8 Must Visit Iconic And Old Eateries In Chennai
The food business is the most profitable and trending business nowadays. Food and food vlogging and food blogging became the latest trend with food videos, food reels, and food posts on social media. A new restaurant is coming up every day with its own theme, food, food fusions, and food varieties in Chennai. Today there is an n number of fancy restaurants, street food giants, and food outlets in Chennai to explore food.
But, still, there are few iconic food places and old eateries that serve authentic food with good quality and amazing taste. In this article, we list down 8 old eateries in Chennai that are must-visit when in Chennai.
1. Ratna Cafe – Established In 1948
Chennai’s most popular cafe Ratna Cafe established is famous for its iconic and best Sambar Idly in the town. Along with Idly Sambar, they also serve amazing Kothu Parottas and authentic Filter Coffe which is a must try.
Ratna Cafe – 255, Triplicane High Road, Triplicane
2. Kalathi Rose Milk – Established In 1951
This small yet legendary rose milk shop started off as a small paper mart shop in 1927. This small shop and stall turned out as Rose Milk Shop and became popular for famous rose milk over the years.
5, N Mada St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai
3. Rayar’s Mess – Established In 1930
Rayar’s mess is one of the oldest messes in Chennai, famous for its limited south Indian dishes. Rayar’s messes serve amazing Idly, Dosas, Vada, and Pongal which is must try.
31, Arundale St, Madhavaperumalpuram, Mylapore, Chennai
4. Jannal Bhajji Kadai – Established In 1945
The famous bajji place in Chennai established in 1944 serves amazing bajjis, mainly their Vazahakkai Bhajji. Not just bajjis this old eatery is also famous for its upma and idly.
12, 1, Ponnambala Vadhyar St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai
5. Mami’s Mess – Established In 1959
Named after Vasantha Mami, this old eatery is famous for its iconic meals, idlis, bondas, bhajjis. Thavala Vada and Kozhukattai made of rice flour and coconut is a must-try.
New No.7,Old No.4,Pitchu Pillai Street,
Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai
6. Mylai Karpagambal Mess – Established In 1955
Named after Goddess Karpagambal, this old and iconic Mess is famous for its authentic Tamil food menu from meals served with different varieties of podis including karuveppilai podi, (curry leaves) pudhina podi, (mint) nellikkai podi (gooseberry) with amazing lemon rasam and pineapple rasam.
20, E Mada St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai
7. Dinidigul Thalapaktti – Established In 1957
Dindigul Thalapaktti is known for its iconic and authentic Tamil biryani made with normal regular rice. Started as one small outlet it has now 200+ outlets in Chennai and India with 2800+ Employees.
Various Barnaches Across Chennai & Tamil Nadu
8. Murugan Idli Shop – Established In 1993
Last but not least, The Murugan Idli Shop is known for its iconic Idlis with traditional Tamil Nadu Sambar and chutney. They also serve tempting Uthappam, Dosas, Idiappam, and Sweet Pongal on the breakfast menu. And they do serve lunch and dinner including South Indian Meals, Sambar Rice, and Lemon Rice.
And Jigarhthand at Murugan Idli Shop is a must-try.
Various Branches In Chenai & Tamil Nadu