photo credit: Vikas Munipalle

Steamed idli on tin platter at Cafe Madras

Cafe Madras

South Indian


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Ask 10 people in Mumbai to recommend their favorite idli spots, and you'll get 10 different answers. Ask us, and we'll tell you Cafe Madras every time. On weekends, especially, locals travel from all over the city to tree-lined Matunga to share a table with strangers for a South Indian breakfast or lunch (expect a wait), and dive into this spot’s fluffy, grainy rice cakes, with hot sambar and coconut chutney. While you’re here, carb load on the folded-over benne pessarettu dosa stuffed with spiced potato masala, ghee-laden sheera with chunks of fresh pineapple, and idli butter podi. 

Crowded interior dining room with marbled walls at cafe Madras

photo credit: Vikas Munipalle

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