Ten-Second Takeaway

This iconic South Indian breakfast joint is practically world famous for its soft, soft idlis, perfect Shavige Bhath and unlimited chutney.

Must Eat

The Idli Vada combo and the Shavige

Must Drink 

Good old strong South Indian filter coffee

What we Loved

Everything!!! Khara Bhath, Bisi Bele Bhath, Idly, Vada, Coffee, Puliogre, Kesari Bhath. {excuse us while we wipe the drool from our keyboard). Though we were more partial to the Shavige than the legendary melt-in-mouth idlis and crunchy vadas. The Shavige was just perfect with the crunch of peanuts, slivers of vegetables and, of course, their secret ingredient: a pinch of rock salt, which we thought was an interesting touch. FYI, do not miss their legendary, unlimited chutney.

What didn’t impress us

Probably the only thing would be the long trek to Veena stores.

What is the best time to visit?

The earlier you land up here the better. Remember the early bird catches the worm… The same principle tends to apply here if you are to lay your paws on freshly-made idlis before anyone else.


Go early, as early as 6.15 am. Gather a few enthu-cutlet friends and go. There’s less of a crowd and everything just tastes good at that time. It is also fun to people watch. You will see parents filling their kids’ tiffin box with idlis, mothers getting huge dabbas for breakfast treats, and seniors citizens waiting in line peacefully post morning walks.

Where: 183, Margosa Road, Malleswaram

Contact: 080 23344838

Price: INR 100 upwards

Timings6.15 am – noon and 3.30 pm- 9 pm

Featured image by: Saina Jayapal