The name Madras usually conjures up certain enduring images – and one of them is unfailingly a steel davra of steaming filter coffee, held dear to every resident’s heart, without which the day does not truly begin. The aroma of this coffee, made from the finest beans and untouched by chicory, is usually enough for one to wax eloquently of the drink’s importance to people’s palettes and the city’s culture, and the sight of frothy coffee being mixed swiftly and matter-of-factly has the capacity to elevate heart rates! Here’s a list of some of the best spots (apart from paati‘s homes!) to cherish a tumbler of filter coffee we are so possessive of.
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