Sure, HSR Layout is startup central and has some of the swankier bars and bistros around, but we also love how far INR 500 might just take you in this locality.

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Homely and comforting vegetarian north Indian fare rules the roost here. Regulars love the phulka and rice meals {INR 160} and the sweet lassi {INR 50}. Mix-and-match from individual components if that’s more your style – rotis start at INR 15 for the Tava roti, which you can pair with a small dal {INR 80} or a paneer dish {INR 120}.

Where: 1059, 22nd A Main, 22nd Cross, Near Oye Kitchen, Sector 2, HSR Layout

When: 12.30-3.30pm and 7.30-10.30pm; closed on Fridays.

Contact: +91 7829509468

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Art Blend Cafe

Who says you have to skimp on breakfast if you’re low on cash? Waffles {INR 120}, omelets {INR 90 onwards} full-English breakfasts {INR 200 onwards}, and a range of coffee {INR 60 onwards} are what you pick at this cafe. They open early on weekends to make way for the breakfast crowd, so make sure you take advantage.

Where: 659, 24th Main, 22nd Cross, 2nd Sector, HSR Club Road, HSR Layout

When: Wednesday-Friday 11am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-10pm; Mondays 11am-10pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Contact: 080 22581913

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The Kolkata-based ice cream retailers have a fan following in this part of the country, for their unusual and natural flavours such as Orange and Basil, Black Grapes, Nolen Gur {palm jaggery}, and Wasabi. Scoops start at INR 69.

Where: 964, MR Complex, 27th Main Road, Sector 1, HSR Layout

When: 11am-11.30pm

Contact: +91 9535006187

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Luo Han

Luo Han is dedicated to all-vegetarian Chinese and Thai fare. Regulars love the long list of soups and the vegetarian drums of heaven. You can expect to spend about INR 400 for a meal for two.  

Where: 666, 27th Main Road, 13th Cross, Sector 1, HSR Layout

When: 11am-3pm and 7pm-11pm

Contact: 080 64505304

Madhya Pradesh Poha

Most mornings, you’ll find this little stall dishing out bowlfuls of Indori poha – that’s spiced beaten rice, flavoured with fennel, pomegranate seeds, and an array of other add-ins, all at INR 20. Just be sure to make it there before noon.

Where: BDA Complex, 12th Main Rd, Sector 6, HSR Layout

When: 7am-12pm

Contact: 9743195112

Northam’s Pizza Pita

Spicy Falafel for INR 65? Yes, please. Just don’t look for authenticity or true-blue flavours here. Their pizzas come in Desi, Mexican, and Thai varieties {INR 150 upwards}. You can also try the pita pockets {INR 70 upwards}.

Where: 778, 22nd Main, 22nd Cross, Club Road, HSR Layout

When: 11am-4pm and 6pm-10pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Contact: +91 8105711811

Arusuvai Arasu Madhuram

There’s plenty of all-veg fare to be had in the area, clearly. This South Indian restaurant {known simply as “Madhuram”} offers breakfast favourites such as idlis {INR 30}, pongal {INR 45}, and a dazzling range of dosas {INR 40 onwards}.

Where: 1st Floor, Fooddays Complex, 5th Main, Sector 6, HSR Layout

When: 12.30-3.30pm and 7pm-10.30pm

Contact: 080 25723543


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All manner of combinations of north Indian fare come at polite prices here. Try the paratha combo {INR 90} or the biryani and kabab combo {INR 180}. Just make sure you order the combos before 3pm, as they’re only available till then. After that time, there are plenty of individual north-Indian dishes for the taking.

Where: 78, Ground Floor, Right Wing, 11th Main, 14th Cross, Behind BDA Complex

When: 12.15-3.30pm and 7pm-10.30pm

Contact: 080 49653564

Pappu Chaiwalla

Look for the piping hot chai in several varieties – Pappu ki Chai {INR 20}, Biscoot Wali Chai {INR 40}, and Suleimani chai {INR 35}. Pair these with classic snacks such as puffs {INR 40}, sandwiches {INR 80 upwards}, or even muffins if you’re feeling fancy {INR 40 upwards}.

Where:  251, 19th Main, HSR Layout

When: Friday-Tuesday 10.30am-10pm and Wednesday-Thursday 10am-9pm

Contact: +91 9036026099, 080 25723488

Cafe Torque

Situated in a bike accessories shop, this little hideaway is worth a visit even if you’re not loopy about wheels. Over a game of scrabble, try out the Iraqi Lamb Burger {INR 160}, omelets {INR 70 upwards} or a range of hot and cold coffees {INR 55 upwards}.   

Where: 1670, 27th Main, Sector 2, HSR Layout

When: 10.30am-9.30pm

Contact: +91 9611119649

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Masal Vada

If you’re looking to be entertained by a menu, you look here. We’re talking about dishes like the Mehehe {a spiced mutton wrap, INR 90} and the Papaye {a spinach and paneer combination, INR 60}. We also like the look of the watermelon beer {INR 40}.

Where: 27th Main, Near Lakshmi Vilas Bank, HSR

When: 10am-10pm; all days

Contact: 080 60000050, +91 8884027000

Featured image via Marian D’Souza at Art Blend Cafe


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