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  • Jeckin C.
    "Try the set dosa, pessaratu(moong dal) dosa, raagi dosa, neer dosa."(19 Tips)
    Brijesh K.
    "crunchy medu wada, tasty sambhar and fantastic filter coffee"(34 Tips)
    Chitranjan M.
    "Must try rasam idli ,maysore dosa and south Indian filter coffee."(16 Tips)
    Manish S.
    "Have tupa dosa with onion is also good rasam vada is also good"(6 Tips)
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  • Master M.
    Crowded from breakfast to dinner, It is one of th oldest & most authentic South Indian restaurants in the city. Noisy ambiance, quick service and fresh hot food is what describes this eatery the best.
  • Deepak J.
    Deepak JadhavJanuary 2
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best South Indian style restaurants in Mumbai! The rasam wada, idlis & dosas are to die for. Don't forget to finish it off with a hot filter coffee! One of the must visit places in the city
  • Atul D.
    Atul DeshpandeSeptember 13, 2015
    Awesome Authentic South Indian food. Sit upstairs. Get served by Ashok.:-) Try Moong Dal dosa with Podi. Udal dal and Ragi dosa are awesome too. Check Upma with Podi, Pongal, Rava dosa and Rassam too.
  • Jeckin C.
    Jeckin ChhedaSeptember 11, 2014
    Good dosa varieties other than the usual. Try the set dosa, pessaratu(moong dal) dosa, raagi dosa, neer dosa. South style misal. Upma poodhi. And any dosa with the white is a hit here.
  • Puneet Y.
    Puneet YashodMay 23, 2016
    Early Morning breakfast at this place should be a ritual if you stay nearby. The dosas and Idli are top notch with chutney and sambhar taste being in-house. Even the white butter is made by them.
  • Purva K.
    Purva KholeAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything right from set dosas, wadas, appam wid stew n filter coffee are jus perfect..Friendly staff...don expect to get a table fr urself..u gotta share it thanks to the popularity..
  • Vivek V.
    Vivek VenkatramMarch 26, 2012
    It’s where Matunga residents flock for breakfast. Fresh, fluffy idlis, even fluffier set dosas served with white butter, and steaming filter coffee served in steel bowls are part of the allure.
  • Anushreejazzz
    AnushreejazzzDecember 21, 2014
    Everything! But I start with idli vada sambar, glass of rassam, then get an upma poodi for the table, then dosa (pessarate or onion rava masala) then filter coffee
  • Puneet Y.
    Puneet YashodMay 23, 2016
    Try the set dosa, idli wada, rawa dosa, you can try all these stuff with extra chutney, podi and sambhar. Also add their white butter to your Idli or dosas.
  • Pranay A.
    Pranay AnthwalJuly 20, 2013
    Everythings awesome. Service 5/5. Set Dosa 5/5 mulga pudi sambhar 5/5. Tamarind rice good. Owners son Gopal n family - great quaint enterprise. And o yes - value for money.
  • Jasmeen K.
    Jasmeen KaurDecember 15, 2013
    Awesome food and great service. On a sunday, the best time to be there is by 8pm as they run out of the special items by 9-9:30
  • Attaché T.
    Attaché TravelSeptember 14, 2015
    Have masala dosa with separate bhaji and mulgapudi (spicy chutney powder with coconut oil) on the side and end it with a strong filter coffee!
  • Paramvir S.
    Paramvir SinghJanuary 3, 2016
    Best place for South Indian snacky stuff like dosas and Idlis. One of the best filter coffees in Mumbai. Their sambar is probably the best in Mumbai.
  • Vikram S.
    Vikram SharmaAugust 15, 2013
    Lovely south indian dishes, loved muching on idli kadi , set dosas and pineapple sheera.Truly worth the money....
  • Baratunde
    BaratundeJanuary 2, 2012
    Apparently the best dosas in town. I'm not going to argue with that. It's amazing, and order a coffee. Dude does a great trick involving gravity and coffee
  • Suketu T.
    Suketu TalekarJanuary 31, 2015
    Idli butter podi. Idli. Basically this is a place where you aim to eat every damn item on the menu before you die. And then there is the Rassam. Oh my god, the Rassam!!!
