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Cafe Madras

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38/B, Kamakshi Building, Circle House, Matunga | Near King's Circle, Mumbai (Bombay) 400019, India
+91 22 2401 4419
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The best South Indian food

Every Sunday we are free, this is the place to be... It is worth the long wait in the queue. The bustling activity makes it even better.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Every Sunday we are free, this is the place to be... It is worth the long wait in the queue. The bustling activity makes it even better.

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place for good, wholesome , tasty food . All their items -snacks, filter coffee , meals are excellent . The service is prompt . A must visit for anyone who enjoys south Indian food.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Completing 75 glorious years serving their delicious dosas in different styles like set, pesseratu, Mysore, rava and even the giant dosa which covers a whole table!!! Try their other dishes too. Don't leave without having their mysorepa a sweet dish which just melts in the mouth. A must visit place if you are in the Matunga East area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

As being a idli lover. I jst loved the food here. We tried Idli chutney, sambhar, dosa rasam ani coffee. Everything was jst mind blowing. I would always love to visit here whenever i plan trip to Mumbai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

These two words clearly describes it's popularity. Excellent south Indian food. Amazing service even during peak hours. Reasonable charges. Good ambience. Always noisy. But hell yes.. This is one of the restaurant which I visit whenever I'm in matunga.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Located in the heart of Matunga, just off Kings Circle - Cafe Madras is the go to place for locals of the area - Gujaratis and South Indians, and also for students and their relatives from Khalsa, Ruia & Podar Colleges, UDCT, St. Joseph & Don Bosco schools. This place is almost always buzzing with activity for breakfast, lunch or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I don't need to say much about this place as it falls well in line with other restaurants in the area. When it comes to an early morning South Indian breakfast, the decor and ambience falls to the wayside and the simplicity of the place is gleefully embraced by one-and-all. Food quality reigns supreme over every other aspect of such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

An amazing place to eat South Indian snacks and drink filter coffee. A visit to Matunga is incomplete without visiting this type of restaurant and Café Madras is one of the most popular one. One has to wait a good 15 minutes to get seated and the seating is cramped. Food is served quickly. Guests are expected to eat the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Located bang opposite Cafe Mysore sweets on Kings Circle, this place has been around for as long as I remember. And like most other udipi joints in the vicinity, this one too is of the no- nonsense variety. A fixed menu, prices hovering at around 70 bucks tops & quick, rapid service. No frills really. Because of its popularity, weekends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This udipi joint can be termed as "Legendary" when it comes to reviews and actually does not need reviews. Amongst its peers, its the best in terms of food ( taste, quality and authenticity). Went there again yesterday with family and it was indeed a treat. Uttappa (mouth watering), Idlis (melt in your mouth), Vasa (Crisp & fresh). Sambhar &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38/B, Kamakshi Building, Circle House, Matunga | Near King's Circle, Mumbai (Bombay) 400019, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Phone Number: +91 22 2401 4419

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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