Brahmin’s Coffee Bar Shankarpuram Bangalore

One of the benefits of waking up early on a saturday morning on the excuse of jogging is meeting friends at one of the oldest and yummiest South Indian breakfast places in Bangalore – Brahmin’s Coffee Bar.

About Brahmin’s Coffee Bar:

Located in the south-central part of Bangalore or Bengaluru in Shankarpuram, Brahmin’s Coffee Bar was started in 1965 by late Sri K V. Nageshwar Adiga alias Nagesh Rao and offers only 5 items:

Idly, Vada, Khara Bath, Kesari bath, Kaapiย  and Tea ; NO SAMBAR – only chutney.

Currently it is run by Mr.Radhakrishna Adiga; It is said that he would remember one’s regular order just by looking the customer’s face; Although now, one has to buy a token and collect the food from another counter owing to the heavy crowd and some miserable souls who never used to pay.

Idly Vada at Brahmin's Coffee Bar Shankarpuram Bangalore

Idly Vada – the best in South Bangalore

TRIVIA: The popular restaurant chain of Adiga’s was started by K.N Vasudev Adiga son of Sri K V. Nageshwar Adiga !!

Kesari Bath at Brahmin's Coffee Bar Bangalore

Kesari Bath ๐Ÿ™‚

But their most popular offering is Khara Bath flooded with coconut-coriander chutney and filter kaapi; Yes they brew one of the best filter coffee or kaapi in Bangalore and anyone who has tasted it cannot say no to another cup – unless the queue to collect the kaapi is long most ofย  the time – Touch wood, a stampede for coffee has never happened ๐Ÿ˜›

Khara Bath at Brahmin's Coffee Bar Bangalore

Khara Bath – what the crowds line-up for ๐Ÿ™‚

Filter Kaapi or Coffee at Brahmin's Coffee Bar Bangalore

Filter Kaapi – Best reason to wait in the queue ๐Ÿ˜€

Chutney at Brahmin's Coffee Bar Bangalore

Chutneyyyyyyyy – Unlimited !!!

Brahmin’s Coffee Bar are open from 6AM to 11AM and 4PM to 7PM from Monday through Saturday. They remain closed on Sunday.

Brahmins Coffee Bar Shankarpuram Bangalore

Brahmin’s Coffee Bar – Old is definitely Gold ๐Ÿ˜€


One of the best place for South-Indian breakfast in Bangalore, a must visit place ๐Ÿ™‚

If filter kaapi turns you ON, this is the place to have one ๐Ÿ™‚

Vasudev Adiga’s Jayanagar

Vasudev Adiga’sย  chain of restaurants are undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for vegetarian South Indian food serving up fast food, north indian food, fresh juices and many such stuff.

But their USP is Authentic South Indian breakfast such as the Idly, Uddin Vada, Dosa etc ; Stopping by for breakfast after a short sunday ride makes it a ‘Perfect Sunday Ride‘ ๐Ÿ™‚

About Vasudev Adiga’s :

The restaurant was started by Mr. K N Vasudev Adiga, who was an engineer by profession back in 1994 – Popularly known as Adiga’s.ย  It was an off-shoot from the famous and still existing Brahmin’s Coffee Bar in Chamarajpet, Bangalore; in fact Brahmin’s Coffee Bar was started by Vasudev Adiga’s father,ย late Sri K V. Nageshwar Adiga, alias Nagesh Rao. way backย  in 1965.

Enough of history, lets get back to the food – which was Tasty andย  Hygienic. I love the Khara bath and the crisp vadas make life so good ๐Ÿ™‚

First always start with the Khara bath and end with the vada dipped in unlimited sambhar ( I can drink till eternity, it tastes that good, glad they don’t charge for the extra serving ๐Ÿ˜› )

Khara Bath in Vasudev Adiga's Bangalore

Khara Bath

Poori Sagoo at Vasudev Adiga's Bangalore

Poori Sagoo – always bloated ๐Ÿ˜›

Onion Dosa at Vasudev Adiga's Bangalore

Oh My Butter !

Polished off the following (with assistance from 3 other friends):

  • Khara Bath – 16INR/plate
  • Onion Dosa – 30 INR
  • Uddin Vada – 14 INR/vada
  • Poori-Sagoo – 25 INR/plate (One plate contains 3 pooris)
Onion Dosa at Vasudev Adiga's Bangalore

Onion Dosa – The crispy onions are out of the world!!!

Uddin Vada at Vasudev Adiga's Bangalore

Uddin Vada with unlimited sambhar ๐Ÿ˜›


They have about 10 restaurants across Bangalore

Vasudev Adiga’s Foodline

8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore (Near the Cafeย  Coffee Day)

Well, the downside of such a popular food-joint is undoubtedly the crowd, but its worth the struggle ๐Ÿ™‚