Breakfast in a hole

The hole in the wall

What to look out for –

Pancakes, waffles, burgers and omelets.

Phone Numbers –

080 40949490

Cost –

₹500 for two

Address

4, 8th Main Road, 4th Block, Koramangala 4th Block, Bangalore

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Yes, we have heard it a thousand times but still ignore the fact. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you must never skip your breakfast no matter how busy you are. I suggest that you enjoy a relaxed and lavish breakfast at least on Sundays if not every day. Here is a place where you can just walk in your pajamas and still have the best breakfast experience without people staring at you. So, for all those who love American breakfast this is an ideal place to fulfill your tummy fantasies.

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The hole in the wall café is easy to locate and the wide road gives you adequate space for parking. Unlike the name, the place is actually much bigger than what I had imagined. It is a two storied house that has been converted into an expedient café. The ambience is bright, fun and alive. Good music, green plants, book racks on the walls, comfy seating and a hungry crowd. What more do you need in a café. But, owing to its fame, the place is not easy to enter. We had to wait for 20 minutes on a Sunday morning. But, the place has some interesting wall hangings that kept me hooked.

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The first thing that we ordered was hot cocoa which was pretty good. Lime and ginger drink that came next was also very nice. But, mornings are for hot drinks and the hot cocoa was the best. Then we ordered pancakes with chocolate sauce and honey. The pancakes were soft, fluffy and yummy. Then came the Ferrero Rocher waffles. Delectable waffles decorated with fresh cream, chocolate chips and Ferrero Rocher chocolate. I swear, that was the best waffle that I have eaten. It reminded me of the waffles that I had eaten in Belgium. And finally, there was Sunday morning non veg breakfast. It consisted of boiled eggs and chicken layered with spicy mushrooms, capsicum, onions, tomatoes and cheese (yummmm). This was served with two brown bread slices and butter. Ill have to say that this was the best among the ordered food.

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waffles

Overall, it was a wholesome breakfast that left us happy and content. This is one place that you must go if you love American breakfast. I will give it 4 out of 5 stars. The ambience, service, food and hygiene were all up to the mark.

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Must try –

English breakfast

Waffles

Pancakes

Meaty cheese burger

Omelet

Hot cocoa

Breakfast smoothie

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sunday non veg breakfast

 

 

 

 

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Sip as you Dine

Sip and Dine

What to look out for –

Mangalorean dishes, seafood and cocktails.

Phone Numbers –

080 23406122

Cost –

₹1000 for two

Address

998/20, Poornima Complex, First Floor above ICICI bank, Service Road, R.P.C. Layout, Vijay Nagar, Bangalore.

alcohol is available

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There is something about family dinners. Apart from the fun, love and the interesting conversations, there something else for a foodie like me. You get to try out new places that you are sure of not visiting if it was not for family dinners. Because, when you are going out with the entire family, proximity of the place is as much important if not more as the taste of the food. You cannot imagine to drag them all 15 km to eat the best burger in town. That you have to do alone. And for family dinners, there are places like sip and dine.

Located off the service road in Vijaynagar, this place was quite popular in its early days. I think one of the most important reasons for its success is the lack of other fine dining places nearby. People had to go here. But, the place used to give some great service and delicious food those days. Over time, I can’t help but notice the falling standards.

The place is extended to two floors. Both the floors are pleasantly decorated and have soothing instrumental music playing in the background. The ambience is cosy and welcoming. Although I have heard many of my friends complaining about the behavior of the staff, I have never experienced anything of such kind. The staff were pretty concerned and attentive. We had our seats and ordered our food.

They took quite some time to bring the food. The cocktails were regular and nothing fancy. For starters, we had egg chilly, crispy fried chicken, baby corn Manchurian and chicken 65. The most disappointing thing about their starters is that they all appeared to be same colour. It almost seemed like they used the same colour masala to cook up each of the dishes. The cooks of sip and dine must make the food much more presentable and appealing. Also, please STOP adding so much colour to your food. It is dangerous for the health. Taste wise, nothing was quite extraordinary. The crispy chicken was good though.

Main course was Hyderabadi biryani which was tasty. The other time we had ordered neer dosa which was actually very good along with their egg masala. Their fishes are also well done. We skipped dessert because I have decided I’ll eat desserts only when the menu interests me. Over all, a good place with average food. I will give it a 3 out of 5 stars. Go here when you have no other option.

Must try –

Neer dosa and egg masala

Pomfret masala fry

Crispy fried chicken

1947 – a dinner story

1947

What to look out for –

Pure vegetarian spread

Phone Numbers-

+91-80-28605666

+91-9739989452

Cost –

Lunch – ₹350

Dinner – ₹450

Address

292/A, 12th Cross, Ideal Homes Township, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore.

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All the vegetarians, hear me out! Here is a place that serves genuine vegetarian food. 1947 is a well-known chain of restaurants that serve you some delectable food that does not contain meat or eggs. The last time we had been to 1947 Rajajinagar branch was to celebrate the completion of 100 days of our marriage (and we still manage to be together!). We had opted for a la carte then, and I’ll have to say that the place seemed a bit expensive for the food it served.

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So, when my cousin suggested that we go out for a vegetarian lunch to 1947, I thought there will be nothing new. But, the place proved me wrong. This time we went to the Rajarajeshwari nagar branch. There are five branches of the place in Bangalore – Rajaji nagar, Rajarajeshwari nagar, Malleshwaram, Jayanagar and Banashankari. The place is quite spacious. The décor is minimal and has that ideal “family restaurant” wala feeling. there are some pictures and paintings related to the independence day owing to the place’s name. the overall ambiance is positive. Comfortable chairs, wide tables and enough space to go around filling your plate. Yes, it was a buffet.

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When my cousin said it was a buffet, my heart sank. This is because, most of the places in Bangalore (I assume in other places too) do not serve the same kind of food for buffet and a la carte. Whether it is the quality of the food, taste or the presentation, we can see that a la carte beats buffet all the time except for some places. I will have to say that this is one such exception. The place had a decent amount of food on its buffet menu. Though the list was not too long, whatever was presented was actually delicious.

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We began with the tomato soup. Though it is the most basic of all the eatables that the hotels can offer, most of them get it wrong. 1947 makes some yummy soups. For the starters, there was hara bhara kebabs, aloo ke tukde, paneer tikka laal mirch. All of them were good. Especially the paneer, it was so soft and succulent that I had two helpings. The chatwala came to each table along with his mobile chaat stall and took orders to serve them then and there. Both the pani puri and sev puri were nice. Then came the cheese macaroni pasta.

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Salad section consisted of fruits, vegetables, corn and other salads. I liked the corn and pineapple salad that had mayonnaise sauce in it. For main course there were various indian breads that you will be served according to your preference. We opted for butter kulchas. It was eaten with Kashmiri dum loo, dal makhani, panner butter masala and pindi chole. The chawal ki dawat or the rice menu consisted of a vegetable pulao, white rice with rasam and curd rice that was presented in cute little cups. There was also hakka noodles with chilly sauce in the oriental counter, but we skipped it.

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After this hefty dinner, we still managed to taste the desserts. There was kheer, Shahi tukda and rabdi for dessert. We ended the dinner with the flavour of the season – mango ice cream. I have to admit that it was a memorable dinner. Such a wide variety to choose from and each of the food items was very tasty and beautifully presented. I will give a 4 out of 5 stars for this buffet.

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