  • Master M.
    Don't be surprised if you find a serpentine queue outside this quaint eatery. The strong coffee aroma just lifts up your sleepy spirits , if you just pass by from here.
  • ruchita z.
    ruchita zAugust 16, 2011
    Idli poodi, set dosa (with while butter), upma, bissibelle bhaat & pineapple sheera.. now that's some soulful food! This place has not changed with time,be it food or the service both have the warmth!
  • Vanita D.
    Vanita D'MelloMay 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Have the Idli butter poodi...to die for! A speciality is the set dosa...yummm and then wash it down with an amazing filter coffee
  • Kushal S.
    Kushal SanghviSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're in a mood to try nice stuff try the pesarattu dosa or the Raagi dosa!
  • Nirav R.
    Nirav RanpuriaMay 24, 2014
    Try set dosa for yummy dosa that feel light as cloud.. and if you really want to indulge call it with white butter ;)
  • Ashwin D.
    Ashwin DeshmukhFebruary 25, 2012
    Cordial staff, which is a rarity in pune. So I was happy.. Ask them for their house specialities- tuppa dosa is good. They also serve rassam
  • Nirav R.
    Nirav RanpuriaJune 1, 2013
    Try the rava sada with white butter. Avoid place on sunday evening.. No ac.. Be ready to share table and wait.. Price you pay for lovely idlis, sambhar and chutney
  • P S.
    P SAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The filter coffee here is simply fantastic. They also have their own coffee brand called 'Kaapi' which is brilliant.
  • Rajesh H.
    Rajesh HuriaJuly 2, 2013
    Best vada idli sambar , I ever had in my whole life till now. Highly recommended place for all food lovers :-)
  • Anuj G.
    Anuj GuptaAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You will be "forced" to share a table with the local MLA Mr. Jagannath Shetty if you are a regular (he is a daily visitor).
  • Foodman F.
    Foodman FoodzillaJune 12, 2012
    A friend gave me this bit of info. I have been kicking myself for not having known this.Cafe Madras has a branch in Malad West.hotel gopal, malad west station road, opp balaji & 'the mall'
  • Pratik G.
    Pratik GourMarch 10, 2013
    The bisebeele Bhaath is the best in Mumbai!! Also try the pineapple sheera!! It is a killer breakfast place!!
  • Deepankar J.
    Deepankar JoshiFebruary 16, 2013
    The best idli and dosas.in town. And the rasam was just too good
  • Shilpa K.
    Shilpa KarthikMay 31, 2010
    Look out for friendly owners who will recommend the best food at the cafe. Do try out Mysore Masala Dosa, Idli, Upma all with a generous dollop of home made butter
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurMay 5, 2015
    Order their Mysore Masala dosa and filter coffee. Its like I died and went to heaven. And spent the whole day there because I was that full.
  • Anand M.
    Anand MullAugust 19, 2011
    Highly recommended. Best South Indian food not only in town but all of India. Just a regular paper plain dosa is so flavorful.
  • Amit S.
    Amit SobtiJanuary 4, 2015
    Amazing dosass at surprising prices...must try their special dosas and filter coffee
  • Kishore P.
    Kishore PisapatiApril 28, 2013
    Outstanding idly,medu vada and set dosa. Do try these rather than something new and fancy.- A south Indian.
  • Abhishek B.
    Abhishek BhaleraoAugust 23, 2015
    Amazing place to be at awesome crowd and vintage interior. 1940s legendary place in Matunga 😍
  • PB
    PBMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Filter Coffee - If you like your coffee strong and not too sweet then you have to taste this #slurrp
  • Manish S.
    Manish ShivramJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Upma podi is brilliant. Do try the variety of dosas. And arguably the best coffee possible.
  • Swathi A.
    Swathi AkellaOctober 17, 2012
    Idli podi, filter kaapi, bisbille baath and upma are worth the visit... Nice cozy place at reasonable rates
  • 10v
    10vJanuary 24, 2016
    Dahi Misal is a must to try! Tuppa dosa and upma podi are unique additions too
  • Ravi R.
