There could be no better start to your weekend than digging into a scrumptious breakfast spread at a famous eatery. Bangaloreans though don’t just wait for the weekend. They have an everyday breakfast tradition of visiting their favourite tiffin rooms to indulge in some steaming hot idlis, crispy dosas, kesari bath topped with a sweet tumbler of filter coffee. If this is making you hungry then don’t forget to check out some of these eateries the next time you’re in the garden city.
1. Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR)
Mavalli Tiffin Room was named after the locality where it was situated. Started by three brothers in the year 1924, this is one tiffin room where it is difficult to get a seat. But once you cross that obstacle you are going to relish some of the best Masala Dosas, Rava Idlis and Bisibele Bhath ever made in a restaurant.
Where : 14, Lalbagh Road, Mavalli, Near Basavanagudi.
2. Shri Sagar
Formerly known as Central Tiffin Room (CTR), what pulls the locals and the tourists to this place is their Poori-Saagu, Mangalore Bajji and filter coffee.
Where : 7th Cross, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram
3. Brahmins Coffee Bar
Can you imagine a place offering just four dishes and being popular amongst all age groups? Brahmins Coffee Bar is one such place that only serves Idli, Vada, Khara Bath and Kesari Bath and is hugely popular.
Where: Ranga Rao Road, Near Shankar Math, Shankarpuram, Basavanagudi Area
4. Vidyarthi Bhavan
Vidyarthi Bhavan started off in 1943 as a small canteen which was frequented by students of the neighbourhood. Soon their popularity grew because of the crispy Masala Dosa that they serve.
Where : 32, Gandhi Bazaar, Near Gandhi Bazaar Circle, Basavanagudi
Offering foodies 21 varieties of dosas and a vast rural menu, Hallimane specializes in Jowar Thali, Kerala Parotta and of course the filter coffee!
Where : 3rd Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram
6. Veena Stores
Make a quick stop at Veena Stores for their crisp and soft Medu Vadas and Idlis. It is a small eatery where you will have to wait a good 20 minutes to get your food and will then have to stand on the footpath and eat. But Bangaloreans swear it’s well worth the effort!
Where : 187, 15th Cross, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram
You will often spot journalists, artists, foreigners and students at Koshy’s. The restaurant was founded in 1940 and it retains its old-world charm. Koshy’s is famous for Fish Curry served with fried papads, Fish cutlets and ham sandwiches.
Where: 39, St. Marks Road