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Meenakshi Bhavan Shimoga

The joy of discovering simple, hygienic and delicious food while travelling is unparalleled. Meenakshi Bhavan, a quaint wood log restaurant has been serving delicious vegetarian south-Indian breakfast and lunch for over 80 years.

Started by Mr. Srinivas Iyer in the 1930s – now run by his son, Meenakshi Bhavan has turned into a household name in Shimoga for dosas, paddu (a dish made by steaming batter similar to idli or dosa in a hollow-mould) and kadabu idly.

Masala Dosa

Their most popular item on the menu –crispy masala dosa and the stuffed potato bhaji with chutney are lip-smacking.

Masala Dosa at Meenakshi Bhavan Shivamogga
Delicious Dosa !!

Kadabu Idly

Soft and delicious steamed idly complemented by traditional south-Canara chutney and sambar.

Kadabu Idly at Meenakshi Bhavan Shivamogga
Kadabu Idly – As soft as they get 🙂


A common breakfast item across Karnataka, made with the dosa batter with spices, veggies – paddu is also know by different names such as  paniyaram, appe, guliappa, gulittu, gundponglu etc

Paddu at Meenakshi Bhavan Shivamogga
Paddu aka Guliappa aka Paniyaram

Chilled Horlicks

Horlicks + milk + sugar all come together and served chilled – fantastic way to beat the summer with nourishment 😀 (Note to all the moms who have a tough time feeding healthy drinks to their kids :P)

Meenakshi Bhavan Shivamogga
Meenakshi Bhavan

Useful Information:

  • Timings: 7 am to 8 pm (All days of the week)
  • Breakfast : 7 am to 12 pm and 430 pm to 8 pm (Meals are served only during the noon)
  • Cash only
  • Parking – Yes (lot of by lanes to park the cars)
  • Location (Google maps link) –  Meenakshi Bhavan, BH Road, Tank Mohalla, Shivamogga

2 responses to “Meenakshi Bhavan Shimoga”

  1. manjunath Avatar

    Hmmm looks interesting! next time I will be the part of ride 🙂

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Yeah delicious breakfast 🙂 we drove down – will ride next time 🙂

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