Picture this! You wake up. It’s 8 am. You’re hungry. And then you realize, you have only one day in Mumbai. Maybe you’re just passing through, or maybe you’re leaving the city of dreams forever.
Where would you go for breakfast? Or lunch? You have ONLY one chance to get it right. Oh my god, the stress!
Never fear, we’ve got you covered. Here’s exactly where you should be heading if you had ONLY 24 hours.
Breakfast at Kala Ghoda Café Whether you’re looking for waffles doused in chocolate syrup or fresh fruit and yoghurt, Kala Ghoda one of the best places in the city to kick start your morning. They even make their own thick, home-made wheat toast and every breakfast order comes with their signature Apple Beetroot Carrot Juice! Take your pick from Spanish Bacon and Eggs cooked your way to Parsi Pora Omlettes and Akuri. You will also love the Melly Salad (drizzled with honey, nuts and goats cheese) and Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Salad. Accompany it all with a pot of coffee, masala tea or a Chocolate Sundae!
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Brunch at The Sassy Spoon(reserve now) If you’re in the mood for idling away some time, The Sassy Spoon provides just the right ambiance. High ceilings and warm yellow lighting exudes an inviting vibe in this quaint eatery. When it comes to food, get yourself some creamy scrambled eggs on a garlic baguette and the Coffee Caramelized French Toast with Coconut Whipped Cream. Some other favourites include the Goa Sausage Mac and Cheese, Watermelon and smoked ham salad and the Spaghetti with Lemon, Parmesan and Almond Flakes. Don’t miss out on their quirky cocktails like the Very Berry Khatta that’s heady but packed with flavor.
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Lunch at Pali Bhavan There’s something fulfilling about an Indian lunch, wouldn’t you agree? That’s why we’ve listed Pali Bhavan as a great place to eat at. With bar snacks like Vada Pav, Kanda Bhajia and Aaloo Tikki, you would manage to squeeze in your favourite Mumbai street food within your time crunch. The menu borrows heavily from Maharashtrian cuisine, but you will find items like Butter Chicken and Kaali Dal on the menu alongside inventive desserts. Some items you could try are the Bharleli Vangi (stuffed eggplant), Alleppey Fish Curry and Malabari Parathas. Finish off with Mishti Doi, Angoori Ras Malai, Payasam, or the crowd favourite – Paan Kulfi.
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Quick Snack at Tea Villa Café Get your afternoon caffeine fix at the new ‘IT’ place in town! This posh looking café has an array of appetizers and dimsums for an early evening snack like burgers, pizzas and pastas! You can indulge in their variety of flavoured tea such as Tiramisu, Hibiscus, and Oolong while gorging on Piri Piri French Fries, Crispy Lotus Stem Honey Chili, Mexican Tortilla Pizza, Street Noodles and sweet treats like their Nutella Cake and Fondant Cake.
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A Quick Drink at Doolally One of Mumbai’s best micro-breweries, Doolally offers their own signature artisanal beers that has everyone raving. With classic pop, rock and chart toppers playing in the background, you can sip ice cold Hefeweizen, Doolally’s signature unfiltered beer with German wheat and hints of clove and banana. You can also try out their Oatmeal Stout (made with oats and malt) and Apple Cider (made with Himachal Apples).
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Dinner At Imbiss End your day with a large, carnivorous meal! Imbiss will have a meat-lover truly spoilt for choice. The cured pork chops, tender, juice spare ribs with BBQ sauce, Chicken Escalope with flaky bread crumbs, Schnitzels, Beef Roast and more will have your mouth watering before you even get there. The best of the lot, however, is the duck sausage! And with very, very reasonable prices, you will leave with a full tummy and a wallet that isn’t heavily dented.
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Where would you eat if you had only 24 hours in Mumbai? Comment below and let us know.
Jade believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate. An entrepreneur by profession, she spends her spare time eating, writing, drooling over cooking shows and day dreaming of her next destination. You can read her rambles on her food and travel blog called “That Goan Girl”