If it is Parsi khaana you are looking for, then dikra and dikri, you do not have to go a step further than apno SodaBottleOpenerWala (SBOW) on Lavelle Road. SBOW is your quintessential Bombay Irani Café and bars with all its idiosyncrasies in place. The restaurant has now added a new meal period, that of - Breakfast every day from 08.30 am to 12:00 pm. The dishes, just as the regular menu at SBOW, are a tribute to the dying legacy of a Bombay Irani cafe bringing with it typical Parsi cuisine, some Irani specialities, Bombay street food and a well-stocked bar - in a fun, quirky and contemporary avatar.
The all-week breakfast menu has all the Bombay Irani favourites required for a hearty morning spread. Start with Bun Maska or Bun Jam for your carb fix.
Try the Ragi Flour And Oats Pancakes with toppings like Mixed Berries, Yoghurt, Cream and Mint;
Caramelised Banana & Butterscotch
or a very tempting Espresso & Whiskey Cream.
Breakfast is almost incomplete without eggs, and the line is impressive! There is Navsari Style French Toast and
Poro (Parsi Flat Omelets) selection in flavours like Angry (my personal favourite), Herby, Smoky, Meaty and even a
Vegetarian Poro inspired by Tomato Omelet from Bombay. The Classic Akuri is a must and it is served with Maska Pav. The Kheema Pav and the Puri Bhaji inspired from the VT station classic are definitely some dishes to try.
The menu also offers 4 varieties of breakfast trays for a wholesome meal – The Continental Breakfast Tray, The All-Veg Breakfast Tray, The Eduwala Breakfast Tray and The All-Meat Breakfast Tray.
Wash it all down with the signature Cold Brew or have it flavoured with Star Anise & Mandarin, Lime & Cinnamon (these two being my picks) or Hazelnut. Hot Coffees include the all-time SBOW favourite Pheteli Coffee to comforting Cappuccino and Espresso. Tea lovers can opt for Irani Chai, Parsi Choy, Early Grey, Darjeeling and even Masala Chai. Also, try their fabulously fresh juices and cocktails - Bawi’s Detox (Raspberry, Orange Juice & Parsley), Summer Masala Lemonade, Five Berry Sober Sangria, Peach Soda and more!
End your breakfast on a sweet note with the French Toast With Honey, Cream And Lagan Nu Achaar – yes, you read right, achaar. This carrot achaar ups the ante on the French like nothing else can.
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