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₹8 - ₹65
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Indian, Asian
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Reviewed 16 January 2024 via mobile

This restaurant lacks basic hygiene standards. Employees are tired and do not evince any interest in serving customers. Quality of food does not meet expectations!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

This is very homely food and it does not harm you. Very old hotel and tasty food. This is must try, if you visit kumbakonam

Date of visit: December 2023
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Radha Kulkarni, Owner at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2023

Thank you for the detailed review and the recommendation. We look forward to serving you again in your next visit. Please share your experience with friends and family.

Reviewed 9 October 2023

This place is in the East west corridor that directly leads to and faces the main altar of Adhi Kumbeshwarar temple. Very modest no frills place that serves tasty South Indian food in banana leaf and the servers bring the food you order. Had breakfast...and lunch here. Serves only traditional South Indian dishes Idli,dosa, pongal, vadai, poori etc., for breakfast and full course vegetarian South Indian lunch and variety rice during lunch. This place claims to have started the tradition of Kumbakonam degree coffee which is still served today and tastes excellent BTW. Service is very good and the taste of food makes up for the modest ambiance. Owners can look into providing liquid soap in hand wash area and the servers can use disposable gloves to handle food which will improve hygiene and safety for customers.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Radha Kulkarni, Owner at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2023

Thank you for the detailed review. Glad to note you enjoyed the food, service and the modest ambience. Thank you for the constructive feedback. Will look into it. We look forward to serving you again

Reviewed 24 August 2023

Quality and taste deteriorated so much . Within may be 5 yrs they have hit the bottom in taste and quality . Very regrettable Hygeine has also a big issue tooMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Radha Kulkarni, Owner at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2023

Sorry to see you were not happy with the dining experience. We have policies in place to verify the tase and quality of the products everyday, We would like to know when you visited, what you ate, so we can look into the matter. Did...More

Reviewed 10 August 2023

Simple and economical lunch. Good Tiffin like Aadai Avial. Tucked in the shopping lane in the lane leading to Adhi Kumbeshwarar street, this place is worth a visit while at Kumbakonam.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Radha Kulkarni, Owner at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2023

Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 9 August 2023

Excellent Hotel for Tiffins and Meals. Last Time We had a Breakfast. Excellent Halwa. Original Kumbakonam Degree Coffee we had. This Time we had a Lunch. First Time we ate Pure Andhra Vepudu (Fry)(Dondakaya(Coccinia) with Bitter guard). We never had this. This is their one...of the creative recipes. Rate too very nice nominal for Common People. This Hotel Seems an example for the unity of Andhra Pradesh People with Tamil Iyers Recepies. Atlast i concluded they proved their experience since 100 years.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Radha Kulkarni, Owner at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2023

Thank you for the detailed review. Very happy to note the lunch pleased some fine folks from Andhra. We look forward to serving you again

Reviewed 1 July 2023

Best home cooked food serving authentic kumbakonam food. Sambar , rice, rasam all were top notch! Don’t expect too much from ambience or service- no frills restaurant

Date of visit: May 2023
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Radha Kulkarni, Owner at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2023

Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to serving you again

Reviewed 28 March 2023

Fantastic lunch, tasty, traditional, simple, economical, hot, steaming rice on banana leaf. We 4 had lunch at 12 noon & by 5pm v were hungry, which means nothing was added in rice to make it filling, like they do in restaurants. Very gentle on stomach...& extremely BRAHMINICAL tasteMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Radha Kulkarni, Owner at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2023

Thank you for the detailed review. Happy to note the food was gentle on your stomach. Please share your experience with friends and family. We look forward to serving you again

Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

It is a simple restaurant with the best Adai and Avial I have had in any restaurant. Good and fast service. Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2023
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Radha Kulkarni, Owner at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2023

Thank you for visiting. Glad to note you liked the Adai and Avial preparation. We look forward to serving you again

Reviewed 5 March 2023

This is on the path that leads to the Kumbeswarar temple. We had a meal there - simple & satisfying. The degree coffee was very good. The staff was courteous. It is simple place. At lunch time we had south indian meal. They did not...have any individual dishes like dosa etc. Only mean was available. The individual dishes would restart at 4pm.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Radha Kulkarni, Owner at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2023

Thank you for the detailed review. Happy to note you enjoyed the coffee, food and service. We look forward to serving you again. Please share your experience with friends and family

Reviewed 22 December 2022 via mobile

This place really lived upto it's name. The dosas were superb. The rava onion was sublime. The degree coffee is not to be missed. Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2022
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Radha, Owner at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2023

Thank you for the detailed review. We are blessed to have your business. Very happy to note that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to serving you again

Reviewed 28 October 2022 via mobile

Kids and we literally vomitted.pongal is just boiled very bad quality rice have been kept ..poori is made with bad quality oil and then the idli is like paper puffed dosa with bloody batter they ask for tips as well...can't bear ..literally these food industries...nowadays are playing with our lives...they misuse our sickness and times we r in a position to not cookMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Radha, Owner at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2022

Sorry to hear about your bad stomach. After carefully reviewing the photos you uploaded along with the review, it is clear to us that the food item photos are not from Sri Mangalambika vilas. Hope you and your kids are feeling better now.

Reviewed 25 July 2022

A very good Hotel which is known for decades offers a decent eating with decent cost. Dosai with Vadakari, Dosai with Gothsu, Idly with Kadappa are really unique and very good in taste A must visit for Break fast or dinner

Date of visit: July 2022
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Radha K, Manager at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2022

Thank you for the detailed review Ramkee. We look forward to serving you again

Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

An old type traditional eatery with unclean appearance and poor customer service. The food items are heavily priced though same cost less even in a good restaurant. For instance, the degree Coffee, served in brass ware, is priced at Rs35/-while same costs Rs20 in other...diners of same locality.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Radha K, Manager at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2022

Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to serving you again

Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

If you would like a full South Indian meal, this reataurant is a must. The place looks little old, but don't be fooled by it. Guranteed tasty meal!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Radha K, Manager at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2022

Thank you for the kind review. Glad you enjoyed the meals. We look forward to serving you the best again.

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May be Sunday opening, like normal days
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All breakfast and lunch items are gluten free. At dinner, all items except Chapati and Parotta is gluten free.
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Idly,vadai,poori,pongal,dosa varieties,rava dosa varieties
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Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914) is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5