5 Breakfast Ride Getaways from Bangalore – 3rd Edition

There is no joy better than discovering new food places on a motorcycle and with the deteriorating quality of breakfast served at regular chains such as Kamats, A2Bs etc these traditional/family-run breakfast joints uphold the promise of authentic and delicious South-Indian breakfast.

Presenting the third edition of 5 breakfast ride getaways from Bangalore:

1) Idly Mane, Harohalli

Run by a husband and wife, Idly Mane serves ‘soft-as-butterthatte idlis along with chutney and sagu (potato-based curry)

Thatte Idli at Idli Mane Harohalli, Kanakpura Road NH209

Thatte Idli at Idli Mane Harohalli

2) Subbanna Mess, Melkote

This is ‘a typical brahmin mess’ serving all 3 meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) throughout the year and one has to remove footwear before delving into food (symbolic of hygiene and respect to food)

  • Must try – Sakkare Pongal + Puliogare + thatte idly
  • Timings – 6 am to 12 pm (only breakfast) – they are open till 11 pm , Open all days
  • Distance from Bangalore – 130 kms
  • Location – Subbanna Mess, Melkote, Karnataka
Puliogare and Sakkare Pongal at Subbanna Mess Melkote

Puliogare and Sakkare Pongal at Subbanna Mess Melkote

PS: One has to remove footwear to eat the food in the dining section (They also have a separate verandah where one doesn’t need to remove their footwear to eat)

3) Shri Janardhan Hotel, Ramanagara, Mysore Road

This place is for the sweet-tooth foodie – breakfast + mysore pak or badam halwa + filter coffee is the recommended course of action :p

Masala Dosa at Hotel Shri Janardhan or Mysore Pak Hotel at Ramanagara Karnataka

Masala Dosa at Mysore Pak Hotel, Ramanagara

4) Shree Veerabhadreshwara Bhavana, Halagur

Discovery of this place is dedicated to a dear friend Praveen. This is your typical hanchina-mane (tiled house) serving breakfast in Halagur, a bustling town on NH209 before Malavalli.

  • Must try – Masala dosa + pakodas (their norm is 2 masala dosas in a single plate : D)
  • Timings – 6 am to 11 am and 3:30 pm to 7 pm, Open all days
  • Distance from Bangalore – 90 kms
  • Location – Shree Veerabhadreshwara Bhavana Halagur, Kanakpura road, NH209
Masala Dosa + Pakoda at Shree Veerabhadreshwara Bhavana, Halagur,NH 209

Masala Dosa + Pakoda at Shree Veerabhadreshwara Bhavana, Halagur

5) Harsha Café, Mandya

One of the most popular breakfast places in Mandya, Harsha Café serves delicious south Indian breakfast and snacks throughout the day.

  • Must try – Set dosa + coffee
  • Timings – 7:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Closed on Friday
  • Distance from Bangalore – 100 kms
  • Location, Harsha Cafe VV Road, Mandya
Set Dosa at Harsha Cafe, VV Road Mandya

Set Dosa at Harsha Cafe Mandya

All the above places don’t accept cards (cash only) and do not have dedicated parking for motorcycles.

Don’t forget to check out the First and Second edition of breakfast ride getaways from Bangalore!!

Mysore Pak Hotel Ramanagara

A typical south-Indian breakfast ends with filter coffee or tea, the one at Janardhana Hotel in Ramanagara ends with a ‘Mysore Pak’ – locals, hotel staff, regular patrons belovedly  call it the ‘Mysore Pak Hotel’.

About Hotel Shri Janardhan :

Located inside Ramanagara, a bustling town on the way to Mysore from Bangalore is popular among rock-climbers and wildlife enthusiasts – Hotel Shri Janardhan has been serving delicious food (breakfast + lunch + dinner) since 1926 – but its claim to fame has been ‘Mysore Pak’ and ‘Badam Halwa’.

Masala Dosa:

Crispy and roasted in ghee, the ‘red chutney’ smeared on the inside is what builds the flavor to the dosa  – I love it!!

The sambar can be skipped – its the regular chutney that tastes yumm.

Masala Dosa at Hotel Shri Janardhan or Mysore Pak Hotel at Ramanagara Karnataka

Delicious Masala Dosa 🙂

Mysore Pak:

I m not a fan of ‘mysore pak’, but this one got me hooked!! – it’s the ghee that makes it so delicious  – this is the ‘supreme form of mysore pak’ , I doubt it can get better .

Mysore Pak at Hotel Shri Janardhan or Mysore Pak Hotel at Ramanagara Karnataka

Mysore Pak – I bet you cant just eat one 😀

Badam Halwa:

Loaded with badam pieces and generous amounts of kowa and ghee – a single cup will keep your sweet pangs in control for atleast a week – absolutely delicious!!

Tip: Avoid ordering multiple breakfast items – save space to gorge on the super filling and rich ‘mysore pak’ or ‘badam halwa’ or ‘jamoons’  😛

Hotel Shri Janardhan or Mysore Pak Hotel at Ramanagara, Off Mysore Road Karnataka

Mysore Pak Hotel – Ramanagara

Useful Information:

– Location: Janardhan Hotel Ramanagara Town (off Mysore Road), Karnataka

– Timings: 7:30 am to 9:30 pm (Dosas are available till 1130 am and resume from 4 pm onwards)

– Closed on Thursday

– Cash-only , no cards are accepted

– Parking: No dedicated parking