From CTR To Veena Stores: Your Guide To Bengaluru’s 10 Heritage Breakfast Spots
Image Credit: Masala Dosa

Who wouldn’t like to begin their day with pillowy idlis and crispy dosas! Bengaluru is known for its pleasant weather and hospitable people, but the city’s nostalgia-laden neighbourhoods are home to culinary secrets that can make even a cynic quiver with excitement. 

Custodians of these food relics are a handful of eateries that have preserved, improvised and kept the legacy of Karnataka’s signature-style cooking alive for decades. Although many suffered a huge setback during the pandemic, these outlets nestled in Bengaluru’s various corners have now sprung into action with safety measures in place. 

So, the next time you’re in this IT hub, visit some of these humble yet popular heritage restaurants that serve delicious breakfast at a surprisingly affordable price. Here’s a ready reckoner..


Thindi translates as ‘breakfast’ in Kannada. True to its name, Taaza Thindi is well-known for its fresh food served at an affordable price. Their budget-friendly South Indian menu is a crowd-puller, with the place often being visited by people from all walks of life. 

Their popular items include Idli, Vada, Masala Dosa, Kesari Bhath, Khara Bhath and Chow Chow Bath. Although a relatively new venue compared to the iconic places that Bengaluru is home to, this breakfast spot has gained a lot of loyal customers over the years. 

Price for two: ₹100 (approx).