While preparing for my trip to Pune last weekend, I made a mini list in my head of all my favorite food places in the city. In the whole wedding confusion, I couldn’t stop by even one of them, sadly. But I think this list can be helpful for anyone visiting the city!
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Must-visit food places in Pune (not in any particular order):
Located near the Pune Station, this place is a must-visit for breakfast. True that it doesn’t look very appealing from the outside and isn’t quite squeaky clean on the inside. But in spite of that it really won’t disappoint you.
The cafe is run by the cutest Parsi grandpa ever! He sits at the cash counter, chops copious amounts of cheese and draws smiley faces on the bills between handling his staff and managing the restaurant.
I love the Cheese Toast here which is basically two slices of buttered toast with a giant slab of cheese in the middle. The Egg Burji is great. People highly recommend the Cheese Omlette but I am yet to try it. And to wash down the meal, there is the standard chai and coffee.
Dorabjee and Sons
Tucked away in one of the lanes of the Camp Area behind the Dorabjee supermarket, this lunch place again looks nondescript from the outside. But the food is to die for!
My family swears by the Mutton Cutlet with Gravy, Chicken with Sali and Egg Curry. All these go better with Pav than with Roti. The Biryani is not too bad either. I am not a big fan of the desserts here. But a Kulfi or a Custard always seems to be a good idea after the spicy meal.
Situated in Camp once again, this place is quite hard to miss. The restaurant is quite huge. Housed in an old structure, it is very spacious with high ceilings and arches and everything. The decor is simple but clean. The service is fast.
My standard order here used to be Egg Curry with Butter Naan, Chicken Biryani and Caramel Custard. I hear the Chello Kebab are quite good too.
George used to be my go-to place when I was in the mood for some Chicken Biryani. I think it’s makes one of the best Biryanis I have ever had!
The restaurant is located in Camp once again. The ambiance is again quite basic but clean. The food is generally good. It is a perfect place for a non-fussy, filling meal.