5 Breakfast Ride Getaways from Bangalore

With the growing number of folks getting hooked to motorcycling & cycling, motorcycle/bicycle ride for breakfast  over the weekend has become ‘The Weekend Thing to do’ than laze around or meet up for a brunch in the city.

For me, the perfect ride has always been the one that ends with good food!! Presenting the 5 best South-Indian breakfast getaways from my beloved city.

1) Renukamba Thatte Idli, Bidadi, Mysore Road

Journey on Mysore road is incomplete without the hot thatte (plate-sized) idlis and crispy vada in Bidadi.

  • Must Eat – Thatte Idli + Vada  with atleast 2 dollops of butter
  • Distance from Bangalore- 45kms
  • Highway – SH17 or Mysore Road. Google Maps link
  • Timings- 5:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Parking- no specific/allotted parking (but there is always place to park)
Bidadi Thatte Idli - Hotel Renukamba, Bidadi, Karnataka

Bidadi Thatte Idli – Hotel Renukamba, Bidadi

2) Preethi Canteen, Birur

Don’t let the distance deter you from trying this place, you will thank me for this after you taste the food.

  • Must Eat – Benne Khali Dosa + Coffee + vada with chutney
  • Distance from Bangalore- 200kms (brilliant tarmac)
  • Highway – NH206 Arsikere road. Google Maps link
  • Timings- 7:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Closed on Thursday)
  • Parking- no specific/allotted parking (but there is always place to park)
Benne Khali Dosa - Preethi Canteen Birur

Benne Khali Dosa – Preethi Canteen Birur

3) Pavitra Idli Hotel, Tumkur Road

A must stop place for idli, vada and coffee near Kyathsandra on NH4 close to Tumkur.

  • Must Eat – Thatte Idli + Vada  with at-least 2 dollops of butter along with filter coffee
  • Distance from Bangalore- 70kms
  • Highway – NH4 or Tumkur Road. Google Maps link
  • Timings- 6 am to 12 pm
  • Parking- no specific/allotted parking (but there is always place to park)
Benne Idli Sagu at Pavithra Idli Hotel, Kyathasandra Tumkur

Benne Idli with Vada – Pavitra Idli Hotel

4)  Vasu Hotel, Kanakpura Road

The Dosa place on Kanakpura road, Vasu Hotel is one of the best known and most visited hotels by locals of Kanakpura town.

  • Must Eat – Masala Dosa
  • Distance from Bangalore- 50kms
  • Highway – NH209 or Kanakpura Road. Google Maps link
  • Timings- 6 am to 5 pm
  • Parking- no specific/allotted parking (but there is always place to park)
Masala Dosa at Vasu Hotel KNS Circle Kanakpura Karnataka

Masala Dosa – yummmmmm!!

5) Ganesh Bhavan, Denkanikotte

Easily the least-known place, Ganesh Bhavan in Denkanikotte town (next to the Post Office) is one of the highly frequented places by the locals.

  • Must Eat – Idli + Masala Dosa
  • Distance from Bangalore- 60kms
  • Highway – SH17 or Anchetty Road. Google Maps link
  • Timings- 7 am to 5 pm (Weekdays) and 7 am to 1 pm (on Sundays)
  • Parking- no specific/allotted parking (but there is always place to park)

Masala Dosa-Denkanikotte

All the above places don’t accept cards – Cash only.

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Vasu Hotel Kanakpura Karnataka

Vasu Hotel has been a landmark place to eat Masala Dosas and Bisi Bele Bath with chow chow [amalgamation of Rice, Dal and Vegetables sprinkled with khara mixture(Namkeens) ]in Kanakpura town, about 40kms on NH209 from Bangalore  since 2 decades.

About Vasu Hotel:

Vasu Hotel was started in 1983 by Mr. P Ramachandra Upadhay on MG Road in Kanakpura and since then they have opened another new branch at KNS Circle in Kanakpura (before the taking a left-turn to Sangam).

Currently the KNS Circle joint is run and managed by Mr. Janardhan, son of the Ramachandra Upadhay.

They have a small section to sit, but it is always full, so be prepared to stand and eat.

Moving on to the food….

The Masala Dosa is the best they offer and it is the amount of ghee(ready heavy) and time spent on the tava (grill) which makes it taste so damn good and the chutney compliments the ghee-laden dosa wonderfully 🙂

Masala Dosa at Vasu Hotel KNS Circle Kanakpura Karnataka

Masala Dosa – yummmmmm!!

Next we moved to the Kesari Bath, which is good but not good enough to brag about.

Kesari Bath at Vasu Hotel KNS Circle Kanakpura Karnataka

Kesari Bath – The best in Kanakpura !!

We couldn’t try the famous Bise Bele Bath since the dosa filled us up, although the coffee was a disappointment 😦

Tips:

– Reach the place before 8am, post this the locals throng the place for breakfast

– They accept only Cash and expect the customer to render the exact money (So don’t think of splitting that 500 INR note for a plate of Dosa !!)

– There is no designated space to park the car

Janardhan the owner of Vasu Hotel KNS Circle Kanakpura Karnataka

Mr.Janardhan – Owner of Vasu Hotel

Vasu Hotel KNS Circle Kanakpura Karnataka

Vasu Hotel – Worth the stop for breakfast

Location:

Vasu Hotel

KNS Circle, Kanakpura Town (Before the left turn to Sangam from the Bangalore side)

Verdict:

Must Stop for a good Masala Dosa on Kanakpura Road (NH 209)