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152 7Th Cross, 3rd Main | Margosa Road, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560003, India (Formerly Central Tiffin Room)
080 23317531
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5:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 1:30 pm

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Legendary Authentic South Indian Hotel

Benne Dosa is yummy. Filter coffee is great too. We tried out various other dishes and sweets here. They were excellent. Must visit, if you are looking for some good South Indian food. This is more of a breakfast or snacks place. Not available for Lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Benne Dosa is yummy. Filter coffee is great too. We tried out various other dishes and sweets here. They were excellent. Must visit, if you are looking for some good South Indian food. This is more of a breakfast or snacks place. Not available for Lunch.

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Pune
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

CTR or central tiffin room is a very authentic restaurant dishing out south Indian delicacies consistently over the years. The masala dosa is my favorite & I am tasting this over the years. The consistency in quality & service is the USP of this restaurant.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

CTR or Central Tiffin Room has been a landmark of Malleshwaram and has patronage of large demography of citizens of Bangalore! It has represented taste, delect and affordability since 1940s. The present owners renovated it in 1992. It is famous for its Benne (Butter) Masala dosa and Filter coffee. Many Darshinis' (self service restaurants) or full service restaurants haven't been... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The butter masala Dosa that is served in this restaurant is the best ever. I have been visiting this place for the last 7 years but not regularly, and I must say the taste has not changed at all. It was perfect and still is just perfect.

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Bangalore
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went to CTR in Malleshwaram for breakfast . It was awfully crowded. Could not even enter the resturant! With great difficulty went in and had to give name to a guy so we are in the Q!! There was no place to even sit forget stand! After 45 min. We were called. Went upstairs. Orders were taken and service was... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is the place that redefined Dosas for me. The place is very famous and you can expect a waiting time. But when the Dosa reaches your table, you realize the wait was worth it. The Bene Masala Dosa is the go-to Dosa people recommend. I also had some vada. I can say one of the best South-Indian meals I... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

CTR is the best place for a masala dosa in Bangalore. I just wait for an excuse to visit this place.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Super pricing - best benne masala dosa and goli baje in bangalore. You have to be ok to stand in queue and shuffle into any available crevice - the place is small but neat. The food is best eaten in the restaurant. No one can argue with the freshness - their tables turn faster than a cheetah on a kill.... More 

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Munich, Germany
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Simple restaurant where you get the most delicious dosa for 40 Rs. Don't expect the staff to speak English but "two masala dosas" will get you everything you need. We had to share the table (would rather say had the luck of sharing a table) which quickly got us into a conversation with some local people. Go here to experience... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Simple good quick South Indian fast food. The dosas are excellent, dripping with buttery goodness. The staff is brisk but friendly. Go for the dosas and the coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 152 7Th Cross, 3rd Main | Margosa Road, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560003, India (Formerly Central Tiffin Room)
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  • Phone Number: 080 23317531
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 1:30 pm

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