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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, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night

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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
Early Morning Foodies!!

For South Indian Food lovers, this place is overflowing every morning. Since I live close by, I order over the phone and collect the parcel but the feeling of eating there after a morning walk, priceless! Try the filter coffee and the pineapple sheera!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Yaazdan
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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  • Local cuisine
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

For South Indian Food lovers, this place is overflowing every morning. Since I live close by, I order over the phone and collect the parcel but the feeling of eating there after a morning walk, priceless! Try the filter coffee and the pineapple sheera!!

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Pune
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This place has the best south Indian food that I have tried.It's small place where you get delicious food and huge variety of south Indian food. The food is tasty and service is excellent, In spite of being so crowded, the food was served hot and well on time. You can try dahi misal, upma podi, masala dosa etc .... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Yet another South Indian eatery surrounded by many such food joints. Yet the taste is distinct and differ from place to place. Good place to have morning breakfast.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Located in Matunga, literally the hub of South Indian Cafes in Mumbai, Cafe Madras holds its own among the cafes by way of Rasam and its much awarded Filter Coffee. Dosa's are good, Rasam excellent and Filter Coffee out of the world. Expect to share seats and not so great seats but then this restaurant is all about great taste.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a small place but the authenticated south Indian food. The sambhar you eat there is like nowhere in Mumbai you will get. Sundays the waiting time is over one hour ! Can you beat that ?

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Well, I have nothing else to compare it to in Mumbai, but this was an amazing experience. I compared it to Paratha Wala Gali in Delhi, with less foreigners. I ate myself into a good coma with three dosas. And take this opportunity to order a coffee - the only decent coffee I've had in India!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Cafe Madras has been around for so many years, yet it hasnt lost its charm. The furniture and the ambiance are just the same as it was years ago, but its always been endearing to go back just for that Nostalgic feeling. We went on Sunday evening and it was crowded. After half an hour, we got to sit. The... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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76 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The food here is simply delicious and fresh. The variety of food and snacks available can keep you coming here for a year!. Additionally the place sells snacks to go which is quite a treat.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

great food, reasonably priced. centrally located. u can do a lot of shopping nearby. the place also sells crispies and popular south indian savouries. must visit.

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Pune, India
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15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I visited Cafe Madras on Sunday afternoon near about 1:30 n the guy taking reservations told us straight come around 2:00 :-O. It was crowded like anything. We were not sure in half n hour we will get the table but at our surprise we got the table right on time. Clap for the management. :) Seating was ok just... 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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