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“Greatest dosa in North India” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dosa Cafe

Dosa Cafe
Ranked #2 of 234 Restaurants in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Indian, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We serve conventional and unconventional varieties of Dosa, Uttapam hot and cold beverages. All of our dishes are cooked from farm fresh vegetables. We are a small place with very big heart for our customers. We value our customers as our family guests and try to deliver our best.
Brussels, Belgium
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“Greatest dosa in North India”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

I can only confirm the positive comments... These were truly the best dosa I had in North India. The vegetables were perfectly cooked, another reason to go, if you are bored of curies and miss boiled veg... The place does not look great and is hard to find, but it really worth it! Even Indian seem to go there for the chocolate dosa...

Last but not least, the staff is amazingly kind.

Visited April 2014
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Never had dosa before but we loved our dosas at Dosa Cafe! Can highly recommend the potato spinach and the masala cheese, both were delicious, as was the masala chai. The waiter was lively and very observant offering us more sauce when he could see we had a favorite (even though we hadn't run out). And yes, we also had a visit from a cow who popped her head for a pancake too!

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic food, good value, great atmosphere and kind owner...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

I love the Dosa Cafe.. in my recent trip to India this was one of my favourite restaurants. The menu explains what each item is which is very helpful when wanting to try new dishes. The dosas, uttapam and chai are all wonderful. The Ayurvedic tea is totally delicious too...and the rose water drink. We ate here several times, the owner is wonderfully kind and genuine. There are only 3 tables, but we shared and met some lovely people. There is a cow which likes to stick its head in for a dosa each day too!! A great place...everyone we met who had eaten there always went back for more..

  • Visited March 2014
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“Great Dosas, what more do you need?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

I became a little obsessed with Dosas when travelling in India and this place makes them brilliantly! Good price, friendly owner, easy to find (in a Varanasi sort of way!). Recommended!

  • Visited November 2013
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“Amazing Dosas in Varanasi!!! + really Delicious Uttapam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is Defenetly one of the moust amazing places to try an authentic Dosa or a Uttapam!
i feel to point out that these are my faivourate indian dishes......
honestly i trave through india every year since 4 years and i have rarely tried such good Dosas!!! (I have been tryng Dosas and Uttapam all over India from South to North)

The moust excting thing of this adorable place is the possibility that you can choose how you want your Dosa to be cooked..... a choice between : Ghee, Olive oil or Standard Oil,(indian Style) they are all delicious !!!
i personally reccomend as well to ask to try the Dosa with chocolate and banana which is not on the list .....:!!!

the owner is also a very professional apparently a bit reserved but really nice and honest person!

Highly reccomended to everyone who wants to try a special food experience with Dosas Uttapam or Upamas,

will come back for sure as soon i have the chance!!

thank you!!

  • Visited January 2014
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