Chikmagalur is known for mountains, coffee, wildlife, rallying and Malnad cuisine such as ‘neer dosas’, ‘kai kadubu’, ‘akki rotti’ , ‘chicken curry’, ‘biryani’ etc; relatively less know is this small-place churning out delicious benne masala dosas and jamoons.
Town Canteen, located in the heart of Chikmagalur town has been serving South-Indian breakfast delights since the 1960s.
Back in the 1960s they used to cook the food elsewhere and serve them underneath a tree, as their business grew – they shifted to the current place on Rathnagiri road (close to SH57 Vijayapura)
Benne (Butter) Masala Dosa:
Crispy and laden with butter, this is on-par with some of the best masala dosas I have tasted till date (so close to the CTR masala dosas in Bangalore) and the chutney just elevates the dosa experience.
‘No one can eat just one’ :P – I bet you will have at-least have 3 or 4 – easily the best jamoons I have tasted till date.
Chikmagalur is the home of coffee – no wonder they serve the best.
PS: I tried other stuff such as curd vada, kesari bath, bisi bele bath etc – but they turned out to be ok.
- Location: Town Canteen, Rathnagiri Road, Chikmagalur
- Timings: 7 am to 12 pm and 3 pm to 8pm
- Closed on Tuesday
- Contact Number: 08262 222326