Your Guide To The Best Dosas In Chennai
Image Credit: South India’s favourite breakfast food, dosas are found in abundance in Chennai.

A hot and crispy dosa can make a satisfying meal like nothing else. If you’re in Chennai, it would be blasphemy to miss out on what the region is known for. South India’s favourite breakfast food, dosas are found in abundance in Chennai. While idli is hard to get wrong, dosa is hard to get right and only a few places make it well. To make it easier for you, we list five places that make some of the best dosas in Chennai:

Mami Tiffin Stall

Mami Tiffen Stall is an iconic Mylapore restaurant that has a loyal clientele. The place is known for great South Indian food and humble prices. Choose from plain dosa, masala dosa, podi dosa, onion dosa, ghee dosa and more. The menu also has North Indian and Indian-Chinese dishes. Wash your meal down with a tall glass of juice or lassi. 

Location: New No. 7, Old No. 4, Pitchu Pillai Street, Pitchu St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai. 

Timings: Daily, 7am-10pm.

Cost for two: ₹300

Prems Graama Bhojanam

The food at Prems Graama Bhojanam is inspired by rural India and is made with organic, naturally sourced ingredients. It is one of Chennai’s most popular places for dosa, which comes in varieties like benne dosa, red rice dosa, ragi dosa and millet dosa. The ghee roast dosas are served plain, or with masala or podi. The place also offers thalis. 

Location: 23/10, 3rd Main Road, Kasturba Nagar, Adyar, Chennai. 

Timings: Daily, 12-3pm; 7-10pm.

Cost for two: ₹400


ID is known for offering interesting takes on regular dosas and has a few outlets across Chennai. The establishment makes some of the best dosas in the city and has been able to garner a loyal fan following. Besides the regular plain, butter, ghee and masala dosa, ID also serves a spicy nellore erra karam dosa, mushroom masala dosa and roasted garlic dosa. 

Location: The V .7. Mall, 3rd Floor, Vadapalani, Chennai and other outlets. 

Timings: Monday-Friday 11am-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-11pm. 

Cost for two: ₹300

Murugan Idli Shop

Despite its name, Murugan Idli Shop is known not just for its idlis but for its dosas as well. The chain has outlets in the UK and Singapore as well. Try the ghee dosa, butter masala dosa, rava dosa or ghee podi masala dosa. The chutneys that are served on the side are tasty and some of the best that can be found in the city.

Location: 46, 13, N Usman Rd, Parthasarathi Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai. 

Timings: Daily, 9am-10pm. 

Cost for two: ₹200

Mylai Karpagambal Mess

A humble joint that has been around for decades, Mylai Karpagambal Mess serves tasty dosas that are hot and crispy. The place is unpretentious and focuses entirely on the food. The podi dosa and the ghee masala dosa here are very popular. If you’re in the mood for something different, don’t miss the adai, which is a signature dish. 

Location: 20, E Mada Street, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai.

Timings: Daily, 7.30am-10pm. 

Cost for two: ₹200