5 Best Places To Enjoy South-Indian Filter Coffee In Mumbai

by Vinita Jain
5 Best Places To Enjoy South-Indian Filter Coffee In Mumbai

Filter coffee is a simple yet top-notch concoction made with water, coffee, milk, and sugar.  First, the aroma intoxicates you. Then, the bittersweet taste of freshly ground Indian coffee tickles your palate. It is the best drink to sip after polishing your South Indian meal, or even as a mood-booster. However,  if you’re wondering how you can indulge in authentic filter coffee, then we’ve got you covered. Well, coffee connoisseurs in Mumbai, today we’ve rounded up some of the best places where you can relish South Indian-style filter coffee.

1. Café Mysore


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Matunga is a hub of South Indian restaurants. One such gem is Café Mysore. Café Mysore is a 50-year-old eatery that has an unparalleled tradition of homely South Indian food. Their service is prompt and the food is excellent. Café Mysore offers a perfectly brewed tumbler of filter coffee in Mumbai.

Where: Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd, Matunga, Mumbai.

When: 8am -10pm

Price: ₹30

2. Café Madras


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You can ask any Mumbaikar about the best place to relish South Indian food. We bet Café Madras will certainly be on the top three of that list. They serve an extensive menu of South Indian dishes. But it is the coffee that ties the menu together. Yes having a cup of filter kaapi here is mandatory.

Where: Bhaudaji Rd, Matunga, Mumbai,

When: 7am – 10:30pm (closed on Mondays)

Price: ₹30

Also read: Vidyarthi Bhavan Dosa To Filter Coffee, 10 Things Only A Bangalorean Can Relate!

3. Arya Bhavan


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This iconic eatery in Matunga serves delicious filter coffees in Mumbai. Also, you can relish a complete traditional South Indian meal here. But remember to come early as they are known for super long queues. It’s that popular you know! However, Arya Bhavan will surely keep you coming back for their frothy, caffeinated goodness!

Where: Napoo Rd, Matunga, Mumbai

When: 7am – 11pm

Price: ₹40

Also read: Here’s How To Make Authentic Filter Coffee At Home

4. Dakshinayan

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One of the classic hangouts for South Indian cuisine, this restaurant draws large crowds for its delicious filter coffee, smooth idli, and melt-in-your-mouth ghee dosa in Mumbai. Again, prior booking is recommended to avoid long queues. You wouldn’t want to wait too long for your filter coffee, right?

Where:  Opp. ISKCON temple, Jukarwadi, Juhu, Mumbai

When: 8am – 10:45pm

Price: ₹50

Also read: This Innovative ‘ Filter Coffee Capsule’ Invented By Kerala Students Is Both Eco & Travel Friendly

5. Swati Snacks

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If you’re looking for good food and amazing filter coffee in Mumbai, this is another great place you must visit.  This iconic cafeteria-style restaurant in Tardeo is highly recommended for a strong-filter coffee. Pair your filter coffee with their signature vada pav. It’s an odd combo. But give it a try! You can thank us later.

Where: Opp Bhatia Hospital, Tardeo, Mumbai

When: 11:30am – 9:30pm

Price: ₹30

So, all the coffee lovers out there in Mumbai, we guess now you’re pretty sorted on where you need to head for a hot cup of filter ‘kaapi’.

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