Been Partying All Night? Here’s Where To Get Early Morning Breakfasts

    Ten-Second Takeaway

    Dalpuris, dumplings or waffles: here’s where to get breakfast as early as 4 am after you’ve spent the night partying.

    Balwant Singh Dhaba

    The all-veg dhaba in Bhowanipore is open as early as 4 am {it only closes for an hour in the day between 3 and 4 am!). After hours of walking from pandal to pandal, there is little better than garam spicy stuffed aloo paranthas and Balwant Singh’s classic kesar chai or lassi. As if that wasn’t enough reason to go, you can pig out there freely because their food starts at just INR 30. They even provide service in the car so you can enjoy your breakfast in air-conditioned comfort.

    Chinese Breakfast At Tiretti Bazaar

    Momo lovers, this is your early-morning paradise. With breakfast service starting from 6 am, the hawkers of Kolkata’s ‘China Town’ bring out their steamers of baos, dumplings, spring rolls and other authentic Chinese breakfast items. You can even get your hands on a bowl of steaming soup or dessert items.

    You can walk down and pick up some pork roast which make a mean breakfast when paired with bakarkhanis. You can get a hearty breakfast at well under INR 100. Not to mention, China Town is full of hipster photo opportunities!

    JW Kitchen

    The all-day dining of JW Kitchen serves up an extensive breakfast buffet as early as 6:30 am. From a dedicated live counter for waffles where you can customise your waffle and load up on toppings to rows of options for Indian breakfasts, you won’t walk away dissatisfied. Don’t miss out on the imported cold cuts and cheeses that have a counter to themselves. What’s more? The natural sunlight flooding in to the room will make for a perfect end to the night.

    Arun Tea Stall

    Arun Tea Stall

    Mallik Bazar, Kolkata

    Chai and samosas? On the crossing of Theatre Road and Hungerford Street, the stall that opens at 7 am is always crowded. Stand around and gorge on their aloo-filled samosas and garam chai. End the meal with a dripping-in-syrup oozy gulab jamun. Service is super prompt so don’t worry if you’re hungry, you wont have to wait long.

     

    Sufia

    Sufia

    Barabazar, Kolkata

    Sufia on Zakaria Street is known for its authentic Mughlai cuisine…and they have beef! Open at 4 am, this hidden gem amidst busy lanes can be found just opposite Nakhoda Masjid. Beef stew, nahari {although mostly available in the winter months}, and dalpuris {which are only INR 4 a piece} are sinful indulgent breakfast items. Only available in the mornings are dal fry, a veggie special.

    Tewari Sweets

    Tewari Sweets

    Barabazar, Kolkata

    Open at 6:30 am, Tewari’s jalebis {which are for just INR 12 a piece} are the perfect way to cap off a long night of pandal hopping. Dripping in sugary sweetness, one jalebi is big enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can also grab dhoklas and singaras if you want a quick bite. Give their freshly made yoghurt a try – it’ll be the healthiest thing you eat all Pujo.

    Putiram Sweets

    Putiram

    College Square, Kolkata

    For a traditional Bengali breakfast, there’s no better place than this iconic 150-year-old place. Their cholar dal with radhaballabi is delicious. It opens at 6am.

    Flurys

    Flurys

    Park Street Area, Kolkata

    Another Kolkata legend, this elegant tearoom has been serving up its English breakfasts and flavorful Darjeeling tea since 1927. Order some of their pastries like the almond tart and Baba cakes. It opens at 7.30am.

    The Bikers Café

    This motorbike-themed restaurant has a varied breakfast menu from the English bacon and eggs to buttery paranthas and pancakes. A side of freshly-brewed coffee and you are done for the day. It opens at 7.30am.

    Shree Hari Mistanna Bhandar

    People thrill here for the halua kochuri and jalebis. This place has been serving breakfasts since 1913.

    Annaras

    Annaras

    Elgin, Kolkata

    This place opens at 6am and serves the most delicious onion kachoris, khaman dhokla, methi theplas, khandvi and cocktail samosas. All with a side of three chutneys – green coriander, tamarind, and garlic. Wash that down with a glass of their frothy, white lassi.