Yesterday I wrote about Delhi lacking the culture of early morning eating out for breakfast and consequently not many Café starting early. Most of the them in Delhi and in NCR have All Day Breakfast on the menu and yet not many open up early. So, having enjoyed and shared my experience of my breakfast yesterday in India Habitat Centre, we found one more Café which starts quite early. Yes, The Blue Door Café in Khan Market is the place where we went today for our breakfast comprising Italian Herbed Omelette and Waffle Slam. What is it ? Well, it had Eggs, Waffles, Sausages, Bacon, Toast and…. read on for the details.
Khan Market is an upmarket high end street which was, a few years ago, ranked as the most expensive retail location in India. The market houses quite a few Eating Joints, Restaurants, Pubs, Bars and Cafes. In the middle lane you have this The Blue Door Cafe which opens its door for the guests at 7.30 am. So, this was our chosen place for the early morning breakfast today.
The Blue Door Café
Once again, the drive was like a breeze with no traffic. Got absolutely easy parking for it was almost empty at 9.00 am. A short walk and we reached the Blue Door (you can’t miss this), the small entrance to the first floor restaurant. Temperature was checked with utmost courtesy, hands sanitized and you are requested to go to the first floor. The climb up the wooden staircase was quite interesting for it has a wall of mirror meaning that you have your own company.
Then you are greeted by a glass door, the blue one. Enter and then there is no blue color. In fact, many lively colors. The walls and the furniture is in subtle colors but the walls adorn various paintings in lively colors. There seems an art gallery on the floor above (we didn’t go though). Then expansive glass windows let lot of natural light in which makes the place even more lively. One of the walls house a bar and then there is an open kitchen.
We chose a table by one of the huge windows which overlook the other side of the market. A quick glance on the menu which had quite a few options in Eggs, Sandwiches and Beverages, including Smoothies. We placed our order and by the time it was served, almost half of the tables were taken by then.
Italian Herbed Omelette
A thick UFO shaped Omelette with hues of green topped with a lavish spread of Cheese and crushed Black Pepper (sprinkled on request) along with two toasts came to the table. What an impressive sight it was. A slight effort by the fork and the inside revealed that the Omelette had a filling of Chicken Salami, Ham and Potatoes with herbs and spices. The Cheese gave it a rich taste and the desired moistness. This Omelette not only had great looks but also great taste and was quite filling.
This plate had Scrambled Eggs, three Pork Sausages, some Bacon strips and a freshly made Waffle cut in four pieces served with Butter and Maple Syrup. Again, on request, the Black Pepper was crushed over the Scrambled Eggs which were silky and creamy.
A spread of some Butter over the Waffle topped with Scrambled Eggs and Bacon turned out to be a great combo. Even enjoying each one on its own was also quite enjoyable. Pork Sausages were just ok as I like more juicy types. I saved one piece of Waffle for the last which I enjoyed by drizzling a lavish helping of the Maple Syrup over it.
Once again today, we had a great breakfast, at a good place and in style. I wanted to have Coffee but Sanjay was in a mood to have a Kulhad Chai after this great meal. So we dropped the idea of coffee. Paid our bill which was within INR 1200 and left to hunt for our Cuppa.
Tomorrow again, we shall go in quest of our early morning breakfast and is yet to be seen if we would go for a English version or our own Desi one. If you wish to suggest us some good places, we would love to experience and share the story with you. Till then…
Bon Appetite !!
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