Impeccable kitchen and flavoured thalis served in plantain leaves is their speciality. Junior Kuppanna is frenzied chennai mess that has so many branches across the city. Try their traditional tamilian cuisine.
At Chap Chay, a reasonable price buys you unlimited bowls of stir fry. It is a pan asian restaurant that's a bit pricey, yet a favourite among Thai curry lovers. Don't forget to try their Zingy Thai.
A cycle shop-cum cafe is a popular food chain that's known for it's extensive international menu and funky interiors. They serve everything from exotic scottish salmon to smoothies and cold beverages.
With limited menu of homestyled south indian dishes, Rayars Mess is a crowded eatery at most times during the day. The family run restaurant has everything from idlis for breakfast to Thalis for lunch at reasonable prices.
Located across from the Chepauk Stadium, Nair Mess pulls in large daily crowds with its scrumptuous south indian seafood dishes. The meals here are served piping hot on banana leaves and are quite affordable. The crispy fish fries and spicy masala prawn are highly recommended.
Surrounded by a colonial setting, Amethyst in Chennai serves local as well as international delicacies. With well-spaced tables and cosy ambience, the restaurant also has a flower shop and a cafe as well.
Peshawri is for those who love north Indian flavours. Their exotic dishes include Mughlai as well, serving all kinds of varieties to satiate your cravings. Well-lit dining hall with both bright and dark colours add on to its beautiful ambience.
With an elegant banqueting space, Annalakshmi is the most sought after place in Chennai. They have a handful of Thalis to offer. Annalakshmi also has a banquet hall that can accommodate 600 people.
With over 13,000 titles,Writer's Cafe is a popular chain that's a cafe-cum-library. Browse through their Higginbotham's bookshop while you sip your coffee and try their pastas and pastries as well.
A stylish vintage styled cafe, Chamiers is a bubbly italian restaurant serving salads and all day breakfasts. Try their croissants and cappuccino.
Relish a variety of north and south indian cuisines at Raintree restaurant. A 24-hour multicuisine restaurant, this place has a sky lounge and a bar.
This eatery is a small establishment with a big heart. Their signature soft idlis, accompanied with their assortment of chutneys, have gained them a large loyal following over the years. Their 'Jigarthanda', a concoction of milk, ice cream and sabudana is favourite among patrons looking to cool off in the summers.
Bringing one of Maharastra's iconic staples to the city, this tiny sweet shop serves up some of the best Vada-Pav one can find.
Running for over 37 years, Seena Bhai Tiffin Centre's offering of ghee onion uttapams has won hearts in Chennai and beyond. There is no seating here, but that doesn't stop crowds from thronging to this eatery to try their ghee coated delicacies while standing.
Double Roti is a food chain in Chennai with an exhaustive list of items on the menu. From quick bites to full course meals, this restaurant serves fusion cuisine as well. Donâ??t forget to try their Corn fusion quesadilla.
With open kitchen and a manga themed restaurant, this place serves south-east asian styled delicacies and street food. There's a wide range of deep fried and steamed delectables that you cannot give a miss.
Dakshin serves every cuisine from the Dakshin(south). Popular for its kerala, tamil nadu, Andhra and karnataka cuisines, the decor as well mimics southern ethnic style.
A street food joint in Chennai, Jannal Kadai serves hot bajjis, pooris and vadas all day. Blue windows next to mylapore temple is the landmark for a hot and crispy delight.
Traditional South Indian vegetarian meals served with every bit of homeliness is what Ratna Cafe has been famous for over the years. Known for their unique idli and signature sambhar, expect to find it crowded on most days. Apart from their traditional offerings, a variety of North Indian dishes are also served here.
With an ever-attentive service at its helm, Madras Masala's churns out top restaurant quality food with a cafeteria-like speed. Its menu has an extensive range of both north Indian and south Indian cuisine with even light Chinese snacks offered too.