We’ve long been told that breakfast is the most important meal and it sure does feel like it on days you wake up ravenous from a late night partying or a light dinner. Or maybe you’re on holiday visiting the city and want to make every meal an excursion for your taste buds.
So where to go to do right by your growling tummy and duly satiate those hunger pangs? Delhi has no storage of amazing places to enjoy a leisurely morning meal. If you want to truly breakfast like a king, here are the best breakfast places in Delhi to enjoy a delicious feast.
Best Breakfast in Delhi under Rs. 500
1. Bille Di Hatti
For beautiful North Indian vegetarian food, Bille Di Hatti is the place to go. This small and functional joint often has its patrons spilling onto the road to get their fill of the outstanding poori chole, chole bhature, lassis and samosas it has to offer.
The best part is that it is open at 7 am before most restaurants in Delhi are up and running.
- Location: 72-D, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi
- Timings: 7 am to 4 pm
- Cost for two: Rs. 150
2. Andhra Bhavan
If you are craving some authentic South Indian food this is the place to get your fill of idli, vada and dosa and at the most unbelievably cheap prices.
Good food at low prices isn’t Andhra Bhavan’s only appeal; it is also extremely clean with a neat, old-fashioned décor that reminds you of restaurants you visited as a child.
- Location: 1, Ashoka Road, Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi
- Timings: 8 am to 10:30 am; 12 pm to 3 pm; 7:30 pm to 10 pm
- Cost for two: Rs. Rs. 200
3. Ama Cafe
Lounge in Ama Cafe’s comfy armchairs while sipping on a steaming hot cup of coffee early in the morning. This homely hangout with large windows letting in the cherry morning sunlight, Ama’s also has great morning meals on offer.
Our pick is the Himalayan Breakfast that includes egg, aloo khatsa (spicy potatoes), tomato chutney, Tibetan bread and tea or coffee. The usual English and American breakfasts are also on the menu as well as pancakes, cereals, and a wide range of hot and cold beverages. The best part? Ama Cafe dishes out tasty meals at extremely reasonable prices.
- Location: House 6, New Colony, Majnu ka Tila, New Delhi
- Timings: 7 am to 9:45 pm
- Cost for two: Rs. 450
4. Saravana Bhavan
A delightful restaurant serving authentic south Indian food, Saravana Bhavan is a pure vegetarian place where you can gorge on mouth-watering dosas, uthappams, tangy sambar and moreish coconut chutney.
The adventurous can try their paneer palak dosa or corn cheese uttapam which gets rave reviews from its hungry clientele.
- Location: 46, Janpath, New Delhi
- Timings: 8 am to 11 pm
- Cost for two: Rs. 500
Best Breakfast in Delhi for Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000
5. Cafe Qahwa
Open seven days a week, Cafe Qahwa serves breakfast all day and is especially popular for its large range of hot teas and coffees on offer. They also serve up tempting smoothies, cold coffees, and other drinks.
Their crisp and clear menu transforms straightforward ingredients into delicious breakfast meals such as “Golden Eyes”, described as two soft-cooked sunny sides up eggs seasoned with herbs and baked in a garlic seasoned bread cup. Also on offer are a variety of other egg preparations, waffles, French toast, burritos, and crepes.
- Location: C-21, First Floor, Safdarjung Development Area Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
- Timings: 7 am to 11 pm
- Cost for two: Rs. 650
So Karim’s isn’t technically open in the morning – it’s shuttering go up by afternoon – but when you want a delicious traditional non-vegetarian breakfast this restaurant is worth the wait. Located in Old Delhi, this historic restaurant is revered for its mouth-watering Nihari and Tandoori Naan.
And while you are at it you might as well make it brunch and gorge on their tasty kebabs and rolls.
- Location: 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, New Delhi
- Timings: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm; 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm (Tuesday closed)
- Cost for two: Rs. 800
Best Breakfast in Delhi for Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1500
7. Cafe Lota
This rustic little café has a delightful outdoor section and serves healthy ragi vada pav made from steamed millet pav, sabudana popcorn, mini idlis, aloo paratha, poha, ragi banana pancakes, Mumbai style egg bhurji and quinoa upma, kheema paratha and mushroom uttapam.
