Bali

Things One Needs to Know Before Visiting Bali!

Most of you know that I’m visiting Bali on 17th of July. How? Because I’m pretty vocal about it on my Instagram stories. Hm. That being said, visiting Bali, Indonesia will be my 1st international trip ever!

I’ve travelled exceptionally well within India, but going international is a virgin territory and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve always taken life head on and have barely researched before jumping in a situation. Not a great trait, I agree. But that’s me. Bali, for an extremely strange reason was an exception and I went ahead and read a lot about the place. I also happened to ask some of my friends who have already visited this beautiful destination and were kind enough to guide me.

With such ground breaking thorough research, I’ve become an expert and have managed to type down few things one needs to know before visiting Bali.

N˚1 Busy is the 2nd word for Bali

 

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As the number of people visiting Bali has gone up, Bali is bursting at the seams. Bali is the busiest during the peak season, i.e, July, August and September. Thus, if you’re visiting Bali during this time, well get ready to find yourself amid a crowd. The best way to visiting Bali during the peak season is to book your stay and restaurants in advance, or be prepared to shell out more than required.

 

N˚2 Bali’s real beauty is their local life

 

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Kuta attracts a lot of tourists but the real Balinese experience comes from the rural parts of this island. Want more than burgers and booze, then living the local life in Bali is the way to go.

 

N˚3 Traffic is crazy

 

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So they say. Traffic in Bali can make you pull your hair out. The motorists and crazy / confusing rules can ridiculously increase the travel time in Bali. Thus, when in Bali, travel smart and be safe.

 

N˚4 Get ’em Massages!

 

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You don’t wanna miss out on Balinese massages. It will be a waste of a trip if you do. You can get a 90 minute high class massage with kick ass view for as low as $30! And hey, when in Bali, you deserve the rejuvenation. 😉

 

N˚5 No matter what’s your Budget, Bali is apt!

 

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Bali can be a well within the budget holiday, but don’t be shocked if you spend more than you anticipated. Bali boasts luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants and exclusive bars, which you seldom can say no to. So, get ready to spend more than you planned!

N˚6 Say yes to private drivers

 

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Exploring the streets of Bali is best done on a scooty as you can zip through the traffic. But if scooty is not an option for you, then let the private drivers of Bali pamper you. Hiring a private driver will ensure you get to see the lesser-visited tourist spots in Bali.

 

Now that you have your things that you need to know before visiting Bali, go book your tickets! 😛

*Continues packing bags*

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27 Sublime Locations to Enjoy Breakfast in Mumbai!

Breakfast in Mumbai is ignored more than anything in this maximum city!

Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of every person’s life. Well, at least it should be, as we all know that breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day!

We are all aware of how competitive the life is today. Blessed are those who don’t have to rush anywhere in the morning, and actually have the time to take it slow!

Well, that’s 20% of us!

The rest of us don’t even have a minute to spare from our everyday routine. Thus, breakfast in Mumbai means different for different people. Some may settle down with quick sunny-side up eggs, while others are blessed with wholesome snacks. In today’s time it is reduced to coffee on the go!

Moreover, coffee is Instagramable too!

Whichever is the case, it’s for sure the most essential meal of the day. There’s even a quote about how important breakfast is, “One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast”.

While most of us rush every morning, breakfasts are hardly given any importance. When was the last time you spent an hour to make, enjoy, and finish your breakfast?

I guess never!

It’s one thing to be tired of making your own breakfast, and another to ignore it to the core! We all fantasize about a lip smacking breakfast exactly for 3 seconds when we wake up.

Well, it’s time to serve that fantasy!

Because, breakfast in Mumbai should not be disappointing. We are the city of food, and the city that never sleeps.

Here are some restaurants that serve breakfast in Mumbai that will change your idea of breakfast; they will keep you fuelled till lunch!

So, feed your breakfast fantasy, and look no further than these 27 breakfast joints in Mumbai!

 

1. Breakfast tray at Colaba Social

 

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Colaba Social is the coolest co-working space cum restaurant there is in Mumbai. They let you host meetings, and serve scrumptious meals to your table. What else could one ask for while working?

