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3077 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051-2905
+1 408-984-6601
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Santa Clara, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

There is not one other place in SFO bay area that makes authentic dosas like Bangalore cafe (which is also known as real Ice cream). The masala dosa is just like what you would eat in Mysore or Bangalore Shanti Sagar or such. I usually ask them not to put chutney powder in it though...BTW, a authentic Mysore masala dosa... More 

Thank VJ V
Sunnyvale, California
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113 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

This gem's been around for a while and wildly popular by those who are familiar with what it serves, but kept secret because unless you know your Mumbai food & Indian connections, you'll have never heard of the place. Yes. Bangalore Cafe is a misnomer because the food is not exactly Bangalore style. It is Mumbai style, complete with Rose... More 

Thank DarthAnonymous
Bangalore, India
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344 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

This looks like an ice cream shop. It has its share of tasty indian food and snacks. Not a wide variety of food available but it is quite good.

Thank PramodKSrikanth
Sunnyvale, CA
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

Most Americans have no idea about the delights of Kulfi (Indian ice cream). This tiny little place, next door to an Indian restaurant, is the perfect spot to get introduced to kulfi. The kulfi here is authentic with a lot of the traditional Indian flavors such as malai (cream), pista (pistachio), gulab (rose), mango and other exotic flavors. They also... More 

Thank HarryJ202
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

I love their pista kulfi ice creams. Each one in my family has a favorite Real ice cream. Real fruits. Real flavor.

Thank deepagoyal
New Orleans, Louisiana
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745 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

This place is wonderful. They have many flavors of ice cream... Especially ones that you won't find at regular ice cream stores such as mango, lychee etc as well as authentic Indian hand made ice creams such as kulfi's. the Indian snack foods are by far the best in the Bay Area. You have to come to this place to... More 

Thank RahulMD
Sacramento, CA
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

A great place to taste authentic Indian flavor ice creams such as Kulfis, Sitaphal, Chikoo, Gulkand etc., A 'REAL' mouthwatering experience for all those who crave Indian ice cream!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2009

Try their Chow Chow Bath and their Kulfi Falooda is delicious!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 6
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3077 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051-2905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-984-6601

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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?