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Kapil Gumasta Mar 19 2014

Which are the best breakfast places in Kolkata?

Benazir Khan Mar 19 2014
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Breakfast - the word conjures images and most importantly contains the yolk of an idea - an idea so surreal and yet so practical - of the heart warming touch of the morsel in the insides of the tummy. Some of the best breakfast places in Kolkata, exalt this idea in a sweet symphony of sorts.


Not just reminiscence, this one, but also a conjecture for some, while a symbol for others - of what Calcutta through the British Raj, to its journey to present Kolkata stands for. The tearoom - Flury’s, binds with it the idea of a passage of time, yet containing the realm of space and time inside its glass chambers.

A photo of an assortment of pastries (by Welleschik)

The sheer timelessness is no mellow concept when you watch the beautiful Park Street by the window side on a rainy day by the table, delightfully partaking in the pleasures of some freshly baked savouries and rich, creamy pastries alike. Iconic, is simply an understatement for this one - as it more than qualifies for one of the best breakfast places in Kolkata!

Address: 18, Park Street, Kolkata
Telephone: +91-33-40007453
Timings: 7:30 AM - 09:45 PM
Meal for two: INR 1000

Banana Leaf

A South Indian breakfast zone, this one is a crossover between an actual tiffin centre and a restaurant, quite like Aristo Cafe. One can simply wait to experiment or blindly place an order for their splendid breakfast platter, which contains happy helpings of all kinds of grub, complete with a dessert in the end.

A photo of freshly made idlis straight out of the steamer (by ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ)

Clearly a marker for the best breakfast in Kolkata. However, you cannot miss the extra order on the fluffy idlis, which go very easy on the eyes and the taste buds, if coupled with the famed inhouse filter coffee.

Address: 73, Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata
Telephone: +91-33-24641960
Timings: 8 AM -10 PM
Meal for two: INR 400

Wise Owl

You know the times when a simple name does all the talking? Wise Owl is among the best breakfast places in Kolkata, owing to its wise appeal, which reflects in the decor, as much as on the table. Among what is consistently dished out and very well are the eggs, toasts and juices. Simple, but very delectable. Their motto is to provide a scrumptious meal with all the basics cooked to perfection and so it is!

A photo of a typical plate of eggs and toast (by French Tart)

However, indulgence in this kitsch atmosphere, where your gaze meets an owl every now and then, is not alien. Read - pancakes, with rich chocolate helpings and jars of cappuccino for those who listlessly like to enjoy the early drizzly morning shower on the roof top.

Address: 66/2 B, Purna Das Road, Hindustan Park, Kolkata
Telephone: +91-33-40637038
Timings: 7:30 AM - 10:45 PM
Meal for two: INR 900

Raj Spanish Cafe

“Phirangipara,” this is the name given in the all colloquial solitude among the desis to the well, “phirangis,” in the Sudder Street of Kolkata, beside the very famous Astoria Hotel. The reason is not reason enough for you to frequent the place or to choose otherwise, mind you. It invites a huge foreign crowd owing to their dominance in the area, which in turn, makes sure the cafe dishes out the best breakfast in Kolkata. How?

A photo of Spanish Omelette (by jasonlam)

Well, for starters the taste is not Indianised to suit the local palate, and most importantly you get some of the most lip smacking Mexican and Italian grub right here in dollops, besides the Spanish Omelette, which is an absolute roller coaster by itself!

Address: 7, Sudder Street, New Market Area, Kolkata
Telephone: +91-33-40014373
Timings: 9 AM - 10 PM
Meal for two: INR 450


Disclaimer: This one is for all the early risers. People up and about by the faintest beck and call of the cuckoo should head to Putiram. For the sweet rewards that rising early shall promise here - in one of the best breakfast places in Kolkata, are unsurpassable. If there is a slight damp in the air, have some faith in your waddling instincts and still dive right out to the place, as the kochuri, aalo torkari, singara and jilipi is just going to make you thank your guts you whisked away from the sweet comforts of your bed.

A photo of Jilipi - Kolkata's version of Jalebi, served piping hot (by Shooz)

The place starts serving up this wondrous thoroughfare as early as 6 am in the morning, and you will indeed be surprised to know that if you dont make it quick, it might all have vanished into other growling tummies in under an hour’s time. Tick tick one..

