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The Garden Cafe

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sNahar Hotel | Charing Cross, Ooty, India
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Bengaluru, India
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

While this place mostly focuses on south indian dishes, it also offers some fast food bites such as french fries, sandwiches etc. Set next to a beautiful (albeit tiny) garden, it has a nice ambiance. Although the place is crowded at peak hours, you can enjoy a peaceful brunch here if you time your visit correctly!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Try Mysore masala dosai, it was very good followed by masala tea(obviously at ooty, it should be good). Nice ambience, faster service, good quality

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Would recommend to visit, if you want to try out South India food. The taste was really good. liked the Idly, vada, Pondi dosa. the sandwiches were nice. Both the kids and adults liked the food. Certainly a must visit if looking for good south indian food in Ooty.

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Thank Dushie
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

We came across this place via TripAdvisor.. Took us sometime to search for the place. We ordered the paper dosa and I must tell you... It was the best one we ever had... The filtered coffee and the tea were equally good. The place lacks ambience but it makes up with its delicious south Indian delicacies.... Overall it's a must... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Located right at the charring cross and part of the Nahar Hotel the big plus for this restaurant is ample parking space (Don't get surprised, finding a parking place on the ever busy commercial market is tougher than finding a good place to eat in Ooty). Now to the food quality- Really delicious, had the best Mysore Dosa (100) at... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Garden Cafe part of Nahar's hotel is delight for Vegetarian fast food lover. Located at Charing Cross road, in centre of all major attraction of Ooty, it is very convenient to go their and have some munching while roaming around for site seeing. I love pav bhaji and Idli Dosa there. Only thing is they take too much time for... More 

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Thank Shah_Ankit26
Kannur, India
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Good tasty vegetarian restaurant at the heart of the city. Here you will get tasty south indian veg food . Service was good . Good car parking area was also available.

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Thank BADEMIYAN83
Bengaluru, India
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very good food, & all vegetarian. Dont miss to try out the Family Dosa, a 4 feet dosa, We also tried an open Mushroom roast which was good.

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Thank Kamathsonline
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The food wasn't the very best vegetarian food but they had hot chocolate which my children absolutely enjoyed. The service was good and the staff was pleasant.

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Thank Ammuchip
Navi Mumbai, India
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

On one of the days we stayed in Ooty, we thought of trying Garden Cafe's food. Everyone suggested to try their south indian food. Food - we tried Idly (it was good, but you cant expect a BAD idly in south Indian in any case) so no + point for this. Other food, example dosa, sambar, chutney, appam were terrible.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: sNahar Hotel | Charing Cross, Ooty, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Ooty
Description
Café attached to the restaurant but travelled to from all over the Nilgiris specifically for the family dosa speciality.

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