People all over India are food lovers, thanks to the variety of cuisines available across the country. Whether it is Italian, Chinese, Continental, Asian or European, there are a number of options that people can try out. Food joints also vary in regarding being reasonable to luxurious. It is often noticed that the people of India are more or less ready to spare a bit extra for a delicious meal. From marriage ceremonies to birthday parties, from religious rituals to cultural traditions, every occasion revolves around food. Brunches are more of a recent trend to spend a leisurely morning and afternoon over some delectable food items, quality wise as well, on offer. Moreover, with breakfast being the most important meal of the day, one cannot take it lightly. So here are top 20 destinations to have the best brunches throughout India:
1. The All American Diner, New Delhi
This famous place in New Delhi serves delicious American breakfast. Moreover, people who are vegan are immensely attracted to this joint. With a sober ambience and being vegetarian friendly, The All American Diner attracts a lot of locals as well as people who visit the country capital. With peppy numbers going on in the background and flavoured shakes on the table,people are bound to have a good brunch here.
2. Flurys, Calcutta
Present at the heart of the city in Park Street, this legendary place has been under operation since 1927, catering to the taste buds of thousands of people with European confectionary and brunch options. Whether it is cake or chocolate, sandwiches or international flavoured coffee, Flurys is a place to vouch for any visitor of Calcutta. The soothing ambience adds to the great food served in the tearoom. One can find a large number of foreigners as well, who get a taste of their homeland in this café. The special breakfast menus presented on festivals attract more crowds.
3. Café Tato, Goa
Though it serves only vegetarian items, the Cafe vouches for its quality as well as taste. It is one of the oldest café in the place and is famous for the Puri Bhaji and authentic South Indian dishes like Idli and Uttapam. Tourists who are frequent in the state are quite aware of this Café and its popularity. Being light on the pocket, Café Tato can sure be counted as one of the most wonderful place to have brunch in the country.
4. Glenary’s, Darjeeling
One of the most prominent landmark in the hills of Darjeeling, Glenary’s Bakery and café in the mall area presents some flavoursome breakfast like pies, puffs and pastries. A visit to this place is must for those who spend quality time in the hills. They also have an outlet in the Chowk bazaar area. The restaurant is famous for its sausage rolls, burgers and buns and has successfully retained its top position amongst the café’s in the hill station. With a view of the mountains by the table side, this place attracts a large number of visitors especially for brunch.
5. Café Shimla Times, Shimla
This restaurant situated at the mall area, with an open sitting arrangement,is equally famous for the ambience it provides to the visitors. The eatery serves some mouth-watering continental delicacies like lasagne, pasta, soup among many items. The quality of the food available here is praise worthy. With an overwhelming view of the mountains and live bands performing in the background, this café is worth a visit.
6. Baker’s café, Gangtok
This joint is one of the most popular cafés in the state of Sikkim. With some outlets spread across Sikkim, this cafeteria serves some delightful cakes and pastries. The major outlet situated in the foreign market area of Gangtok offers marvelous view of the mountains and serves some extraordinarily made continental dishes. The café remains crowded throughout the day. The cosy atmosphere and the soft music that plays in the background make it a favourite food joint for many. The variety of coffee, shakes, pizza or pasta makes for a heart-warming meal. With some options in the brunch, this café remains packed up in the brunch time.
7.Infantaria, Baga, Goa
This prominent food junction in Baga, Goa serves Goan, Italian and continental food items. The menu provides a variety of options and is popular for its brunches. The penne pasta and the garlic bread are the most sought after options. With an open roof top area and live band arrangement. It is touted as the best place in Goa to have breakfast. One must try the authentic Goanese food available in the menu.
8. Olive Bistro, Gurgaon
Situated in the Cyber city of Gurgaon this restaurant serves Mediterranean, Italian and European food and outdoor seating facility. It is mainly famous for the authentic Italian food it offers. With tandoori pizza and a variety of pita pockets available, the restaurant offers a great ambience as well. Olive Bistro has earned quite popularity in the recent years due to its consistency in maintaining the quality. This Bistro is a must try for those in the Cyber city.
9. Koshy’s, Bengaluru
Situated in the St. Marks Road, it offers authentic South Indian, North Indian and Chinese food items. It is one of the most famous places of breakfast in Bengaluru. This place has a lot of visitors, thanks to word of mouth publicity and great reviews online. People visit the restaurant to have some delicious pork dishes. Along with this restaurant has great ambience and moderately rated menu.
10. Keventer’s, Darjeeling
This franchise has some outlets in the major metro cities, yet the most popular is the one situated in Nehru Road, Darjeeling. It is an American café which boosts for its bacons and sausages available in the brunch menu. Regular visitors praise the quality of the food. The coffee shop serves tasty milk shakes and desserts. With the mesmerizing view of the Kanchenjunga range, this café is a must visit for those in the hill station.
