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Breakfast at Mahalakshmi Tiffin Room Basavangudi Bengaluru

Crispy masala dosa, fluffy khali dosa, crunchy vada dipped in delicious sambar coupled with the retro ambiance of Mahalakshmi Tiffin Room restaurant on DVG road Basavangudi delivers a nostalgic breakfast experience of good-old south Bengaluru.

Mahalakshmi tiffin room is reminiscent of my school days when social sharing meant sharing the table at the restaurant inevitably improving our conversation skills with people 😊

Interiors and old school ambiance of Mahalakshmi Tiffin Room DVG road Basavanagudi Bengaluru
Old-city retro ambiance 🥰

Must eat:

  • Khali Dosa
  • Masala dosa
  • Vada: one of the best vada in south Bengaluru, super crispy, tasty and the sambar is very flavourful
  • Special dosa: it’s triangle-shaped masala dosa with a dollop of butter on top
  • Sagu Masala dosa: available only in the morning, it is Masala dosa stuffed with mixed-vegetable Sagu instead of the potato-based palya
  • Bonda soup: available in the evening only

For the sweet tooth ❤️

  • Jamoon: the best Jamoon in and around Basavangudi – absolute deliciousness 😋
  • Carrot Halwa: tastes good, but Jamoon is a master class
  • Kesari bath: very delicious and not overly sweet
Khali dosa with butter at Mahalakshmi Tiffin Room DVG road Basavanagudi Bengaluru
Benne Khali dosa with filter coffee 😋

Useful Information:

  • Ambiance:
    • Be prepared to share the table with strangers
    • Separate dining section for family
    • Non- AC
    • Basic retro, no-frills ambiance that thrives on delicious food and fast service
    • Family and kid’s friendly
  • Mode of payment: Cash only (They do not accept UPI, wallet-payment, credit/debit cards)
  • Parking:
    • Motorcycles: free, public parking in front of the restaurant
    • Cars: no dedicated or valet parking – one of has find public parking in the vicinity of the restaurant (finding a car parking space is tough, since the area is crowded with shops, street vendors and road repair works)
  • Service:
    • No online/phone reservations is accepted
    • How to order: Find a table, place the order with the waiter and pay the bill at the counter after eating
    • Service is fast and the waiters are polite
    • Riding helmets: they have a separate space inside the restaurant to keep the helmets
    • Weekends are very crowded, more peaceful to eat on a weekday
    • Large groups of 5+ people: Anticipate a waiting time of 15-20mins or more to find a table
    • Food Delivery: Not listed on any food delivery apps, once has to go in-person to the restaurant to parcel the food
  • Timings:
    • Thursday to Tuesday: 6:30 am to 11:30 am and 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    • Closed on Wednesday
  • Location: Mahalakshmi Tiffin Room, DVG Road Basavanagudi (Find on Google Maps)
Mahalakshmi Tiffin Room DVG road Basavanagudi Bengaluru

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