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Diesel Cafe

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Ground Floor, Hotel Prestige | Near Collector'S Gate, Balmatta, Mangalore 575002, India
+91 824 241 0601
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cafe has Retro 60's ambience. The Interior is in Bright red and white.The lighting is warm and music romantic. The wall's are clad in Monroe and Kennedy moments. The Food is Exotic and 100% Organic. It is value for money. The Service is very Good. The Cafe also has a very selective collection of Books.

Thank bobbyria
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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206 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This venue is one of the chosen few hubs in Mangalore city which is a must visit. Located well within city perimeter at Balmatta, the cafe calls for a treat with respect to the breakfast served. The American breakfast with a combination of Belgian chocolate waffles are a must try.

Thank Anson_Cabral
Mangalore, India
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242 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

College students & youngsters with disposable income are their main patrons. The seats start to feel a bit uncomfortable, after a while. Their breakfast items are the best However the advantage is that they have a common kitchen with a sister concern, "Simbly South" which in my view has a better menu. Luckily both restaurants are not mutually exclusive

Thank KaranPais
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Diesel cafe is located in the heart of the town. Visited it on a weekday for a late lunch which accounted for the few customers but am sure the cafe gets crowded on weekend evenings. The food served was great with all the dishes ordered checking the boxes. The sandwiches and the pasta were both delicious and the cold coffee... More 

1 Thank Pathik_2404
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

My kids love Italian food and we were visiting Mangalore for a couple of days in Oct 2016. I picked Diesel Cafe based on TripAdvisor rating and it was an amazing place. Kids just loved it. Though the area is small, the ambience, music, lighting was great. It was a week day so it wasn't full and they had a... More 

1 Thank Giridhar S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is too good for breakfast. Worth the money spend on food.Their diesel special breakfast and Horlicks are best combination. Place is in the heart of city. The only issue with the property is they don't have any parking facilities. We need to park the car on road side.

Thank Antony E
Mangalore, India
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Diesal cafe is a great place to just relax on a weekend evening. The food is priced slightly on the higher range but it seems worth the price. It is known for its great breakfast however the salads and steaks are great too...

Thank linneausv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Diesel Cafe is my favorite breakfast place... Choice of Indian or continental is varied and good .. Sunday breakfast is better ... appam and stew .. Chinese, italian and Indian cuisine is served ... great place to chill with friends with a beer and good music as additional company ...

Thank dhyancoelho
Salmiyah, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I went here for a sunday breakfast and left smiling and happy, the ambience is great and the breakfast special is a must have, fills you up along with a nice cup of coffee. overall a good place for miid-range dining

Thank Nathan D
Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Visited here with a friend for dinner. The salad and pasta served was good. Very few places in the town where you can eat pancakes. Although a bit pricey, a nice place for a family dinner or dining out with friends

Thank mgprabhu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $26
Cafe, Italian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ground Floor, Hotel Prestige | Near Collector'S Gate, Balmatta, Mangalore 575002, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Mangalore
  • Phone Number: +91 824 241 0601
The city's only all-day cafe, a popular hangout serving an exciting array of Continental, Italian & South Indian Cuisine.

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