Breakfast in bed might sound romantic, but it still involves one person slaving away in the kitchen at the crack of dawn. To make sure it’s not just one partner reaping the fruit, we suggest you plan a breakfast date with bae where both of you can gorge on pancakes together. Also, these outings won’t cost you your kidney.

All American Diner

Photo courtesy: All American Diner

Photo courtesy: All American Diner

Bring your pick-up truck sized appetite and grab yourself one of the beautiful wrought iron chairs overlooking the lawn. Everything from muffins to pancakes and French toast, to waffles and eggs are delish and there’s always fresh juice/tea/coffee/malt shakes to wash it down.

Timings: 7:45am – 10:45am

Roots Cafe In The Park

This Gurgaon version of Cafe Lota has amazing things to offer between eggs, chila and French press coffee. We’ve heard regulars sing praises of the Railway Masala Omlette and the egg bhurji on toast.

South Indian food in super healthy versions is also available here.

Timings: All day

Smokehouse Deli {Khan Market} 

Photo Source: Smoke House Delhi

Photo Source: Smoke House Delhi

For a market that comes to life by late afternoon, this one starts serving up a mind-boggling variety of omelettes rather early. This is also one of those places where the health-conscious can get granola and fresh fruits while the calorie-ignorer can get sausages, buttery croissant and bacon.

Timings: All day

Au Bon Pain

It can be a bit difficult when bae wants poha and you’re thinking smoked salmon. Au Bon Pain has a great menu for these opposites-attract.

Their bagels start from INR 50 for a plain one and go up to INR 240 depending on what’s accompanying them. If those don’t do justice to your big appetite, there are veg and non-veg platters at INR 149 and INR 159 respectively.  

Timings: All day

Chaayos  

Photo: Anand Mohapatra/LBB

Photo: Anand Mohapatra/LBB

These outlets might not be the quietest but we’re assuming you’re not planning on “let’s-talk-future” discussions on an early morning date, anyway. So, while at Chaayos, you can pick from modest sandwiches, wraps, typical bun preparations and lots and lots of chai.

Timings: Check the timings of the outlet you plan to visit here

Brown Sugar {GK 1}

This particular branch opens at 8am so it’s a great place to hit up if you’ve pulled an all-nighter or are just an early riser. Gobble up sandwiches and go with their cold coffee, we’d say.

Timings: It has brekkie options all day long.

Diggin

Photo source: Diggin

Photo source: Diggin

This cute little cafe starts serving hungry students from 8:30am onwards and has crepes, eggs, sandwiches and yummy sides like hash browns, bacon, sausages and more to accompany your choice of eggs.

If you’re young {and cheap} at heart and appreciate the decor as much as the dressings, this is ideal.

Timings: 8:30am-12pm

Bangla Foods

When hunger gets the better of us, nothing satisfies as much as desi khaana. We swear by their bhatura chola and badam milk. But you can also try south Indian or very Indianised sandwiches.

Timings: Really? Chaat and desi grub all day!

Indigo Deli {Cyber Hub}

Photo: Sarang Gupta/LBB

Photo: Sarang Gupta/LBB

Bae is a crappy mood because he has to wear a suit and make a serious presentation? Cheer him up with Indigo Deli’s “express brekkie”. At INR 452 {including taxes}, you can have a combination of eggs, couscous/upma/museli and freshly squeezed juice/tea or coffee.

Timings: 8am – 12pm

Saravana Bhavan

This is for lovers who rank gooey upmas over gooey hearts. Don’t go here hoping for a peaceful time but only if you’re looking at a quick morning outing to pep you up for office.

It’s table turnover is legendary and their dosas, idlisvadas everything in between is plain awesome. We-time over filter coffee? Hell yeah!

Featured photo courtesy: Indigo Deli