Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

O is for Omelette Man!


So what do you fancy? – Spanish,  Masala,  Ali Baba or just plain cheese?    Open since 1974,  The Omelette Shop is an institution in Jodhpur and the man himself has been joined by his sons in the business of producing about 400 omelettes every day!

He’s not hard to find – just inside the main gate,  close to the clock tower.  All you have to do is look for a place with stacks of eggs and a Lonely Planet sign!  Make your choice,  grab a stool and sit in the street.  Your omelette is served in bread as a sandwich and,  as you sip your chai,  you can watch the pandemonium around you while chatting with fellow travellers.

(I bet I know what’s going through your mind – hygiene,  eggs,  heat,  street ….. well,  I broke a lot of travel rules on this one too.   If it helps – and I have to say I must have one of the worst holiday tummies on the planet – the omelette was fresh,  delicious and  incident free!!)

If you’re looking for an escape from the chaos of the city  – perhaps an elegant premises with plush seating and controlled temperatures – well this mightn’t be the place for you.   Oh – and yes – you’d probably need to like eggs!!





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Travel Aficionado on Visualhunt/CC BY-NC




6 thoughts on “Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

  1. Ha ha sounds fab, our kind of place. Had a similar experience in Stone town Zanzibar and their speciality street food chips mayai (chips in an omelette) and we broke every travel rule there, great memories!😀

  2. This looks like a lovely place to pause, eat and photograph – so much character and colours just in one photo. Thanks for sharing and have a good day

  3. I think I’ve seen this place on some of the Street Food TV shows. Amazing how these little places become and stay popular by giving good food and customer service. All too often one or the other is lacking at many restaurants. Cheers Marie. Allan

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