Kalamane Coffee

Mumbai, India A true no- nonsense coffee place unlike other  sink-in sofa coffee places,no  the service is great but the furniture is only friendly enough for that tumbler of kaapi and a little chat. Kalamane is my go to whenever I m in the mall  as very few places in Mumbai do real South Indian... Continue Reading →

Shri Sagar – CTR

Bengaluru, India Finally managed to visit the much heard about  breakfast joint. It was a Saturday morning and the place was full to the brim. We had to stand next to a table, I bet the diners were pestered with our hungry eyes waiting for them to vacate the seats just as we felt when... Continue Reading →

Udipi Delux

Brookfield, Bengaluru This place is done up beautifully and we on a holiday chose to sit upstairs and expected service. The service was there but atrocious, imagine one person to take the food order for the entire floor!!! Coming to the food, baring the khara bhat and vada , the rest was very average .... Continue Reading →

Sharda Bhavan

Matunga, Mumbai, India The vibe is amazing takes you back in time. I call it a a Madrasi Irani. Irani for the look and feel. This place has a limited menu but has something for all. I had the idlis,one of the best you can have and with sambar that is a typical of Mumbai.... Continue Reading →

Amba Bhavan

Matunga, Mumbai It is again a Karnataki place which has a limited menu up on the board,with again a back in time nostalgia in the air. I ordered a Ulundu Dosa (urad dal) batter and a filter coffee. No complaints at all.

Cafe Madras

Mumbai, India The most popular of the lot where your wait could be for eternity on weekends. Run by Kamats this place again unlike the Madrasi Sharda Bhavan has a Karnataki influence. Good food,good price and quick service. Had the podi upma a good biz innovation and a pineapple sheera to accompany the filter coffee.


Chembur, Mumbai Tucked in the Southie hub of Chembur ,shell colony Ayyappan serves Keralite specialties like appam puttu parotha etc apart from idli and dosas. We went for breakfast and at 7 they were just open .. the filter coffee was ordinary .. the puttu very dry but the appams kadala curry and their Chai... Continue Reading →

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