Adayar Ananda Bhavan – a breakfast review


The husband and I like having elaborate breakfasts on weekends and holidays. Since that involves too much work for me and not as much ‘holiday’ we outsource the breakfast.

Today, we checked out the Adyar Ananda Bhavan at Kadugodi,Whitefield. We reached there at about 8:45 am and it was fairly crowded. They have two floors – the ground floor is the sweet and snack stall as also the self service section whereas the first floor is the air-conditioned restuarant. Since the ground floor was almost full and we had our 10 month daughter with us, we decided to go to the first floor. It was our first time here though the husband and I have been regular at the A2B restaurants in Chennai when we were there. Hence, our excitement at seeing one opening so close home at Bangalore.

We decided to try the mini tiffin so as to get an idea of all the items at once and also some variety. The mini tiffin platter has one each of idli,vada,masala dosa and one serving of pongal and rava kesari. These were accompanied by sambhar, coconut chutney, coriander chutney and onion & tomato chutney. Quite a complete breakfast! These were a visual treat to start with in a neat stainless steel plate with a banana leaf on it.

What I liked – very tasty food.

What I did not like – None of the dishes were hot. It does not make so much of a difference with pongal or kesari. But when a vada or idli is not hot, it kills much of the fun of eating them. The ghee in the kesari was overflowing and so it was with the pongal. The chutneys and sambhar were good.

We washed down this large breakfast with some coffee. It was very strong – just the way I like it. But that may not be what suits everyone.

We also picked some murukku and mixture on our way out since we got quite nostalgic about the Chennai outlets.

One of the highlights of this place is the parking availability. The building has an underground parking which is a blessing in Bangalore.

All in all, it is a good place to visit.

We went a couple of weeks later with my mother-in-law and niece. This time we sat in the self service section on the ground floor. Had a good time then too. The food is consistent to say the least!


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