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Bangalore is know for its breakfast traditions and often you will hear bangaloreans fight who serves the
softest idlis, cripy dosas or the yummiest chutneys so let whats your favorite place for thindi?
1. Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR)
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MTR was founded as a restaurant by Parampalli Yajnanarayana Maiya and his brothers in the year 1924. The
food served at the MTR is a regular, wholesome Karnataka Brahmin fare and has its origins in the Udupi
Brahmin cuisine of the coastal region of Karnataka. The decor is outdated, as more attention is paid to
cleanliness and food quality than ambiance. For many years, the customers entered the restaurant through
the kitchen so that they would be able to satisfy themselves about the restaurants cleanliness before they
ate there. During World War II, MTR found it difficult to make idlis since rice was in short supply. According
to MTR, they experimented with using semolina instead of rice and thus invented the very popular breakfast
item of Rava idli.
Must Try: Masala Dosa, Rava Idli, Bisibele Bath
Address: 14, Lalbagh Road, Mavalli, Near Basavanagudi, Bangalore
2. Brahmins Coffee Bar
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Brahmins Coffee Bar has thrived for 46 years offering just four items: idli, vada, kesari bath and khara bath.
Stopping over at the Coffee Bar has become a force of habit for morning joggers, students on their way to
college and even devotees of the next door Jain Mandir.
Must Try: Idli Chutney, Coffee
Address: Ranga Rao Road, Near Shankar Math, Shankarpuram, Basavanagudi Area, Bangalore
3. Vidhyarthi Bhavan
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Vidyarthi Bhavan, a vegetarian restaurant in Gandhi Bazaar was founded in 1943. This hotel is noted for its
crispy, Masale Dose, especially the Sagu Masale Dose. It is one of the symbols and landmarks of old
Bangalore.
Must Try: Masala Dosa, Sagu Masale Dose, Coffee
Address: 32, Gandhi Bazaar, Near Gandhi Bazaar Circle, Basavanagudi, Bangalore
4. Veena Stores
It started as a condiment store in 1977 and evolved into a popular eatery for its soft melting in the mouth
idlis served with only chutney.
Must Try: Idli Chutney, Chow Chow Bath
Address: Margosa Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
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5. CTR (Sree Sagar)
It was started by Y.V. Subramanyam and brothers (Y.V. Srikanteshwaran, Y.V. Krishna Iyer and Y.V.
Ramachandran) in the 1920s. They hailed from a village called Yelagondana Halli, Mulbagal taluk, Kolar
district. This village is a part of the famous Ashtagramas of Ayers. It is recorded that during the visit by the
Maharajah Of Mysore, Y.V. Subramanyam supplied and served breakfast in traditional attire. They opened
another hotel in Krishna Buildings, Avenue Road. This was a famous meeting place for writers and artists in
the 1940s and 1950s, and its name is mentioned in many books and articles.
Must Try: Bene Masala Dosa, Mangalore Bajji, Coffee
Address: 7th Cross, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
6. Janatha Hotel
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Must Try: Vada Sambhar, Coffee
Address: 27, 8th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
7. New Krishna Bhavan
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Must Try: Green Masala Idlis, Neer Dosa, Button Idli
Address: Sampige Theatre, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
8. Koshys
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Koshys is a very popular restaurant and hangout on St Marks Road, Bangalore, which is a meeting point for
journalists, artists, theatre persons, students and foreigners. Founded in 1940, it retains an old-world charm
with huge pillars and large fans. The main building has Parade Cafe, which is simply referred to as Koshys,
Jewel Box restaurant and a bakery. It is said that Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Nikita Khrushchev,
Queen Elizabeth II are some of the dignitaries to have dined there. It has also won MTVs award for the Most
Stylish Place in Bangalore.
Must Try:
Address: 39, St. Marks Road, MG Road Area, Bangalore
9. Siddapa Hotel
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Must Try: Half Masala Dosa
Address: #38, 7th Main, 5th Cross, Sampangiram Nagar, Bangalore
10. Raghavendra Stores
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Must Try: Shavige Bhaath, Idli Vada, Khara Bath, Kesari Bath
Address: Opposite Manipal North Side Hospital, Near Malleshwaram Railway Station, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
11. Maiyas
Must Try: Masala Dosa, Besibele Bath, Coffee
Address: 459/30, 30th Cross, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
12. India Coffee House
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12. India Coffee House
The India Coffee House chain was started by the Coffee Cess Committee in 1936, when the first outlet was
opened in Bombay. In the course of the 1940s there were nearly 50 Coffee Houses all over British India. The
50-year-old Indian Coffee House at M. G. Road in Bangalore closed on 5 April 2009, after the Indian Coffee
Workers Cooperative Society Limited lost a legal battle with the owner of the building to continue in the
premises. It has been reopened on Church Street, less than a hundred meters away.
