Sunday, August 22, 2010
Brahmin's Coffee Bar - who would have thought?
A name like Brahmin's Coffee Bar can leave you wondering about this tiny unassuming little food joint in Bangalore. But don't let the looks deceive you. Brahmin's has been voted as one of the best idly restaurants in Bangalore and is regularly featured on the list of top places to eat in the city.
As you can see in the picture, this is a tiny place at a street corner. Standing room only (on the pavement and sometimes on the street!). The place only serves three items - idly, wada and kesari baath. The idly and wada are served in a deep dish with a generous helping of liquid chutney. An elderly gentleman stands near the entrance with a huge pot full of chutney for those who must have more of this delicious stuff.
We went there on a Saturday morning and the place was not hard to find. You can spot the cars parked on the street and the thick crowd of people jostling to place their order from a mile away. Chaotic as it may seem, Brahmin's has a highly efficient system of order placement, cash collection and order delivery. Wait time is minimal - which is good, because you want to dig into the delicacies as soon as possible.
And the verdict - Yummmm!!!