Looking for restaurants open on Thanksgiving or restaurants open on Christmas?

> >

Madras Cafe

1177 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

View more Sunnyvale restaurants

(408) 737-2323


  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

All Madras Cafe locations

Cuisine: Cafes, Indian Food Restaurants

4.6 of 5.0 from 138 reviews

price range:Less than $10

Write a Review

Is this your restaurant?
Claim Your Listing For Free

Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Madras Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA

Madras Cafe Reviews

Add your review for Madras Cafe.

  • Mrugen JGood South Indian food and filter coffee.

    55555 by Mrugen J

  • Rakesh NThe khara masala dosa is spicy and delicious. Worth the wait.

    55555 by Rakesh N

  • Praphull MMysore Masala Dosa, Filter Coffee and Sambhar Rice are my favorite choices at this place.

    55555 by Praphull M

  • WillCara dosa is super hot. Too hot.

    55555 by Will

  • Naveen M.Overhyped/average stuff!

    55555 by Naveen M.

  • Somya SGood vada sambar and filter coffee!

    55555 by Somya S

  • Anirudh sDelicious Dosa's, perfect sambar and the best filter coffee I had in california so far.

    55555 by Anirudh s

  • Sezauthentic southeast indian food. all dosas come with different dips and you dip and eat with your hands. you won't be disappointed in the food! the seating is very casual, eat and go type of place..

    55555 by Sez

  • Hillary Y.Best South Indian in Sunnyvale. Don't leave with out a dosa and lassi.

    55555 by Hillary Y.

  • Siddharth V.If you're looking for south Indian fare, you must go here. Get a rasam vada, and a kara dosa to warm your palate and buttermilk to keep you cool while you eat.

    55555 by Siddharth V.

  • Prakash Done word: tomato dosa

    33333 by Prakash D

  • Keyue NDosas are amazing, definitely a must get. Mango lassi is great but a bit too sweet. If you're inexperienced with Indian food such as myself, ask for recommendations and you can't go wrong.

    55555 by Keyue N

  • Kevin M.Excellent Dosas and Poori.

    55555 by Kevin M.

  • Anupama C.Good food. Quick service

    55555 by Anupama C.

  • Vinayak RTomato dosa is a favorite, but also do try the upma, pongal, kottu paratta and veg biryani.. Simply the best place for south indian food in the bay area!

    55555 by Vinayak R

  • Nitin A.Filter coffee, rice items

    33333 by Nitin A.

  • Rohan S.Ghee masala dosa, Kara dosa are the best.

    55555 by Rohan S.

  • Christian D.Start with kothu paratta and continue with the onion rava masala.

    33333 by Christian D.

  • Anna J.Sambar vada is disappointing.

    22222 by Anna J.

  • Dhaval B.Kotu paratta and mini idlis are a must try. Tomato dosa has a nice tanginess to it. Even the plain dosa tastes much better than other places. Try pappadams !

    55555 by Dhaval B.

  • Shriram POne of the best South Indian vegetarian restaurants in the Bay Area!

    55555 by Shriram P

  • Mehul AMini Idli, Rasam, Tomato & Onion Uttappam. Maybe a salty lassi. You'll get your food < 10 mins guaranteed. Great lunch and dinner place.

    55555 by Mehul A

  • Divya MulanjurAlright-ish place. The dosa and idli was good. Chutneys and sambhar were so-so.

    33333 by Divya Mulanjur

  • Harish AMini idli, ghee dosas and coffee are just like how they used to be in chennai.

    55555 by Harish A

  • Cameron M.On the weekend, get in for lunch before 11:45 to avoid the crazy rush.

    55555 by Cameron M.

  • Jason W.The dosa are fabulous. As good as the ones I had in Bangalore.

    55555 by Jason W.

  • Santosh Bhadrihigh load of trans-fat not worth the run!

    22222 by Santosh Bhadri

  • Abhishek MathurDosas, Idli, Pongal

    55555 by Abhishek Mathur

  • Udayan BanerjiFilter coffee, Masala Dosa

    55555 by Udayan Banerji

  • Ruchi AIdlis are awesome

    55555 by Ruchi A

  • Niloy CGreat rava dosas

    55555 by Niloy C

  • Rohan S.Super busy on Saturday morning

    55555 by Rohan S.

