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3077 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 984-6601
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Dosa

There is not one other place in SFO bay area that makes authentic dosas like Bangalore cafe (which is also known as real Ice cream). The masala dosa is just like what you would eat in Mysore or Bangalore Shanti Sagar or such. I usually ask them not to put chutney powder in it though...BTW, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
VJ V
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Santa Clara, California
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Santa Clara, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not one other place in SFO bay area that makes authentic dosas like Bangalore cafe (which is also known as real Ice cream). The masala dosa is just like what you would eat in Mysore or Bangalore Shanti Sagar or such. I usually ask them not to put chutney powder in it though...BTW, a authentic Mysore masala dosa... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This gem's been around for a while and wildly popular by those who are familiar with what it serves, but kept secret because unless you know your Mumbai food & Indian connections, you'll have never heard of the place. Yes. Bangalore Cafe is a misnomer because the food is not exactly Bangalore style. It is Mumbai style, complete with Rose... More 

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Bangalore, India
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This looks like an ice cream shop. It has its share of tasty indian food and snacks. Not a wide variety of food available but it is quite good.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Most Americans have no idea about the delights of Kulfi (Indian ice cream). This tiny little place, next door to an Indian restaurant, is the perfect spot to get introduced to kulfi. The kulfi here is authentic with a lot of the traditional Indian flavors such as malai (cream), pista (pistachio), gulab (rose), mango and other exotic flavors. They also... More 

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love their pista kulfi ice creams. Each one in my family has a favorite Real ice cream. Real fruits. Real flavor.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This place is wonderful. They have many flavors of ice cream... Especially ones that you won't find at regular ice cream stores such as mango, lychee etc as well as authentic Indian hand made ice creams such as kulfi's. the Indian snack foods are by far the best in the Bay Area. You have to come to this place to... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

A great place to taste authentic Indian flavor ice creams such as Kulfis, Sitaphal, Chikoo, Gulkand etc., A 'REAL' mouthwatering experience for all those who crave Indian ice cream!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

Try their Chow Chow Bath and their Kulfi Falooda is delicious!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3077 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: (408) 984-6601

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 6
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?