Shree Sagar, popularly known as CTR, is one of the oldest restaurants in Bangalore. Started in 1920’s, CTR is one of the best places for a scrumptious breakfast in the old Bangalore area. It’s a simple place serving delicious food. It is heavily crowded for the most part of the time, so make sure to get through the traffic and make it on time. Keep in mind the time to commute plus wait time. Yeah, it’s worth everything, because you’ll end loving the food here!
Where : 7th Cross Rd, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003
Timings: Open on all days. 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 4 PM – 9.15PM.
2.Brahmin’s Coffee Bar
Brahmin’s Coffee Bar is another delight of Old Bangalore. This simple food joint is one of the few places in Bangalore that serves super food at very cheap prices. The soft Idlis just melt in your mouth.Simple, popular joint doling out idli, vada & other breakfast bites, along with coffee.
Where: Near Shankar Mutt, Ranga Rao Rd, Shankarapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004
Timings: Closed on Sundays. 6 AM – 12 PM, 3 PM – 7 PM.
South Thindies is one of the recently opened restaurants that is well known for its quality food at cheap prices. ‘Thindi’ in Kannada, the local language means ‘Breakfast’. The ambiance is modern and simple. There is so seating available and the place gets crowded in the evenings.
Where: Kanakapura Rd, Yediyur, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004
Timings: Open on all days. 6 AM –3:30 PM, 4:30 PM –10:30 PM
Vidyarthi Bhavan is another place in old Bangalore that has been serving excellent breakfast dishes to its lakhs of regular customers! Vidyarthi in the local language means a student, and back then it was a popular hangout place for the student folks.
Where: 32, Gandhi Bazaar Main Road, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004
Timings: Closed on Fridays. Mon-Thu: 6:30 AM –11:30 AM, 2 PM – 8 PM. Sat-Sun: 6:30 AM – 12 PM, 2:30 PM – 8 PM
Kamat is a household name amongst people who love the northern Karnataka’s cuisine. The restaurant has a few branches in Bangalore, and the one at Bugle rock is quite famous. The place also organises traditional performance on the weekends sometimes. You get to try huge portions of a variety of dishes including the soft Jowar Rotis, rasam – a traditional sambhar delicacy of Karnataka, and a lot of vegetable curries.
Where: Bull Temple Road, Opp. BMS Engg. College, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004
Timings: Open on all days. 7 AM – 10.30 PM
6.Veena Food Store
Veena Food Store is a small food joint in Old Bangalore, serving excellent authentic breakfast dishes at super cheap prices since 1977. The place is very simple and small and there is no seating. In fact, it can be hard to find the place. The food is simply awesome here.
Where: 183, Margosa Rd, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003
Timing: Mon-Sat: 6:30 AM – 12 PM, 3:30 PM –9 PM. Sun: 6:30 AM – 12 PM
If you like spicy food, you’ll love Nagarjuna. This restaurant was started in 1984 by a humble man, from the “rice bowl” of Andhra Pradesh, with a passion for food. The menu is basic yet delectable.
Where: 44/1 Residency Road, Bangalore. Phone: (80) 2559-2233.
Timing : Noon to 3.30 p.m. for lunch. 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. for dinner daily
Dishes from across India’s south west appear on the menu of this classical hotel restaurant.
Where: 66, Ground Floor,The Gateway Hotel, Residency Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
Timing : Open on all days. 12.30 PM –3PM, 7PM –11:30 PM
Lavishly appointed dining room with chandeliers and hand-carved screens for a menu of Indian dishes.
Where: Lobby level, The Leela Palace Bengaluru,, 23, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008, Phone: 080 3057 1344
Timing: Open on all days. 12 – 11.30PM
Bangalore being the cosmopolitan city, it’s not short of cool cafes and dessert places. So I’m including Cool Joint because it is a class apart for two reasons – It’s a place that has been serving amazing food and beverages well before the city became home to the modern cafes.
Where: 4th Block, 70, 11th Main, 30th Cross, Geetha Colony, 4th T Block East, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560011
Timing: Open on all days. 9AM– 10.30PM