Nothing beats a hearty breakfast. It helps to start your day, keeping you fuelled till lunch. For a city that never sleeps, looking for a good breakfast joint early in the morning in Mumbai can be a bit of an uphill task. The Irani cafes and Udupi eateries always come to one’s rescue but of late, some of the restaurants too are open for breakfast and cater to Mumbai’s evolving palate. They have great fare on offer for those who want to eat healthy and the gourmands who want to indulge. From Akuri on Toast to savoury Pancakes and sinful Waffles to Oats Upma, there is something for everyone. My top 5 picks:
From the Smoke House Porridge bowls to the Truffled Mushroom Tartine and deep pan Waffles to French Toast, you can savour all this and more at Smoke House Deli for breakfast. Of course, the popular 'eggs section' and Akuri Bun Maska are not-to-be-missed. Relish these with an array of teas, coffees and juices to choose from and you are off to a good start.
Thronged by all age groups, this bright and cheerful cafe, offers great breakfast options. From a Spanish Omelette to fresh Juices and a Continental Breakfast to Chilli Cheese Toast, they have something for every palate. The Death by Chocolate Cappuccino is a must-try here.
This cute little café offers breakfast options galore. Try their Denver Omelette or perhaps theFeta and Chives Scrambled Eggs. The Tomato, Basil and Parmesan Quiche is delectable and deeply satisfying. The varieties of Eggs Benedict are mind-boggling. Finish on a sweet note with a pancake or some waffles with various toppings.
This stylish and relaxed café is the perfect place to start your day. Their breakfast is hugely popular and sought after. The Bagel and Cream Cheese, Eggs Kejriwal, Barley and Cracked Wheat Upma, are delightful options. Fresh and appetizing, there is a lot to choose from. Vegetarians must try the Veg Kheema Pav. The selection of coffees, tea and smoothies are impressive.
This place is synonymous with a hearty but affordable breakfast. The casual and relaxed ambience adds to the experience. Indulge in the English Breakfast or perhaps the Goan Ros Omelette. The Salli Par Edu is a melange of flavours and textures and is extremely satiating. Gulp down their breakfast smoothies alongside and you have a winning combination.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.