11. MTR, Bengaluru
One of the oldest restaurants in Lal Bagh Road, Bengaluru, MTR which stands for Mavalli Tiffin Room, dates back from 1924, is a legendary stop for South Indian delicacies like Rava Idli, Masala Dosa, Chandrahara and others. The Kesaribhath is one of the most famous dessert items in this restaurant. This place is especially famous for the breakfast it serves and people in the city are familiar with the crowd present in the restaurant to tickle their taste bud.
12. Jonathan’s Kitchen, Hyderabad
This kitchen serves authentic Japanese, Italian and North Indian cuisine in Gachibowli area of Hyderabad. The restaurant has live bands playing, full buffet option as well. It is one of the most well-known brunch destinations for the people of the city. Some of the most tasted items are Achari Paneer Tikka, Nawabi Shikampur and Blueberry Cheesecake. On top of the splendid food items, the interior of the place is also worth mentioning.
This restaurant, situated in the Kharadi area of Pune, offers a variety of cuisines like Continental, North Indian, European as well as Asian. Along with the incredible ambience and delicious food items, the restaurant is pet friendly. It is well known for its brunch menu and is one of the most popular destinations for family brunches in Pune. The pancakes and salads are worth trying.
14. Jyoti Bihar, Kolkata
Situated in Camac Street area, this famous South Indian joint is ideal for vegetarian brunch. It is considered as one of the legendary destinations in the city and people are ready to wait in queue just to have an authentic South Indian meal. With a reasonable pricing and unique taste, the Dahi Vada and the Sada Dosa are some of the most tasted options. One can also see a large number of foreigners trying their hands at this restaurant.
15. The Barking Deer, Mumbai
This restaurant in Lower Parel, Mumbai, serves some mouth-watering Italian, American cuisine as well as finger food. It has live music, a full buffet option which is famous among those interested in taking brunches. The brunch starts from 12 pm every Sunday and offers some lip smacking dishes like pizza, burger, fries, brownies, etc. It is a must try for those looking for excellent brunch outlets along with good ambience.
16. Biker’s Café, Kolkata
This café in Elgin Road is packed up on Sundays, thanks to the brunch menu it offers. It is a coffee shop that offers American and European cuisines in the breakfast along with board games and live music. The ambience is mainly to attract the bikers, though everyone is fond of the ambience. The Fish finger and Cajun Chicken is worth a try here. They also have a separate smoking section which makes it environment friendly as well. People love to have their brunches here.
17. Kyani & Co., Mumbai
This food joint is in the Marine Lines of Mumbai and serves Parsi delicacies and bakery items. This restaurant is one of the most popular bakery café in the city. The café has an exotic bakery aroma all around and is one of the most sought after destinations for quality brunch. The Bun Maska, Khari, Omelettes and the freshly baked cakes can tickle the taste buds of any individual. Some people vouch for the Cream Roll and Bread Pudding they serve.
18. Set’z, Delhi
This restaurant in Vasant Kunj area offers an extensive range of cuisines which include Thai, Chinese, European, Sea Food, North Indian and Mediterranean. It has an outdoor seating facility and the brunch is quite famous here. The Sunday Brunch is so popular that it needs a booking at least a week before. They are renowned for the authentic taste they ring in to each and every dish and one must try a brunch in this joint. Its luxurious ambience further adds to the glamour.
19. Café Goodluck, Pune
Cafe Goodluck located in the local Gymkhana area of Pune is one of the famous places in the city for the fast food and North Indian item it produces. It is a breakfast outlet which creates some gastronomically delightful dishes for the visitors. Whether it is Bun Maska, Chicken Keema Omelette or Cheese Grilled Sandwich, the list of breakfast menu goes on. One must try this outlet for their reasonably priced dishes.
20. Bistro 1, Mumbai
This café in Lokhandwala of Mumbai is a European joint which also offers burger and salad in variety. A cosy place with lovely ambience, this is recommended for both vegetarians andnon-vegetarians for a sumptuous brunch. The brunch offers a multiple option of items which includes some of the starters, main course and desserts. Dishes like Penne Pasta, Herbed Grilled Chicken Breast, Cream Cheese Bagel or shakes are worth trying in this café.
So these are some of the most famous restaurants and cafes for a lip smacking brunch in India. Whether one likes South Indian or Chinese, European or North Indian, these options are enough to satisfy every individual’s need. They are mostly pocket-friendly, with some having a touch of luxury to it. But since it is India, people are ready to taste something new and exquisite.