Where To Grab Breakfast In Pune: Your Handy Food Guide
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Once the base of Peshwas (Prime Ministers) of Maratha empire, the sprawling city is now renowned for a bustling IT sector, second only to Bangalore. Pune is also called the ‘Oxford of the East’, due to the many notable educational institutions situated here. But these are the things you perhaps already know about Pune. Pune is a big city that is incredibly cosmopolitan and accommodating. Bustling with several modern and heritage eateries, Pune has quite a range to offer when it comes to food. Here are some of our favourite places in Pune that serve the best breakfast.  

Anna Idli

Pune loves idli, and the countless South Indian joints that line the city is proof. However, there is something about Anna Idli that remains matchless. Besides your standard Idli and sambhar, the place makes lip-smacking podi idli, Kancheepuram idlis and rava idlis. The dosas, vadas and uttapam are worth trying too.  

Café Peter

The café sells offers a range of sandwiches, buns, pancakes, milkshakes, salads, toasties, waffles  etc to satiate your early morning cravings. The variety of egg dishes is actually pretty impressive. Café Peter also has many branches around the city, like in Aundh, Apte Road, Bavdhan, Viman Nagar, Pimple Nilakh etc. A perfect place to hang and unwind with friends any time of the day.  

The French Window

If you want to take things a notch up and have a proper European breakfast, you can definitely make a visit to The French Window. What may seem like a dessert place is actually quite an impressive deli. The breakfast menu is replete with global favourites such as croissants, sausages, baked beans. The Eggs Benedict and pancakes are also too good to miss.  

Irani Café

The Parsi café is replete with a certain old-world charm that is as captivating as comforting. The tainted glass windows, the wooden chairs, and every little detail will entice you if you are into history and culture. The food is also kept very simple and authentic. From bun maska, to chicken kheema pav to akuri on toast, Irani café in Viman Nagar will ensure you kickstart your day on a high.  

Amruteshwar Bhuvan

Fancy a hearty Maharashtrian breakfast? Think: Hot Misal, Pav bhaji, Pohe et al? Amruteshwar Bhuvan is the place to be. They start as early and 4 a.m in the morning. If you have grown up eating in canteens and cabins with the sound of rattling steel plates and generous (read: huge) portion sizes, this Eradwane eatery will definitely hit the spot. They also serve fairly decent sabudana khichdi, samosa, idli, vada and upma.