Cafe Madras, Matunga, Mumbai

If you have stayed in Mumbai/Navi Mumbai long enough, in all probability you must have at least heard about, if not visited ,‘Madras Café’ (officially Café Madras), a popular restaurant serving authentic South-Indian food for the last 75 long years, located at Matunga’s King’s Circle. If not, you can add it in your bucket list menu. Looks can be deceptive. This commonly used phrase is quite appropriate about Madras Café. If you passing by the street where it’s located, you might miss it, except for on Saturdays & Sundays, when there is a large enough crowd waiting outside for their turn, so as to catch anybody’s attention. It’s a small one-and-a-half storied food joint, with laid back looks and surprisingly modest ambience, a striking contrast to its immense popularity. If you’re short on cash, but still want quality food, this is the place. This place is famous for its sambhar bucket with idly which you can try with frothing fresh filter coffee made from scratch. The ghee podi idly that’ll arrive at your table will be mouth watering. Ghee roast dosa is your solution for a crunchy tasty dish. Madras Cafe food is very appetizing and can be eaten at any hour of the daytime. Madras Cafe is neither difficult to digest nor really fatty. Madras Cafe contains something to eat for all kinds of people, for those who wish for really spicy foods or for those who cannot even taste spicy food.   

Madras Cafe food is a brilliant combination of dietary balance, aroma, flavour, savour, colours, seasoning, and visual appeal. If you contrast the lentil dishes like dals with that of the other parts of the nation, you will discover that these are soupier, in addition to being hotter and spicier. Once you start having Madras Cafe food, you truly tend to get passionate about it; such is the tempting experience.  Madras Cafe masala dosa is the king of south Indian snacks menu, a rice-flour-and-lentil pancake, laced with onion, filled with spiced vegetables and eaten by dipping in soupy lentil sambar. Madras Cafe food is perhaps the hottest of all Indian fare in Mumbai. Madras Cafe dishes are mostly focused around rice or rice-based dishes. Either, Rice is mixed up with authentic Sambar (a soup-like lentil dish tempered with entire seasonings and chilies) and rasam (a spicy -sour soup like lentil dish), dry and curried vegetables and a mass of coconut-based chutneys and poppadums (deep-fried crunchy lentil pancakes). Madras Cafe are big lovers of filter coffee, too. The mixture of roasted coffee beans and fresh chicory generates a mouth-watering scented aroma.  

Madras Cafe the meals are extremely reasonably priced, especially given the authentic taste and the variety served. ‘Butter Idli Podi’, ‘Set Dosa with White Butter’, ‘Raagi Dosa’, ‘Appam with Stew’ and ‘Pineapple Sheera’ is some of delicacies which are highly recommended. Also, no meal is complete without the ‘filter coffee’. The overall atmosphere is very homely kinds and sharing of tables adds to the overall upbeat mood. Another interesting aspect is the mixed gentry which creates a wholesome experience. The madras filter coffee is awesome, fun to drink and you should be able to go through at least a pair of em before you leave. For foreign readers, Madras filter coffee is a sweet, potent mixture and prepared differently from regular filter coffee abroad. Everything from the way it is prepared, poured and served is unique and its surely a must try, there are numerous options around Cafe Madras.

How to Reach

Madras Café 7.1 km distance From Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus 10 km. So You can book a online cab anywhere from Mumbai city.

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