Wash it down with some soothing south Indian filter coffee or masala chai. Cafe Lota is the National Crafts Museum’s cafe and also offers cookery classes.
- Location: National Crafts Museum, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
- Timings: 8 am to 10 pm, daily
- Cost for two: Rs. 1200
8. Ivy & Bean
Choose from a variety of egg dishes, pancakes (in Nutella, salted caramel, tiramisu, banofee, red velvet and more!) or bagels for breakfast at this quiet and peaceful joint. For a real treat, try their sweet and tasty Vietnamese Iced Coffee.
Their homemade yogurt and breakfast parfaits are also a great pick if you want to try something a bit different. Ivy & Bean is the perfect breakfast place to have a leisurely breakfast while reading a book (they have several) or the newspaper on a Sunday morning.
- Location: 119, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
- Timing: 11 am to 11 pm
- Cost for two: Rs. 1200
9. Music & Mountain’s – Hillside Cafe
This is a truly stunning café that looks like a cosy country lodge where you can while away the time for hours on end. Its all-day breakfast boasts exciting meals such as cherry blossom crepes with lemon cream cheese topped with homemade apple cinnamon preserve; waffles with Nutella and eggs with cream cheese, avocado mousse, and cured tomatoes.
The large windows overlooking trees lets soft natural light in, making the interiors glow with a welcoming warmth and the tree trunk tabl
The interiors glow with a welcoming warmth at Music & Mountain’ses add to the café’s natural charm.
- Location: M 23, M Block Market, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi
- Timings: 11 am to 12.30 pm
- Cost for two: Rs. 1200
10. Rose Cafe
This small and fuss-free café packs a punch with its tasty, wholesome food. The all-day breakfast includes meals such as ‘Beans in a Bun’ (the cafe’s version of beans on toast), eggs benedict, eggs Florentine, the House Breakfast (eggs, potatoes, baked beans and bacon, sausage or ham) and waffles and pancakes in a range of preparations.
They also serve up some amazing cold and hot coffees and if you are feeling particularly indulgent try the shakes like their dark chocolate gelato shake.
- Location: 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket, New Delhi
- Timings: 12 pm to 9 pm
- Cost for two: Rs. 1300
11. Cafe Tonino
With an ambiance that takes you straight to Italy, Cafe Tonino is a quaint cafe with tiled floors and brick walls which serves up some amazing Italian food.
For breakfast, choose from traditional Italian polenta and panino or omelets, waffles, French toast among other delights. This café also has delicious coffee and a peaceful outdoor seating area to enjoy your breakfast alfresco.
- Location: 1st Floor, One Horizon Center, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
- Timings: 8:30 am to 12 am
- Cost for two: Rs. 1400
Best Breakfast in Delhi for Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2000
12. Hauz Khas Social
The Social chain of pubs is as well known for their creative breakfasts as they are for their imaginative cocktails. There mainly egg-based options are a treat for non-vegetarians.
Try their amazing breakfast trays like the Hangover Special – complete with a virgin Mary, eggs and bacon, vitamin water, bananas, and toast or go for some sweet blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. This is not a place for early birds though as it only opens at 11 am.
- Location: 9-A & 12, Hauz Khas, New Delhi
- Timings: 11 am to 1 am
- Cost for two: Rs. 1,500
13. Smoke House Deil
Serving up delectable breakfasts through the day, Smoke House Deli has laid-back yet stylish interiors in warm tones that immediately relaxes you. The spacious restaurant allows you to have a bit of privacy and quiet even when it is buzzing. The breakfast menu has many tasty healthy picks such as freshly cut seasonal fruit, gluten-free pancakes, granola and millet upma with vegetables.
More American-style choices include buttermilk pancakes with blueberries, chocolate chips or nuts, French toast, croissants, muffins, a variety of egg preparations with optional sides such as sausages, bacon and baked beans. There is an impressive coffee list featuring brews from around the world in addition to tea, fresh juice, smoothies, coolers, and shakes.
- Location: 23, Ground Floor, Odeon Building, Radial Road 5, D Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi
- Timing: 9:30 am to 12:30 am
- Cost for two: Rs. 1500
14. Amour Bistro
Its beautiful rustic ambiance, complete with wooden ceilings, pavement styled flooring and cane cushioned chairs, this Bistro could be straight off a European street.
