Just arrived in Bengaluru? Are you planning for some authentic breakfast? Are you a fan of Idly? Then you try the Brahmins Coffee Bar in Shankarapura (Ranga Rao Road). This humble restaurant is one of the oldest and famous restaurants in Bengaluru. It is so popular that the postal department has released a “special cover” to commemorate the 55 years of the establishment since its inception. Sounds interesting?
The Brahmins Coffee Bar has limited items on its menu. There are three main dishes apart from coffee and tea.
Customers go crazy for the Idly, Vada, and coconut chutney.
Here is some information that might be helpful to plan your visit to this 55-year-old restaurant.
This restaurant has no branches. Ensure you reach the correct destination. The restaurant is near Shankar Mutt, Ranga Rao Road, Shankarapura, Bengaluru – 560004.
The restaurant is small. There are no chairs or tables for you to sit and eat. You will have to hold the idly plate and eat. There is space inside the restaurant to stand and eat but you will find most of them stand out.
You may face parking issues as the Brahmin’s Coffee Bar is in the residential area. I managed to find a safe place to park my motorcycle. However, I noticed people struggling to find space to park their cars.
Here is a bit of restaurant history for the curious minds.
On 27th Jan 1965, husband and wife K V Nagesh Rao and K N Saraswati started the Brahmin’s Coffee Bar. They started the restaurant with just tea, coffee, and few bakery items. And in 1971, they added few authentic South Indian dishes to the menu. There was no change to the menu since then.
Popular Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is regular to this restaurant whenever she is in Bengaluru. Chief Minister of Karnataka Yediyurappa and Home Minister Amit Shah has ordered food from Brahmin’s Coffee Bar.
Already visited this restaurant? Want to try another famous restaurant in Bengaluru? You may try Vidyarthi Bhavan, popular for Masala Dosa and Idly. You may also try Janatha Hotel popular for Kali Dosa and Rava Masala Dosa.
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