They offer variety of breakfast trays, out of which ‘Last Night’ is extremely filling. It includes Virgin Mary, Eggs, Bacon, Bananas, Vitamin water, Toast, and Water to keep you hydrated.

The best thing you could avail at Colaba Social is the ‘Hangover discount’, where you just have to show your last night’s bill.

 

2. Eggs Kejriwal at Theobroma

 

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Kejriwal may belong to Delhi in person, but we sure can have one for breakfast. That just sounds so wrong! Eggs Kejriwal is an open chilli cheese toast tagged along with a fried egg placed on top.

This food item was originally served to the members of the Willingdon Club. Theobroma made it available even to the aam aadmi like ourselves.

Thus, make the most of your morning with Eggs Kejriwal at the nearest Theobroma outlet.

 

3. Giant Jamjar Popeye at Jamjar Diner

 

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JamJar is an all day open diner based out of Versova, Mumbai. The restaurant received much appreciation from suburban Mumbaikars for their all day long breakfast menu.

Their menu includes American style breakfast items like Nutella along with Banana Pancakes, Fluffy Egg White omelet, Spicy Jalapeno with Melted Quesso Waffles, and more!

Their Giant JamJar Popeye is to die for! The dish basically is poached eggs sitting perfectly on creamed spinach and crisp cheddar jalapeno waffle.

 

4. Smoked Salmon + Wasabi breakfast bagel at Smoke House Deli

 

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Smoke House Deli will surprise you with their four page long breakfast menu. They have amazing variety in almost all categories of breakfast, leaving you to wonder what to order, and what not.

Beware, you will want to order one from every category!

They have a large section of eggs, croissants, and of course absolutely delectable muffins! They have recently added Smoked Salmon with Wasabi Breakfast Bagel in their menu. Pair it with one of their cooler concoctions and you’ll set the mood right for the rest of the day!

 

5. Waffles Croque Madame at The Pantry

 

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The Pantry has never failed to woo its guests given its location and old school French charm. But, these two aren’t the sole factors, the food here is soul-pleasing!

This is perfect for people who love the Parisian feel. Visit The Pantry to try their Waffles Croque Madame made with local ham béchamel and sunny side up eggs served topped with homemade bacon jam! It’s heavenly!

 

6. Marble Eggs at Tea Trails

 

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Tea Trails is the most sorted place for professionals working in BKC. Early for work? Then, just grab a quick bite at Tea Trails.

Also because, it’s the most sorted breakfast for your day.

You will find everything from Poha, Upma, Fruity Pancakes, Low fat Granolas, and Marble Eggs. I vote for Marble Eggs as they’re not just Instagram friendly, but they also come with complimentary cuppa! (Or was that just for me, I wonder! )

 

7. Crème Brulee French Toast at Terttulia

 

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Pune and Mumbai never seem to go hand-in-hand, until Terttulia opened an outlet in Mumbai. Originally from Pune, the restaurant has managed well to sink its roots deep into the soil of Mumbai.

They serve fresh juices, homemade granola with milk / yogurt, waffles, and so much more! The French Toast here is to die for! They soak it overnight in cream, and then toast it. Later, it is stuffed with cream, and then bruleed with brown sugar. It’s freakin’ delectable!

There’s something more for bacon lovers. This lovely French Toast is further accompanied by crispy Bacon strips. Don’t eat Pork? Worry not! Because, the dish is also served with Chicken Sausage.

So, choose what you must!

 

8. Breakfast in a bottle at Nutcracker

 

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Nutcracker is a delight for late risers due to its all-day breakfast menu. So, wake up when you please because Nutcracker will serve you breakfast anytime you ask for it!

They serve everything from Salli eggs (a Parsi speciality) to Upma. So, you have a variety to choose from. They also serve breakfast in a bottle, glee for professionals on the run.

Thus, it doesn’t matter what time you wake up, breakfast in Mumbai is always ready to please you!

 

9. The Yogi’s Breakfast at The Yoga House

 

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The Yoga House is an absolute delight for anybody who is calorie conscious. As the name suggests, The Yoga House serves breakfast which will make you feel light, and energetic throughout the day.

