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‘Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dine like a pauper’. This proverb is often heard when Indians are advised to change their eating habits. so Here’s where the early bird can get a royal repast

Breakfast doesn’t have to always be a hurried bread-omelette or idli-sambar. On weekends and holidays, head out and start your day with a sumptuous menu for which flavours, colours and textures have been carefully crafted by chefs. Take your pick and enjoy morning soirees with artisanal breads, your style of coffee and a lot more.

Annamaya, Andaz Delhi

AnnaMaya at Andaz Delhi stands for celebrating local artisans’ produce through offering an elaborate lazy Sunday spread. In line with the motto ‘Eat Mindful’. Shop Artisanal. Raise Awareness’, the restaurant has introduced the ‘Market Edition’ of its popular Lazy Sunday Breakfast where you can eat, as well as shop from a wide variety of fresh seafood, organic vegetables and healthy food grains so that you eat well even when you go home.
The essence of AnnaMaya lies in identifying and celebrating artisans from remote parts of India, hence preparations are with artisanal products like rock salt quarried by local women in Ranikhet’s tough terrain; premium chocolates that ensure that cocoa farmers are paid a fair price; and coffee from roasters around the country who highlight how delicious Indian coffee can be.

From teas, coffees to artisanal chocolates, organic spices and farming products, everything is on sale, so you can stock up on the indigenous ingredients that you like.

For seafood lovers, it is a paradise as you will get to see an amazing display of fresh catches – varied kinds of fish, prawns, lobsters et al. The team here is very enthusiastic to tell you stories about every ingredient and what goes in the preparation. If you spot Culinary Operations Director Balpreet Singh Chadha supervising everything, make sure you talk to him and tell your specific needs, he will make sure you get a memorable start to your day.

Where: Andaz Delhi, Aerocity, New Delhi
When: 11 Nov and 26 Nov 2018. 6:30 am to 4 pm

Café StayWoke

Planning to grab a quick healthy bite while heading towards work? Then head to Café StayWoke, Gurugram, for delectable delights from their new breakfast menu, a mix of European, American and Indian cuisines. Food here is an amalgamation of global flavours and Indian influences.

Both veg and non-veg healthy breakfast delicacies on the menu are drool-worthy — particularly the Twisted Eggs Benedict, Masala Bhurji, Mango Startup Mug, Berry Mug, Bagel Sandwich, Grilled Pineapple Cinnamon Waffle/Pancake, The Healthy Black Pancake and the Corn and Spinach Roesti. Healthy beverages like masala chai, Firdaus, Russian breakfast, peach and minced iced tea, Café Macchiato, Coco Café, Almond Frappe, among others.

Do not miss:
Ragi Upma with Thai chili, peanut sauce, crushed peanuts and fresh coconut. This is a super grain upma with an added dose of Thai influence.

The StayWoke French Toast: a combination of nuttiness and a hint of sweetness served with cream cheese, caramalised pear and brown butter with walnuts.

Oats Cheela: The classic Indian pancake is a treat to have anytime of the day, especially for breakfast to kick start your day.Avocado Toast: An open bread sandwich with the richness of avocados, balanced with the acidity of green apples.

Where: 1st Floor, South Point Mall, Gurugram
When: 8 am to 11 am

L’Opera Salon De The

There’s nothing like sitting under leafy trees on a lazy Sunday in the heritage environs of Lutyen’s Delhi and enjoying a lazy ‘very French’ breakfast. ‘L’Opera Salon De The’ by Chor Bizarre at Bikaner House, is arguably the most beautiful place in the city to enjoy a good breakfast. Enjoy the sun as you take a bite into the vegetable Feuilleté, a French seasoned puff pastry with fresh vegetables. Or Chicken Leek Feuilleté with a subtle blend of garlic, cream and herbs. For mushroom lovers, there is a Mushroom Feuilleté too, which is complemented with onion, garlic, mixed herbs and peas.

While their signature French bread basket with exclusive L Opera preserves is a must, do not miss the ‘Mille Feuille’, the famous ‘thousand layers’ gem of French patisserie made from puff pastry, oozing with salted caramel and fine custard.

Take a slice of the Opera cake, combining the flavours of delicate almond biscuit, fine chocolate ganache, coffee butter cream and shiny chocolate glaze. Linger on and have the Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame sandwiches. These have pork ham, milk bread and melted cheese inside, decked up with a fried egg.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, go for their irresistible cakes and macarons, along with a steaming hot cup of coffee. Simply divine!
Whether you sit inside the chic immaculately done café or the sunny comfy chairs outside, L’Opera is a joy to visit.

Where: Bikaner House, Near India Gate, Pandara Road, New Delhi
When: 8 am onwards

The All American Diner

Step back in time, enjoy the glorious days of rock and roll and savour all day breakfast indoor or outdoor setting. Here you will get an amazing array of dishes varying from omelettes, sandwiches, malts and shakes to a lot more. The team is too happy to take specific requests of the guests, including offering gluten-free options.

There is a special offer — “When the whole table is hungry for breakfast” — if each of you pay us Rs 770 + taxes, you are welcome to order all you can eat from the breakfast menu, along with special brewed coffee or tea. This offer is valid from 7 am to 10:45 am.”

Signatures in Vegetarian
– Mushrooms on toast: Super delicious pan tossed baked mushrooms on whole wheat toasted bread.
– Baked hash and corn: Crisp hashed brown potatoes, gratinated with American corn
– Waffle sandwich: Sandwich stuffed with herbed exotic vegetables, cheddar cheese served with home fries

Non- Vegetarian
– Southwest Cilantro and chicken omelette: The traditional way with chicken ham, chicken sausages and cilantro
– Sunrise Skillet: Scrumptious two scrambled eggs, three slices of crisp, bacon and two grilled chicken or pork sausages and two pancakes topped with cheddar cheese
– Chicken on toast: Delicious pan-tossed chicken with mushroom, peppers on toasted wheat bread.

Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
When: 7 am onwards