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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.

Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

Have to wait 30 for single coffee.Rest taste was good..Situvated i side the temple in heart of the city.Adai avial is good

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2021

You can be sure of your best quality degree coffee at Kumbakonam in 2 places. 1st place Mangalambiga Vilas Coffee Hotel, Kumbeswarar Sannidhi Street (Established 1914) . 2nd place: Murali's Cafe, Mutt Street

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 7 September 2021

This is the original place within Kumbeshwar temple compound. No need to venture out of compound. Tried idly, pidi dosa and Vada. Vada was was excellent. Dosa was good. Idly was as it should. This place also says degree coffee originated here. Coffee is different...and very good. It's must haveMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 24 July 2021

The best part of this Hotel is the way, the owner welcomes /greets everyone, when we enter the Hotel. We had dinner here, it was very homely and tasty. Their Sukku malli Coffee was very tasty. This is one of the oldest hotels in kumbakonam....There is another hotel in the town which a similar name which is misleading all. We understood from the Owner that, the other hotel was started by some other group and they do not have any other branches. The Owner has set a very good culture amongst their team (Servers) which was evident when the servers served us with a smile. I really look forward for my next visit hereMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 30 March 2021 via mobile

Ordered food thro SWIGGy while staying at Kumbakonam. Taste was average. Adai avial was of very poor quality and taste. Chappathi and parotta are ok with an average Kuruma. Cost wise cheap but quality is average.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 11 February 2021

We visited this hotel located in Sri Adi kumbeshwarar Temple complex for breakfast , lunch and dinner. The owner Mr Ramani @ Rajagopalan was very friendly and gave us a history of this traditional hotel . The owner and all the staff are very dedicated...to service.The food was extremely tasty at very affordable price.. there were a wide variety of South Indian food items. Will definitely visit this place again when we come for our next visit to KumbakonamMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 25 January 2021

Last week we had lunch there. excellant food n authentic taste. will surely visit again n again wherever we will go to kumbhakonam.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 30 December 2020

An absolute gem! Hidden inside the complex of the Kumbeshwara Temple and is accessible only by foot through the shopping arcade. Parking is easily available in the streets around the temple complex. Do Not be fooled by lookalikes and other places using their brand name,...the original one is in the Temple complex and in a place where it seems time has stood still . We went there around lunch time and were welcomed with a warm smile for full meals. An unlimited stream of delicious potato curry , pushnikai kootu, vathalkuzhambu, sambar, rasam and rice were sumptuously served on a banana leaf. The standout was the parruppu podi and ghee to start the meal. We were also tempted into ordering a parotta and kurma which was happily served, needless to say it just blew our tastebuds. All the dishes were exemplary and the mouth waters just reminiscing the tastes. Our only regrets were that we did not have multiple stomachs to eat more and the time to come back for their legendary tiffin service. The service was amazing with all the food being served with ample generosity, humility and a smile that made the experience akin to dining at someone's home. The conversations with the owner Mr. Ramani (also known as Mr. H. Rajagopalan) was exceptional about the history of this place which has been around at least since 1914. We hope to visit this place again several times and hopefully soon to gobble up their mouth-watering offerings. Divine food from Divine people appropriately in a Divine location!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

High quality vegetarian food. South Indian food items only, meals, breakfast and dinner. Clean, hygiene. Located inside the Sri Adi Kumbeswarar sannidhi street amidst shops. Very cheap, serves food on plantain leaves. Staff are very courteous and friendly.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

When we called ahead the day before to verify the location and timings, even on the phone we felt the warmth. It continued when we reached and were greeted with a simple but exquisite spread on a banana leaf. My daughter, a fussy eater, had...three rounds of paruppu podi rice with home made ghee. The personal attention and attention to details, the cost of the meal, the warmth of all those who serve there and the degree coffee-everything was too good. Thank you Mr. Ramani and Mr. Radhakrishnan. Next time we will come back for your legendary tiffenMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 11 September 2020

My brother and I visited Mangalambica frequently last summer. The service and the quality of the food was excellent. And they pay attention to cleanliness. When I visit Kumbakonam next, this will be one of the first places I'll be going to.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Radha K, Manager at Sri Mangalambika Vilas Coffee Hotel (Since 1914), responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2020

Thank you for your review. Pleasure to serve patrons like you.

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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: 5