Irani cafes in Pune that no foodie should miss!

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Photo of Irani cafes in Pune that no foodie should miss! by Neha Bhise Sadalge

Growing up in Mumbai, Irani cafes have been a huge part of my childhood till date. However, beyond my own city, if there is one place that lives up to the tradition of serving the best of this cuisine is the neighbouring city of Pune. These family owned cafes which started way back in the 18th and 19th century are a huge part of the city’s history. With the arrival of Persian immigrants, came these high-ceilinged cafes which served some of the best food options that you can imagine. Even though, several economic and personal reasons are making these close down in the city, these are some of the best Irani cafes that you should visit soon.

Café Yezdan

One of the oldest cafes in the city, this may not give you the feel of an Irani café as soon as you enter, however the aroma of brun-maska all around you is sure to make you crave for more. With their brun-maska getting sold out in the first 2-3 hours, this is definitely a place that you should visit for an early morning breakfast.

Address: 623 Sachapir Street, Camp Area, Pune

Must try: Tea, Brun-Maska, Cheese Omelette, Egg Bhurji, Irani Chai, Coffee, Sunday Breakfast, Ardeshir Soda

Cost for Two: ₹150 for two people (approx.)

Timings: 6am – 8pm

Café Goodluck

Established in 1935, this is an iconic landmark for people in the city. It’s location near FC road makes it a popular choice with the youngsters. However, it is equally loved by the rest of the crowd for it’s traditional décor and most importantly it’s finger licking delicacies.

Address: 759/75, Goodluck Chowk, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

Must try: Bun Maskas, Chai, Tea, Butter Naan, Lassi, Patti Samosa, Chicken Masala Fry

Cost for Two: ₹600 for two people (approx.)

Timings: 7:20am – 11:30pm

Café Olympia

Photo of Irani cafes in Pune that no foodie should miss! by Neha Bhise Sadalge

One of the oldest cafes in the city, it is one of those rare places where the family owners are still a huge part of the appeal for regular visitors. Ready to welcome and share a story or two with you, it makes a perfect place for an early evening snack eatery.

Address: 1342/43, Near Modern Cafe, Shivaji Nagar, Pune

Must try: Omelette, Bun Maska, Creamroll, Golden Chai

Cost for Two: ₹400 for two people (approx.)

Timings: 9am – 10pm

Vohuman Café

It is one of the most popular cafes in the city. With huge queues any time of the day, people are still more than willing to wait for the amazing food that this place is known for. Oozing with butter, their bun-maska is a popular choice followed by their cheesy omelette which is every food lover’s dream dish.

Address: Millennium Star, Near Ruby Hall, Dhole Patil Road, Pune

Must try: Cheese Omelette, Bun Maskas, Tea, Healthy Breakfast, Irani Chai, Bun Maska Jam, Bread Butter Toast

Cost for Two: ₹250 for two people (approx.)

Timings: 6am – 8pm

Café Paradise

Photo of Irani cafes in Pune that no foodie should miss! by Neha Bhise Sadalge

One of the last Irani cafes on this side of the town, it is a popular choice with the locals in the area. Be prepared to wait in a queue though as it is always full at any time of the day.

Address: 31/1 Amrut building, opposite Sahyadri hospital, Erandwane, Pune

Must try: Bun Maska, Nankatai, Omelette, Bread butter

Cost for Two: ₹350 for two people (approx.)

Timings: 7:30am – 11pm

The Irani café

Taking ahead the business started by their forefathers, the younger generation of this family owned café has been expanding with the ever-increasing popularity in 4 outlets in the city till date. The Chicken Keema here is one of the most popular dishes here and will have you going back for more!

Address: Shop 2,10 North cooperative housing society ltd., near Nagarwalla school, opposite pushpak society, kalyani Nagar, Pune (plus 3 other outlets)

Must try: Bun Maskas, Tea, Irani Chai, Keema Pav, Chicken Keema, Mutton Keema, Mawa Cake

Cost for Two: ₹300 for two people (approx.)

Timings: 6am – 10:30pm

Café Diamond Queen

Among the other popular Irani cafes in the Camp area, lies this hidden gem which is famous for it’s warm bread butter and jelly served right from it’s bakery to it’s adjoining café.

Address: 12, Moledina road, camp area, Pune

Must try: Tea, Bun Maskas, Chicken Biryani, Butter Chicken, Irani Chai, Roast Mutton, Mutton Biryani

Cost for Two: ₹650 for two people (approx.)

Timings: 9am – 11pm

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