Love the combination of South Indian goodness and Continental favourites on a menu? Then you've got to head to Cafe Central in T-Nagar. The two-floored café is decorated with quirky things from all over the city. The walls are covered in empty picture frames and the pillars have messages from everyone who has ever visited the restaurant, including famous people like Director Shankar! But getting a seat upstairs is definitely a better idea because the big windows look out to Dr. Nair Road, making the experience even better.
Designed like a newspaper, Cafe Central's menu surely offers variety. Initially, they had the standard breakfast offerings (eggs, pancakes, and waffles), but then they added some South Indian delicacies like the Kozhi Idli and Kal Dosa (you can get it with paneer or chicken). They even have a selection of Maggi dishes featuring everything from Chilli Cheesy to Tandoori Delight. You can also find plenty of options in baos, fries, BBQ wings, pizzas, sandwiches and salads.
But the section that gets the most attention is their saapadu. It is just as you would imagine - a full meal with rice and the works. The Saapad section is split into vegetarian and non-vegetarian and there’s a variety of choices for you to consider including Butter Chicken Biryani, Ghar Ka Khana and Soul Meal (rice with Malabar fish curry).
Monster Shakes are always a hit and Café Central has them too with options like Popcorn Crunch (popcorn, ice cream, whipped cream, brownie and caramel drizzle) and the Valentino (slice of red velvet, ice cream, whipped cream and strawberry drizzle) to name a few. They also have ice tea, cold-pressed juices, hot beverages and dessert options like brownies, fried ice cream and more. But we can't wait to try their Japanese Fluffy Cheesecake (even thinking about it is making us drool).