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Cafe Madras

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38 B, Circle House, King's Circle, Matunga East | Near King's Circle, Mumbai (Bombay) 400019, India
+91 22 2401 4419
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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163 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I tried cafe madras as a part of a Matunga breakfast trail I had organized along with my friends and we ended up eating in around 10 places in Matunga but the Steamed idli with white butter from Cafe Madras stood out!! it was melt in the mouth and heavenly delicious!! and enjoy this idli with some pudi (south indian... More 

Thank 452rajank
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we visit this place almost every weekend. its is always crowded but has a moving traffic, not more than 15 min waiting in spite of the big rush outside the restaurant. I love the upma with poddie, crisp dosa & filter coffee.

Thank Yamini N
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly, this place is very crowded. We used to come all the time but now dont as its very crowded and the have very less space. Also due to extreme crowd, the waiters are swamped and they like a humans so do mess up on the orders. Its best to order something in the car. I would probably give this... More 

Thank himopines
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cafe Madras is one of the oldest and the best south indian cafes the city has to offer. The place is almost always packed but they are quick on service so you may not have to wait longer. It opens at 7am and is shut on Mondays. If going for breakfast over the weekend, be prepared to wait in queue.... More 

Thank ajethwani
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the food very ok and also the sambhar taste was really ok...M a big fan of sambhar when it cums to south Indian food...Too much hype about the place but really found it ok when there are sooo many yummy south indian options around.

Thank thrilladventure
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent South Indian food…..Fantastic dosas, idlis and vadas………Great coffee as well…..Extremely quick service as well once seated…… We visited at 7.15 am last Saturday and had to wait for 20 minutes…….Perhaps considering the crowd , the restaurant needs to increase the manpower and the kitchen capacity……..

Thank rajesh_marar
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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211 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Cafe Madras on our way back from Belapur after playing some games of badminton. Though we had to wait for about 15 mins, the breakfast was totally worth the wait. The owner recommended Rasam Vada, Mysore Sada Dosa with White Butter, Pongal Avial. In addition to these, we had a Set Dosa, Onion Rava Masala Dosa, Medu... More 

Thank rpunwani
Mumbai, India
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144 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place surely is a big draw. People come here from all across the city, but I don't know why. The place has an old world feel, though clean. But the food is very ordinary. None of the dishes I tired had anything to write home about. South Indian food never tasted this ordinary anywhere else. Please avoid the rush... More 

Thank suranasunil
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one good option if You are looking for South Indian snacks in King Circle area.The service is quick but you have to wait to get seats specially during peak hours.The Sambar is not authentic but a gujrati touch is added considering the majority but its good and a must go place

Thank john_dantas
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular place in Central Mumbai. It is run by a family since it was started. The quality is consistently good. It does not have air conditioning as the owners believe that the food there should be eaten as prepared and at room temperature. The air conditioning would affect its taste. Their Passarat Dosa is one that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 B, Circle House, King's Circle, Matunga East | Near King's Circle, Mumbai (Bombay) 400019, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Phone Number: +91 22 2401 4419

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