Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and for many of us, it can literally make or break your day. Nothing is more satisfying than a delicious breakfast. In case, you intend to have an elaborate brekkie this weekend, then do have a look at this listicle.

Pumpkin Tales, Alwarpet

Launched in October last year, Pumpkin Tales has created quite a name for itself as a breakfast place in a short span of time. Run by three talented women, this eatery is located in a quiet leafy alcove of Alwarpet and has an exhaustive breakfast menu. This is the only place in Chennai that serves Eggs Benedict in five different ways. They also have a range of toasts – from avocado and mushroom, kaya to egg and chorizo. They also have sandwiches, scrambled eggs and omelette. They also have delicious grain-free breakfast bowls for all those who love to start their day on a healthy note. In addition, they also have a great breads and pastries collection to choose from.

Cereal Killer Bistro, Anna Nagar

Breakfast cereals are a growing market in India. The hot cereals and muesli have been the fastest growing product categories in the recent past. And now you have an exclusive bistro serving delicious cereal-based dishes in Chennai. The Cereal Killer Bistro in Anna Nagar is the newest breakfast kid on the block and mainly focuses on cereal-based drinks, pastries and cocktail bowl, which is one-of-its-kind in India. Cereal cocktail bowl, one of the highlights in the bistro, is a concoction of various healthy cereals put together in a bowl. Apart from the cereal cocktail bowls, there is cake, cupcakes, or tarts and pastries using cereals!

Surf Turf, Kovalam, ECR

Have you ever imagined having breakfast by the beach? If you have some time in hand, just drive down along ECR and go to the café attached to the city’s premiere surfing school, Surf Turf in Kovalam. Located about an hour’s drive from Thiruvanmyur, this place is worth a shot for its delicious food and great view. They have options of either a South Indian breakfast or the Classic English breakfast platters. You can also opt for crepes, sandwiches, toasts, sausages or any egg-based dish from their ala carte section. It is a perfect destination to halt for breakfast after a long drive along the ECR.

Pantry D’Or, Alwarpet and Anna Nagar

After making a splash in Anna Nagar, Pantry D’Or launched its second outlet in Alwarpet. Both the places are quite popular haunts for breakfasts. They have a kickass breakfast platter (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options) replete with sausages, hash browns, breads, omelettes, veggie rolls, croquettes and baked beans. If you do not want the platter you can choose from croissants, doughnuts, cinnamon rolls or simply opt for any egg preparation you like.

Waffles Thru The Day, Adyar, Nungambakkam and ECR

As the name suggests, this place is a waffle-exclusive breakfast joint and is now present in Adyar, Nungambakkam and on the ECR. They serve some fine waffles, including savoury options too. They also do a range of crepes and pancakes. There’s great coffee to go with your waffles or crepes as well. From the usual Nutella banana, blueberry and strawberry varieties to those drenched in liquor and orange sauce and gourmet options like prawn avocado – they have waffles of all kinds. The joint also offers a platter option for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Lloyd’s Tea House, Alwarpet and Gopalapuram

Toast, cereals, pancakes, croissant, omelets, sausages, hash browns, yogurt, fruits, tea and coffee and lots more. Savor all these and more at the special continental breakfast buffet being offered at Lloyd’s Tea House, just for weekends. You can walk in between 8 am to 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays for this tantalising spread. On weekdays, they have an all-day breakfast menu that comprises of some of the most authentic English breakfast favourites. They have an extensive menu of 63 teas chosen carefully by in-house tea connoisseur.