Tiffin aaita? is a common phrase used by people in Bangalore to ask if you have had breakfast. And a few of the sweetest Bengaluru stories are hidden in sleepy lanes of South Bangalore at their breakfast cafes or Darshinis.


In this By two Coffee trail, we will explore the heritage breakfast cafes in and around Lalbagh and Basavanagudi. We will also zoom around these neighbourhoods on Yulus, taking pit stops at places that have at least century-old stories hidden in them.


The Darshini culture isn’t just about the amazing fare they serve as breakfast. There is more to uncover here, especially how they enjoy a cult status of their own in namma ooru. Be it their Dosas or coffee, Bangalore darshini breakfasts pack a punch in every bite.


Experience the underrated-yet-enchanting breakfast tradition of Bangalore with us on our Darshini trail.


3 Hours 15 Oct Lalbagh Metro Station
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • An expert tour companion

  • All food on the tour (dosa + coffee/tea)

  • A Gully souvenir

  • All Entry fee & permission

  • Reflector vests

  • Yulu bikes

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Drinking water. Carry your own bottle so we avoid single-use plastic bottles 

  • Personal Medication and accessories (comfortable shoes,cap, umbrella, sunglasses)

  • Transport to arrive and depart from the start point

What makes this tour special
  • This is the only walk that brings you South Bangalore’s best breakfast joints in one

  • The neighborhood is a treat for lovers of food, history, architecture, and ecology

  • Enjoy some of the most famous as well as best-kept secrets of South Indian breakfast classics on this tour


We will start at Lalbagh, the crown of South Bangalore, with a cup of coffee in typical Bangalorean style. From there, we will explore the origin stories of Darshinis. The menu on the trail is South Indian, with heavy dollops of butter and banter. 


There are close to 5000 darshinis in Bengaluru but the Darshinis of South Bangalore are a league of their own. Some of them have even branched into chains and franchises of their own. 


Always ready to serve hot fare in windy, cold mornings of Bangalore, we will discover why the menu at these darshinis hasn’t changed in decades, what are some of their best-selling dishes, and uncover some of the lesser-known secrets of the city’s history in these eateries on swanky Yulus


Join us for what will be an unforgettable breakfast date in one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of Bangalore.


Pickup point
Lalbagh metro station, Rashtriya Vidyalaya Road, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India View on Map