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Open Kitchen pizzeria & deli

The quaint hill town of Coonoor has seen a few changes since the summers of my childhood.That’s why I was most excited to see the sign that said ‘Open Kitchen pizzeria & deli‘ set above the provision store at Bedford. Apart from a couple of mentions on my instagram feed about the pizzas I didn’t […]

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Cafe’ Diem

Hindu metro plus , Radhika Shastry’s cafe’   When my brother-in-law Arun, heard that I was going to Coonoor he not only told me to check out Café Diem but followed his suggestion up a few days later with an insistent reminder for the same. One of the topics that we can talk tirelessly of […]

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The French door

Hindu metro plus , The French Connection We decided on a lunch outing one day and as we drove down Bashyakarlu road,my mother pointed out to a building and said “oh look,what a beautiful house”.I smiled and told her that we had reached our destination.The restaurant in question was located behind a charming old French […]

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Kozhukattai

Hindu metro plus , JILLADIKKAI   My weakness for sweet and savoury steamed rice dumplings is not something I cultivated in a quiet Asian dim sum place somewhere ! It’s a taste I acquired from childhood when we were offered these succulent treats when made in celebration of the elephant god’s birthday. Whether they were […]

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Breakfast at 10 Biryani Mandi

Hindu metro plus , Breakfast at #10   The first of April was a day for celebration at 10 Biryani Mandi . It was on this day ,one year ago when they first opened their doors to the foodies of Coimbatore. They celebrated the occasion by introducing their special breakfast menu. Simple country cooking using […]

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10 biriyani mandi – article in the hindu-metroplus

  “Have you tried 10 biryani mandi in Ram Nagar?” I received this whatsapp message from a friend, along with pictures of the food she ate there. That is all I needed to try it out. It was clean, simple and unpretentious. And ‘10’ is the door number, and there is a large white board […]

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Cullinarium

A home away from home. For Coimbatoreans like me,that could only be the mountains. Blessed to live 2 and a half hours away from the majestic Nilgiris,the Blue mountains that beckon and force you to linger and savour all that it has to offer. In such a place,one is used to time standing still and […]

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MRC Bakery – Wellington

The Wellington  Cantonment in the Nilgiris  is about a 15 mt walk from our home in Coonoor. The sight of a small bridge separating a lush golf course is the sight that greets you. My parents being members of the Wellington Gymkhana Club,many of my mornings as a child ,were spent playing table tennis,walking on […]

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Hotel Sri Surya

The sight of an open airy space,well lit ,wide tables and neatly attired staff…already the dining experience had begun on a pleasurable note ! My introduction to the food from Hotel Sri Surya ,was late one evening ,at the home of my sibling ! Though I had heard lavish praises heaped on the quality of […]

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