The breakfast menu at The Yoga House will help you cleanse and feel light with multi-vitamin juice, oat porridge, along with tea / coffee.

The Yoga House also home delivers around their vicinity. Thus, feeling fresh and lively with a breakfast in Mumbai is just a phone call away!

 

10. Full House at Leaping Windows

 

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Leaping Windows is my absolute favourite cafe, be it any time of the day! But, their breakfast menu makes me visit them time and again.

Their Full House (pork/chicken) breakfast comprises of your choice of eggs, bacon and pork sausages or roasted chicken and chicken sausages. This is further complemented with mash potato or wilted spinach along with your choice of refreshment like tea, coffee or watermelon juice.

Isn’t this how mornings should begin?

 

11. Shakshouka at Le café

 

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Le Cafe is an eggy paradise, and is surrounded by jolly egg lovers all the time. You would be lucky to find a table here!

That being said, Le Cafe’s signature dish Shakshouka is what keeps me coming back to this tiny joint! Have this with a toast, and order a fresh fruit juice to wash this down, and you’re sorted till lunch!

Here’s a glitch- This beauty is only served at their Chembur outlet.

 

12. Elvis Bagel at The Bagel Shop

 

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The Bagel Shop promises to serve you breakfast in Mumbai that feels like New York. The restaurant has a beautiful setting, enough to make for pleasant mornings.

While the restaurant has a lot to offer, their Elvis Bagel is a real treat. It’s simply an open bagel with peanut butter, nutella and bananas!

If this doesn’t count as a must eat breakfast in Mumbai, I don’t know what does! (Actually, I do. Read the rest 26 options!)

 

13. Pizza by the Bay

 

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Whether you like the food here or not, you’re sure going to enjoy the breakfast at Pizza By The Bay. Why, you ask? The view, that’s why!

Pizza By The Bay is located right across Marine Drive. Trust me, the view from Pizza By The Bay is beyond amazing.

Their menu for breakfast is quite extensive which includes poached eggs, waffles, freshly baked croissant, and homemade granola. Though, that’s just to name a few. I say, side it up with a pint of beer, and Hola, a movie scene!

 

14. Café Mondegar

 

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Just another gem in SoBo! Cafe Mondegar, frequented by both Indians and Foreigners, has an old American Diner like feel to it.

The food is also inspired by the American style eating habits. The menu includes many varieties of omelets and sausages!

 

15. Eat around the corner

 

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Well, welcome to a all white restaurant, you’ll! Eat Around The Corner earlier was just Around The Corner. The restaurant is extremely neat and looks extremely clean.

Visit this restaurant for some good English breakfast, varieties of salads, and desserts.

 

16. French Toast and baked beans with toast at Villa Vandre

 

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Villa Vandre screams European from every corner. Be it the food, or the interiors, it’s all inspired by Europe. Villa Vandre includes absolutely delectable menu, which includes yummy Pancakes topped with Maple syrup, French toast, customized omelets, and also baked beans with toast.

 

17. Kala Ghoda Café

 

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Kala Ghoda is an art gallery complemented with a cafe and a bakery. When at Kala Ghoda, apart from enjoying the art in the gallery, you can order from a variety of food.

For a delicious, and filling breakfast, I recommend you to have some waffles with your choice of tea / coffee. This will surely make your morning special, and lets you enjoy your breakfast in Mumbai.

 

18. Salt Water Café

 

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Spending your mornings at Salt Water cafe will not just make for a delectable breakfast, but will also make you feel sophisticated for the rest of your days. The restaurants wooden furniture shines bright in the morning sunlight.

You will fall in love with Salt Water Cafe’s breakfast spread which consists of different varieties of eggs, smoked bacon pancakes, breakfast bagel sandwich, French toast, and croissant sandwich.

 

19. Suzette Creperie and Café

 

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The regular breakfast of Dosa, Upma, Dhokla, can bore the Indian in you. When this happens, welcome Suzette Creperie and Cafe in your life!

Their breakfast menu has tremendous assortments that will please your taste buds. They serve amazing crepes which can be complemented with tea, coffee, and varieties of smoothies.