  • Vansi V.Rava dosa, duh!

    33333 by Vansi V.

  • Vansi V.The sides are twice as big as you might expect.

    55555 by Vansi V.

  • Arjun SundararajanCoffee. Dosai. Poori. Kothu parotta.

    55555 by Arjun Sundararajan

  • Sachin SMasala Dosa

    55555 by Sachin S

  • Nisha M.👍 medu vadas!! Crisp n light! Everything else was forgettable. Podi wasn't event remotely spicy.

    33333 by Nisha M.

  • Venkatesh H.Get the tomato dosa.

    33333 by Venkatesh H.

  • Sabdhagiri KThis is place is usually crowded on weekends. But serves authentic south Indian food which at times is worth the wait..

    55555 by Sabdhagiri K

  • SaranPodi dosa is delicious

    55555 by Saran

  • Deenash FSo good fa south Indian....

    55555 by Deenash F

  • Aditya A.Chai was nice, coffee was okay (not authentic) idli and dosa are good. Onion, tomato peas uttapam is bad. Chutney's are quite delicious.

    55555 by Aditya A.

  • Jaydeep S.Really good and authentic!

    55555 by Jaydeep S.

  • Alessandro M.First you order, then you get seated. Definitely not a restaurant. Prepare for crowds, a bare environment, and deliciously honest indian food. Not a good place if you have a stick up your...

    55555 by Alessandro M.

  • Narayan BabuUnbeatable price and taste. Feels like I'm back in Chennai!

    55555 by Narayan Babu

  • Narayan BabuAmazing price and taste

    55555 by Narayan Babu

  • M TBest South Indian food

    55555 by M T

  • Tapan AMini Idli and Sambhar Rice. Period.

    33333 by Tapan A

  • Mohan G.Great pongal and mini idlies. Uttappams and dosas are good as well. Try their chapati and kurma. Tastes really good. Their coffee is not a real filter coffee but its not bad.

    55555 by Mohan G.

  • VarunBest dosas and idlis in the bay area! Try the mini-idlis for nice appetizer.

    55555 by Varun

  • Srikanth K.Instant service. You can get good South Indian dishes, close to what you would get in Chennai (India) restaurants !

    55555 by Srikanth K.

  • rambrijesh MFilter coffee, pongal vada, mini idly

    55555 by rambrijesh M

  • Jitesh VLovely dosas!

    55555 by Jitesh V

  • Vladimir yI just do not like Indian food. Nothing personal

    55555 by Vladimir y

  • Chris RThe food was all good, much happy.

    33333 by Chris R

  • Alejandra JYou have to order your food before you go to your table, and the menu has no description /photos. We ordered randomly and everything was delicious, but next time I'll study the menu online beforehand!

    33333 by Alejandra J

  • PoojaLove the mini-idlis! Good plain dosa too.

    55555 by Pooja

  • Srikar AnanthulaPongal , Lemon rice are good :)

    55555 by Srikar Ananthula

  • Sriram DI usually order the onion rava masala - which is pretty good - I wouldn't say it's the best that you can get around the South Bay. Pongal is pretty good

    55555 by Sriram D

  • Tripti BurmanDelicious Rasam vada!! Most of the dosas are well made except for the onion rava dosa. Overall good food and quick service.

    55555 by Tripti Burman

  • Jayesh JoyThe 14 mini idlis is always great. Don't forget to ask for chutneys on the side.

    55555 by Jayesh Joy

  • Hedan Z.The rava dosas really give you that extra crunch!

    55555 by Hedan Z.

  • Kyle RAmazing vegetarian food.

    55555 by Kyle R

  • Vignesh STamil food

    55555 by Vignesh S

  • Aanchal GuptaMasala tea is awesome!!

    55555 by Aanchal Gupta

  • Pranav HWell first things first... You can't miss southern filter coffee here..it's simply authentic. The dosas and vadas are some of the best you could eat here in Bay area.

    55555 by Pranav H

  • Munjal M.They should call the Kara Dosa the landmine dosa. Some very spicy parts!

    33333 by Munjal M.

  • Nicole Swhat;s this ? seems so delicious! i like it !

