Ask any South Indian where you can find good South Indian Food and the answer would be rather a show-off “At my home, obviously!” Well, not all of us are blessed with big-hearted (though big bellied) Southern friends who’d invite you right away to taste their home made idli-vadas. But Bengaluru as always befriends and serves you with the Best South Indian Food.
For Breakfast/ Tiffin:
Vidyarthi Bhavan Been around for decades and a nostalgic landmark to Bengaluru, this place has remained unchanged in décor and taste or their weekly holiday (Friday). Artistes and writers used it as their meeting point and the idea for several creative works were born here.
Go to: Gandhi Bazaar Circle, Basavanagudi
Eat: Sagu Masale Dose
Mavalli Tiffin Room This legendary restaurant has had Bengaluru eating out of its hands since 1924. Everything looks like from another era- the tables, waitstaff but you wouldn’t mind as the food is the focus.
Go To: Lalbagh Road, Basavangudi
Eat: Rava Idli
Shree Sagar (CTR) Earlier known as Central Tiffin Room, people mark CTR as a reference point for directions and Dosas. No Garlic or onion in their food but lots of unadulterated butter.
Go to: 7th Cross, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram
Eat: Benne Dosa
Brahmin’s Coffee Bar Thriving for over 40 years on 4 items and having a loyal fan following is not an easy task. Though the menu & space is short the quality & experience is big. BTW, they have in place the NFC tap-and-pay service.
Go to: Near Shankar Math, Shankarpuram, Basavangudi. Eat: Idly & Vada
Taaza Thindi In the short time it has been around, this place has earned itself the loyalty of many in the neighborhood. No Gobi Manchuri here as this Udipi restaurant is proud to stick to its roots. They score big on cleanliness and small prices.
Go To: 4th T Block, Jayanagar
Eat: Masala Dosa, Kesari Bhath
BonSouth Food is offered from all the 4 southern states and its only a buffet all days with special rates for kids. There is welcome drink, live counters, main course , delicious desserts and the menu changes everyday. South Indies is their counterpart if you’d like a-la-carte.
Go To: 5th Block, Koramangala
Eat: The Buffet offers it all
Kamat Loka Ruchi The Kamats hold a special spot in the Karanataka restaurant chains and offer North Karnataka food authentic and rare to find around town. Kamat Loka Ruchi is a god send to travelers on Bangalore-Mysore highway.
Go To: Mysore Road
Eat: Breakfast Buffet
Halli Mane Looking to eat authentic North Karnataka food then this place with a village like environment is where you should land. They serve food that’s rarely available outside of a rural kannada home.and at rock bottom prices.
Go To: 3rd Cross , Malleswaram
Eat: Akki rotti, Raagi Mudda
Touch of Tamil :
Arusuvai Madhuram For their Plantain leaf meals and tiffin
Annapoorani for their tiffin combos
Adupadi for their awesome Chettinad delicacies
Nagarjuna for their Andhra meals, biriyanis and Non Veg specialties.
Ente Keralam and Vembanad for their aapam, parota & super seafood.