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Madras Cafe

1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
+1 408-737-2323
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“masala dosa” (16 reviews)
“kothu” (2 reviews)
“tomato pie” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 14:30 Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

We went there after reading many good reviews on Yelp.com. Looks like people have forgotten the real Indian taste and are compromising on whatever is available. We ordered few south Indian dishes and these were not even close to the real taste of India. It...More

1  Thank Amit G
Reviewed 29 September 2012

Good taste, reminds of Chennai City, has good value for money - one who loves Rasam-Rice must enjoy here...

3  Thank SadhanaRakesh
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Madras Cafe offers good south Indian fare and is a refreshing change in service/attitude from the nearby Saravana Bhavan. They stick to a smaller menu amongst the possible South Indian spreads, but they make it all well. The food is definitely not in best of...More

1  Thank travelnclass
Reviewed 13 May 2012

I had the Dosa vegetable special (about the most expensive thing on the menu), but it really wasn't special. The Dosa was great but the mix of gently fried onions with a bunch of frozen vegetables was rather disappointing.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 5 May 2012

+Good south indian food, especially the dosas, curd rice & pongal +Quick service, once you are seated +Reasonably priced +Open for breakfast! -Can we get more pickles for the curd rice please? -Crowd management. it gets out of hand. -Avoid the sambar vada if you...More

Thank Analogous
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Opens at 8:30 am in the morning, reached there by 8:35 am and still I see 4 tables have already been taken. what??? what does that means??? It means it's hack of a place for some awesome south indian snacks and most amazing filter coffee...More

Thank kanchanS
Reviewed 5 January 2012

I figured it was a good sign when I walked in and saw that I was the only non-Indian in a crowded restaurant. I did take-out, which was processed quickly. The menu didn't have explanations, so make sure you know what you're ordering. Tasty and...More

Thank Chris_in_Baltimore
Reviewed 1 November 2011

It is Vegetarian Restaurant. It caters South India snacks and small meals however not the full blown/multiple course South Indian Meals/Thali. I like the Mini Idlies and the Rasam Vadas (n the days I indulge myself for Fried Food) My son loves their cone dosas...More

1  Thank caltravelgrl
Reviewed 14 October 2010

Authentic south indian food(as good as what you get back home) at a relatively inexpensive price. Fast service.

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Reviewed 2 September 2008

awesome food, great prices :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-737-2323
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