If you are a Bangalorean, you sure know how important a role idlis and dosas play in our households! Yes, Karnataka is known for its lip smacking breakfast varieties. Soaked in butter and ghee, the idlis, dosas and other traditional breakfast delicacies are simply to die for. While the city has no dearth of some good old breakfast joints (which of course have long queues), we put together places which serve authentic Karnataka breakfast. What's bonus? You can go here with your little ones too and be sure to enjoy a delicious breakfast. So, here's where you must head for traditional Karnataka breakfast!
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An all-time favourite of walkers and joggers, MTR is an age-old breakfast hangout for people of all age groups. Be it the ghee-laden dosas or the super soft idlis, MTR is the place to go for traditional Karnataka food. While idli-dosa fans are in for a treat, there is something for sweet lovers too! The kesari bath, fruit mixture and chandrahara are sure to satiate every sweet-toothed person's craving. Don't forget to wash it down with their piping hot filter coffee!
Where: #14, Lalbagh Road, other branches - Malleshwaram, JP Nagar, St Mark's road, Kanakapura road, Whitefield, Gandhinagar
Must Try: Butter masala dosa
Contact: 080 - 22220022 (Reservations are taken for lunch & dinner only)
Timing: 6:30 am - 11:00 am & 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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A trip to Airlines after a fulfilling exercise session in Cubbon park is a very common weekend practice in Bengaluru. A quaint, old restaurant, seated under a huge banyan tree, Airlines has its own way of making its customers bond with nature. Imagine savouring some crispy, hot vadas or butter laden dosas under a banyan tree - sounds like a plan right? So, head to Airlines this weekend and treat your taste buds.
Where: No.4 , Old Madras Bank Road, Lavelle Road
Must Try: Filter coffee, Ak ki roti, Dosa
Contact: 080 2227 3783
Timing: 06:00 am onwards
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Must Try: Benne masala dosa
Timings: 7.30am-12.30pm, 4pm-9pm
Contact: 080 23317531
Another treasure that is hidden in the narrow lanes of Malleshwaram, Janatha serves authentic Karnataka breakfast like no other. The dosas, idlis and uppitu (upma) are sure to leave you asking for more. That said, they also serve the best Maddur Vada and Mysore Pak in town.
Where: 27, 8th Cross, Malleshwaram
Must Try: Benne dosa, maddur vada
Timings: 7:30 am onwards
Contact: 080 2334 5609
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While the interiors look straight out of the 70s, the food is sure to leave you satisfied. One of the good old restaurants in the city, Indian coffee house is every foodie's handout. While the place is known for their fish cutlets and omelettes, they also serve authentic dosas and idlis. Their coconut chutney will definitely leave you asking for another helping. And yes, do not forget to gulp down their authentic filter coffee.
Where: 19, Ground Floor, Church Street
Must Try: Masala dosa
Timings: 8 am to 8:30 pm
Contact: 080 25587088
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Yet another popular breakfast joint in Bengaluru, Maiyas serves authentic Karnataka food. From idli to dosa, vada, kharabhath and chow chow bath, this restaurant has people flocking in at all hours of the day to savour their varied dishes.
Where: 53, 7th B Main, Opp Vigneshwara Temple, 30th Cross, IV Block, Jayanagar
Must Try: Kharabath, Rava idly
Timings: 7 am onwards
Contact: +91 9632411352
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