    55555 by Nicole S

  • RahulAverage South Indian food, poor service. Long wait time and food is not worth the wait. There are way better places around.

    33333 by Rahul

  • Saad S.get the lassi. you will not regret

    55555 by Saad S.

  • Ali MKara Masala Dosa

    55555 by Ali M

  • Manish M.Very good Dosa n coffee

    55555 by Manish M.

  • Keith M.If you're into spicy you have to go with the Kara Masala Dosa. It was pretty special at an even more fantastic price.

    55555 by Keith M.

  • Akshat J.Tomato onion uttapam sucks!!

    22222 by Akshat J.

  • Ashwin R.Saambar isn't so good. You could see water floating above on it . and didn't taste good either.

    33333 by Ashwin R.

  • Rajeev V.Can count in this any time. Their pongal is awesome

    55555 by Rajeev V.

  • Shrey G.On crowded evenings, place your order and wrap up grocery shopping at Madras store in same lane. You should have the table ready by the time you are back !

    33333 by Shrey G.

  • Mansi P.Sambhar was too bad and watery!!

    11111 by Mansi P.

  • Serious EatsDosas, dosas, and more dosas in spartan surroundings. Go for the vegetable dosa. Tip: study the menu online because the one at the restaurant doesn't have descriptions.

    55555 by Serious Eats

  • Monica Uthappa M.Their filter coffee is the best coffee in the entire US...

    55555 by Monica Uthappa M.

  • Jay D.Been here for 32 times..! Not once i've been disappointed with their quality of food..! Filter coffee is a must after any dish..!

    55555 by Jay D.

  • Prabhakar K.Paaram-pari-yam suvai mik-ka coffee! Madras Coffee!

    55555 by Prabhakar K.

  • Sandhya G.Quick bite-place! Great service. There's always a wait time though.

    55555 by Sandhya G.

  • Prabhakar K.Are you really in US? Really? ;)

    33333 by Prabhakar K.

  • Sandhya G.Yummy roti-korma !

    55555 by Sandhya G.

  • Tirthesh G.Try mango lassi it's one of the best ones you will get in bat area :)

    55555 by Tirthesh G.

  • Nitin B.Yea this is a dosa place, but I dare you to try an Utthapam

    55555 by Nitin B.

  • Parth D.Tomato Dosa is really good.

    55555 by Parth D.

  • Venu K.As a chennaite, I am fond of the food from my region. There are 2 things that can tell you if the restaurant is good. One is Ravi dosa & other is filter coffee. Here i got great taste of both here

    55555 by Venu K.

  • Rajagopal N.Kothu parotta here is excellent. Definitely give it a shot

    55555 by Rajagopal N.

  • Rajat N.If you want to get your coffee or tea with the food, don't bother. They always bring it at the end. So be prepared.

    33333 by Rajat N.

  • Senthil K.One of the good South Indian restaurants. If you are from south India, you will find the ambience typical to what you find in India. All you count is the quality and taste of the food. It is good.

    55555 by Senthil K.

  • Renganathan R.Without a doubt, the best south Indian tiffin place in all of bay area. My personal favorite - 14 mini idlies dipped in sambar with a plate of their chutneys. Long wait times for dosas.

    55555 by Renganathan R.

  • Sneha B.Try the Spring Dosa

    55555 by Sneha B.

  • Anuj G.Rasam is awesome!!

    55555 by Anuj G.

  • Anupriya H.Sambar vada and chai was awesome combo

    55555 by Anupriya H.

  • Rahul D.Chaana-Puri is good. Finish up filter coffee..go easy on the sugar.

    55555 by Rahul D.

  • DevFilter coffee!

    55555 by Dev

  • Mihika V.Mini idlis and cheese dosa!

    33333 by Mihika V.

  • PradeepDon't miss sambar vada. Kara dosa damn spicy... Luv'd it.

    55555 by Pradeep

  • Harsha J.Get the sambarrrr vada. One of the good and economical South Indian restaurants. Also filter coffe or masala chai to finish off your yummy meal.

    55555 by Harsha J.

  • Gopal V.Going for lunch? Try the Sambar rice. It won't disappoint you.

    55555 by Gopal V.

