Breakfast Of Champions: A Guide To The Best Dosas In Bangalore

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    A humble breakfast staple it may be. But to produce a perfectly round, golden-hued, crispy-around-the-edges-and-fluffy-in-the-middle-dosa is nothing short of art. LBB traces the famous restaurants in town that have mastered this fine art.

    Disclaimer: Hotels & restaurants are now open with 50% seating, but if you still feel anxious stepping out, most of these places are available on large delivery platforms or have their own system in place. If they are far away, you can always arrange for pick up.

    Hotel Janatha

    Hotel Janatha

    Malleswaram, Bangalore

    While they also serve the plain and onion dosa varieties, the crowds mainly come in for their thick, crunchy masala dosa that goes splendidly with bowls of their steaming sambhar. One of the best in Bangalore, we think!

    Price: INR 35

    Shri Sagar (CTR)

    Shri Sagar - CTR

    Malleswaram, Bangalore

    This restaurant’s iconic status is well-warranted. Their Benne Masala Dosa has a gleam to them thanks to the generous helpings of butter coated on them. It's pretty famous throughout the city!

    Price: INR 48

    Vidyarthi Bhavan

    Vidyarthi Bhavan

    Basavanagudi, Bangalore

    Since 1943, Vidyarthi Bhavan has been churning out crisped up masala dosas (both, potato and sagu fillings are available) surrounded by golden pools of ghee to every hungry customer arriving at its doorsteps. The strong filter kapi is an added bonus here.

    Price: INR 50

    Hotel Janardhan

    Hotel Janardhan

    Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore

    Working your way from the brittle outer edges to the soft, potato or sagu-filled middle of their masala dosas will be the highlight of your day. We promise. 

    Price: INR 40

    Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR)

    Every morning walkers, joggers and breakfast seekers crowd the hallowed dining halls of MTR. Many order their famous, signature golden-brown, masala dosa that comes topped with a tiny bowl of melted ghee, that’ll add plenty of richness to your meal.

    Price: INR 80

    Sree Krishna Kafe

    Sree Krishna Kafe

    Koramangala, Bangalore

    Get a taste of Tamil Nadu’s equally-famous dosas in Bangalore, at this cafe. The Ghee Roast Masala Dosa is a particular favourite with patrons, who love that the airy dosas come doused in spoonfuls of ghee.

    Price: INR 109

    Chikkanna Tiffin Room

    Chikkanna Tiffin Room

    Nagrathpet, Bangalore

    The dosas at Chikkanna are nothing short of heavenly, customers rave. The chocolate-brown masala and set (known as kali) dosas are paired with their famous slurp-worthy chutney that draws in the crowds to this nook.

    Price: INR 55

    Hotel Dwarka

    Hotel Dwarka

    Basavanagudi, Bangalore

    While the Benne Masala Dosa has many takers at Dwarka, it’s the Kali (Set) dosa that reigns supreme. The downy dosas, with a blob of melting butter on top, are accompanied by a spicy potato side dish and a chutney – the trio please your palate to no end.

    Price: INR 28

    Bengaluru Cafe

    Bengaluru Cafe

    Jayanagar, Bangalore

    When it comes to Dosa, Benne Masala Dosa takes the cake. Head to Bengaluru Cafe for their crispy and fluffy masala dosa topped with ghee that ticks all the right boxes with its lightly spiced potato sagu and slightly tart coconut chutneys. 

    Price: INR 35

    Taaza Thindi

    Taaza Thindi

    Jayanagar, Bangalore

    Not just for their soft idlis, Taaza Thindi is equally famous for their dosas. Their crispy masala dosas with lightly spiced chutneys are the rage amongst college students and local residents. With the onion and potato palya coupled with the kempu chutney, you ought not to miss this one.

    Price: INR 20

    Pro-Tip

    A whole South Indian breakfast, one would argue is only complete with a side of Idlis and Vadas too! Oh, and here are some seriously addictive South Indian Snacks for you to check out too!