Must Try: Masala Dosa, Omelette, Cuttlet, Coffee
Address: 19, Ground Floor, Near Ruby Tuesday, Church Street, Off Brigade Road, Bangalore
13. SLV
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13. SLV
Must Try: Uddina Vada, Idli Sambar, Masala Dosa, Coffee
Address: Near Ragigudda Temple, 3rd Cross, 8th Main, JP Nagar 3rd Phase, Bangalore
14. Ullas Restaurant
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Must Try: Masala Dosa, Rava Idli, Muruku, Cutlet
Address: 1st Floor, Public Utility Building, MG Road, Bangalore
Tell us your favorite breakfast place in Bangalore in the comments below. Do share your experiences as well.
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ANAND AMARNATH
about 11 hours ago
Harsha, Address for koshy is wrong..... kindly update the correct address.....
GUNARANJAN
about 11 hours ago
Brilliant..! Thank yo for putting up a map of all the best places I have tried and heard about for
breakfast.. Now when some1 asks me what do I have for breakfast all I would do is share this link..
Looking fwd for more..!! :)
AMITHA
about 10 hours ago
Siddapa they make the worlds best dosa :)
MRINALINI
about 10 hours ago
Nice post! :)
FAZI
about 10 hours ago
Perfect! :D
LADYBUGL
about 10 hours ago
This is the real Bangalore, thanks for mentioning the popular eateries of localites !
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ZENRAINMAN (HTTP://ZENRAINMAN@GMAIL.COM)
about 10 hours ago
Excellent mouth watering post. Only thing is that Koshys address needs to be corrected . Well
done and keep the list growing :)
MOHAMMED IBRAHIM AMEEN
about 10 hours ago
You guys have left out the non veg outlets though .. Siddique near Shivajinagar has featured on
NDTV Good Times on their show 'Highway On My Plate' !!
ZIA
about 10 hours ago
Great! I still have few places in the list to try.. gotta buckle up!
KARTHIK BHAT
about 10 hours ago
12/14, feeling proud :D
POOJA
about 10 hours ago
Mouth watering options :) My fav is listed no.1 on your list :) :) :)
BLOGGER
about 9 hours ago
Good compilation! Great reference..
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MADHU
about 9 hours ago
Sri Shankarnarayana Refreshments
ARUN
about 9 hours ago
SN refreshments - Bhattre at jp nagar. One of the more popular and amazingly tasty breakfast
places in South blore.
AMOGH
about 9 hours ago
I feel Janardhana Hotel near Sivananda circle needs a mention.
SEA HORSE
about 9 hours ago
SN Refreshments (SNR) in JP Nagar 2nd Phase in one of the best breakfast places I have ever
been to. Must try their Dosa and chutney - its probably the best chutney I've had (beats vidyarthi
bhavan, brahmins, and SLV IMHO)
SPOORTHI
about 9 hours ago
Droool droool droool :) Thanks for this Baka :))
MANASA
about 8 hours ago
Awesome post.. I have tried all most all of them... Too good collection.. Slv idli chatni.. Janata hotel
.. Waw.. I have such good memories with my best friend there.. Memories recharged .. Tastefully
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.. Waw.. I have such good memories with my best friend there.. Memories recharged .. Tastefully
and deliciously ..
MANIEK AGARWAL
about 8 hours ago
I agree with SNR jp nagar 2nd phase J P nagar. This is authentic South Indian breakfast to go
places. I would like to see a places which serves different cuisines of breakfast in Bangalore. Cos
honestly sometimes I do crave to eat something apart dosas and idlies. If you can list them out
that would great.. By far this has to be the best list
ARJUN
about 8 hours ago
I agree with Arun and Seahorse........Have been going to SN Refreshments for more than 10 years
now and it is one of the best places to have Idli, Vada and sambhar........ Their Dosa and chutney the
best I have had anywhere......Just awesome......and way better than Vidyarthi Bhavan, SLV or
CTR........Janatha Hotel also serves some great Vada and dosa's..... but I would rank SN
Refreshments way above everyone else..
VINAY KRISHNA
about 8 hours ago
Harsha very good compilation. Bayalli neeru barsi bitri marayre.... The MTR hot jamoons needs a
mention. All Adigas in Bangalore makes good dosas and excellent Rava idlis with ghee on the top.
