Simply authentic and reasonable

Simply authentic and reasonable

South Special

This is a typical darshini style eatery and prominence is given to items like idli, dosa, vada, upma, ‘mini-meals’, rice items, coffee and tea.

As the eatery opens in the morning, the joggers and walkers who come to the park located opposite the eatery, visit the hotel for a cup of tea or coffee.

For working professionals who don’t cook at home, this place is a second home. Dosas and idlis are the fast moving items in this place along with the puris.  The six-year-old, self-service eatery with an open kitchen has earned a good name among the residents of the locality for its authentic and tasty items and hygienic interiors.

“One can find a lot of eating joints along Kumaraswamy Layout Main Road.”

“This place is very small compared to other spacious hotels but I regularly visit this point because it is cleaner than other places. They use less oil and have a healthy menu,” says Ravishankar, a professional.

Shree Lakshmi Upahara bustles with customers at any time of the day but it is more crowded in the morning and evening.

“I come here for morning and evening walks. After that, I join my friends at this hotel. We talk about politics, cricket and City-related issues having coffee and tea.”

“This is the favourite hangout place of many senior citizens. I never miss coming here in the evenings for crispy snacks,” says Laxmi Narayan H, a retired bank employee.

This place is also visited by the students of nearby colleges like Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI).

“College students like this place because it is reasonable. And one cannot eat spicy food daily. Though I am from Patna, I like idli and dosa, which are healthy compared to other spicy items. There are many North Indian hotels nearby. But I am happy with this small ‘darshini’,” says Saketh, an engineering student from DSI.