Address: 12 A, Surya Sen Street, College Street, Kolkata
Telephone: +91-33-22417567
Timings: 7 AM - 9 PM
Meal for two: INR 100


Kolkata is nothing short of an institution, moving beyond the idea of a sanctuary or paradise, for the early riser. Rahmania, opens at 5:30 am, and believe it or not the place is packed with people who love walking their talk and breaking bread thereafter. Only here they choose to do it with all kinds of mutton dishes as an accompaniment to the above, making it undoubtedly the best breakfast in Kolkata.

A photo of Keema, served the traditional way (by kspoddar)

Read mutton stew, mutton dal, nihari, zuban, kassa and keema, among a host of other options. There is the usual option of tandoori fare, if your system and appetite can go for such a heavy meal in the morning and fresh malai to cream off the remains on your plate later. Haddis and addas do mix well together!

Address: 56, Park Street, Kolkata
Telephone: +91-33-22812683
Timings: 5:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Meal for two: INR 450

Balwant’s Dhaba

Victoria Memorial and what follows thereafter is the story that this famed dhaba shall unfurl. The dhaba opens floors and doors to the warm hearted joggers around the memorial and the maidan area at 4 am. The dhaba, one of the best breakfast places in Kolkata, since the early hours of the morning is packed with a diverse set of joggers every time you take a sneak peek into the cinematic glory of the still frame here.

A photo of the famed samosas in rows (by amy)

Chai is what people head for here, coupled with the nimki, samosa, mathri and an old, atypical favourite - doodh cola.

Address: 10/B, Harish Mukherjee Road, Near Elgin Road Gurudwara, Kolkata
Telephone: +91-33-24542015
Timings: 7 AM - 12 midnight
Meal for two: INR 600

Taj Bengal, Kolkata

The buffet at the Taj Bengal is complete with all kinds of options for breakfast. Whether food or fruit, you will be spoilt for choice and way too much at that. The confusion shall however remain in striking the right balance and maintaining it for your system’s sake, as this indeed spells the best breakfast in Kolkata.

A photo of a delicious meal of eggs (by ultrakml)

If nothing else works out for you, there is a definite way to say hello to specially customised eggs on the roll, however you want them. It is bound to be fun, as you can watch while they toss them seasonings over.

Address: 34B Race Course, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata
Telephone: +91-33-66123939
Timings: 8 AM onwards
Meal for two: INR 3000

Tiretta Bazaar’s Chinese Breakfast

This is a part of the old ChinaTown in Kolkata, right adjacent to Tangra. A solemn promise, as early as 6 am, the place is a hubbub with people zeroing down on what they want to indulge in for the day. Some guilty pleasures in one of the best breakfast places in Kolkata, include: Pork Momos, Chicken Momos, Prawn Wafers, Sausages, Chicken Rolls, Thick Broth, Tai Paos, Fried Dough Sticks and Shu Mei.

A photo of the delectable Prawn Wafers here (by Midori)

One can also enjoy the view of the market by the side stools and reel in what they want to pick up for fresh-meat-of-the-day. Beyond the options already enlisted, picking up a few Feng Shui collectibles strewn about through the length of the market doesn’t seem like a bad option after all!

Address: Tiretta Bazaar, New China Town, near Tangra, Kolkata
Telephone: NA
Timings: 6 AM - 8 PM
Meal for two: INR 300

ITC Sonar Bangla

The spread at the 24 hour restaurant at Sonar Bangla, offers a wide variety of options in terms of international cuisines to choose from - Italian, Pan Asian, South Indian, and Peshawari, Dum Pukht in terms of flavours to name a few. While you enjoy the best breakfast in Kolkata, also indulge in the simple joys of staring at the marvellous art of plating up here, done up to perfection for every dish that you order.

A photo of the typical Oriental foodfare here (by Spartathreehundred)

Note the crackle of flavours that every nook and corner of your being shall soulfully relish, with time. You are bound to transcend to another plane for sure. The oriental in the menu, can especially cause a strange eye-popping waow reaction.

Address: JBS Haldane Avenue, Opp Science City, Kolkata
Telephone: +91-33-23454545
Timings: 24 hours
Meal for two: INR 3500

Conclusively, for those who thought that it was okay to skip breakfast, think again. To the people who relish the art of breakfasting and all the sobriety it comes shrouded with, hop on to any one of the best breakfast places in Kolkata mentioned here. Because there will be no other city like Kolkata to take this culinary sojourn in. Rediscover the emotional journey and the good juju of a hearty breakfast as the first meal of the day, being the flag off for the rest of the day to go well. Really well at that.
Priti Lakhotia Jun 11 2014
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anand .. not there in the list.. 1 of the best and centrally located place for breakfast!!
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