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Town Canteen Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur is known for mountains, coffee, wildlife, rallying and Malnad cuisine such as ‘neer dosas’, ‘kai kadubu’, ‘akki rotti’ , ‘chicken curry’, ‘biryani’  etc; relatively less know is this small-place churning out delicious benne masala dosas and jamoons.

Town Canteen, located in the heart of Chikmagalur town has been serving South-Indian breakfast delights since the 1960s.

Back in the 1960s they used to cook the food elsewhere and serve them underneath a tree, as their business grew – they shifted to the current place on Rathnagiri road (close to SH57 Vijayapura)

Benne (Butter) Masala Dosa:

Crispy and laden with butter, this is on-par with some of the best masala dosas I have tasted till date (so close to the CTR masala dosas in Bangalore) and the chutney just elevates the dosa experience.

Benne Masala Dosa at Town Canteen Chikmagalur
Crispy Delight 🙂


‘No one can eat just one’ 😛 – I bet you will have at-least have 3 or 4 – easily the best jamoons I have tasted till date.

Jamoon at Town Canteen Chikmagalur
Best Jamoons in Chikmagalur 🙂

Filter Coffee:

Chikmagalur is the home of coffee – no wonder they serve the best.

Filter Coffee at Town Canteen Chikmagalur
Filter Kappi at its best 🙂

PS: I tried other stuff such as curd vada, kesari bath, bisi bele bath etc – but they turned out to be ok.

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Filter Coffee at Town Canteen Chikmagalur
Perfect Weekend – Motorcycling with delicious breakfast 🙂

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