Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bangalore’s got a hole in the wall

Breakfast cravings? It is simple, go to the Hole in the Wall Café.

Yes that’s the name, the description of the place is almost accurate. It is a little more than a hole in the wall and can seat 25 people packed in. The cuisine is continental, wholesome and leaves you replete without burning a hole in the wallet.

A garage-turned-eatery opened by Bangalore-based rock band Galeej Guru’s lead singer Nathan Lee Harris and his wife Lynn D’Costa, a whiz in the kitchen, this cozy little place has breakfasts during the day and in the evenings it has got basic café foods, ranging from burgers and sandwiches to desserts.

Warm bright colours, easy on the seat furniture, fabulous music and above all, the cheery smiles of the hard working couple who cook and serve (friends and family regularly chip in too), have spread its fame far and wide. During the weekends it is buzzing constantly with activity and is full. Trying to get a table is quite a job, but worth the wait.

The Hole in the Wall
Youngsters living away from home are regulars here, perhaps lured by the wholesome breakfast available. Mouth watering waffles to the perfect hangover omelette keeps you gunning for more.

The menu boasts of diverse options of continental breakfast available till noon. The All English breakfast is a royal spread, with a fried egg, toast, sausages, bacon, baked beans, sauteed mushrooms and grilled tomatoes. The Only One is colour on a plate, with a deliciously yellow sunny-side-up, served with blood-red baked beans, grilled tomatoes and toast. The Sunday Morning is a concoction of baked eggs layered with mushrooms, tomatoes, coriander, and your choice of meat, and dripping melted cheese.

The menu at The Hole in the Wall
The fluffiest omelettes in town, with a choice of fillings, arrive on your plate bursting at their seams. Veggie-lovers can choose from cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, mushrooms and onions.

Unfortunately, breakfast options are a tad limited for those who don't eat eggs, though they could choose the Famous Continental, which is toast, butter, jam, fruit juice and a cuppa (chai or coffee), or baked beans on toast.

The waffles at THITW are golden and toasty and for those watching their waists, there is cereal with milk or sliced bananas served with yoghurt, nuts and honey.

Lynn and Nathan also serve sandwiches, burgers, cheesecakes and other light snacks in the evenings through the week, and are known for their secret mayonnaise and sauce recipes.

You can find the café via their Facebook page.

Hole in the Wall Cafe, Koramangala, 4th Block, ST Bed Layout, Bangalore
Call: 99005 17582
Meal for two: Rs 300


By Aditya Mendonca/ Raintree Media Features/ www.raintreemedia.com

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