• MTR

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Also known as Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, with locations in Bangalore, Singapore and Dubai. Small vegetarian restaurant serving breakfast idli, dosa, uppittu and kesari baath, and coffee. Sits opposite Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple. Open Tue-Fri 8:30am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am-3:30pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm.

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13 Reviews

First Review by AnandGoyal


Points +447

15 Jan 2023

Vegans don't bother coming

Came here lucky there was no line. I was curious why so many people come here. We tried to ask for no ghee in the masala Dosa. They said potatoes already have ghee added. We asked for masala tea they gave us black tea because they only have cow's milk for tea. In this day and age buy some plant milk for vegans if you want to charge such high prices. Must you put ghee in everything?

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-15

Pros: Vegans don't bother coming , Long queue , Pricey



Points +69

10 Feb 2022

Great Indian Food

Amazing and authentic food. Best dosas/vadas in town. Taste very similar to the Bangalore original outlet.
For people giving 3 stars for missing vegan desserts or vegan items, what are they trying to show here i dont know. This restaurant never claimed to be vegan, so don't malign the restaurant. They have lots of items which vegans can still eat, yet if something is not and you still want, then you should go somewhere else. Happy Cow is not a vegan only platform. And to people hating the oil, thats how dosa is cooked , its like saying samosa is fried , stupidity has no limits. They cant cook dosa in water.

Pros: Good Quality stuff and clean place, Taste is great, Cost is reasonable.


Points +8

Non Veg
28 Oct 2021

Wholesome food

Can’t wait to try all the food on the menu.


Points +1013

12 Feb 2021

Good Indian food with limited vegan options

It’s a nice Indian place, and has a long history, their story is on the first page of the menu.
Unfortunately nearly every dish has ghee. Sometimes they can substitute it with vegetable oil, but as Indian dishes tend to be already quite heavy and oily, adding more oil is not necessarily the best. I had dosa which was very tasy and all the 3 different dips/bowls it came with. No vegan dessert options, everything is with milk. I am sure this place is great for vegetarians but not really for vegans.

Pros: Huge vegetarian menu , Has a tradition and history

Cons: Very limited vegan options


Points +392

27 Oct 2019

Amazing for vegetarians but limited vegan options

Used to love this place but now I’m vegan it’s too limited - almost everything is cooked in or contains ghee. Recommend for vegetarians though.


Points +349

06 Oct 2019

Good quality veg indian dosa

Had the masala dosa which was a good portion, comes with nice mint chutney and sambar😄will try the mint rice next time or the idli ..

Pros: Lots of options

Cons: Crowded


Points +34

10 Sep 2019

Best South Indian Food ever

Dosa's are perfect. The masala idly is highly recommended. Just wanted to keep eating.... and eating.

Pros: All food is vegetarian , Vegan items limited to items w/o ghee

Cons: A little more expensive than the other places., Long queues during lunch and dinner, Must order before sitting down

Peace ...

Points +3070

01 Mar 2019

Head that the Masala Dosa is to die for ...

Today, while exploring the colourful world (Art Trail & Street Art) in Little India, I also pop by MTR – Mavalli Tiffin Rooms to explore their Masala Dosa ($6+). Heard this dish is to die for and they started in Bangalore in 1924 with outlets in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.

Simply love the potatoes (got onion, I think) in their Dosa!

Not bad, now I know another good vegetarian restaurant besides Komala Vila, Ananda Bhavan, Gokul, Cafe Salivation in Little India Singapore!


Points +936

21 Jul 2018


i got the khali dosa, which is dosa made from rice and lentils flour, roasted on one side. it came with two condiments (one sambhar and one chutney) unlike the illustrated picture.

the sambhar was on the sour side, unlike other sambhar condiments i've had, and was more similar to rasam. the chutney i had was mint or coriander, but it was nice and thick.

the dosa it was served warm and crispy on one side, and fluffy on the other. it satisfied the crisp texture. if vegan, do ask for no ghee!
one criticism i have about these pancakes is that they were way too oily, as though they were splashed in oil before service.

because of these, i rate my experience a 3.5 stars.


Points +45

25 Jun 2018

Love this place

This place has good food. Everything is extra ordinary. The only problem is the seating place. We are unable to enjoy the food because we have to consider other customers as well. Now that they have a new lot, there is still the same problem and 2 of us were asked to share table whereas the other side is empty. I think its important for them to assign one person to do crowd control, rather than the cashier doing both order taking and crowd controlling. Thats the only draw back.

Pros: Best food , Best location

Cons: Little pricey, Seating place is a big problem, Too crowded during peak and weekends


Points +129

04 Apr 2018


Enjoyed a potato dosa which they cooked for me in oil instead of ghee to make it vegan. I enjoyed it very much.


Points +343

15 Feb 2017

fantastic Indian food

Basic, cheap and delicious food.
Fast friendly service.
Nice and clean.
Recommend to all.


Points +416

28 Dec 2016

Excellent South Indian food

Medhu vada is my favourite here .. it is very fresh and has amazing taste..only place where I have had Rava idli and it is very nice..ghee dosa is lovely too..whenever I am craving for south indian food I end up going to MTR !
If you are driving park at the public carpark next to the temple on the opposite side of the restaurant .. lots of space.

Cons: weekends very crowded during lunch and dinner so b

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