These old eateries in Mumbai will take you on a trip down the memory lane

For a city like Mumbai, whose story goes more than 300 years back, it’s no surprise that we have a rich history attached to the name. And not just buildings and monuments, Mumbaikars have been foodies for a long, and it can be seen in the kind of restaurants that were established back in the days. From breakfast joints with warm drinks to amazing local food that still melts our hearts, here are some of these old eateries in Mumbai that will surely make you nostalgic.

1. Kyani & Co.

old eateries in Mumbai

As you take a turn from Metro Cinemas towards Chira Bazar, a few steps in and you would be greeted by Mumbai’s oldest Parsi Cafe. Kayani & Co. is one of the most iconic eateries in South Mumbai, and the old world charm of this cafe is enough to soothe your senses. The cafe was founded in 1904 by Mr. Khodram Marezaban and it stands strong to date.

Samosa recommends: Keema Pav, Bun Maska & Irani Chai
Where: Marine Lines
Price: Rs 350 for two

2. Bachelorr’s Juice Centre

old eateries in Mumbai

If you are going to Chowpaty, you’ve to definitely stopped for a drink at Bachelorr’s Juice Centre. Established in the 1930s, this drink joint is now run by third-generation brothers. A perfect place to cool yourself down while soaking the sun, this place is also associated with all kinds of celebrities.

Samosa recommends: Chocolate Milkshake, Bombay masala-grilled sandwich & strawberry cream
Where: Chowpatty
Price: Rs 400 for two

3. Britannia & Co

Mumbai is home to one of the biggest Parsi communities, and it’s no surprise that we see more than a handful of Parsi eateries around. Britannia & Co is another historic cafe with a Parsi origin. Establish in 1923, the interiors of the cafe still manages to carry the vintage charm. And as you make your way to the table, you’ll automatically feel part of the retro setting. From the ambience to the friendly service and the simple presentation of the most amazing dishes, you will surely feel at home here.

Samosa Recommends: Berry Pulao, Caramel Custard and Mutton Cutlets
Where: Fort
Price: Rs 1000 for two

4. Pizza By The Bay

old eateries in Mumbai

What was once Jazz By the Bay, and an important landmark during the Art Deco era, is now popularly known as Pizza by the Bay. Located at one of the poshest areas, bang opposite the Marine Drive, there’s no better place to sit and enjoy a slice of Pizza along with the soothing ocean breeze.

Samosa Recommends: Bombay masala Pizza, Devil’s Delight & Butter Garlic Prawns
Where: Churchgate
Price: Rs 2000 onwards

5. Cafe Leopold

old eateries in Mumbai

We cannot talk about iconic cafes without mentioning Leopold. Set in the heart of the city in Colaba, this cafe has been serving patrons since 1871. Not only iconic for its history, but the cafe also has stories attached to it. Leopold cafe was also one of the targetted spots during the Mumbai terror attack in 2008, and you can still see some of the bullets embedded in the cafe’s walls.

Samosa Recommends: Butter Chicken, Chicken Chilly Dry & Mutton keema Pav
Where: Colaba
Price: Rs 2000 for two

6. Bademiya

old eateries in Mumbai

If street food is your thing, then Bademiya should be a must-visit place for you. Established as a makeshift Kebab corner in 1946, this little joint soon picked up in popularity, so much so that now we have Bademiya restaurant chains. One of the old eateries in Mumbai, this place popularised Seekh kabab in the city.

Samosa Recommends: Bhuna Chicken, Seekh Kebab & Rumali Roti
Where: Colaba
Price: Rs 900 for two

7. Gaylord

More than 60 years old, Gaylord has been a popular hangout spot for celebrities like Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, BR Chopra, Lata Mangeshkar, and Asha Bhonsle back in the days. Although decades old, the menu is good to impress the hippest of eaters. From Indian, Continental to the good ‘ol classic dishes, there’s something for everyone.

Samosa Recommends: Butter Chicken, Croissant, Shewsburry Cookies
Where: Churchgate
Price: Rs 2000 for two

8. Cafe Madras

The history of Mumbai is diverse, and the proof of that would be Cafe Madras. Established in the 1940s, this cafe brings the quintessential food from South India to Mumbai residents. And guess what, Mumbaikars loved it so much so that the eatery is still running with almost the same menu. And if you’re looking for lip-smacking food on a budget, then this is the place to be.

Samosa Recommends: Masala Dosa, Neer Dosa & Pineapple Sheera
Where: Matunga East
Price: Rs 250 for two.

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