ibis Kolkata Rajarhat’s power breakfast menu is all about smart, carb-free morning kick-starters
As Kolkata warms up to the power breakfast, more and more continental eateries are coming up with smartly curated, protein-rich breakfast platters and keto-friendly options which are hugely popular among the city’s conscious eaters. In the last few months, several restaurants and resto-bars across the city have stepped up their breakfast spreads, be it Echoes, Fab Cafe or Afraa Deli. So, we were hardly surprised when ibis Kolkata Rajarhat came up with a power breakfast menu.
Located at the heart of Sector V, ibis is a very convenient option for working professionals who work irregular hours, and often have to settle for unhealthy grub. Not only does ibis start serving their breakfast from 4:30 am every morning, but they have divided their timings into three segments to benefit the customers. The early bird special lasts from 4:30 am to 6:30 am, and features a cold buffet to rejuvenate your sleepy overworked brain. There’s another breakfast rush which comes in between 6:30 to 10:30 am, and then again between 10:30 am to 12 noon for the pre-brunchers.
“Energy is essential for your brain and body to work properly and breakfast is the key source of energy in the morning to start your day. Ibis has an array of yummy healthy dishes to kick start your day. There are many people who cannot have a proper breakfast because of their time crunch and do not get time for a nutritious breakfast, keeping this in mind we start our breakfast service from 4:30 am,” Karunamay Chakraborty, executive chef at ibis Kolkata, tells us.
The launch of their breakfast menu also saw names like celebrated experimental dancer Sudarshan Chakravorty and Aakanksha Manglani, Mrs India Worldwide East 208. We discovered the breakfast menu at ibis has a desi focus, and features low-carb numbers which are easily digestible and are rich in fibre and proteins. That being said, if you get your animal proteins at breakfast, or like your cold cut-loaded deli-style sandwiches, this menu is not ideal for you.
The cold buffet features an elaborate fresh food bar, where you’ll find summer fruits, lemon water, spinach cucumber juice, banana ginger smoothie. We also found a convenient cereal bar, and a steaming cauldron of almond oats, which we helped ourselves to. The breakfast platter featured a wide range of choices, from simple muesli and fruit bowls to upma and Southern special Pesarattu which is a Moong dal dosa.
We started off with some hot upma, which had a deliciously even and powdery texture; we could definitely have this for breakfast even on weekends. We also found an egg salsa katori, aloo methi paratha, Gujarati poha and missal pao. We decided to indulge ourselves and load up on some carbs with the Paharganj chole kulche; the kulcha had a light, palatable density which didn’t leave us bloated. Price for Two: Rs 1,000