Imagine this for breakfast – a piping hot cup of coffee served with freshly toasted bread, slathered with butter and a perfectly made sunny side up egg or just-out-of-the-pan fluffy bhaturas paired with tangy channa masala, aloo curry and mango achaar. Doesn’t the mere thought of this meal just get your taste buds salivating? Breakfast can be heavy duty meals packed with flavour that you can head out for on a lazy weekend or when paranthas are home got boring. Here are the breakfast options you can try in Chandigarh.
If you are looking to be spoilt for choice (read buffet) then head over to The Cafe @ JW Marriott in Sector 35. It is a full-on spread of Continental and Indian breakfast all at one place. Since it is housed in a 5-star property, pyjamas might be frowned upon.
A meal for 2 will cost Rs 2,000.
Eggs to order, pancake stacks, Bangers Mash...Backpackers cafe (they have an outlet in Sector 9 D and Elante Mall) takes its breakfast very seriously and they offer it all through the day. Their Spanish Omelette served with 3 slices of bread, butter, jam, hash brown potatoes and grilled tomatoes, is just the kick-start you need for the day ahead. Vegetarians should opt for the Veggie Built – sautéed onions, mushrooms, green peppers and 2 kinds of cheese served on Pita. The Cold Coffee is all kinds of coffee goals.
A meal for 2 will cost Rs 1,200.
A new arrival in Sector 7, the Hedgehog has won us over not just for its ambience but an evolving menu. The breakfast options are robust – eggs to order, German sausages with deep pan options as well. The fluffy pancakes are just what you need to lift you up, again any time of the day.
A meal for 2 here will cost Rs 1,400.
A traditional sweet shop in Sector 21, Doaba Sweets serves some mean breakfast options. The Channa Bhatura and Aloo-Puri are legendary, as are the Paranthas and Fresh Curd Combos. And since they are such a sell-out, make sure you arrive on time.
A meal for 2 will cost Rs 350.
More fondly known as Stu-C in Punjab University, the Students’ Centre is one of the most popular foodie joints for students and non-students alike (including alumni). From Milkshakes to Fresh Juice, fat and filling Paranthas to Sandwiches and Cold Coffee, the umpteen shops lined up here offer it all.
A meal for 2 will cost Rs 200.
One of the oldest players to offer breakfast in the city, Indian Coffee House – it has outlets in Sector 17 and 35 – rolls out Omelettes, Masala Dosas, Vada-Sambhar, Idli-Sambhar and Coffee all through the day. We love their version of sweet French Toast made in a rustic, home-style way.
A meal for 2 will cost Rs 350.
A seasoned journalist, Jagmeeta has worked with The Indian Express for 16 years writing extensively on food, popular culture and fashion. A Master's in English, she completed her honours in Journalism from Delhi University and started her career in journalism with New Delhi Television (NDTV) as a reporter. She was part of the launch team for NDTV.com. Having turned a freelance writer and editor in 2016, she has been writing for The Hindustan Times, Chandigarh and is also a contributor for The Voice of Fashion steered by IMG Reliance Ltd as well as Chandigarh's popular lifestyle portal - simplythecity.com. When she's not reviewing food or dissecting the season's trends, she likes to travel with her daughter and husband, a professional photographer. A photography enthusiast herself, Jagmeeta has also curated photo exhibitions and calls herself a collector of cookbooks and recipes and a proud 'fauji' daughter and sister.