The best however is the Jayanagar 4th block and the one that is near Ashoka Pillar. The coffee in
Chandrika Cunningham Road needs a mention. The coffee and breakfast of Janata hotel, Kamath
hotel in Gandhi Nagar, Majestic is also good. The davangere benne dose in Basaveshwara Nagar is
good. For travellers going via Tumkur, it has to be Kumaranna's Tatte idli(Dr RajKumar Idli Hotel,
kyatasandra) with Masala vada. For travellers driving towards Mysore, it has to be Kamath
Lokaruchi next to Janapada Loka.They serve kotte kadubu(idli wrapped and cooked in jackfruit
leaves) and Ragi Dosa apart from the normal dosa etc (Dont forget to buy the Maddur vada in the
signal in RamNagar by the boys) For travellers driving towards Hassan, you can stop at Hotel
Mayura just before Bellur Cross.(Dont forget to buy Cucumber In CR patna/Hassan, they are of
export quality)
SHIKHA
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SHIKHA
about 8 hours ago
Hawwww!! You forgot South Indies!!!
RAJ MOHAN (HTTPS://WWW.GREENING.IN)
about 8 hours ago
Whys that the "must try" column for Koshy is blank?
PRAKASH
about 8 hours ago
Only few among plenty even road side like chikpet v v puram
DEEPAK
about 7 hours ago
Nice information.
MRINALINI
about 7 hours ago
Nice post! :) well I gotta try out some of the places I havent been to mentioned on the list :)
PRAVEEN GOWDA
about 7 hours ago
Good job harsha.. u could add egg fried rice nea mes college
SRIDHAR K
about 7 hours ago
I am in colombo but feel like I have travelled all over the best places in Bangalore
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I am in colombo but feel like I have travelled all over the best places in Bangalore
PRAVEEN KUMAR
about 6 hours ago
Good job. Great list Harsha :)
AKHIL P
about 6 hours ago
Excellent information. Very useful for those new to Bangalore or coming to Bangalore.
DT RANGA RAJAN
about 6 hours ago
Hotel mangala near Maruthi circle Hanmanthnagar best Kali dosa and rava vada
PRANAV KA
about 6 hours ago
Davangere benne dode hotel,netkalappa circle
VRIJ
about 6 hours ago
Prakash Cafe near Minto Hospital, Hot Chips at 4th block, Sukh Sagar and Nandini at National
Market, Alankar Andhra Style at Jayanagar 3rd block.
MITHUN (HTTP://WWW.SKYLABSINC.IN)
about 6 hours ago
All 14 places are so good..... Food is God :)
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SHILPA
about 6 hours ago
Point to note .. so many of these are in Malleshwaram ... malleshwaram is truly a foodie's delight ...
:)
SHREYA (HTTP://BENNEBANGALORE.IN)
about 6 hours ago
Hey! Perfect list. Tried almost everywhere and I guess Brahmins and Veena have the best idlis and
Ullas has the best Masala dosa (somehow not too fond of the excessive grease at CTR and VB).
Hey and do follow bennebangalore if you're on instagram
(http://instagram.com/bennebangalore). We too love to travel, try different places in Bangalore
and post pictures of the same.
VISHAL
about 6 hours ago
Wonderful post. Cost for two would be how much? Add that and it would be even more great
post
EKTA
about 4 hours ago
Excellent...however I'm not sure how this place in JP nagar close to Rangashankara got a miss...its
called SN refreshments n the Idly Chutney is better than Brahmins
MADHU SAMI
about 3 hours ago
For good thatte idlis- Vishnu refreshment, HAL airport road, opp(small lane inside to Honda two
wheeler showroom, domlur, https://foursquare.com/v/sree-vishnu-thatte-
idly/4fccaf04e4b0a2c79b35792d
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HARISH. M
about 3 hours ago
Now first of all! 1. Where is Janardhan hotel on Race course! It's one of the best sagu doses I've
had yet! 2. Chalukya at high point? How could u miss that one? 3. Udupi Krishna Bhavan on
sultanpet is the best sambar by far. 4. Chikkanna tiffin room in cottonpet is the best mini masala
Dosa. 5. Muddana for its amazing rice feasts, all three of em! 6. And I would recommend u also
include Sanman restraunt in the Hoysala Hotel in Sheshadripuram for its good breakfast. Also
overall good mentions of places like Sidanna (sidappa), CTR (Sri sagar). I also have many more
under my hood if you shall with to find out. Get in touch with my I'd!
HARISH. M
about 3 hours ago
Also 14 out of 14! :D
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