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Breakfast At Glenary’s On A Monsoon Morning In Darjeeling

BY SOMREETA MUKHERJEE

I paid a visit to Glenary’s during my trip to Darjeeling with my husband this June. It was drizzling and we decided to go to Glenary’s for breakfast. I had heard a lot about its dreamy ambience, its old world charm and the iconic breakfast menu. So, it was time for me to actually step into this wonderful cafe nestled in the market area of Darjeeling and experience the aura.

It was a cold morning. Rains and wind made it chilly. We ordered for a cup of hot and steaming Cappuccino. As the coffee was being brewed, I examined my surroundings.

There was something unique about the place. In Glenary’s, the old co-exists with the new. The place was lively, bustling with tourists eager to soak in the ambience and taste good food.


As we sipped into our cups of freshly brewed cappuccino, we took a look at the menu of this legendary cafe.

There were so many items that it was difficult for us to decide on what to eat!

Finally, we ordered for Roast Chicken Sub Sandwich, Chicken Hot Dog along with Fried Eggs and Sausages.

Fried Eggs With Sausages

Chicken Hot Dog

Soon our breakfast table was full of exquisite food. I loved my platter of fried eggs and sausages. The sausages were succulent-perhaps the best that I have ever tasted. Chicken Hot Dog was served with mustard sauce and it was delicious too. Chicken Roast sandwich was good as well but I liked the others better.

The mist, the light rain and the mountains that peeked through the clouds- the spectacular view was to be cherished through the glass panes.


An array of cakes, pastries and chocolates was available for take-away. The section is beautifully decorated. At Glenary’s it is not just about the food; it is also about the experience!

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4 Responses

  1. ashish sanyal says:

    Very nice – a photograph is worth a 1000 words.

  2. ashish sanyal says:

    Readers should also see To Darjeeling With Love on Facebook -for the complete story about Glenary’s history by the former owners

  1. June 15, 2016

    […] tourists for 100 years now, should top your bucket list. Read about my experience at Glenary’s here. […]

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