    Ravi RDecember 2, 2012
    Coffee is their specialty.. For those who don't care for their their calorie levels do try the dosa's with tuppa..
  • Deepesh B.
    Deepesh BakhruAugust 4, 2013
    never had a crispier mysore dosa and vada rasam is out of the world! Too crowded on Sundays though..
  • Anvith
    AnvithJanuary 6, 2014
    Long wait on Sundays, be prepared to share table.. Compact seating..But awesome food, makes a worthwhile visit .
  • Islahul Z.
    Islahul ZunjaniApril 12, 2015
    Great butter idli pudi and filter coffee. Panpoli is okay
  • Ronak D.
    Ronak DesaiApril 20, 2015
    Idli there is the best. Filter Coffee virtually takes you to Munnar. Kamats at their best.
  • Manisha T.
    Manisha TOctober 13, 2012
    Butter Idli Poodi, Filter Coffee for breakfast & Bissibelle Rice for lunch are your best bets!
  • Richaa A.
    Richaa AgarwalOctober 7, 2012
    Do visit this small book place on the opposite footpath. Have a chat with the uncle who runs it.
  • Shinoy C.
    Shinoy ChenetraMarch 8, 2014
    If you order a dosa, ask the waiter to get you some mulaga podi with our and you can thank me later.
  • Rohan G.
    Rohan GuptaMay 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    We got a table after a long wait but the filter coffee was worth it! So much that we even bought a packet of it on our way out.
  • BGK
    BGKJanuary 12, 2014
    Come at around 1pm to avoid the rush and find the place almost empty to enjoy the food. Burrrrp..
  • Salil J.
    Salil JJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Medu wada is a must have! Also the set dosa and filter kaapi...
  • Vishesh N.
    Vishesh NangaliaDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Filter coffee is the best in mumbai.. also try crispy mysore dosa... 😊
  • Kushal S.
    Kushal SanghviAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Must have Rasam Idli and Mysore Dosa n top it with super South coffee! N yes the malga pudi
  • Nisha E.
    Nisha EnfieldNovember 23, 2013
    Rassam n sambar is d best.....n filter coffee....no words at all...as itz so authentic....love this place !!!
  • Avani D.
    Avani DedhiaJuly 26, 2014
    Ram ashray has the best Mysore rava...madras has appam n stew, sada dosa n other yummy stuff
  • Kosha S.
    Kosha ShahMarch 4, 2013
    awesome awesome neer dosa and rasam.....................DO NOT MISS IT
  • P S.
    P SAugust 3, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Have been a regular here since 20yrs. But off late, the food has lost its taste. Except maybe the rasam and butter idli.
  • Mayank G.
    Mayank GhatawatApril 7, 2013
    Try the mulga pudi and tuppa dosa. Don't forget the pineapple sheera and KAAPI
  • Kunjan P.
    Kunjan PunatarOctober 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Butter idli podi, madras misal, idli, vada, chutney and filter coffee
  • Kaustubh D.
    Kaustubh DondeJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    the coffee is to die for, dosas melt in your mouth !! Amazing place for a quick snack !!
  • Manish S.
    Manish ShahMarch 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Have tupa dosa with onion is also good rasam vada is also good
  • Saunak G.
    Saunak GhoshOctober 19, 2012
    Rasam vada, molga pudi, peserete dosa and ginger lemon. End with pineapple sheera
  • Kirtana H.
    Kirtana HariharanJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    a childhood favorite. Delicious tam bram veggie fare. nuff said.
  • Chitranjan M.
    Chitranjan MishraDecember 12, 2014
    Must try rasam idli ,maysore dosa and south Indian filter coffee.
  • Faisal S.
    Faisal ShariffSeptember 24, 2011
    Little you can fault this place with. Amazing food, warm people and super vibe.
  • Khushboo S.
    Khushboo SabooAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Call for white butter with sett dosa.. and enjoy the idli pudi for sure
  • Faisal S.
    Faisal ShariffSeptember 24, 2011
    Don't miss the bissebelibaath and the upma and pineapple sheera are to die for.
  • Natasha V.
    Natasha VoraSeptember 16, 2013
    These dosas are so good, they might just be made from angel wings.
  • Akash T.
