The Sunday through Thursday grind hardly allows us to make time to have a good breakfast every morning. And if we do get time to whip something up, it's usually gobbled up in a hurry. That's where weekend brunches come in.
Weekend mornings are meant for sleeping in and if you find yourself craving something comforting and delicious when you finally wake up, brunches are a great option. You could treat yourself out for a brunch at numerous restaurants and cafés in Dhaka – a number of places offer brunch menus ranging from pancakes, crepes and waffles to deshi beef bhuna, paratha and malai chaa.
So forget waking up to your alarm clock, catch up on your sleep and savour a hearty brunch at these restaurants in Dhaka when you wake up.
Located in Uttara, Dhanmondi and Banani, this quaint little New York themed café offers an interesting brunch and breakfast menu consisting of hot dogs, sandwiches and baked goodies. Although the place seems to be quite low-key, George's Café has recently turned into the ultimate hang out spot for people of all ages. Whether you want to come in alone or with a bunch of friends, this café is a good place to enjoy freshly brewed coffee, along with a variety of brunch options. The omelette of the day is quite popular – so is their buttermilk pancake, hash brown, steak and freshly made yoghurt-fruit parfait. Seasonal juices and smoothies are also available. Their brunch menu is available from 9am to 4pm on weekends and the price ranges from Tk150-450 per person.
The White Canary Café
Located on the coolest street in Dhaka (North Avenue), with the best view in town, The White Canary Café’s brunch options will surely reel your senses. They serve a wide range of signature coffees and a North American all-day brunch. The classic Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes are for those who simply don’t like to stick to the quintessential breakfast, while their freshly made Red Velvet Pancakes combine cake with cream cheese that melts in with the hot pancakes. The price is also reasonable. So if you are thinking of going there with your friends or colleagues for brunch, this can be a great deal for you.
Weekends are a perfect time to revitalize yourself and what's better than having buttery parathas and naan with spicy dal fry, beef bhuna and nehari? Star Kabab is undoubtedly the best place where you can find these deshi meals. Whether you want to go alone or in a group, you can choose from a line-up of naan and parathas with eggs, mouth-watering mutton and beef bhuna, mixed vegetables, spicy dal fry and nehari, along with their famous malai chaa. Prices range from Tk20-150 per person.
A delightful eatery located in Banani, Chows is dedicated to serving the very best of Cantonese cuisine Dhaka has to offer. The menu is great, with an amazing variety of brunch items to choose from. They have the traditional English breakfast – eggs, sausage, beans, beef bacon, etc, along with pancakes and a whole bunch of Gourmet pizzas. You can also enjoy a full afternoon tea experience with your choice of pastries and dim sums, with a range of Chinese teas and special blend coffees from North End.
Nestled in Bay's Edgewater, the newest landmark in Gulshan Avenue, Bistro E offers a rich array of brunch items, along with freshly brewed coffee. The Eggs Benedict with Beef Bacon – eggs poached to perfection served with butter toasted buns, topped with their special hollandaise sauce, beef bacon, grilled tomato wedges and crispy potato cakes – is surely a must-have if you're planning to go there for brunch. Besides, they also offer a variety of other items including French Toast with Strawberry Compote, Pancakes with Seasonal Fruit Compote and Eggs Florentine. The estimated price range per person is Tk600-1,200.