Those with a sweet tooth will want to try the scrumptious cinnamon French toast with caramelized banana, waffles with whipped cream and fruit or pancakes. There are also quiche, sandwiches, platters and a variety of eggs including Scotch Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine and the usual preparations on the breakfast menu.
- Location: 10/48, Malcha Marg Shopping Complex, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
- Timing: 8 am to 11:30 pm
- Cost for two: Rs. 1600
15. The All American Diner
Anyone from Delhi will tell you that if you that The All American Diner is a must try not only for its lovely breakfast spread but also it’s cute and retro décor that gets the diner vibe spot on, complete with a jukebox and neon lighting.
Up on its walls you will find pictures of old school idols such as Elvis Presley and the Beatles and cute signs, prints and posters from decades gone by. Choose from freshly baked muffins, donuts, Danish and breads, fresh fruit juices, cereals, waffles, pancakes, eggs, milkshakes, coffees and so much more.
There’s an all you can eat special between 7am and 10.45 pm for under Rs. 700 if you are really looking to pack it in. There are also great brunch items for late risers and a full bar in case you need a hair of the dog to get you going.
- Location: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
- Timing: 7 am to 12 am
- Cost for two: Rs. 1,600
16. The Blue Door Cafe
Located in the bustling Khan Market area, this small café has a contemporary décor that exudes a cool and upbeat vibe perfect for setting the mood in the morning for the rest of your day. Serving continental dishes, Blue Door has a relatively extensive breakfast menu with a range of omelets, waffles, breads, rostis and breakfast bowls that will have you coming back to try it all.
- Location: 66, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi
- Timings: 7:30 am to 11:30 pm
- Cost for two: Rs. 1600
17. Di Ghent
Di Ghent has a lovely calm ambiance and offers its customers wonderful breakfasts of pancakes, bagels, and eggs. The coffee here is very good too and there are healthy coconut water or yogurt based smoothies for the health conscious. Try their special peanut butter banana milkshake (to which they add a homemade protein mix) for a protein-packed a delicious treat in the morning.
- Location: 208, Level 2, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
- Timings: 9 am to 11:30 pm (Tuesday closed)
- Cost for two: Rs. 1700
Best Breakfast in Delhi Rs. 2000 & Above
18. New Town Cafe
This café is a gorgeous high-ceilinged area with an open kitchen that is perfect for a celebration breakfast meal.
Open as early as 6 am, you can order a la carte or wait for the buffet at 7 am to enjoy a huge variety of foods to binge on. And at Rs. 599 plus tax, the breakfast spread is well worth the money.
- Location: Park Plaza Hotel, C Block, Sector 55, Noida
- Timings: 6 am to 12 am
- Cost for two: Rs. 2000
19. Elma’s Brasserie
This prim and proper British-inspired tea room is the perfect cosy space to have a classy morning meal. The cute old-fashioned décor lends Elma’s a great vibe and the food is delicious. Light eaters can choose from the seasonal fruit salad or fruit yogurt, freshly baked butter croissants with chocolate or cheese or savory and sweet crepes.
For hungrier patrons, the Full English Breakfast features eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, and mushrooms. Or choose the all- American breakfast with fluffy American pancakes with butter and eggs, bacon and maple syrup.
- Location: 73, Meherchand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi
- Timings: 10 am to 11 pm
- Cost for two: Rs. 2000
For some people, breakfast without eggs isn’t breakfast at all. If you fall into this category, Eggspectation will definitely live up to its naff name. But don’t like the cheesy pun put you off because this place is a spectacular joint for… you guessed it.. eggs.
You think it, they’ll serve it up: akuri, varieties of eggs benedict, omelets, sunny side up dishes and more. Also try their savory crepes, French toast, and pancakes and wash it all down with their delish range of coffees, fresh juices, and milkshakes.
- Location: Jaypee Vasant Continental, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi
- Timings: 24 hours, daily
- Cost for two: Rs. 3000
There’s nothing like a hearty breakfast to start off the day on a good note. These are our picks of the best breakfast places in Delhi. Tell us about your favorite morning meals and where you go to have them in the comments below.