Delhi is truly a food lover’s paradise. Whether it be elaborate Mughali fare, or a simple street side chat, Delhi knows how to do its food right. From parantha and chhoole kulcha to biryani and nihari, Delhi has something for everyone. The same holds true for those with an undying love for breakfast foods- the national capital never disappoints, when it comes to food. And there’s plenty to explore, from the narrow streets of Chandni Chowk to wide and posh arches of Cannaught Place. Also Read - Delhi Records Lowest Temperature at 12.5 Degrees Celsius This Month in 26 Years
We have already compiled an exhaustive list of best breakfast places in Mumbai for you. Now, we have brought you a long list of top restaurants to have a great first meal at, from all over Delhi and National Capital Region- Gurgaon and NOIDA. This list has been tailored to fit every wallet size as well as palate. It explores Indian and Punjabi breakfast places, places with essentially egg based breakfast foods and places with best English breakfast. ALSO READ: This newly launched retro theme Bandra bar is also a funky work station, a library and a gaming hub! Also Read - As India Fears 2nd Wave in Winters, Delhi May be Battling With 3rd Wave Already | Here's What Satyender Jain Says
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1. Dolma Aunty ke Momos
We start with our most unconventional choice for a breakfast place in Delhi. Dolma Aunty Momos in Lajpat Nagar serves the best and the most affordably lip-smacking momos you will eat in the national capital. Whether it be steamed or fried, Dolma Aunty’s momos have a reputation amongst the city’s momo lovers. The momos are perfectly cooked and the chutney is deliciously tangy. You will find yourself making your way to this humble joint time and again, to stuff your faces with their momos.
Where: D-1, Central Market (opp. Hemal’s fine clothing), Lajpat Nagar
Cost fo 2: Rs 100
2. Pt. Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe
Stuffed Parantha served with bottle gourd curry and sweet and spicy chutneys. Credits: Zomato
Paranthe waali galli is a food lovers’ dream, with almost every one of the small food shops here, promising a hearty meal. But it’s not for those with a slim waist. Wedged in one corner of this extremely narrow and extrmely crowded lane is Pt. Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan, which serves up every kind of stuffed paranthas you can ever dream of. Don’t forget to order a tall glass of thick, sweet lassi too. However, getting a place to sit here can be quite a hustle, as it’s always crowded. But trust us, the struggle is all worth it.
Where: 34, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk
Cost for 2: Rs 150
3. Sagar Ratna
For fans of the South Indian fare, Sagar Ratna is the perfect place to visit for a delicious start of the day. Their idlis are perfectly moist and served with piping hot sambhar and rasam. They also have crispy Madras Idli Fries, which are basically idli sticks fried in a delicious batter. Sagar Ratna is a clean and simple place serving one of the best South Indian breakfast in the city.
Where: Central Market, Masudpur, Vasant Kunj
Cost for 2: Rs 600
4. Bille di Hatti
Chhole Bhature at Bille Di Hatti in Kamla Nagar. Credits: Zomato
Located in main Kamla nagar market, near the north campus in Delhi, Bille Di Hatti is the place that you will want to eat at, before starting your shopping in the sprawling market. This is the best place to visit for those who love to start their mornings with hot and crispy puris, with spicy and flavourful chhole. This place also serves one of the fluffiest bhaturas in Delhi. Their lassi, served with a huge dollop of creamy home made butter, is a drink sent from heaven on a hot and tiring day of shopping.
Where: 72-D, Kamla Nagar
Cost for 2: Rs 150
5. Karnataka Food Center
This quiet, small and pocket friendly South Indian food joint has been a hot favourite amongst the vegetarians in the city. They have one of the best dosas in the city, with the paneer masala dosa being a crowd favourite. They also serve authentic South Indian sweets like the sweet stuffed flat cakes Holige and the Rava Kesari. Head to Karnatka Food Center for the most authentic Kannada cuisine in the city.
