South Indian breakfast cravings sorted!
Saturday morning we were craving for a South Indian breakfast, but none of us wanted to venture out. The newly launched UberEats came to our rescue and we placed an order from Idli & Dosa Cafe for idlis, vada, poori sagu, plain dosa and kuzhi paniyaram (don’t judge, we were hungry 🙂 ).
HSR’s food scene is rapidly evolving, and it’s good to see so many new places popping up. Tea trails opened its first outlet in Koramangala a few months back, followed by this one in HSR recently.
It is a small cafe located on HSR main road with a sizeable tea menu. They have some seating on first floor as well, but it was reserved for a private party when we visited. They have an extensive tea menu and a pretty good food menu too.
Loved and hated this place at the same time! It’s like a slightly upmarket dhaba that serves excellent food and beverages at low prices, but you can’t be finicky about hygiene here. You’d be spoilt for choices of both food and beverages, since they serve everything from chakhna (titbits like salted peanuts, fried moong dal etc), nachos, baos with quirky fillings to biryani and much more.
The first time we came here, there was a long queue. The next time we were there, it was closed due to prohibition 😦 Today was our lucky day and we got a table. They have some seating outside, but it was way too hot, so we chose to sit in. There was no one at the reception and none of the servers seemed interested in showing us a table, so we found a place ourselves and settled in.
After our first day’s miserable service and F&B experience at the hotel, I had almost given up on this place. I was not hoping to see much in the breakfast buffet, but to my relief it was much better than their disastrous dinner spread.
This spread was decent, with live counters for dosa, omelette, waffles, pancakes etc. I particularly liked the South Indian dishes. Dosa was paper thin and crisp. Idlis and vadas were fresh and well done. Sambar was more like a dal, but nonetheless very tasty.
Saturday breakfast outside is slowly becoming a ritual at home 😀 But after we couldn’t get a table at our favorite breakfast place, we decided to drop by Sector 7 cafe.
It’s not a very big place, but looks neat and is furnished with lovely wooden furniture. We quickly settled down and ordered for “a small one” and “all egg breakfast”.
It was love at first sight! If you want to gorge on delicious food at a cafe with beautiful cheery decor, this is the place to be.
It has got beautiful white brick walls, non cluttered space (and lots of it!), a few funny posters here and there and board games if you get bored 🙂 All the tables have got sheets, leather bound diaries and color pencils to doodle. Paradise! 🙂
Guess this place was good once upon a time, not so anymore.
We were in the area over the weekend, so thought of giving this place a try for breakfast. Continue reading