    Akash ThakurDecember 21, 2015
    Authentic South Dishes. This place is best for Filter Coffee.
  • Charu G.
    Charu GuptaApril 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Must Have: upma pudi, idli pudi, idli, wada, mysore sada dosa!
  • Palz M.
    Palz MJune 13, 2012
    Neer Masala Dosa is amazing! Tried almost entire menu...
  • Sanket M.
    Sanket MAugust 2, 2011
    Best filter coffee!!! And south Indian dishes are good as well!!! ;))
  • Vickeey P.
    Vickeey PanditJanuary 1, 2013
    One Of The Best South Indian Eatery One Can Enjoy !
  • Suruchi G.
    Suruchi GuptaApril 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try upma pudi, dahi misal and plain dosa. Yummy
  • Disha D.
    Disha Dedhiya ShahJune 27, 2015
    Rains and coffee what a great combination here. Throw in some idly's with piping hot sambar...
  • Ashmita N.
    Ashmita NigamAugust 16, 2014
    Try filter coffee and delicious south Indian food ....:)
  • Kunal T.
    Kunal ThakurJune 5, 2012
    Ginger lemon - the best, healthy and refreshing drink u can have in this heat ;)
  • Bhakti W.
    Bhakti WaghdhareAugust 12, 2013
    Pesarattu dosa, Mysore sada Dosa, MalgaPudi..and end it with Filter Coffee
  • Parth B.
    Parth BadhekaApril 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Filter Coffee best in the World...quite literally ....plus other tail cuisine
  • Rohan G.
    Rohan GuptaApril 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is closed on Mondays!! My wife and I learnt it the hard way after travelling all the way from Jogeshwari!
  • Tarini S.
    Tarini ShettyMay 30, 2013
    Order the Appam with Stew! YOU MUST ORDER IT!
  • Avinash S.
    Avinash SinghMay 4, 2012
    Filter coffee a must try! Raagi dosa is awesum!
  • Santhosh P.
    Santhosh PalandeApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Must try filter coffee. Very friendly owner. Gr8 Food.
  • Vamsi K.
    Vamsi KrishnaOctober 18, 2013
    Good food n affordable..good location too..
  • Dick A.
    Dick AhiyaApril 20, 2013
    Butter dosa and one of the top three coffee's in matunga
  • 10v
    10vJanuary 24, 2016
    Dahi Misal and Tuppa dosa are worth trying!
  • Kunal V.
    Kunal ViraMay 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Mulgapudi wid butter idli nd butter dosa is a killer combination
  • Sarbjeet
    SarbjeetJune 11, 2014
    Must try set dosa... Yumm wid chaas.. Must try it..
  • Kunal T.
    Kunal ThakurJune 5, 2012
    Have Rasam vada .. But in morning they are fresh and awesome ! Not late :|
  • Mehul V.
    Mehul VedMarch 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Variety of dosa which you won't find elsewhere.
  • Abhıshek T.
    Don't forget the filter coffee and rasam wada.......
  • Kritika S.
    Kritika SuroliyaFebruary 2, 2014
    Small but charming..simple with value for your money..might be a little crowded and noisy..
  • sachin q.
    sachin quadrosJuly 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Set dosa and appam with stew are too good here.
  • Kushal S.
    Kushal SanghviMay 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The mysore sada,rasam idli and malga pudi is simply rocking!
  • Farheen D.
    Farheen DarweshJuly 26, 2015
    The Idli butter podi is truly food heaven.
  • Balraj G.
    Balraj GhaiSeptember 10, 2011
    Set dosa and upma pudi followed by a round of filter coffee- now that's one combo that will make your day!
  • rumi k.
    rumi kothariJuly 14, 2011
    their upma pudi is die for and the nimbu pani. . It rocks
  • Radhika S.
    Radhika SFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolute must have - the strong filter coffee
  • Yadvinder S.
    Yadvinder SinghMarch 5, 2016
    Most talked about traditional South Indian restaurant in Mumbai.
  • Rahul S.
    Rahul SampatJuly 14, 2012
    The best South Indian food in Mumbai!
  • Viraj V.
    Viraj VyasMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always the filter kaapi. Don't leave without it!
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