  • Jay D.Filter coffee is a must with any dish.:)

    55555 by Jay D.

  • J M.Very tasty

    55555 by J M.

  • Vilas S.Like green chutney which is spicier than white coconut and brownish one .. Idli, upma, vada, dosa all are tasty

    55555 by Vilas S.

  • Pradeep S.Mysore masala dosa is a must

    55555 by Pradeep S.

  • Sowmya K.If you come for breakfast make sure to come early - otherwise you might be in for a really long wait!

    55555 by Sowmya K.

  • Partha R.Best place for Curd rice and Filter Coffee in the bay area.

    55555 by Partha R.

  • Params R.For a change, try Tomato Masala Dosa!!

    55555 by Params R.

  • Rohit B.Kara Dosa is my fav :) but Idly and any of the Dosa is always a safe bet.

    55555 by Rohit B.

  • Abhinav K.Best south Indian food in town! Idlis are good, sambhar is authentic.

    55555 by Abhinav K.

  • Paull Y.The filter coffee will knock your socks off. Not advised after 6pm.

    33333 by Paull Y.

  • Guilherme C.Go for the Ghee Masala Dosa if you want something not too spicy.

    55555 by Guilherme C.

  • Srividya V.Kothu Parotta!

    55555 by Srividya V.

  • Params R.Great cardamom tea & filter coffee!! Ask for filter coffee in a to-go cup, that way you get more and it's much hotter :)

    55555 by Params R.

  • Params R.Good and quick service.. Also neatly maintained..

    55555 by Params R.

  • Chandaraprakash K.Authentic south indian food, enjoy food with the crowd like we do in India..

    55555 by Chandaraprakash K.

  • Venkatesh I.Best pongal ever.. Definitely try it!!

    55555 by Venkatesh I.

  • Params R.Poori masala - recommended!!

    55555 by Params R.

  • Harsha V.Sambhar is awesome here.

    55555 by Harsha V.

  • Vin H.Idly vada + tea. Classic south Indian breakfast.

    55555 by Vin H.

  • Sunil J.I hate the way they use baking soda or it's equivalent which will give a hard time for the stomach! Esp the Pongal Vada.

    33333 by Sunil J.

  • Nancy R.Everything is great. Order more than you need and bring some home!

    55555 by Nancy R.

  • Rohan S.Awesome Kara masala dosa - spicy

    55555 by Rohan S.

  • Params R.Side note: This place is CLOSED on mondays! Open all time from afternoon till night on weekends.

    55555 by Params R.

  • Params R.Best place in the bay area for south indian food! Highlights: Veg Biryani on weekends, Kothu parotha, filter coffee, medhu vada in the eve at ~5:45 (you get it hot & crisp), rava masala dosa!!

    55555 by Params R.

  • Hemanth K.The best south-indian food there is in the bay area. The magic they work with "available" ingredients, gets us really close to flavours from India.

    55555 by Hemanth K.

  • Prashanth R.A good place for south indian food. It could become crowded though

    55555 by Prashanth R.

  • Yogesh A.Best Economical Place for South Indian Food

    55555 by Yogesh A.

  • Sudhee G.Sambar rice FTW. Lots of Ghee

    55555 by Sudhee G.

  • Test V.Long Live the ghee dosai

    55555 by Test V.

  • James K.On Friday at 11:55AM it was empty, at 12:15 the line was out the door

    22222 by James K.

  • Nikhil C.Mysore dosa and chai

    55555 by Nikhil C.

  • Binder A.Good and affordable South Indian restaurant. Try their masala dosa and curd rice. You won't regret it.

    55555 by Binder A.

  • BobbyThis place is closed on Mondays.

    55555 by Bobby

  • Madhu D.Best place in south bay for Rava Dosa

    55555 by Madhu D.

  • BobbyGo to Madras Cafe and have their Mysore Plain Dosa. Top it off with a Filter Coffee. Can't go wrong. I've been having that for breakfast the last few Saturdays...every one of them.

    55555 by Bobby

  • Vatsal B.the best place for south indian breakfast! Try their masala dosas but i would stay away from rava masalas unless you like lot of onions.

    55555 by Vatsal B.

Map of Madras Cafe

Restaurants similar to Madras Cafe

Nearby Restaurants