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“Cosy restaurant, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carnatic Cafe

Carnatic Cafe
Ground Floor, India Mall | New Friends Colony Community Centre, Near Hotel Suryaa, New Delhi, India
011 41008630
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Ranked #23 of 8,224 Restaurants in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
New Delhi, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Cosy restaurant, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Inside is dimly lit, cool with hanging corn husks and an open kitchen. We quickly ordered a malleswaram dosa and a plate of puddu. The dosa is the most famous one and rightly so. I know how difficult it is for masala ingesting north Indians to come across one that does not have mashed potatoes in its belly. This one is a thickish dosa with a red spicy garlicky paste inside. Soft, spicy and very fragrant. If you liked this, you will also love the garlic dosa at Kausstubh which is equally delightful.

Next came the uttapam and we had also ordered a rawa coconut dosa. Both were good. No need to qualify that statement. They were good. The sambar was a mild, have by bucketful kind. I love the spicier, tangy, kick in your upper mouth kind. Good food, good service.

Next came the puddu. They were paniyanams or Unniappam. They were soft and delicious. We had cheese filled ones at Kausstubh and they were a lot less oily too. Worth a try, nevertheless.

See more at: http://theyoungbigmouth.com/2014/05/21/carnatic-cafe-new-friends-colony

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New Delhi, India
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“South Indian food but with a difference”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice small cosy cafe with a difference. And that is they make food with their heart. Only place where I have seen idilis being made fresh after you have placed the order. The waiter will inform you in advance that you would have to wait for 15-20 minutes just for your idilis. But its worth the wait. Softest idilis that I have ever had. Very different items on the menu like Akki roti, Ragi roti . Awesome taste

Dont go with expectations of dining in a fancy restaurant. Its a very small but holy cafe. Hygienic and delicios food. Must try their filter coffee as well.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Delhi
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Simply the best South Indian food in Delhi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The Dosas are even better than what you get in Bangalore. And that's saying a lot for a place in Delhi where South Indian food is particularly poor in most places. Despite it's poor location in a terrible , dirty market- this is a must go place.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Delhi, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Food with love!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Carnatic Café is a place, which can truly define how childhood flavors can beat any fancy meal served to you. I say this because when I asked the owner that how did you come up with the menu he said: he chose those dishes, which he ate at his home since he was a kid.

Must haves: Malleshwaram 18th cross, Mysore Masala dosa, Bisi-bele bath, Rava idly, Paddu and Butter milk/filter coffee. A very special mention to their chutneys, you can’t have enough of them. In case you want to try a lot of things in the menu order their mini meal it has good variety of dishes.

The staff is nice and friendly and because earlier I would frequently visit they would know my order. The décor is simple and it speaks about South India in every which way. To give a complete experience they play Carnatic music also.

Carnatic Café is a vegetarians heaven and a Non-vegetarian’s new found love!

The cost of a meal for two people is Rs 400-500 approximately (inclusive of taxes)

The place re-defines: Simplicity at its best.
Possibly the best place to have South Indian Finger licking food.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“The best Karnataka food in delhi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Everyone in delhi who loves katakana or South Indian food must visit. Not only the food is the best you will get but the value for money will surprise you further. Go for the mini meal to satisfy your hunger. Your taste buds will want more but your stomach might say no. Will be back soon here

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