They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, if you suffer from a severe case of morning blues like me, then your breakfast is likely to stay limited to an iced latte or a cup of tea on most days. Now, imagine being served a plate full of pancakes with maple syrup, crispy bacon, sausages, gooey eggs, buttery croissants, waffles, baked beans, mushrooms or sundried tomatoes one fine morning - would you be able to refuse it? Of course not! Because no day that begins with breakfast this heavenly can end badly. Don’t you think?
So, if you’re ready to indulge in a breakfast that’s filled with the food of the gods, head to these 10 iconic cafes in Delhi / NCR to eat like a queen and start your day on an oh-so-delicious note.
In my humble opinion, no other place in Delhi serves a more lip-smacking and unique breakfast buffet than The All American Diner at IHC. This 1950s diner that boasts of cool retro decor, spacious seating and a personal jukebox, not only promises to brighten up your gloomy morning but also offers you the kind of breakfast options that will have you coming back for seconds (or thirds...amirite?)
Location - Indian Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi - 110003
Contact - 011 4366 3162
Must Haves - Apple Cinnamon & Raisin Pancake, Pierre’s French Toast Combo, Stack of Pancakes, Bacon and Eggs and Creamy Mushroom Stuffed Omelette
Cost For Two - Rs 1,800
What’s breakfast without some gooey, delicious serving of eggs? Those who constantly crave eggs in any and all forms - we have finally found your paradise! Owing to their incredible range of egg-licious dishes to choose from, visit this place once and you’d end up coming back here again and again for omelettes, benedicts and more.
Location - Jaypee Vasant Continental, Munirka Marg, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi - 110057
Contact - 011 4607 2030
Must Haves - Egg-Chilada, South-Western Sunrise Omelette and Eggstravaganza
Cost For Two - Rs 2,500
This quaint little cafe located inside Delhi’s Tibetan refugee settlement area of Majnu-Ka-Tila is undoubtedly one of the best places in Delhi for breakfast lovers. Not only are the beautiful and cosy interiors pleasing to the eyes but with their carefully curated breakfast menu, you can surely expect your taste buds to jump with joy. Although it opens at 7 am sharp, make sure you reach on time for it tends to fill up pretty quickly and remains crowded throughout the day.
Location - Street Number 6, Majnu-Ka-Tila, New Aruna Nagar, New Delhi - 110054
Contact - 011 6140 8132
Must Haves - English Breakfast (Veg & Non-Veg), Spinach & Mushroom Omelette, Double Chocolate Pancakes, Tibetan Butter Salt Tea and Mudcake
Cost For Two - Rs 500
If you wish to enjoy your breakfast in a peaceful, mountain-lodge style restaurant, this charming cafe will win your heart immediately. Established in 1944 by a Swiss chef, it’s beautiful, rustic seating accompanied by pleasant music will transport you to the tranquillity of a sweet hillside cafe. Owing to its finger-licking menu of food, it’s one of the best breakfast spots in Delhi and also deems perfect for romantic dates or those who wish to work alone in a quiet setting.
Location - Shop No.23, M - Block, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi - 110048
Contact - 98731 60659
Must Haves - Full English Breakfast, Paprika Spiced Poached Eggs, Butter Creps, Black Forest Pancakes, Sunny Side-up
Cost For Two - Rs, 2,100
If you’re a breakfast enthusiast, you need to visit this spectacular restaurant at least once. Known for its eclectic breakfast menu, it offers a unique range of sweet and savoury delicacies that will fill your tummy (and heart) with warmth and happiness unlike any other. From perfectly cooked eggs to baked quiches and scrumptious pancakes to yummy French toasts, you will find yourself coming back to this food heaven for more and more breakfast.
Location - 10/48, Block C, Malcha Marg Shopping Complex, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021
Contact - 98108 77553
Must Haves - Egg Benedict, Baked Eggs, Grilled Chicken Bagel Sandwich, Royale Quiche, Stuffed Mushrooms and Three Cheese Souffle
Cost For Two - Rs 2,400
There’s nothing better than a delicious breakfast spread in the morning to warm your heart. And at Elma’s, you wouldn’t find anything less than that. Its pretty decor will instantly put a smile on your face and its wide range of exotic, signature dishes that are made in-house, right in front of your eyes, will take you on a culinary ride and leave you in awe of their finger-licking flavours.
Location - 79-80, Meharchand Market, Lodhi Road Quarters, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi - 110003
Contact - 011 4905 0881
Must Haves - Baked Eggs With Ham, Full English Breakfast, Eggs Florentine, Maple Syrup & Cream Pancakes and Ham & Cheese Scrambled Eggs
Cost For Two - Rs 1,500
Although this cafe is particularly known for its exquisite range of coffee and its live brewing methods (which you cannot afford to miss), head to this place between 8 to 11 am to try their ‘Something English’ breakfast to make your mornings ten times more exciting. You can even smell the aroma of it’s freshly baked bread and continental desserts from a mile away!
Location - C-16, SDA Market, Opposite IIT, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi - 110016
Contact - 011 3310 7922
Must Haves - Something English platter, Eggs Benedict, Chocolate Chip Waffles and Peanut Butter & Nutella French Toast
Cost For Two - Rs 750
Owing to its rustic setting with well-stocked cabinets of books and board games, this charming cafe or ‘reading room’ will make you feel at home from the moment you enter its space. Apart from its alluring decor, what really makes this cafe stand out is its faultless food - especially it's all-day breakfast options that are known to satisfy you to the brim. Regardless of what you order, you’ll find yourself craving for a second helping and a thirst to try their entire menu.
Location - Ground Floor, MPD Tower, Gold Course Road, DLF Phase 5, Sector 43, Gurugram, Haryana - 122 002
Contact - 0124 438 6155
Must Haves - Creamy Potato Mash, Grilled Chicken Sausages, English Breakfast and Waffles
Cost For Two - Rs 800
Being one of the most sought-after restaurants to dine at in Delhi NCR, it offers the kind of breakfast experience that will leave you twice as happy as you arrived. Apart from its gorgeous decor and spacious seating, what further makes this place so amazing is its wide range of all-day breakfast options that are bound to take your breath away from the first bite itself.
Location - 207-208, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurugram, Haryana - 122002
Contact - 0124 422 7444
Must Haves - Meat & Gravy, Savoury Muffins, Di Ghent Egg Meal Platter, Bagels, Croissants, Crepes and Brioche French Toast
Cost For Two - Rs 1,700
This pretty little cafe with floral-chic decor and amazing food is bound to release all your morning blues. Not only is it loved for its yummy, all-day breakfast options but for its sublime Mediterranean cuisine and comfort food as well. Head to this cafe with your friends in the morning to pamper yourself with its sweet and savoury delights and you wouldn’t feel like leaving this place till noon.
Location - 264, Westend Marg, Butterfly Park, Saiyad Ul Ajaib Extension, Saket, New Delhi - 110030
Contact - 98990 55665
Must Haves - Sausages and Mash, Chicken Meatball Marinara, Twice Baked Savoury Waffles
Cost For Two - Rs 1,200
So, quit making those lunch/dinner plans and instead, head for a scrumptious brekkie at these fabulous cafes. Sounds like the best reason to jump right out of your bed, doesn’t it?
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