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Brahmin’s Coffee Bar Shankarpuram Bangalore

One of the benefits of waking up early on a saturday morning on the excuse of jogging is meeting friends at one of the oldest and yummiest South Indian breakfast places in Bangalore – Brahmin’s Coffee Bar.

About Brahmin’s Coffee Bar:

Located in the south-central part of Bangalore or Bengaluru in Shankarpuram, Brahmin’s Coffee Bar was started in 1965 by late Sri K V. Nageshwar Adiga alias Nagesh Rao and offers only 5 items:

Idly, Vada, Khara Bath, Kesari bath, KaapiΒ  and Tea ; NO SAMBAR – only chutney.

Currently it is run by Mr.Radhakrishna Adiga; It is said that he would remember one’s regular order just by looking the customer’s face; Although now, one has to buy a token and collect the food from another counter owing to the heavy crowd and some miserable souls who never used to pay.

Idly Vada at Brahmin's Coffee Bar Shankarpuram Bangalore
Idly Vada – the best in South Bangalore

TRIVIA: The popular restaurant chain of Adiga’s was started by K.N Vasudev Adiga son of Sri K V. Nageshwar Adiga !!

Kesari Bath at Brahmin's Coffee Bar Bangalore
Kesari Bath πŸ™‚

But their most popular offering is Khara Bath flooded with coconut-coriander chutney and filter kaapi; Yes they brew one of the best filter coffee or kaapi in Bangalore and anyone who has tasted it cannot say no to another cup – unless the queue to collect the kaapi is long most ofΒ  the time – Touch wood, a stampede for coffee has never happened πŸ˜›

Khara Bath at Brahmin's Coffee Bar Bangalore
Khara Bath – what the crowds line-up for πŸ™‚
Filter Kaapi or Coffee at Brahmin's Coffee Bar Bangalore
Filter Kaapi – Best reason to wait in the queue πŸ˜€
Chutney at Brahmin's Coffee Bar Bangalore
Chutneyyyyyyyy – Unlimited !!!

Brahmin’s Coffee Bar are open from 6AM to 11AM and 4PM to 7PM from Monday through Saturday. They remain closed on Sunday.

Brahmins Coffee Bar Shankarpuram Bangalore
Brahmin’s Coffee Bar – Old is definitely Gold πŸ˜€


One of the best place for South-Indian breakfast in Bangalore, a must visit place πŸ™‚

If filter kaapi turns you ON, this is the place to have one πŸ™‚

20 responses to “Brahmin’s Coffee Bar Shankarpuram Bangalore”

  1. […] from the famous and still existing Brahmin’s Coffee Bar in Chamarajpet, Bangalore; in fact Brahmin’s Coffee Bar was started by Vasudev Adiga’s father,Β late Sri K V. Nageshwar Adiga, alias Nagesh Rao. way […]

  2. Roshan Rao Avatar
    Roshan Rao

    Wow mouth watering to be honest … guess visit to such a place if you are die hard foodie is a must πŸ™‚

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Yes indeed, Roshan a must visit place for yummy breakfast πŸ™‚

  3. Vidyadhar Avatar

    Been hearing about this place quite a lot. Cant wait to taste the idli vada and kharabath.. I’m glad such coffee bar’s still exist catering to quality customers with a good palate.

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Indeed Vidyadhar, the coffee and Khara bath is a must; worth the wait on the long queue πŸ™‚

  4. Nikhil Tibrewal Avatar

    I’m an exception! I don’t like the Kaapi.. πŸ˜€
    (Not a fan of the bitter coffee anywhere)

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Well, that’s a personal choice πŸ™‚ I love it though πŸ™‚

  5. Nikhil Tibrewal Avatar

    btw, any idea why its called ‘Bar’? πŸ˜›

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hmm, looks like we need to head-back again to find out πŸ˜›

  6. P Kumar Avatar
    P Kumar

    hello… namasthe… thanks for posting this… i would like to share this on my fb profile please!! this is one of the most wonderful places in Bnglr which i would miss on each of my visits to my wonderful city!!

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks man, please go ahead and share it πŸ™‚
      Glad it could be of any help πŸ™‚

  7. P Kumar Avatar
    P Kumar

    sorry… please correct it as ‘… which i would NOT miss….’…. i was quite excited to read abt this place!! πŸ™‚

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  8. vishnugrouptable Avatar

    First of all thank you for this information. I went here. One of the very best breakfasts I ever had. Will surely be at this place when ever I an getting time. Once again thank you for giving us the details of such different places. U r doing a superb work,keep going

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Vishnu for the encouraging words – makes it worth the effort πŸ™‚

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    Curie Kothari

    Hello from Travel Buddhi. We are a travel technology company that helps people in planning trips to various destinations in India. In our company’s restaurant phase, we mention Top 25 restaurants of a city and we came across excellent pictures of Brahmin’s Coffee Bar on your blog. We would like to ask for your permission to use these pictures on our site. We will make sure to give you all the credit for it on the website. May be this will help you get more followers.

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    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hello there, it would be my pleasure, please go ahead and use my images with image credits and a link-back to my blog πŸ™‚

      1. Curie Kothari Avatar
        Curie Kothari

        Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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