Breakfast at Tangerine

Forgive the uninspiring title, I was thinking of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It was a rather unusual Sunday, not only was I awake in the a.m. but was up and about. In search of waffles (somewhat affordable but not sad ones, I mean) V and I tumbled into the car and wandered off to Tangerine, the sizzler place. We’d heard they did Sunday brunches which included waffles and thus the early waking and what not.

Evidently too many people hadn’t heard of Tangerine’s brunch because we landed up to find the place empty (relief since it made parking easy!), darkish though sun-speckled. Brunch included both a pick-what-you-will menu and a huge combo type thing (Non-Veg -Rs. 160 including fresh juice, fruits, cereal, eggs, choice of meat, hash brown, and coffee/tea/hot chocolate). After confusing the poor waiter in an attempt to cover the highlights of the entire menu which further included baked beans/mushrooms on toast and pancakes, we settled down to bask in the silence. Though the quiet and lack of people was soothing, the holes in the menu – listed items absent, was annoying. Then again in all fairness, perhaps they’d try harder if there were more people to feed. The unkindest cut however was the absence of the much-craved waffles. Sigh.

The eggs (made to order also when the order is ummm forceful enough), sausages, salami, hash brown, grilled tomatos, mushrooms on toast, juice, fruits…Yeah, we kinda starved for the rest of the day…The lack of waffles though left V and me intent on meeting that craving. So next week, we’re upping the ante and trying out another Sunday brunch. Will keep y’all posted!

10 Comments so far

  1. Tushar (unregistered) on November 26th, 2007 @ 7:35 am

    Coffee world in RA Puram has a waffle breakfast on weekends. But they close the breakfast combo around 11 AM. Is pretty close to tangerine *and* the waffles are nice :-P
    Strawberry preserves are kinda too sweet tho.

  2. sachin (unregistered) on November 26th, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    To stretch the envelope of somewhat affordable (lol) you could try Movenpick on KNK road and french loaf on harrington road for waffles.

    Theyre both pretty good.

    There is a small chain that operates in the other metros that specializes in waffles, i will let you know when they intend to enter chennai (the next time im travelling i will speak to them)

  3. Mr.Mojo (unregistered) on November 26th, 2007 @ 11:25 am

    Thats a good one Ranjitha. The menu is pretty inspiring for me. We’re a bit too crazy for English breakfast and quite mad enough to go have the buffet at the Park Sheraton. There ain’t many places where they know what’s a hash brown. Matter of fact, last week we tried hunting for some frozen hash browns so that we could make it at home and went to this shop in Spencer’s. We asked for it and the guy got lost for a moment… and then gleefully offered us asparagus with a look suggesting our pronunciation was bad. :P
    Thanks for the detailed menu!

    peace out.

  4. david (unregistered) on November 26th, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

    Waffles! I know that craving Ranjitha. Try Movenpick as suggested, although its a little pricey. And let us know of any other places you discover! :-)

  5. Ranjitha (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 1:24 am

    Thanks you lot! Movenpick, Coffee World and French Loaf are now on my must-try list! And ick about the asparagus Mr. Mojo! :-P

  6. Sanjeeva (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 1:23 pm

    Chennaile waffles?????????? I be long gone from home maaaan……….

  7. sachin (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 11:36 am

    Just got back from bom. That outta chennai waffle chain just packed up and went out of business.

    You are left with movenpick, coffee world and french loaf. Besides, amethyst and anokhi serve waffles too. Just that i dunno if they are open for breakfast

  8. Rohan (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 8:57 pm

    Nice post.
    Can anyone tell me where Tangerine is?

  9. chguy (unregistered) on December 8th, 2007 @ 7:18 am

    Hi –

    Tangerine is the restaurant i was trying to recall after i read a glowing review in India Today supplement many months ago. Could you kindly let me know where Tangerine is located?

    Also i would suggest you try the breakfast at the erstwhile Radha Park Inn on 100 feet road. It is enjoyable

    Thank you

  10. Tushar (unregistered) on December 9th, 2007 @ 8:10 am

    Tangerine is at Murrays Gate road,Alwarpet
    Its on the road perpendicular to the flyover at the old LifeStyle crossing, going into/towards Poes Garden

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