Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Mani's Cafe - Only for 'patient' customers :-)

Trichy - The town brings fond memories, for I have now visited this place twice in less than a year. So many temples, lots of history and it was almost as if I was visiting the Chola Kingdom in all their glory!

And as always, food takes prominence. The plethora of hotels on Rockins Road, Cantonment cater to the daily needs of tourists and regular family crowd. Sri Krishna Hotel makes some good rava dosai. (Considering my stomach is still not okay, I stuck to idli and dosai through the trip)

The last time I'd been to Sri Rangam, we had dinner at this place and we promptly went in this time also. Mani's Cafe on South Vaasal - is the place to eat if you visit Lord Ranganathar.

Extremely reasonable on the wallet and light on the stomach, this place has a unique name board. "porumai ullavargalukku mattum anumadhi" - The preparations are fresh and it takes about 10-15 minutes for the dosa varieties to be served.

Despite the crazy stomach, asoka halwa piqued my interest and I HAD to order it. That was followed by cripsy rava dosai, doused in sambar and coconut chutney. Dad ordered adai + aviyal and Mom wanted poori + masala (which had more onions than potatoes). All this, plus 1 coffee amounted to Rs 95 :-) 

I was tempted to try their specials with all the medicinal values but the taste buds won over (naaku romba neeLam. Next time, I sure am trying something special priced at Rs 30 per dosai)

Oh, you should clear your own plantain leaf and throw it in the bin! 


  1. You got the place to eat in Srirangam spot on! :) Congrats on doing that!


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