It is said that nothing beats a healthy, wholesome breakfast to kick-start the mornings. If fancy coffee shops are slicing your wallet, check out these few decent, value-for-money eateries that will refresh good old memories of chai time. MetroMela brings to you a guide on breakfast haunts in Pune.
Good Luck Café: A prominent landmark on FC Road, Good Luck Café serves old style Irani food. Open in the wee hours of morning, the café has less to offer in the name of ambience. Irani chai with Bun Maska happens to be the restaurant's specialty. In addition to this, treat your taste buds to a variety of other dishes available at this café. From omelet and fried eggs to the most soft and fluffy scrambled eggs on toast, you'll get them all here. French toast is served either sweet, salty or to your taste while the baked beans allow the most fitting accompaniment to the spread. Gorge on their non-vegetarian fare like Mutton Cutlet Curry (Rs. 65), Tawa Chicken (Rs. 80) and spicy Kheema Pav (Rs. 55). Good Luck Café is open from 8 AM.
Vohuman Café: Located next to Jehangir Hospital, this café spells out heritage. A landmark in Pune, Vohuman Café is an old Parsi joint where you can walk in for breakfast as early as 6.30 AM. The highlight of this eatery is the bun maska and chai. An age old bistro, Vohuman is famous for its sensibly priced delicacies like cheese omelet and bun jam.
Simply Idlicious: Located on DP Road, Aundh, this tiny little eatery serves authentic South Indian dishes from 8 AM in the morning. Since it is chocked at all hours, it might be tough to find a place to sit. But you would not mind waiting for at least half an hour as the delicious food makes up for the other inconveniences. They offer Masala Dosa (Rs. 30), Plain and Crispy Dosa (Rs. 20), Upma (Rs. 15), Puri Bhaji (Rs. 30), Mysore Masala Dosa (Rs. 40), Mysore Sada Dosa (Rs. 30) and Uttappam (Rs. 30).
Joshi Vadewale: Located on FC Road, the eatery is for a traditional Maharashtrian breakfast fan. More than a decade old and a favorite hangout for students, courtesy the low prices and accessible from 7 AM, the eatery claims a name. Check out their breakfast menu which includes Poha (Rs. 10), Sheera (Rs. 10), Upma (Rs. 10), Vada Pav (Rs. 7), Bhajji (Rs. 10), Patties (Rs. 10), Vada Sambar (Rs. 15), Misal Pav (Rs. 20), Masala Dosa (Rs. 20) and Uttappam (Rs. 20).
Terttulia: A hot favorite with the foreigners in Koregaon Park, Terttulia is a stylish way to break the fast. Open from 8 AM they serve a typical English breakfast. The menu includes Egg Florentine (Rs. 150), Egg Benedict, English Muffins, Non-Veg Bagels, Veg Bagels, Mussels, Fresh Fruit Juice, Pancakes, Waffles and French Toast, among others.
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