While Rajasthan often starts its morning with kachoris, pooris and pakoras, you’ll get this and much more at these breakfast places we’ve found for you.
The city of lakes left us mesmerized with its beauty as soon as we set foot on its soil. The grand and palatial heritage sites like City Palace along with the glittering waters of Lake Pichola makes it hard for you to not fall in love with city. Taking a stroll in the market near our hotel, we came across several small shops and food stalls brimming with clothes, food and people. Since it was 11 in the morning, we were looking for a place to satiate our hunger. We stopped by one of them and I opted for a mirchi bada. The huge green chilli, deseeded and stuffed with a spicy potato filling was batter-fried in gram flour and served hot.
Throughout our vacation, we dined at places, big and small, lavish and compact and loved the food everywhere. Not only would you find the traditional Rajasthani breakfast quite alluring, it is the grand breakfast buffets at several heritage restaurants that would take you by surprise. Now that we’ve come this far, how about taking a dig at the best breakfast in town. Here are our recommendations.
1. Jheel’s Ginger Coffee And Bakery
Hidden away in one of the busy lanes of Udaipur’s Chandpole market near Gangaur Ghat, Jheel’s café offers a great indoor and rooftop ambience. With a view of Jal Mahal, the restaurant has an elaborate fare that is purely vegetarian. From light and cheesy grilled sandwiches to pastas, pizzas and pies, you would have a lot to devour.
Where: 52, Jheel Guest House, 56, Gangaur Ghat Marg
Source: Jheel Udaipur/Instagram
2. Lala Mishthan Bhandar
Capturing the essence of Rajasthani flavours of the past few decades, there is a reason why Lala ki kachori is quite a rage among the locals and tourists alike. Crunchy, crispy and full of taste, they only do kachoris and excel at them. Served with a tangy tamarind chutney, they also have a range of sweets of offer in case you want to get some packed on your way back home.
Where: Jagdish Temple Rd, Old City, Ghantaghar, Silawatwari
3. Fakhri Sandwich
The rich Rajasthani fare can get overwhelming at times so might need a break after one or two days. We suggest that you head to this old sandwich shop then. It is no ordinary shop because it offers a classic Arabian spread in the heart of kachoris and pakoras. Indulge in some keema samosa, mutton keema, kebabs, egg sandwiches are more at Fakhri sandwich.
Where: 40, Najam Marg, Old City, Bohrwadi
4. Jagat Niwas Restaurant
Overlooking the beautiful Lake Pichola, you would love waking up to this breakfast with a view. A rooftop restaurant by Jagat Niwas Palace, a heritage hotel in the city, it offers a great breakfast buffet comprising of fresh fruits and a classic Continental and English fare. Waffles, danish, french toast and pancakes to traditional Indian nashta comprising of poori bhaji, paranthas and more.
Where: 23, 25, Lal Ghat Road, behind Jagdish Temple, Old City
Source: Jagat Niwas/Instagram
5. Jaiwana Haveli Restaurant
Another amazing eatery that gives you a scenic view of the city from above, the Jaiwana restaurant has a rooftop seating where you can enjoy their special Namaste breakfast which has porridge, cornflakes, your choice of eggs, stuffed parathas and some fresh-cut fruits.
Where: 14, Lal Ghat Road, Near Jagdish mandir, Old City
Source: Jaiwana Haveli Rooftop Restaurant/Instagram