There are some eating joints in Bengaluru that make you a very happy camper. So many stories and anecdotes to share, so many food memories to re-live.
Bengaluru has its share of eating joints that have seen families swear by their timelessness, generation after generation. Stories from the restaurant will always lead to an exchange of lively anecdotes and laughter. Here’s a list of some of the most timeless eating joints in Bengaluru that have managed to preserve their magic –
1. Koshy’s, St. Mark’s road
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This one is a hub for journalists and newshounds. You feel like you’re back in the 1960s, reliving memories from a simpler time. It’s incredibly popular for its breakfast options and fish curry. Tip: skip the AC section and experience a completely different world – mesmerizing ceiling fans, loud chatter, and happiness.
2. Indian Coffee House, Church Street
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If you’re looking for good coffee, look no further. Head straight to the Indian Coffee House and ask for filter coffee. Do not miss the traditional attire of the staff. You’ll be served a big spoonful of nostalgia with your coffee, leaving you with a beautiful sense of longing. You’ll be back for more. Here’s a plus – the prices aren’t steep at all.
3. Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR) , Basavangudi
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You’ve tried nothing until you’ve tried MTR’s remarkable lunch. It’s grand, make no mistake. You’ll be forced to exercise an appetite whose prowess you never truly grasped until this moment. They’re super generous with their chutney; the servers are a delight – they appear magically out of thin air to offer you another helping. MTR is always full up, expect to wait. But it will be worth it. Look out for the dosa – you’ll definitely have more than one!
4. Chetty’s Corner, Seshadripuram
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If street food rocks your boat, you don’t need to look elsewhere. Chetty’s Corner is innovative and special. Many people mention going to the place as little, innocent, bright-eyed kids and its popularity hasn’t wavered, after all these years. If you like a zing in your spices, you must put this one on your list. The bun nippat masala and masala Coke come in highly recommended.
5. O.G. Variar & Sons, Rajajinagar
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This is for you if you have a sweet tooth. One of the oldest bakeries in town, O.G. Variar & Sons is fabulous in every way possible. Their crumbly cookies will melt in your mouth, their kharis will always go perfectly with your evening chai, and their endless variety of biscuits will leave you begging for more. Get your children here for an unforgettable treat.
6. Shri Sagar Central Tiffin Room (CTR), Malleshwaram
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Your South Indian food fantasies will come true with CTR’s offerings. There are a lot of options and people flock to the legendary restaurant in large numbers for its top-notch quality. Order the benne dose and you’ll find yourself in food heaven, in a state of absolute bliss. The succulent flavours will make you a very happy camper.
7. Corner House Ice Cream, Various Locations
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If ice cream raises you up, you absolutely must head to Corner House Ice Cream. You’ll be taken aback by their one-of-a-kind ice cream sundae. If you’re a chocoholic, don’t even hesitate before ordering death by chocolate – it has quite a reputation. You’ll hear tales of college students cutting classes to go and splurge on ice cream here. It’s a storehouse of memories for many.
8. Brahmin’s Coffee Bar, Basavanagudi
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You should go to Brahmin’s for your early morning breakfast and coffee fix. Their soft vadas and idlis will have you raving for days. The prices are super affordable. You won’t stop at just one cup of coffee; you’ll want to get another one for yourself. Keep an eye out for their absolutely delicious chutney.
9. Pecos, Brigade Road
Classic Rock music for your soul is what’s on offer at Pecos. Their beef items are to die for, and you’ll be smiling away after you down draught beer. It’s affordable and a go-to place for many youngsters in the city. Finger food, beer and old friends at Pecos – what more do you need from life? This one’s a legend, it won’t disappoint.
10. Rahhams, Old Airport Road
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For those who love their biryanis, Rahhams is a dream come true. Their mutton biryanis are scrumptious, and will make you want to overeat simply because you don’t want the experience to end. You can also opt for the kebabs and the butter chicken for a soul-stirring meal. Mughlai food and good service, you’re in for a major treat!
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