Where: Ground Floor, Delhi Karnataka Sangh Building, R K Puram
Cost for 2: Rs 400
6. Gujarat Bhawan
In for some authentic fafdas, theplas and khamman dhoklas for breakfast? Head to Gujarat Bhawan in Chanakyapuri. The place serves veritable Gujarati flavours and their breakfast menu is especially popular. Their breakfast combos also include jalebis and fruits, making your meal a tasty and wholesome affair.
Where: 11, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri
Cost for 2: Rs 350
7. Andhra Bhavan
The canteen at the Andhra Bhavan is obviously not known for its ambiance, but its food is certainly that you will want to try. The breakfast platter here includes a crispy paper thin dosa, soft and warm idli and the most perfectly deep fried vada you’ll ever have. The food’s a steal, with unbelievably low prices, which is indicated from the milling corwds that haunt this place on all days of the week.
Where: 1, Ashoka Road, Feroze Shah Road
Cost for 2: Rs 200
8. Standard Burfee
Chhole Bhaturey cooked in deshi ghee at Standard Burfee. Credits: Zomato
Standard Burfee is the kind of place that will make you ditch all your dieting plans and make you go ‘YOLO’, as you dive into the fatty goodness of their humble-yet-sumptuous fare. Whether it be the warm and soft bhature and paneer pakodas fried in deshi ghee or the crispy and sweet gujia or Gulab Jamun, this place has quite a name for making people binge on the most sinful dishes.
Where: 2750/21, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh
Cost for 2: Rs 200
9. Shyam Sweet Shop
Nagori Halwa– Semolina puris with semolina halwa at Shyam Sweet Shop. Credits: Zomato
If there’s one thing that you must have, to experience the culture of Old Delhi, it’s the city’s best bedmi puri at Shyam Sweet Shop, located at Chawri Bazaar- the erstwhile home of the dancing girls of the Mughal court. The puri is served with tangy potato curry and is generally ordered with Nagori halwa– semolina (suji) puris with semolina halwa. This sweet and savoury pairing will catapult you right into a satisfying culture trip around this heritage rich part of Delhi.
Where: 112, Barshahbulla Chowk, Near Metro Station, Chawri Bazar
Cost for 2: Rs 150
10. Carnatic Cafe
Carnatic Cafe is one place that you will definitely want to include in your vegetarian escapades across the city. Great food and ambiance, coupled with visually and gastronomically satisfying South Indian fare, which is also light on your pocket, can only be found at this cafe. The Malleshwaram Dosa, which is served with three different chutneys is a must-have here. Couple it with their spicy buttermilk Majjige, which is probably the yummiest buttermilk you will ever have.
Where: M-21, M Block Market, Greater Kailash (GK) 2
Cost for 2: Rs 550
If you are one of those carnivores, who likes to start their day with a healthy dose of meat, Karim’s is the right place for you. This is not a place serving typically healthy breakfast, but is ideal for those who have woken up with a hangover and are craving some spicy Nahari and Paya, to jerk the brain awake. The Nahari- slow cooked meat mainly beef or lamb along with bone marrow- is served at Karim’s with butterly tandoori naan and is the best in the city.
Where: 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid
Cost for 2: Rs 600
12. Cafe Lota
This is the perfect place for quiet and lazy weekend mornings, meant for slowing life down with some frivolous conversation. Their breakfast menu is a delight for the experimental foodie, with traditional regional dishes which have been given a refreshing twist. Their ragi banana pancakes topped with honey are highly recommended, as is the kanda batata poha.
Where: National Crafts Museum, Gate 2, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan
Cost for 2: Rs 600
13. Au Bon Pain
Creamed Bagel at Au Bon Pain. Credits: Zomato
The Au Bon Pain has 4 locations across Gurgaon and serves the best bagels and croissants in the city. Head to this quaint cafe/bakery for an authentic American breakfast experience, with oven fresh bakes served with generous dollops of butter and cream cheese, as well as the most delectable pastries to satiate your sweet tooth.