 

20. Café Zoe

 

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Cafe Zoe is guilty of winning a lot of hearts in Mumbai. This is one restaurant that can give you a quiet morning breakfast in Mumbai, to a buzzing place in the evening within a blink of an eye!

They do not have to make any efforts whatsoever to gather the crowd. Well, all thanks to the food and the ambience at this amazing cafe.

When at Cafe Zoe, you can try your hands on Waffles, Pancakes, Scones, Toasts, which can be accompanied by your choice of tea, coffee, or smoothie.

Cafe Zoe is simply fabulous!

 

21. Fat Man’s Café

 

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Fat Man’s Cafe is all about color and quirk! Visiting this cafe in the morning is sure to get you chirpy, and will leave you feeling fresh for the day ahead.

Needless to say, Fat Man’s Cafe has a lot on their menu. Enough to satisfy any man’s need. You must try their Nutella coffee shake for breakfast. Apart from this, they also serve cereals, mushroom on toast, hash browns, and banana peanut butter shake.

Eat it all; we’re all thin on the insides!

 

22. Brunch N Munch

 

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Cramped in Malad, Brunch ‘N’ Munch is a small cafe perfect for breakfast, and brunch in Mumbai. They mostly serve English breakfast, and seem to be quiet popular among the locals.

Their menu consists of some extremely delicious food like Frittata, Baked beans on toast, waffles with choco sauce and ice cream, Bacon Pancake, Banana Pancake, and more!

 

23. Lotus Café

 

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Lotus Cafe screams elegance and royalty from the moment you step in. Be it the interiors, or the food, Lotus Cafe will prove to be the epitome of elegance at every step.

Many visit Lotus Cafe to escape the crazy rush of Mumbai for just a little while.The large hall of the restaurant looks out over landscaped grounds towards the ocean.

The buffet here is unmatched for in the entire city!

You must eat here at least once. Just to get the feel of elegance and sophistication!

 

24. Haji Ali Juice Centre

 

 

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Haji Ali Juice centre is known to open its shutters at 5am in the morning. They are ready with fresh juices, and you’ll start noticing the rush outside Haji Ali from the moment they open.

They serve fruit juices, pizzas, sandwiches, faloodas, and a plethora of different food items. All this with an amazing seaside view is something no Mumbaikar should miss.

Haji Ali Juice Centre is the most sort after in Haji Ali, as it serves you good, quality food along the seaside. The seaview is known to take away all the stress, leaving you with sheer bliss for the rest of the day!

 

25. Jimmy Boy

 

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Jimmy Boy is definitely not for early risers, as the cafe opens at 11am! So, sleep in a day, wake up at your comfort, brush your teeth, and visit Jimmy Boy for a filling breakfast.

When at the restaurant, you must have Salli Per Edu, a combination of Eggs and fried potato straws. This can be enjoyed with a Bun Maska and a nice creamy Irani Chai.

They definitely have a lot to offer, but you won’t be complaining about our suggestion once you try it.

 

26. Indigo Deli

 

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The combination of their consistency and flavour makes Indigo Deli one of my favourite restaurants to have breakfast in Mumbai.

When at Indigo Deli, I simply order Eggs Benedict with closed eyes and deaf ears! I want nothing else, I came for nothing else! Eggs Benedict at Indigo Deli got me addicted to it largely because of their unmatched homemade hollandaise sauce.

You could also go for their pancakes, appam with stew, waffles, eggs in different ways, french toast, they all seem absolutely mouth watering too. But, the Eggs Benedict here is simply divine!

 

27. Breakfast in Mumbai by the Cyclewalas!

 

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Oh yes! Cyclewalas are the true beauty of breakfast in Mumbai. They have everything from idli, to Masala Dosa. If you’re lucky enough, they will even have tea ./ coffee.

Well, to add to this, breakfast in Mumbai is taking the healthiest route there is. As you can see even the cyclewalas serving fresh beetroot juice, carrot juice, and what not, early morning to the joggers!

Way to go Mumbai!

 

Wasn’t that appetizing? Tell us your take on the above, Mumbai’s best breakfast joints, or tell us some we didn’t cover in the comments below!

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