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Cafe Madras

Kamakshi Building, 38-B, Circle House, Matunga, Near King's Circle, Mumbai (Bombay) 400019, India
+91 22 2401 4419
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Ranked #16 of 4,658 restaurants in Mumbai (Bombay)
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $4
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Cafe Madras never disappoint you with consistent and flavoursome South Indian food. Can't just get enough of it, every time I eat here.

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India
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3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Recommended by a friend, indeed the best south indian snacks you can get anywhere, including in Chennai. Crowded and coffee house style, no frills but quick service and worth the waiting time

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Of the 3-4 South Indian restaurants, I liked this one the best. The place is almost always crowded but wouldn't you like to eat at a place that's highly popular? The food is tasty, the service is quick and you are done with your meal within half hour :) They don't take reservations. Please be prepared to stand in queue,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went to cafe Madras with a group of friend - you can actually smell the delicious coffee from a few meters away. We ordered a variety of food... all of which was SUPER tasty. A great little joint with no fuss - very cheap very tasty, what's not to like!

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Mumbai, India
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I would say this is the best place in town for south Indian food. Ghee idli is just too good and would melt in the mouth in seconds. Filter coffee is also a must try. Ambience is average an little crowdy.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Simple menu, good dosa, very nice masala chai, but that's it. I wasn't looking for a fancy place and this is definitely not that. The cafe is small and mind your head if you're sitting upstairs!

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Mumbai
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7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

An iconic Udipi place in Matunga. Great for breakfast. Do try their preparations with white butter. Definite one time visit - however other than certain sparks of brillance in some of their preparations - it is more hype than smashing taste.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Though a tad over hyped, the taste of south Indian snacks at Café Madras continues to be good. I went there alone as I was passing by, and was not disappointed. It is very crowded though, most times, and don't be surprised if you have no option but to share a table with two others!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

You will be lucky if you can walk in and get a table right away in this place, and rightly so. I have been eating here ever since I was a little kid and there is nothing that can match it in terms of pure taste. Having tried all the other south indian restaurants in and around the place, I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Hallmark of a very good south indian restaurant is it's Idli.. Light weight, Soft texture and steaming hot with fresh coconut chutney. And Café Madras passes this first test with flying colours. (If you plan to test, start with a Single Idli Butter pudi) However the beauty of this restaurant is that everything that you order is excellent. Be it... More

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