Kolkata: If you’re taking your day off to enjoy the City Of Joy, then you should try these places for an amazing experience of breakfast.
1. Flurys, Park Street
The first and very obvious addition to the list has to be one of the oldest confectioneries of Calcutta. They have been serving traditional bake items for almost 90 years and have grown to be one of the most popular eateries over the years. This old European Cafe has now been renovated to give a contemporary look. Yet it retains its charm and timelessness.
Must Try: Cold coffee, open Swiss sandwiches and their signature all-day breakfast.
Cost for two: Rs 1500/-
2. Banana Leaf, Gariahat
This could be a big relief for the lovers of South Indian cuisine, this is the place to look forward to for some great South Indian food. Banana Leaf offers simple food, great filter coffee and prompts service.
Must Try: Mysore Dosa, Steamed Idlis, Rasam Vada and Medu Vada. A must-try accompaniment is the filter coffee.
Cost for two: Rs 500/-
3. Balwant Singh’s Eating House, Bhawanipur
If you’re partying till the wee hours of the morning, a stopover at Balwant Singh’s is a must. Dhabas such as Balwant Singh, Sharma’s or an Azad Hind add a certain charm to Kolkata’s culinary world; and to truly experience cuisine like a local, one must enjoy breakfast in dhaba style.
Must Try: Kachoris, Doodh Cola, Masala Chai.
Cost for two: Rs 400/-
4. Wise Owl, Purna Das Road
A relatively new entrant to the food scene of the city, Wise Owl is a quaint little café that opens at about 7.30 am and welcomes you to its fenced sitting area adorned with owl decorations. For the ones who are diet conscious, Wise Owl is a great option.
Must Try: Non Veg Club Sandwich and the English breakfast Combo.
Cost for two: Rs 600/-
5. Tasty Corner, Gariahat
This place may not be so popular among the hoity toity of the city but this place serves great comfort food for the soul.
Must Try: Hing Kachoris, Khasta Kachoris, Radha Ballabi (kachori’s stuffed with dal served with a peas potato vegetable), phoolgobi singara (cauliflower samosa) and the indispensable chai.
Cost for two: Rs 300/-
Yes, that’s the City Of Joy for All.