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Begin your day at these 7 breakfast places in Kanpur for a 'pawri' in your tummy!

The best part? All of them are super pocket-friendly!

Offering a medley of epicurean delights and keeping our palates busy, Kanpur is a food-savvy city like no other. There are umpteen eateries in this city that allow us to move away from the generic food options to shush our cravings and how! From this innumerable lot, we've listed 7 iconic establishments in Kanpur where you can head to enjoy an early morning desi breakfast.


Pandit Ji Ka Mattha

Among people who have their phones in one hand and coffee in another, be the desi who has bun-makhan in one hand and mattha in another! And this revolution is possible if you visit Pandit Ji's shop at Motijheel.

We have seen Pandit Ji in the same place for years and when we finally tasted the food, we could describe it only in one word - lajawaab! Even with frugal prices, the taste and hygiene standards of Pandit Ji ki dukaan can surpass that of any Michelin star restaurant. So, don't waste any more time and give your tummy an early morning dose of gut-friendly bacterias with Pandit Ji Ka Mattha!

Cost: ₹80 for two people (approx.)

Opening Time: 6 AM

Location: Outside Lajpat Bhawan, Motijheel

Bachu Lal Kachori Wale

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Are you missing halwai style crispy and flaky kachoris? Then get up and get going to one of the oldest hotspots serving garma garam kachori to shirk your morning laziness!

The craze of dal wali kachori among Kanpuriyas is immeasurable and a major reason for this is the presence of Bachu Lal Kachori Wale. The kachori is served here in combination with raita, onion salad, green chutney and a mixture of aloo ki sookhi sabzi with chhole. However, we recommend you to definitely try the soft and plum paneer stuffed cutlets served here with sweet and sour chutney. Don't tease yourself by simply looking at pictures and get ready for a desi breakfast morning!

Cost: ₹100 for two people (approx.)

Opening Time: 8 AM

Location: Near Madhuraj Hospital, Swaroop Nagar

Banarasi Tea Stall

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One of the oldest and most famous breakfast joints in Kanpur, Banarasi Tea Stall is always found crowded with people from all over the city and beyond! It is popularly believed that the kulhad wali chai here, especially the malai variant, can turn anyone into a tea lover. Other than different flavours of tea, Banarasi also serves traditional Indian breakfast such as bun maska and chhole bhature. So if you are a fan of early morning chai pe charcha at a nukkad wali tea shop, then you have to visit Banarasi.

Cost: ₹100 for two people (approx.)

Opening Time: 6 AM

Location: 80ft Road

Munna Samosa

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If you are not an early bird and still want to treat your tastebuds with crispy and freshly prepared samoses, then Munna Samosa will not let you down!

Spice up your morning with the mouth-watering samosas served here, that will leave you wanting for more, for sure. You can also order kachori which is served with aloo ki sookhi sabzi, paneer-aloo gravy and two kinds of chutney- red and green, to give you a tangy aftertaste. No matter how much of an angrez you are, you will surely ditch your tasteless cornflakes for a plateful of desi breakfast, when here!

Cost: ₹100 for two people (approx.)

Opening Time: 10 AM

Location: Block 8, Govind Nagar

Jain Jalebi Bhandar

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Sunday mornings are not fully lived until you've had dahi-jalebi for breakfast and there's no better place to explore the scene of morning sweetness than Kanpur!

Other than crisp jalebis, this food stall also serves gujiya, khasta, kachori and more, thereby, making this shop a complete breakfast junction. Happy to satiate their hunger at nominal rates, Jain Jalebi is cluttered by students and working professionals, alike. If you too wish to enjoy an assortment of early morning palate pleasers, then head over to the Jain Jalebi Bhandar ASAP!

Cost: ₹100 for two people (approx.)

Opening Time: 7 AM

Location: Afim Kothi, Anwarganj

Shukla Ji Makhan Bhandar

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Give your mornings a boost of sugar and churned milk with the best Malai-Makkhan in town at Shukla Ji Makhan Bhandar. This frothy goodness is topped with kesar, badam and pista to add flavour and is as light as air! This delicacy is available only between Diwali and Holi, so grab this end of 'season sale', else you'll have to suffice your cravings with just kulfi for the next six months!

Cost: ₹80 for two people (approx.)

Opening Time: 9 AM

Location: Fazalganj

Pahalwan Ji Ka Special Mattha

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"Agar bread ke sang makkhan khana pasand karte ho tum, toh zinda ho tum!" (We think we heard it somewhere!)

Available under ₹100, Pahalwan Ji Ka Special Mattha serves layers of fresh makkhan spread on bread slices, which has become quite popular among the citizens. Good hygiene practices and the availability of different kinds of breads, has made this place extremely popular. If you like to go for early morning jogs, then we suggest that you jog your way to this outlet for a yummy start to your day!

Cost: ₹150 for two people (approx.)

Opening Time: 5:30 AM

Location: Nanarao Park, Phool Bagh

Knock Knock

Now that we've listed these breakfast options in Kanpur, head out for a foodsploration streak and loud burps! We see no excuse for you to skip out on a legit wholesome Kanpuriya breakfast sesh.

- With inputs from Medha Katiyar.

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