BENGALURU: It’s mid-November and the weather is perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast with friends and family, or perhaps a date. So on a drizzly Saturday morning, we headed to Koramangala, having heard plenty about the choice of breakfast joints in the locality.
The Hole in The Wall in 4th Block was what we had in mind, but we had been warned about how crowded the joint gets on weekends. A Hole Lotta Love was our Plan B. And sure enough, ravenous people had beat us to it and formed long queues outside both the restaurants.
Deciding against waiting for a table for what seemed would be hours, we rode to Koramangala 1st Block. On 80 Feet Road, we found a quiet little place called Cafe Terra.
A smallish restaurant on the first floor with a view of the bustling road below, Cafe Terra has basic yet comfortable seating. The decor comprises picture frames of Calvin and Hobbes and Marvel comic covers. Their stack of comic books and graphic novels are a hit with the young at heart.
The menu features basic breakfast options like fried, boiled and scrambled eggs, along with interesting variations like Railway Masala Omelette (with onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and chillies), Italian Frittata (with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese) and Spanish Omelette (with a potato base, medley of vegetables or chicken and cheese).
The mini combo breakfast comes with choice of eggs and toast with bacon or sausages. For those with time on hand, there are Belgian (waffles, muffin, hash browns, maple syrup, tea/coffee and juice) English (scrambled tofu, toast and butter, hash browns, grilled tomatoes and potatoes, baked beans, tea/coffee and juice) and Moroccan (sauteed onions, tomatoes and bell peppers shaped into a basket, topped with an egg and baked) platters, and the signature Cafe Terra Ham Basket (sauteed mushrooms, onions and parsley tossed in cream and baked in a basket shaped with slices of ham and topped with an egg).
If you’re looking for brunch or a more filling meal, the sandwiches and burgers on the menu are your best bet. While there are more choices in the former, burgers come in basic vegetarian, chicken and lamb varieties.
After a savoury meal, you can opt for a rich dark chocolate, apple pie or date and walnut cake for dessert. The waffles, crepes and pancakes at Cafe Terra a delight and are sure to send you home with a thumping sugar rush. The beverage menu is basic and includes tea, coffee, juices, sodas, smoothies and hot chocolate.
The cafe is perfect for long conversations and a relaxed morning. With great food to boot, it’s a great place to kick-start your weekend.