Madras Coffee House

South Indian in Khajuraho

They've been serving great, honest South Indian fare for three generations in this narrow, friendly and, if we're honest, quiet grimy cafe – dosas, idlis (spongy, round fermented rice cakes), uttapams (thick savoury rice pancakes), thalis – as well as coffee (Madras-style with chicory) and chai. The unique house speciality is the tasty egg, cheese and veg dosa (₹200).

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