There’s nothing better than starting your day with a delicious plate of food and that perfect cup of coffee to go with it. It’s definitely a cherry on the top when all you have to do is get up, get dressed and head to the table with an empty stomach.
Breakfast is, without a doubt, the most important meal of the day, and also often the one we skip the most. A good, hearty breakfast is not just important for health, but it plays a role in lifting your spirits for the rest of the day. Hence, you ought to know who serves that perfect breakfast in the city.
- Spectra- The Leela Palace
If you want to eat like a king, look no further, because you’re already in a palace to begin with! Standing sky high in MRC Nagar, Leela stands out for its spectacular sea front view and breathtaking interiors. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, one can enjoy a calm and serene breakfast. The spread is quite lavish, just like the restaurant, serving different palates like classic English, American, Indian and a little bit of Thai — you name it, they have it. The array of pastries and croissants are a treat to your taste buds. The almond and chocolate croissants are highly recommended. From cold cuts, waffles and pancakes to even the famous appams from Kerala, or be it some jasmine flavored rice with Thai curry, they leave you craving for more. The restaurant is spread out quite elaborately, thus having your own private space away from the other tables. However, a prior reservation is recommended, even for smaller groups. Cost: Rs.1,050 +TAX per person.
- Colony- Raintree
What’s your soul food- Aloo paranthas with yoghurt and pickles or some waffles with fruit compote? How about both? And maybe some steamed wantons in chicken broth to seal the deal. Head to Raintree hotels at Alwarpet if you wish to indulge in some morning goodness. The cinnamon rolls and blueberry muffins will cure your pastry cravings forever! Create your own breakfast platter with cold cuts and chutney or sausages and eggs, you’re ensured to leave with a happy tummy! Cost: Rs.650 +TAX per person.
- Jonah’s Bistro
If a whole buffet for breakfast is not your thing, then head to Jonah’s Bistro in the posh streets of Poes Garden where World travel Chef Willi Wilson will sweep you off your feet with his simple and innovative European breakfast menu. Simple assorted breakfast choices covers some freshly made omelets, toasts, waffles and more, especially picked out by chef himself. This special menu is only available on the weekends and is a must try to kick-start your weekend. Cost: Rs.1,000 for 2 people.
If it’s a quiet time with your significant other you’re looking for, or to satisfy your croissants and coffee cravings, L’amandier is the place to be. Their intimate and cozy ambiance makes you feel like home. Being one of the first stand-alone restaurants in the city, it’s a trip worth making, special thanks to the delicious bacon, sausages, cold cuts, chef’s special stew, eggs and more! You’re sure to go back for more as its light on your pockets as well! Cost: Rs.399 + TAX per person.
- Pantry d’ Or
Want to sleep in during your day off but want to have a sumptuous breakfast as well? Well, take your time, because at Pantry d or you can have your breakfast for lunch. The small bistro in Anna Nagar also has all your dream goodies in the form of their all-day breakfast menu. Serving the likes of both meat and non-meat lovers, it’s quite reasonably priced as well. Start your day (whenever that is) with a cup of coffee or tea with some muffins, and eggs and sausages will be on the way. They also have an extravagant spread of desserts and pastries to choose from. The simple, elegant and cosy interiors are sure to welcome you with open arms. Cost: Rs.280 + TAX per person.
- Cuckoo Club Diner
If your dog or cat insists that you take him out for breakfast on a Sunday morning, then head over to Cuckoo Club Diner on Harrington Road. They serve scrumptious meal for both you and your canine friend. The all-time popular choices are the American and English breakfast. But if you want only specifics, you’re options for eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, mushrooms, tea and coffee are available too. Being one of the few pet friendly diners in Chennai, it’s a must-try for all pet parents! Cost: Rs.900 for 2 people.
- Cappuccino- Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park
This 24-hour coffee shop at the lobby level of the Crowne Plaza Hotels (formerly known as Park Sheraton) is at the heart of the city and should be on the list of all breakfast lovers. They treat you to a good continental breakfast along with some of the South Indian favorites you crave for. They have a tempting display of pastries and juices along with freshly made pancakes, waffles and eggs. Be it a breakfast meeting with your boss or gathering with your friends, the ambiance is well-suited for all. Cost for 2: Rs.1,600 for 2 people.
So now don’t make excuses to enjoy your breakfast. Bon Appétit!
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