Where: DLF Cyber City/Unitech Cyber Park/Unitech Infospace/MGF Mega City Mall
Cost for 2: Rs 800
14. All American Diner
The prefect spot for breakfast appointments, this restaurant is one of the hottest breakfast places in all of Delhi. Its patrons swear by all the items on the menu, and honestly, we can’t help but be one of them. The place is done up in the typical style of a 60s American diner and it’s going to give you major Summer of 69 vibes. Their pancakes, waffles and French Toasts are the absolute best in the city.
Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Colony
Cost for 2: Rs 1000
15. Blue Door Cafe
The Blue Door in Khan Market has a pretty elaborate breakfast menu. It is THE place to go to, if you are having some serious bacon cravings. Their Waffle Slam- waffles with sausages, bacon strips and choice of eggs- is a crowd pleaser, but we swear by their autumn apple and yogurt bowl, which is our perfect healthy breakfast bowl of apples, almonds and berries in yogurt and drizzled with honey.
Where: 66, Middle Lane, Khan Market
Cost for 2: Rs 1,700
16. Smoke House Deli
Located in five locations across the national capital, Smoke House Deli serves breakfast all day, something that we are especially partial to. But that is just one part of the reason why this restaurant holds a special place in our hearts, the other being that it serves absolutely lip smacking food. Almost every other item on its menu is fresh and is perfectly executed. While breakfasting, go for their eggs Benedict and/or cheddar cheese omelet and finish off with their warm apple crumble.
Where: Cannaught Place/Khan Market/DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj/DLF Place Mall, Saket/Hauz Khas Village
Cost for 2: Rs 1,700
17. Ivy and Bean
This quaint book cafe is the prefect retreat for a misanthrope, and is thus, one of our all time favourite breakfast places in Delhi. They have an all-day breakfast menu, serving up pancakes, yogurt bowls, bagels and one of the most elaborate choice of eggs, we have ever seen. Their pancakes- both the sweet and the savoury types- are extremely popular, with the potato cheese pancakes being our personal favourite.
Where: 119, 1st Floor, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat
Cost for 2: Rs 1200
Famous for its Sunday brunches, Eggspectation’s breakfast is also quite popular with food lovers in the city, because of their specialization in serving customized egg dishes. You can go for the Eggspectation omelet with mushrooms, onions, red and green peppers, bacon, ham, sausage, cheddar cheese and their famous lyonnaise style potatoes, or you can be a little ostentatious and go for their chicken and waffles. We would personally suggest the latter, which is a delightful twist of the traditional golden waffles, served with chicken strips, arugula and cherry tomato salad and honey lime dressing.
Where: Jaypee Vasant Continental, Vasant Vihar
Cost for 2: Rs 3000
Elma’s Bakery, Bar and Kitchen serve one of the best croissants in the city. The croissants can be topped simply with butter, or chocolate, melted cheese or poached eggs. They also serve an utterly filling full English breakfast- choice of eggs, bacon, sausages, bakes beans, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms. If you are one of the health conscious ones, you can opt for their fruit yogurt which is also quite popular, or the seasonal fruit salad bowl.
Where: 31, 2nd Floor, Hauz Khas Village
Cost for 2: Rs 2000
20. Cafe Tonino
Cafe Tonino is synonymous with Italian fine dine experience for Delhiites, without the need for a deep pocket. They have a breakfast menu which is an incredible mix of options for both kinds of foodies- the healthy kind and who-the-hell-cares-about-calories kind. That is exactly why they have the flaxseed pancakes and oats granola bowl with yogurt and fruits, as well as the delectable caramel Apple French toast, garnished with chcolate swirl.
Where: 1st Floor, PVR Plaza Building, H Block, Connaught Place
Cost for 2: Rs 1400