For a city that never sleeps, looking for a good breakfast joint early in the morning can be a bit of an uphill task. If you are on the move early in Mumbai and looking to eat your breakfast outside home anywhere in Bandra, there are a few good options. From global fare to Indian delicacies and exceptional pancakes and waffles, you can start your day on a hearty note. My Top 5 picks:
Smoke House Deli, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Western Suburbs
If you wish to kick start your day with something healthy yet satiating, opt for the Amaranth and Flaxseed with Granola and Honey along with seasonal fruits. Enticing, it not only looks attractive but is hearty too. If indulgence is on your mind, the SHD French Toast here is sinful and worth your calories.
Indigo Delicatessen, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Western Suburbs
The breakfast dishes on the menu here are tempting enough to land up in the morning. Treat yourself to the hearty breakfast sandwich or the British Railway Cutlet. The Desi Masala Omelette is lip-smacking and gets you off to a good start. Vegetarians must not miss the couscous Upma.
Kitchen Garden by Suzette, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Western Suburbs
The Egg and Ham Sandwich here is a great way to begin your day. Health aficionados may settle for the Nuts and Dry Fruit Granola. The Sourdough Bread and Baked Eggs are a treat you would not want to miss. The Feel Good Smoothie will complete that perfect breakfast experience here.
The Nutcracker, Bandra West, Western Suburbs
Although the breakfast section of the menu here is vast, the Turkish Eggs and Eggs Florentine here are reason enough to wake up early and indulge. The Crunchy Barley and Cracked Wheat Upma will satiate vegetarians.
Poetry by Love and Cheesecake, Linking Road, Bandra West, Western Suburbs
The Popeye with scrambled eggs, spinach and yellow cheddar is a luscious treat for the taste buds. The Protein-rich Avo and Egg Toast on gluten-free bread, is creamy and satiating. The health-conscious will enjoy the smoothie bowls, particularly, the Fruity, Green Light. The Nutella, Mascarpone and Banana Waffle is not-to-be-missed.
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.