A trip to the hills becomes a special one when you devour a delicious breakfast while savouring a panoramic view. And no, we aren’t dwelling on the mandatory hot plate of Maggi, but a sumptuous platter of Falafel, wood-fired pizzas, fluffy pancakes and hot cups of coffee and tea. At Himachal Pradesh’s McLeod Ganj there are plenty of charming eateries overlooking hills, where you can have a wonderful breakfast experience. So, here are 5 places in McLeod Ganj to relish authentic European and Israeli breakfast meals.
1. Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen
Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen is known to serve lip-smacking pizzas in the hill station. Their cheesy pasta, chicken in red wine sauce, tomato cream vodka chicken penne, chicken florentine and baked potatoes are some of their bestsellers. Jimmy’s Kitchen offers customers a choice of 18 homemade sauces. This exquisite restaurant has two levels offering stunning scenic views. The next time you’re in McLeod Ganj, don’t forget to treat your loved ones to an elaborate European breakfast.
2. Mc’llo Restaurant
The homely decor of Mc’llo will instantly make you feel at home. One of the most oop[ular restaurants in McLeod Ganj for delicious food and melodious live music, this is the place to be. Mc’llo serves wholesome breakfast platters. The English Breakfast consisting of chicken sausages, hash brown potatoes, eggs, toast and baked beans is served a glass of hot coffee or tea. The Israeli breakfast platter comes with freshly baked bread, olives, shakshuka and a beverage of your choice. Enjoy generous portions of food, listening to foot-tapping European music, while interacting with travellers from across the world.
3. German Bakery
When you think of an authentic Israeli breakfast in McLeod Ganj, there can’t be a better place than the German Bakery, Yes, it sounds ironic, but this bakery actually serves a smatter of traditional Israeli dishes like Shak Suka, Falafel, Eggplant Moussaka, Hummus and more. You can also gorge on global dishes like Spinach Mushroom Enchilada, Pizza Marinara and Chicken Momos. Wash it down with a delicious Tiramisu Latte and you’re good to go.
4. Morgan’s Place
Morgan’s Place is a top-notch restaurant in McLeod Ganj offering exquisite European food. Gorge on aromatic pizzas fresh out of the oven. Slurp on delicious Italian dishes like Ravioli Funghi, Gnocchi Primavera and Crostini Pepper. The assortment of pancakes, salads, fresh juices and hot tea, coupled with sweeping views of the valley, will leave you asking for more. Morgan’s Place has spacious outdoor seating, indoor cushioned seating and a lovely terrace that offer glorious mountain views.
5. Illiterati Cafe
Illiterati Cafe is the ultimate paradise for book lovers. The book library inside this cafe attracts everyone seeking much-needed peace and quiet in McLeod Ganj. Sip a cup of piping Hot Chocolate while soaking in the clear blue skies and imposing mountains. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city, this cafe serving organic food on a wood stove is truly a slice of paradise. Illiterati Cafe is owned by a Belgian couple, so it’s as European as it can get. Feast on authentic Chicken Schnitzel, saffron-infused coffee ice cream, homemade Bolognese pasta and vegan pizza. Their Israeli favourites include a hearty Falafel platter, Hummus plate and a crunchy Falafel wrap. Interestingly, Dangal actress, Fatima Sana Shaikh, loves this place.
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Foodies and travel enthusiasts, these are some of the best places to feast on a wholesome, delicious breakfast while savouring the majestic mountain views of McLeod Ganj.