 hours

Price*: INR 2500 for two {approx.}

Cafes in Town 

The Blue Door Café | We visit this cute café for a traditional American breakfast of eggs, bacon and pancakes. We love the Eggs Benedict here, and the colorful décor only adds to the charm.

Where: 66, Middle Lane, Khan Market; Contact | 011 24640013; Timings | Opens at 8 am

Price: INR 1200 for two {approx.}

Cafe Qahwah | This cafe is ideal for early morning runners – it opens at 7 am. We recommend the Americano for coffee lovers and the Tulsi Masala Chai for those who need their morning tea fix.

Where: C-14, Ground Floor, Community Centre, Market, SDA; Contact | 011 46025325; Timings | Opens at 7 am

Price: INR 500 for two {approx.}

L’Opera | We head to L’Opera when we’re in the mood for a delicious sandwich made in one of their signature breads, along with a cup of coffee. PS: This charming French patisserie also sells their exceptional breads.

Where: Branches at Khan Market, Vasant Kunj, Saket, Noida and Gurgaon; Contact | Khan Market branch: 011 43538900; Timings | Opens at 8 am

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Maison des Desserts | We’ve been fans of this Patisserie for a while, but we recently discovered their breakfast menu, and we loved it! We ordered waffles, and a mango shake to go with it.

Where: T 49 BS, Hauz Khas Village; Contact | +91 9560366914; Timings | Opens at 8.30 am

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Smokehouse Deli | Smokehouse’s Buttermilk Pancakes make it to our breakfast order every time we find ourselves there. Also popular are the exhaustive range of eggs, breakfast sides and bagels {go with the cream cheese} that go with their delectable shakes.

Where: 17, 1st Floor, Khan Market; Contact | 011 4356 2820; Timings | Opens at 09:30 am

Price: INR 1200 for two

Amour Bistro | One of the early risers, Amour Bistro has a massive spread to choose from including eggs done your way, cereal and pancakes. We recommend the Carnivorous Platter {Eggs done your way, a choice of chicken/pork sausages or bacon, hash browns, beans, mushrooms and the choice of either whole wheat bread or french baguette} for a full, filling breakfast. For the vegetarians, replace the meat with soya sausages and enjoy the rest.

Where: 10/48 Malcha Marg Shopping Complex, Chanakyapuri; Contact | 09810877553, 09818813080;

Timings: Opens at 08:00 am

Price: INR 1000+ taxes for two 

Cheap Eats

Sagar Ratna: Not much needs to be said about this all time favorite, time-tested chain. Paper dosas, anyone? We also love their filter coffee to kickstart our mornings.

Where: We visit the branches at Defense Colony and The Ashok Hotel, but there are branches all over Delhi; Contact | Def. Col.: 01124333658; The Ashok: 011 26888242; Timings | Opens at 8 am and 11 am respectively

Price*: INR 400 for two {approx.}

Chache di Hatti | This old stall in the heart of Kamla Nagar has been selling piping hot aloo- bhature for decades. Give in to those cravings every once in a while with this quintessential Punjabi food. We have the aloo-walle bhature here.

Where: 33 D, Next to All Smile Dental Clinic, Kamla Nagar; Contact | 011 23841527; Timings | Opening time varies from 9-10 am

Price: INR 80 for two {approx.}

Standard Burfee | We treat our souls to a hearty punjabi breakfast here, replete with desi ghee, puri- chhole and authentic Indian sweets.

Where: 2750/21, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh; Contact | 011 28723930; Timings | Opens at 8 am

Price: INR 250 for two {approx.}

State Bhawans | The state bhawans have lots of culinary delights on offer, and at very reasonable rates. The South Indian breakfast at Andhra Bhavan and Karnataka Food  Centre are our favourites, and are very easy on the pocket. Check out more State Bhawan’s around town, here.


Andhra Bhawan | 1, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place

Karnataka Food Centre | Delhi Karnataka Sangh Building, Sector 12, R K Puram

Timings | Both open at 8 am

*Editors Note: The breakfast buffet prices at hotels are revised ever so often; we recommend that you make confirmations prior to your visit.

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