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Dosa Cafe

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Maan Mandir D 15/49 | Dashaswamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
+91 97934 30884
09:30 - 21:00
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Lusaka, Zambia
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very small place. Like thier dosa varieties, specillay cheese dosa. Also you choose the oil type. sunflower, olive etc

Thank kokul
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Saw many good comments here, so we decided to stop by for lunch. We ordered Dosa with cheese and butter. The flavour was so sour that we thought the powder was expired. We had no choice but left the cake after first bites. Besides, the owner seemed not friendly. When we asked him if the restaurant had a toilet, he... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is only a tiny hole in the wall place located in the winding alleys behind the riverside ghats. There's 3 tables so not enough space for more than 12 people in the whole place. That being said, the menu is good - focused on classic Indian dishes. The masala dosa and uttapam are excellent. Prices are cheap and service... More 

Thank Rich D
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not bad but no staff in cafe. We wating 30 minutes for my dosa this is not good to me and my frends dont like this thinking and this is expencive because thay pay service charge. I eating in many many resturant they dont neet tax. This is very bad one more this in the cafe the manager... More 

Thank Arun k
vipulsgh, Public Relations Manager at Dosa Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Arjun, You are mistaken. We charge only sales tax and not service charge or service tax. The Cafe is registered as a proprietorship and we provide legally accepted bill. If you think you have got a fake bill then please provide a picture of the same and we will surely take an action against it. Requesting you to... More 

Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great, it's a tiny local restaurant just off the main ghat! I had the cheese masala dosa and I promise you it was the best dosa I've had during my time in India so far!

Thank Tony F
Albany, New York
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a masala dosa and idli here and it was great! The man who met us was friendly, and feed the cows who stuck their head through the window. The masala tea was also great. I highly recommend eating here.

Thank Sarah L
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dosas are very good. Specially good the choco-banana. Just to know, they are really slow. It took one hour to prepare the dosas.

Thank Ter R
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I waited half an hour for my drink to arrive, and was still waiting for food over an hour after ordering it. The servers were not helpful and seemed to be mixing up everyone's orders (you write your order on a mini clipboard - perhaps they should introduce table service to reduce muddling things up). The lassi was good, but... More 

Thank Luke J
vipulsgh, Public Relations Manager at Dosa Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Luke, We are extremely sorry for your bad experience. We accept the fact tht we take time in serving the food and our general wait time is 15-20 mins. 1 hour is off-course too much to tolerate. I also regret that you couldn't taste the food after all. It would have surely satisfied you with its taste and purity.... More 

Maroochydore, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here so many times I was embarrassed that the kind an sitting waiting in the entranceway would think I had nothing better to do than eat in India- which is what you will find yourself doing when you find this place as well. It got to a point were myself and two mates had 2/3 meals here a... More 

Thank Bree K
Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We liked the dosas so much that we visited more than once. Tasty and not expensive. Not large, so grab a seat as you can!

Thank Shombol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Indian, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maan Mandir D 15/49 | Dashaswamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi District  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 97934 30884
We serve conventional and unconventional varieties of Dosa, Uttapam hot and cold beverages. All of our dishes are cooked from farm fresh vegetables. We are a small place with very big heart for our customers. We value our customers as our family guests and try to deliver our best.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?