NH7 Weekender Special: Where to Brunch When in Pune

We pick 10 restaurants to help you nurse your hangover and gear up for the weekend gigs.  
Waffles in Pune
Grab a breakfast fit for champions before heading to the NH7 Weekender music festival. Photo: Ralph Daily/ Flickr/ Creative Commons (bit.ly/1jxQJMa) This photograph is used for illustrative purposes only.

If you’re heading to the Bacardi NH7 Weekender at in Pune this weekend, you’re probably already counting down the days to unwind. You’ll need a big breakfast to sail through the three-day marathon line-up. While our list of local haunts are all-time Pune favourites, there are also newer additions. Here’s where you should refuel before heading to the music festival. Prices are approximations.

Stay tuned for the next part of our NH7 Weekender special series.

Dario’s

Chocolate Crepes Dario’s

Don’t miss the chocolate crepes at Dario’s. Photo: Ricardo Yasuda/ Flickr/ Creative Commons (bit.ly/1jxQJMa) This photograph is used for illustrative purposes only.

Where: Koregaon Park
Why: Go for the authentic Italian cuisine, but a word of caution: it’s all vegetarian.
Order: Crepes Al Cioccolato.
Per person: Around ₹700
Sundarban Hotel, Lane 1, Off North Main Road, Koregaon Park. Call 020-26053597.

Terttulia

Pizza Terttulia

The Pizza Terttulia-aah is topped with creamy spinach, tossed rucola, scarmoza, parmigiano and drizzled with olive oil. Photo: Janine/ Wikimedia Commons (bit.ly/1jxQJMa) This photograph is used for illustrative purposes only.

Where: Koregaon Park
Why: They’re known for their breakfast and Continental fare. To get the much-preferred outdoor seating, reserve a table.
Order: Pizza Terttulia-aah and the red wine glazed lamb ragout.
Per person: Around ₹1,000, including alcohol
393, Sanas Corner, Off Lane 5, South Main Road, Koregaon Park. Call 020-26152180.

Peter’s Pan

Where: Wanowrie
Why: Arguably the best waffles in the city.
Order: The classic Belgian waffle and the chicken cheesy waffle.
Per person: Around ₹250
6, Green Valley, Wanowrie. Call +91-8600050002.

Vohuman Café

Cheese Omelette Vohuman Café

Have a cheese omelette and chai at Vohuman Cafe. Photo: Jorge Gomez/ Flickr/ Creative Commons (bit.ly/1jxQJMa) This photograph is used for illustrative purposes only.

Where: Sassoon Road
Why: One of the city’s most iconic Iranian cafés. Satiate your bun maska-chai cravings here.
Order: The cheese omelette, with bun and chai.
Per person: Around ₹150
34, Near Jehangir Hospital, Sassoon Road. Call +91-9373323263.

German Bakery

Try the mango cheesecake at the German Bakery. Photo: Chefrangomes/ Wikimedia Commons (bit.ly/1jxQJMa) This photograph is used for illustrative purposes only.

Try the mango cheesecake at the German Bakery. Photo: Chefrangomes/ Wikimedia Commons (bit.ly/1jxQJMa) This photograph is used for illustrative purposes only.


Where:
Koregaon Park
Why: Great breakfast options and desserts.
Order: The bacon and cheese burger, rosemary ice-cream with apple pie and cheesecake.
Per person: Around ₹300
291, North Main Road, Koregaon Park. Call +91-8237209294 or 020-39395552.

Jimmy Hu

Beer Jimmy Hu

There’s unlimited beer at Jimmy Hu’s Sunday Socials. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski/ Flickr/ Creative Commons (bit.ly/1jxQJMa) This photograph is used for illustrative purposes only.

Where: Koregaon Park
Why: Pre-drink with their Sunday Socials.
Order: Sangria.
Per person: If you catch the Sunday Socials (12-5pm), it’s around ₹799 for unlimited beer, sangrias or cocktails and around ₹200 for an unlimited supply of whatever the day’s main course is.
90, Sanskruti Lifestyle Complex, Opposite Post 91, Lane 7, Koregaon Park. Call 020-30189809.

Olive Bistro

Salad Olive Bistro

Olive Bistro is known for its Mediterranean cuisine. Photo: Lauren Friedman/ Flickr/ Creative Commons (bit.ly/1jxQJMa) This photograph is used for illustrative purposes only.

Where: Bund Garden Road
Why: Their rustic décor and range of Mediterranean cuisine. Since the restaurant is a part of the Poona Club, non-members are allowed only in groups of six or less.
Order: The Sunday brunch, or their shank kleftiko.
Per person: Around ₹999 with soft drinks, ₹1,399 with alcohol
Poona Club, 6 Bund Garden Road. Call 020-30189765.

Malaka Spice

Chicken Satay Malaka Spice

Try the chicken satay at Malaka Spice. Photo: Alpha/ Wikimedia Commons (bit.ly/1jxQJMa) This photograph is used for illustrative purposes only.

Where: Koregaon Park
Why: The pan-Asian cuisine on offer.
Order: Malay grilled chicken. Keep an out for their winter menu.
Per person: Around ₹1,000
Lane 5, Oxford Properties, Off North Main Road, Koregaon Park. Call +91-9595288288.

The Burger Barn Café

Fried Chicken Burger The Burger Barn Café

Go to The Burger Barn Cafe for their southern fried chicken burger. Photo: Ridwan Jaafar/ Flickr/ Creative Commons (bit.ly/1jxQJMa) This photograph is used for illustrative purposes only.

Where: Koregaon Park
Why: Stay away from the crowds and take part in the WTF burger challenge. Finish the burger with ultimate fries and an oreo shake in under 30 minutes to have your photo on the wall; have it in 15 minutes to get it free.
Order: The Barn Southern fried chicken burger, if you aren’t up for the WTF challenge. Don’t miss the oreo shake.
Per person: Around ₹650 for the WTF burger challenge
393, Sanas Corner, Lane 5, Off South Main Road, Koregaon Park. Call +91-9272402006.

Arc Asia

Arc Asia Alcohol

The brunch buffet at Arc Asia comes with unlimited alcohol. Photo: Dan4th Nicholas/ Flickr/ Creative Commons (bit.ly/1jxQJMa) This photograph is used for illustrative purposes only.

Where: Koregaon Park
Why: Their Sunday brunch buffet comes with unlimited alcohol.
Order: Chicken bulgogi.
Per person: Around ₹899 for the Sunday brunch
ABC Farms, Mundhwa Road, Koregaon Park Annexe. Call 020-64156676.

With inputs from Neha Mathews and Sean D’mello.

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