InOnIt Guides: Breakfast Outlets In Mumbai

Your breakfast might be a leisure affair or it could be as plain as sipping coffee. It might be a post-workout meal or a cure to your last night’s hangover. This edition of InOnIt Guides lists down pit stops for you on your way to work. From sunny side up eggs, pancakes with maple syrup to porridge for the calorie counting ones, read through to know where you break your fast like a king. Join the breakfast club.

The Pantry

From the guys behind the popular Woodside Inn comes a new all-day cafe at Kala Ghoda. Cocooned in the heart of Mumbai’s art district, this cafe has wide open seating area that comes with an open kitchen and bakery. Sourcing ingredients from different parts of the country, the cafe features a small menu that comprises salads, hand-pressed sandwiches, quiches, pies, fresh juices and signature shakes; all perfect for a hearty breakfast. Sip on their single-origin Indian coffees and teas as you bite into those country eggs. The cafe has an all-day breakfast menu. So if 3:00 pm is your early morning, you can still hope to catch on some breakfast for the day.

Open every day from 9:00 am to 11:30 pm.

Address: Yeshwant Chambers, Ground Floor, Military Square Lane, Kala Goda, Mumbai

Cafe Zoe

Piled up in a corner of an old and forgotten mill complex, Cafe Zoe is located in Lower Parel. With walls stripped bare down to their essentials, the crude looks works to create a unique ambience. Stop by to relish simple European cuisine sans the Indianised essences. Indulge in pancakes, fired, boiled or poached eggs, homemade scones, cereals, fluffy omelettes, a range of sandwiches and more. If this doesn’t intrigue you, then maybe the bookshelf and free wi-fi will.

Open every day from 7:30 am to 1:00 am

Address:7-11, Mathurdas Mill Compound, 126, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

Salt Water Cafe

So how would you like your eggs today? Sunny side up, eggs Benedict or would you rather opt for the Spanish omelette? No matter what your taste buds demand, Salt Water Cafe’s extensive preparation of eggs will fulfil it. Cereals, waffles, pancakes and a selection of breads also make an appearance at the menu. Patrons vouch for its Spanish omelette. Adds on of smoked salmon, bacon, chicken and pork sausages and rosemary baked beans are also available. And while you are at the restaurant, try out the bagel + cream cheese/scrambled eggs/smoked salmon that is served with a side of Rosti and roasted tomato.

Open every day from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Address: 87 Chapel Road, Rose Minar Annexe, next to Mount Carmel Church, Bandra (W), Mumbai

Grain and Bagel

Tucked away in a quiet corner in Malad, Grain and Bagel opened its doors to public in August, 2012. Introducing the residents to bagels, this gourmet bakery cafe has a menu inspired from European cuisine. You have a choice of omelettes, bagels, fluffy pancakes, salads and sandwiches. Bite into their signature Scrambled Egg and Chicken Bagel and the Multi Grain Bagel with Philadelphia Cheese.

Open every day from 8:00 am to 12:00 am.

Address: Interface 11, Raheja Complex, Behind Infiniti Mall, Off Link Road, malad (W), Mumbai


Savoury crepes, fresh juice combinations or smoozies, homemade granolas and organic tea. This cosy French creperie in South Mumbai is your pit stop on your way to work. Choose from the two distinct types of crepes available; the Buckwheat Savoury Crepe and the Sweet Crepe that are prepared form organic flour imported from France as you sip on some Mariage Freres tea.

Open from 8:30 am to 11:00 pm. Closed on Sundays.

Address: Atlanta Building, Ground Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

Eat Around The Corner

Is it French, English or American that you prefer? Eat Around The Corner offeres three breakfast combinations that is available from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. The French Breakfast is priced at Rs. 210 and includes your choice of a breakfast bread served with fresh fruit or juice. The English one is priced at Rs. 315 where you get two eggs with your choice of bread, bacon or sausage, hash browns, grilled tomato, and baked beans. The American breakfast priced at Rs. 420 will allow you have two eggs or pancakes or waffles or French toast served with your choice of bread, cereal, hash browns, bacon or sausage, backed beans and juice. All three include a choice of hot beverage.

Open every day from 7:00 am to 11:00 am for breakfast.

Address: Ground Floor, 110 Cyrus House, near St. Theresa School, junction of 24th and 30th Road, Badnra (W), Mumbai.

Pico Express

Drop in for a nutritious breakfast at Pico Express and send your taste buds on a world tour. Serving healthy, fresh and nutritious food, Pico Express serves an extensive menu comprising sandwiches like Pesto Chicken and Goat Cheese and Beetroot along with Greek salads, wraps and soups. Targeted to the office crowd that can’t stop by for a leisurely breakfast, the outlet also has a grab and go option. Open from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm. Closed on Sundays.

Address: Shop No. 7, ground Floor, Pearl Heaven CHS, Chapel Road, Behind Lilavati Hospital, Bandra (W), Mumbai.

Kala Ghoda Cafe

Their ABC (apple, beetroot and carrot) juice is probably famous among its patrons. Start with the KGC special sandwich with parmesan, lettuce and mayo or opt for the Chicken Cheese Salad Sandwich that features roasted chicken with lettuce, cheddar and mustard. And if you wish to stay away from bread, try the Chef’s salad that has lettuce, broccoli, grated carrots along with other seasonal vegetables and crushed almonds.

Open every day from 9:00 am to 11:45 pm.

Address: 10 Ropewalk Lane, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai

The Bagel Shop

We recommend The Bagel Shop on the days you feel like skipping the usual eggs fro breakfast. From Natural Cream Cheese bagel to Goan Sausages Bagel, Club Bagel and Grilled Beef Bagel, this small cafe has it all. End your meal with the fresh juices or shakes available that comes with an option of soya milk. And if you are in a hurry, grab a bite from theiur take away section.

Open every day from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm.

Address: 30, Pali Mala Road, Off Carter Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai

Indigo Deli

Another restaurant that serves breakfast all day, the menu at Indigo Deli features porridge, toasted oats with yogurt and honey, stuffed eggs, fruit pancakes and couscous upma that comes witha dollop of peppery pineapple compote. Their Freshly baked Basket features croissants, doughnuts, muffins, brioche and toast with homemade preserves and honey. We’d recommend you try out their Eggs on the Beach; two poached eggs smothered with hollandaise and served with crispy bacon on crab cakes.

Open every day from 9:00 to 12:00 am.

Address: 1st floor, Palladium Mall, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

- Esha Chanda

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