Carnatic Cafe - 4.5

Delicious Carnatic Homestyle

It's not often one can convince the carnivore in me to go for a vegetarian meal. It's even rarer for it to be a meal I would crave for days after. But once in a while, a little "grass-feeding" gem comes along and does just that.
Carnatic Cafe is a cosy little spot tugged away in the slightly seedy New Friends Colony community centre market. But there is nothing seedy about Carnatic Cafe itself - its clean, hygienic and comfortable. The place has a sense of familiarity, perhaps bestowed by the marble table tops, wood and wrought iron chairs, walls covered in black frames – it's all a little reminiscent of Big Chill.
Carnatic Cafe was opened by Pawan Jambagi, a Bangalorean who wanted to bring Carnatic food to the capital. Unlike food from its neighbouring regions, Carnatic cuisine isn't spicy at all. And this place aims to serve food that mimics a typical home in Karnataka rather than a restaurant.

Another dish that caught my eye was the Bisi-Bele-Bath (sambhar rice), which I immensely enjoy eating. During lunch and dinner hours (though the restaurant is open all day), they have a special rice dish depending on the day.
For rice lovers like myself, that's good reason to venture there every day of the week. Curd rice is available daily. Rice Timetable:

So if you are looking for an inexpensive meal, cooked with a lot of love in a clean and comfortable environment, Carnatic Cafe is your next culinary pit stop.
Budget: Meal for 2 - Rs. 350
Alcohol: No
Outdoor: No
Ph: 011-41008630,08804444889
Ground Floor, India Mall, Community Centre, New Friends Colony