Have the masala dosa

Try the awesome benne (butter) masala dosa at Sri Sagar (CTR) in Malleshwaram. Nothing can beat a dosa served with a dollop of butter.

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The perfect morning

A fruit seller pushes his cart past the Vidhan Soudha, Karnataka's legislative assembly, Bangalore, February 26, 2010 Get up in the morning go to the coffee board or or Koshy's or MTR for breakfast. And then head to Cubbon Park, adjacent to the Chinnaswamy Stadium, for a walk before going past the Vidhan Soudha which houses Karnataka's legislative assembly. These few hours will make your day.

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Vodka-filled cupcakes

Try Oye Amritsar on Church Street. It is a restaurant frequented by members of the Indian cricket team, and serves you delicious north Indian cuisine. Don't miss the "Vodka pani puri".

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Eateries near the stadium

The stadium is very close to MG Road so do not miss the opportunity to walk alongside it. Try the biryani at Nagarjuna on Residency Road and the Chinese food at Little China on Church Street.

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From breakfast to dinner

Have a leisurely breakfast in outdoors at Airlines Hotel on Lavelle Road - walking distance from the stadium. Then take stroll on Brigade Road and/or Commercial Street - preferably between 11am and 7pm. And end the night with a fabulous dinner at Ebony on the 13th Floor of Barton Center on MG Road.

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Must have masala dosa

Try masala dosa (rice pancakes with potato stuffing) and have coffee anywhere in the city. The better hotels are in Jayanagar. Also go to Pecos for beer with some amazing chicken tikka and good music.

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Brahmin's Cafe

Do not miss breakfast at Brahmin's Cafe near Gandhi Bazaar in Basavangudi. It's Bangalore's best breakfast. They serve idlis, vadas, kesari and khara bhath. Don't miss the unlimited amazingly tasty chutney!

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Eat masala dosa

Do visit Vidyarthi Bhavan in Gandhi Bazaar in Basavangudi for what might be the best masala dosas in the country. Be prepared to wait... it's worth it.

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Lal Bagh

A family sits under the cover of a bougainvillea tree at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore, February 22, 2010 Visit Lal Bagh. Eat biryani at the military mess near the Banshankari bus stand. Eat Punjabi food at Bobby Da Dhaba near the Ulsoor police station. Drive over the Electronic City flyover.

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Drink after the match

Bar waiters prepare vodka-based martinis, Bangalore, May 30, 2007 Unfortunately liquor is not allowed at cricket stadiums so after the matches, head to Barton centre on MG Road and visit the 13th Floor lounge bar - it's fantastic. You can also visit the Hard Rock Café (on St Mark's Road near MG Road) for a pint or two. At UB City, you can visit Shiro's for Japanese cuisine or chill out at the City Bar. If you want to visit a sports bar, head to Extreme Sports Bar on Bannerghatta Road. The N Stand, also known as the BEML stand, is the best one to watch from cricket at the stadium.

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Shopping at Brigade and MG Road

Traffic on Brigade Road, Bangalore, August 10, 2003 The cheapest and best food can be eaten at roadside carts. They are tasty, hygienic and really cheap. Travellers mustn't forget to go to Brigade Road and MG Road in the evenings for shopping. But they should also watch out for pickpockets and auto-rickshaw drivers who demand excess fare.

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Eat a thali  

An Indian <i>thali</i> accompanied by sweets and fruits Have a South Indian thali. Choose from the very palatable, coconut-heavy Kerala thalis, or a more unfamiliar local Karnataka meal

Order dessert at Cafe Fresco's  

A brunch salad, May 17, 2009 I have been visiting Fresco's at Cunningham Road for the last five or six years. It's a fantastic open-air restaurant. The food is good but the dessert is just brilliant! You get a 24-layer cake and all that jazz. I go have a Caesar's salad or something and then scream "dessert please!" It's that good. Robin Uthappa

Eat Corner House ice-creams  

Cold coffee with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and orange zest, March 29, 2009 The hot-chocolate fudge there is to die for. It's a popular ice-cream haunt for locals in Bangalore. Robin Uthappa

Relax at Cafe Mocha on Lavelle Road  

A cup of espresso, September 8, 2010 It's an ideal place to lounge around with your friends. It has a relaxing vibe about it. You'd enjoy just sitting there and talking about this and that. Robin Uthappa


Empire on Church Street, is a favorite for chicken dosas.

Café Pascucci

Café Pascucci (Tel 91 80 40912134) is a convenient stop for sandwiches, burgers and coffees.


Men assemble plates of rice and meat for guests attending a wedding celebration, West Bank, Nablus, May 1, 2010 The left of Koshy's is the heart of the restaurant, serving very decent snacks and meals, coffee and beer.


Koshy's is a city institution: The air-conditioned half on the right serves food that's a throwback to an earlier era.

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove (Tel 91 80 25596149) specialises in Kerala dishes: try the wafer-thin appams with a fish or mutton stew.

South Indies

A cook prepares <i>dosas</i>, south Indian rice pancakes, in a restaurant, Bangalore, August 5, 2010 South Indies, as the name suggests, does south Indian food, all vegetarian. Be prepared to be surprised.


A vendor sells fried meat for Iftar during Ramazan, Dhaka, September 2, 2008 If you miss north Indian food, head to Samarkand for a smorgasbord of kebabs and curries.


Fresh fried prawns are served with a wedge of lime at a fisherman's cafe in the Mercado São Pedro, Brazil, August 5, 2009 Karavalli, set in a faux Mangalorean house at the Gateway Hotel, draws from the culinary gems of the four southern states to present a menu that makes it hard to make up your mind.

Olive Beach

Frequently voted the best standalone restaurant in the city, Olive Beach serves excellent Mediterranean food.

Windsor Pub

Windsor Pub (Tel 91 80 22258847) has a great vibe, super food and serves only beer.

Restaurant guide

This guide to restaurants around MG Road will make it easier for you to head out for a meal after the game.

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Filter coffee

A server pours out coffee at the India Coffee House, Bangalore, May 16, 2008 When ordering coffee at a restaurant, especially in south Indian fast-food restaurants, ask specifically for filter coffee - it is made by mixing milk with a concentrated decoction of roasted coffee powder and water. The instant-powder coffee which you get in most places is a sorry sight (and taste) for any coffee lover, being horribly milky and sweet. But filter coffee is excellent. You may even want to buy some when you leave.

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Wash your hands

Washing hands This applies to all cities: carry soap strips with you if possible, and wash your hands before every meal. Tourists, especially from western countries, tend to be susceptible to upset tummies and diarrhoea in India. Washing your hands can go a long way in making your trip a sick-free one.

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Where to

  1. South Indies

    South Indies, as the name suggests, does south Indian food, all vegetarian. Be prepared to be surprised.

  2. The Park

    Round the corner from the Oberoi is The Park (from Rs 8600), a boutique hotel with cosy rooms and excellent service.

  3. Plan B

    Plan B (Tel 91 9739902745) has a friendly atmosphere and lots of choice in short eats.

Must Do

Lal Bagh

Visit Lal Bagh. Eat biryani at the military mess near the Banshankari bus stand. Eat Punjabi food at Bobby Da Dhaba near the Ulsoor police station. Drive over the Electronic City flyover.

Tips for Travellers

The city is far from the airport but before heading to the pre-paid taxi counter, check out the bus routes. There are volunteers and bus conductors standing in front of the bus station, directing passengers into the correct buses. Find out if one goes close to your destination. It's a cheaper and greener way to travel.

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