-By Rashmi Uday Singh
It is here, in this 70-year-old Matunga home of the most authentic Tamilian food that I filmed with Gordon Ramsay for his Channel 4 show on India. We picked this as the finest in its category. It was also Raj Kapoor's favourite! And it continues to draw regulars with its consistent quality. On Sundays for Pongal Avial Bhaath and on all days for your Idli-Dosa fix, you must visit this small, two-floored, white-coloured cafe. Savour the Idli with home-made butter and Malgapudi (more popularly known as as gun powder), or eat your way through delectable Ulundu Dosa and Pesarattu Dosa, all accompanied with hearty, spicy Sambhar (yes, it's unsweetened) made with the perfect Podi. Upma with Malgapudi served on top is available too. On the occasional morning, they make a tasty Raghi Sevai. Rasam Vada, Kadi Vada and Neer Dosa are just as famous as the Misal, and Dahi Misal (what can we say? So much is famous here!). Paan Poli fans come here on Fri/Sat. Dahi Bhaath, and Bisibelebhaath are served daily. Malad residents, a Rs 60-thali awaits you. Lemon Bhaath Pulioderai on alternate days. P.S. Ask for seasonal adais when you visit. Appam and Stew available on weekday evenings only after 6.30pm. The Ulundu (urad dal dosa), Tuppa Onion Dosa and the Ragi Dosa (finger millet dosa) get my vote. Must pick up their coffee powder as well as the decoction coffee-maker, along with snacks and podis from their counter.
Review posted within last 6 month
Café Madras is old and its reputation is widespread for its authentic Tamilian delicacies. I am coming with even since I was a kid and since then dining here with family is a great joy for me. Their Ulundu Dosa, Neer Dosa, Dahi Bhaath are home made in taste and I am totally a fan of their delicious preparations. To end the scrumptious meal Café Madras’ Filter Coffee is just the right thing with right taste.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
I am visiting this simple looking restaurant, named Café Madras, since few years now. Though the ambiance of the place is very simple, but the food is awesome. They serve the best idli-dosa and gun powder. At Café Madras, you can have most delicious Paan Poli too.
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Paan Poli
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