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Mugshots and monster breakfasts

Monster breakfast at Madison Street

Monster breakfast at Madison Street   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

Start your day with buttery eggs at Madison Street, a diner in Kulathoor with cheery interiors and Instagram-friendly food

Breakfast like a king goes the maxim and Monster breakfast comprising toast, cereal, pancake, minute steak, ham, bacon, sausage, salami, mushrooms, baked beans, hash browns, eggs and French Fries seems to be an ideal way to start a lazy Sunday at Madison Street, Kulathoor.

A relaxed space with a retro feel, the restaurant has an interesting selection of portraits. Rows of photographs of chefs greet patrons as they climb the stairway to the restaurant.

Chicken burrito at Madison Street

Chicken burrito at Madison Street   | Photo Credit: Liza George

Inside, a wall with mugshots of various celebrities right from Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe to Angelina Jolie and Jason Momoa is the highlight. An oddity amongst the frames is one of an apology written by a group of “broke college boys” for not leaving a tip for the waiters. “We found the note written on a napkin left inside the check presenter and found it priceless,” says chef Mahesh Kumar.

The Monster breakfast starts with a small bowl of cereal. Next up is a fluffy pancake, served with sides of honey and maple syrup.

The steak is a small, wedge of tender tenderloin, which is soaked in peppercorn sauce. The rich, peppery sauce complements the steak. It is served with grilled vegetables, which are well seasoned, tender and lightly charred.

Steak served at Madison Street

Steak served at Madison Street   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

Chef Mahesh makes eggs like the British, with oodles of butter: My scrambled eggs are utterly buttery delicious. The crisp-on-the-outside and fluffy-inside hashbrowns are a must-have. The bacon is the sole disappointment in an otherwise satisfying meal, as it tastes slightly off.

Mahesh convinces me to try the chicken burrito, served in biteable portions. A grab-and-go meal, the wrap has grilled pieces of well seasoned chicken. Sour cream lends the dish a tangy flavour. A cup of coffee was the perfect finish.

The diner is open daily for breakfast and serves a wide range of snacks, which include hot dogs, burgers, pizzas and sandwiches.

The interior of Madison Street

The interior of Madison Street   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

For pork-lovers, try the spare ribs, available only on pre-order as it takes more than two hours to prepare.

Another house speciality is the Ouzi rice, a Lebanese dish, akin to a biriyani, which arrives flambéed; ideal for Instagram enthusiasts.

The restaurant is open from 8.30 am to 11 pm.

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