7 Places In Pune Where You Can Have A Hearty Meal In Less Than ₹200!

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Owing to its young populace and a rapidly developing urban culture, Pune has emerged as one of the most exciting food destinations in India. Traditional Maharashtrian eateries, high end dining spaces with food from around the world and classy pubs where you can unwind with a glass of home brewed beer – there’s something for everyone in Pune.

It comes as no surprise that the city also has many great places where you can have wholesome meals without causing a dent in your wallet. Here are Pune’s seven best places to have a complete meal under ₹200:

(c) Irani Cafe

Photo of Irani Cafe, Clover Park, Viman Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

One of the latest entrants in Pune’s Irani cafe scene, this chain redefines the traditional Irani cafes and gives it a cool, modern twist. The menu at this humble cafe includes a range of classics coupled with some delectable sweet treats. If that wasn’t enough, The Irani Cafe also has a bakery with some great cakes and cookies that you can take back home.

Cuisine: Irani

Standout dishes: Broon maska, Irani chai and berry pulao

Timings and location: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Shop 2, Turning Point Unit 2, Opposite Rosary School, Viman Nagar

Contact: 07420053999

(c) Marz-O-Rin

Photo of Marz-o-rin, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

A place that every college goer in Pune swears by, Marz-O-Rin is the ultimate place to head to for a cheap, quick bite. Marz-O-Rin also happens to be one of the oldest cafes in the city and is best known for its desi burgers and scrumptious sandwiches. If you’re looking for a place to chill with your gang without breaking your bank, look no further!

Cuisine: Fast food

Standout dishes: Chutney sandwich, chicken burger, apple juice

Timings and location: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; 6, Bakthiar Plaza, Camp, MG Road

Contact: 020-26130774

(c) Pink Turbann

Photo of Pink Turbann, Shambhu Vihar Society, Aundh, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

If you’re a North Indian living in Maharashtra, you know the pain of not being able to find authentic chhole bhature. Located in the suburban area of Aundh, Pune’s Pink Turbann is the saviour all you homesick foodies have been waiting for! The picture perfect eatery does some insanely cheap yet authentic North Indian food that will make you feel at home.

Cuisine: North Indian

Standout dishes: Chhole bhature, aloo parantha, sweet lassi

Timings and location: 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; 20, Tejaswini 1, Near Medipoint Hospital, Aundh

Contact: 07507702584

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Photo of Katakirrr Misal, Doctor Ketkar Road, Near Kalmadi School, Bhonde Colony, Erandwane, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Misal pao is one dish that goes hand in hand with Pune and Kata Kirr is quite simply a name to reckon with. For years now, the legendary chain has been dishing out the most authentic misal in Pune at an unbelievable 70 bucks a plate! To add to that, you can get your misal with your desired spice level or go for the special Jain variety. A small disclaimer though, you might have to wait for 15-20 minutes to get a spot but trust me, it’ll all be worth it.

Cuisine: Street food

Standout dishes: Spicy misal, mattha

Timings and location: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Survey 40/16, Castle Eleganza, Bhonde Colony, Near Kalmadi House, Deccan Gymkhana

Contact: 09822448877

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Photo of Roopali Hotel, FC Road, Ganeshwadi, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Yet another popular name in Pune’s food scene, Roopali makes for a great place to indulge in a wholesome meal in a budget. The family restaurant is often considered as the best South Indian joint that Pune has to offer. End your meal with a milkshake or a scoop of ice-cream and you’ve got yourself a complete meal right there.

Cuisine: South India, Fast food

Standout dishes: Mysore masala dosa, veg thali, filter coffee

Timings and location: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; 1227, Opposite British Library, FC Road

Contact: 020-25532951

(c) Pagdandi Bookstore Cafe

Photo of Pagdandi Bookstore Cafe, Baner - Pashan Link Road, Baner, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Sticking true to its name, Baner’s Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe is all about good reads, better food and an uber cool vibe. The quaint cafe offers a range of snacks and drinks, all at extremely pocket friendly prices. The adept and friendly staff here only adds to the charm of this hidden gem, making it the ideal place for a session of 'chai pe charcha'.

Cuisine: Fast food

Standout dishes: Ginger tea, desi grill burgwich, penne pasta

Timings and location: 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Shop 6, Regent Plaza, Baner-Pashan Link Road, Behind Symantec, Baner

Contact: 07755908525

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Photo of Burger - Camp Branch, East Street, Solapur Bazar, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

A place that truly defines the concept of value for money, Burger has withstood the test of time and how! Despite the fact that you can still get a burger here for just 50 bucks, Burger has stuck to its commitment to quality and quantity. A small heads up – make sure you go to Burger on an empty stomach because no matter what you order here, your appetite will be tested.

Cuisine: Fast food

Standout dishes: Veg cheese burger, jumbo chicken burger, masala fries

Timings and location: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Phul Gate, Opposite Talwarkars, Off East Street, Camp, East Street

Contact: 08275427189

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