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Madras Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

We have the following variety of dishes.
SNACKS​
Masal Vada
Fried Lentil flour served with mint, tomato and coconut chutney
Methu Vada
Fried Lentil flour served with mint, tomato and coconut chutney
Dhahi Vada
Fried Lentil flour dipped in yogurt and garnished with coriander leaves
Sambar Vada
Fried Lentil flour immersed in lentil gravy
DOSA FAVORITES​
Plain Dosa
Crispy crepe made with rice and lentil
Paper Dosa
Scrapped crispy crepe made with rice and lentil
Paper Masala Dosa
Scrapped crispy crepe made with rice and lentil, stuffed with potatoes
Cone Dosa
Cone shaped crispy crepe made with rice and lentil
Masal Dosa
Crispy crepe made with rice and lentil, stuffed with potatoes
Ghee Dosa
Crispy​ crepe made with rice and lentil, garnised with ghee
Onion Dosa
Crispy crepe made with rice and lentil, stuffed with onions
Onion Masala Dosa
Crispy crepe made with rice and lentil, stuffed with onions and potatoes
Podi Dosa
Crispy crepe made with rice and lentil, garnished with spicy powder
Podi Masala Dosa
Crispy crepe made with rice and lentil, stuffed with potatoes and garnished with spicy powder
IDLY FAVORITES​
Idly
Steamed lentil patties served with lentil gravy and chutneys
Idly with Podi
Steamed​ lentil patties served with lentil gravy, chutneys and spicy powder
14 mini Idlies
Button sized small steamed lentil patties served with lentil gravy
RAVA DOSAS​
Plain Rava Dosa
Thin​ crepe from cream of wheat and rice crepe
Onion Rava Dosa
Thin crepe from cream of wheat and rice crepe, sprinkled with onions
Onion Rava Masala
Thin crepe from cream of wheat and rice crepe, sprinkled with onions and stuffed with potatoes
Special Rava Masala
Thin crepe from cream of wheat and rice crepe, sprinkled with onions, cashnut, raisins and stuffed with potatoes
UTHAPPAMS​
Plain Uthappam
Pancake made with rice and lentil
Onion Uthappam
Pancake​ made with rice, lentil and onions
Onion Tomato Uthappam
Pancake made with rice, lentil, onion and tomato
Onion Peas Uthappam
Pancake made with rice, lentil, onions and peas
Onion Tomato Peas Uthappam
Pancake made with rice, lentil, onions, peas and tomato
Carrot Uthappam
Pancake made with rice, lentil and carrot
Vegetable Uthappam
Pancake made with rice, lentil, tomato, peas, carrot, chili and onion
Special Uthappam
Pancake​ made with rice, lentil, tomato, peas, carrot, chili, onion, cashnut and raisins
WHEAT FAVORITES​
Chappathi-Chana
Soft and thin whole wheat bread served with garbanzo beans curry
Poori Masala
Soft and thin whole wheat bread served with potato curry
Poori-Channa
Soft and thin fried whole wheat bread served with garbanzo beans curry
Masala Paratha
Soft and thin whole wheat bread. stuffed with potatoes served with garbanzo beans curry
Channa Batura
Huge​ fried fluffy bread served with garbanzo beans curry, garnished with onions and carrots
COMBO ITEMS​
Idly-Vada
Steamed and fried lentil patties served with lentil gravy and chutneys
Pongal-Vada
Steamed raw rice, mashed with dhal sauteed and served together with fried lentils, lentil gravy and chutneys
Variety Rice Plate
Combination rice plate, consist of lemon rice, tamarind rice and curd rice, served with chutneys
WEEKEND SPECIALS​
Madras Paratta
Special South Indian fluffy bread served with vegetable korma
Kothu Paratta
Special South Indian fluffy bread, meshed and refried with spicy curry and vegetables served with raita
SWEET​
Kesari
Sugar sweetened sooji and mixed with cashnut, raisins and ghee
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

I think we were the only non-Indian folks in there. This is Indian like I have never had. It was purely vegan and delicious. Food came out hot as it was ready. the sauces went from mild to hot, but delicious. All were good. Tables...More

Date of visit: April 2013
Thank GingerF930
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

Date of visit: November 2012
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...

Date of visit: September 2012
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

Date of visit: July 2012
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.

Date of visit: May 2012
Thank simhampton
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

Date of visit: May 2012
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

Date of visit: March 2012
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

Date of visit: December 2011
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

Date of visit: October 2011
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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