Restaurant Review :Vidyarthi Bhawan , Basvangudi , Bangalore | India
VIDYARTH BHAWAN – Lot has been already said and written about this legendary restaurant of Bangalore. Recently it commemorated 75 years of famed benne masala dose of Bangalore and I felt this is apt time for me to share my views about this place on my blog.
The history about the place is quite interesting as it started as a quaint eatery to cater students , hence the name “Vidyarthi Bhawan” , in the year 1943.Ever since the menu has remain the same with an exception of Gulab Jamun , that is disappeared after the demise of chef who excelled in it.
The menu has 6 dishes to offer , namely their signature and most sought after Benne Masala Dose , Poori Sagu , the twins Khara and Kesari Bhath , must have Idly sambhar , quintessential Rava Vade and healthy Uppittu along with daily dose of filter Kaapi.
The legendary dose (above) and the idly sambhar (below)
No meal at vidyarthi bhawan is complete without the cup of Filter Kappi (Below)
For those who would love to visit them , my advise is to head to this place early and reach by 6;30 am. It is open at 6.30 am and closes at 11.30 am and reopens at 2 pm till 8 pm from Monday to Thursday, with Friday being the weekly holiday. During weekend , the timings in the morning are extended by half an hour and is open from 6.30 am to 12 noon and 2.30 pm to 8 pm.
32, Gandhi Bazaar Main Road, Basavanagudi,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004