Kolkata, the city of inexpensive tasty food. Kolkata has always been famous for its non-vegetarian lunch and dinners, with Fish, Chicken, and Mutton. But little did many know Kolkata also has one of the most appetizing breakfast cultures. Kolkata consists of multiple famous breakfast points throughout the city, serving diverse cuisine from momos to luchi aloor dum. Many food bloggers visit Kolkata by booking hotels on an hourly basis to go on early morning food walks. But with so many breakfast places, questions arise, where do you go? If you're a lost soul in need of some answers and luchi aloor dum, here are 7 breakfast places you need to visit on your next trip to Kolkata.
1. Abar Baithak
A cafe based around Oscar winner Satyajit Ray's detective character Feluda, Abar Baithak is a unique cafe. Located in the posh neighborhood of Jodhpur Park, Abar Baithak is an Ode of to all things Bengali. A favorite to locals, this place serves a delicious English breakfast, from your Egg benedict to all meat platters, that can suffice anyone's early morning hunger. This place also has its own bakery, in case you have a sweet and sour tooth, and a beautiful ambiance. Abar Baithak also has multiple board games for its visitors, in case you want to play a game of scribble or Uno over coffee. In case you have time, you can look through the selves of the cafe to find the literature of Tagore, and the unexpected literature of Edgar Allan Poe. If you're planning to visit this place with your partner, you can book a couple friendly hotels near Ballygunge.
Address- 282, Jodhpur Park Rd, Selimpur, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata, West Bengal 700068
Price- 600 for two
A Kolkata breakfast list is not complete without a 'Kochuri aloor dum', and Maharani at Saratbose road is exactly that. This shop at Lake market is your quintessential Bengali breakfast shop serving, Kochuri which is something similar to puri accompanied by the preparation of aloo. Don't forget to end the meal on a sweet note with a 'Jilipi' or golab jamun to make it a perfect start to the day. The shop opens at 6 am the serve the hungry people in the city.
Address- 174, Sarat Bose Rd, Lake Market, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029
Price- 100 for two
The moment you heard Kolkata and breakfast together, you knew Flury's was gonna be on the list. One of the best cafes in Kolkata, with a rich history that goes back to time India before independence. Flury's is your heaven for English breakfast, especially if you're into bakeries. The famous Flury's breakfast consists of two grilled sausages, two rashes of crispy bacon, one poached egg, two slices of bread, one grilled tomato, mushroom, butter accompanied with tea or coffee. As of recent Flury's has come out with a healthier version of their breakfast if you're worried about the calories, but it can be tough to be health-conscious when you're a Flury's. If you're staying over at a hotel in Park street this place is a must-visit.
Address- 18A, Park St, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700018
Price- 500 for two
4. Banana Leaf
A breakfast list is incomplete without a south Indian place even in Kolkata. Banana Leaf serves a soft and thick Idli and crunchy Dosas for a perfect South Indian delight. The quality of the food is surprisingly good, and will probably be commended even by visitors from the South. The service is prompt and the price is affordable. Don't forget to order yourself a filter coffee with your Dosa or Idli for the full experience. If you're staying over at a hotel in Salt Lake, this is a must-visit for breakfast if you like south Indian food.
Address- EP Block, Sector V, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091
Price- 400 for two
5. Balwant Singh Dhaba
One of the most famous breakfast join in the city, Balwant Sing is youngsters go-to place for early morning feasts with a hot cup of tea. A visit to Balwant Singh Dhaba at 5 am for some Hot club kachoris with all curry is an unparalleled experience. Choose your choice of beverage from the classic Kesar tea in a bhaar or try the doodh col, a curious amalgamation of cold milk, and aerated Cola. The best part about Balwant Sing Dhaba it's open 24/7 so you can visit this place on an early morning bike ride with your partner or after a long night of partying to satisfy your hunger.
Address- 10/B, Harish Mukherjee Rd, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700025
Price- 500 for two
6. Tasty Corner
An eatery in the Mandeville Gardens, Tasty Corner is one of the most underrated breakfast points in Kolkata. Serving Heeng Kachoris with the classic scholar dal, this place is a delight in every way. Tasty Corner is also well known for its snacks like Seengara (samosa), Khasta Kachori, Jillebi, and many more fried vegetarian snacks. With so many options at hand, you'll never leave an empty stomach on a visit to Tasty Corner. A must visit if you're staying over at a hotel in Ballygunge.
Address- 18, Anil Maitra Rd, Ekdalia, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019
Price- 300 for two
7. Terreti Bazar
Unlike the other options in the list, Terreti Bazar is a location consisting of multiple Chinese breakfast stalls that start as early as 6 AM. Soup noodles, steamed baozi buns, dumplings, or momos in both steamed and deep-fried forms, fish meatball soups, and congee, and the list goes on. This place is a heaven for Chinese food lovers, and one of the must-visit places if you are going on an early morning food walk in Kolkata. In case you want to take some rest after having a fulfilling Chinese breakfast, you can choose to book a day-use hotel to take some rest
Address- Terita Bazar, Tangra, Kolkata, West Bengal 700015
Price- 300-400 for two
These were a few of the many amazing breakfast places available in Kolkata. Kolkata has always been an amazing place for food loves to visit, and the same goes for breakfast as well.