Restaurants, Cafe and Bakery became part of our daily life where there would an occasion, celebration and just hang out with your loved one, we used to classify them based on their servings, menu, cost but apart from it, there are several restaurants in India who maintain their legacy from many decades and even served pre-independence time who attract thousands of customer as being the part of heritage and historical event along with above qualities, so let’s check the oldest restaurant of India.
1.Leopold Café & Bar: Oldest Restaurants In India
Built by Iranis in 1871, Mumbai
Leopold is one of the famous and among the oldest restaurant in Mumbai. Its one among most targeted spots for tourist and even the locates.
Leopold is known to be one of the iconic cafes of Mumbai. It gives the close and personal with the old world charm. It serves items ranging from burgers, desert till drinks as people keep it abuzz always.
2.Indian Coffee House, Kolkata
Built in April 1876
Locates opposite to Presidency College in College Street, Kolkata.
Indian coffee house also is known as meeting place or adda for the most intellectual, Poets, Scholars, editors, artists and writers visited here includes renowned people like Rabindranath Tagore, Subhash Chandra Bose, writer Ritwik Ghatak, Narayan Gangopadhyay, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Sanjeev Chattopadhyay.
This is the exemplary place for debates and discussion for the most hungry generation of 20th pre-independence. It almost takes half an hour to fill your order and deliver to your table, This place comes with packages of the spacious venue with without caring atmosphere with huge cultural history come along.
Indian Coffee House has been featured in many documentaries for being oldest restaurant In India.
3.Shaikh Brothers Bakery, Guwahati: Oldest Bakery of India
Shaikh Ghulam Ibrahim was the founder of Shaikh bakery who was young businessman came from Hoogly, West Bengal, settled in Guwahati along family started a bakery, after satisfying local people and Assam province. He soon became an official supplier of the government of Assam for bakery products.
Its been over 100 years, the founder is no more present, but their legacy still continues by their heirs who serve their best, by importing Wheat and cheese from Australia, hoves from Belgium, Cashew nuts from Goa, dry dates, and raisins from north India and Peshawar.
Built in 1913
Founder by Haji Kareemuddin in 1913
Known for Mughlai cuisine, came up with the famous dishes during breakfast and daytime includes Badam Pasanda, Paya, and the Chicken Jehangiri, which also open during the night time where they served Nihari.
Karim’s original lie in a small place in Galli Kababian next to Jama Masjid which is among the oldest restaurants in India apart from another outlet in South Delhi. One of the most noticeable things about Karim’ cooked that came up from the kitchen of royal Shah Jahan and Bahadur Shah Zafar.
5.Britannia and Co, Mumbai – Oldest Restaurant of India
Built in 1923
Founded by Mr. Boman Kohinoor
Mr. Boman, a Zoroastrian immigrant from Iran, who decided to open a restaurant in Mumbai serving Parsi food.
Though they serve a huge variety or I can say a combination fusion of Indian and Persian food, Britannia serves non-veg classic dishes which reflect the taste and culture of two different countries in one plate.
The owners of Britannia Mr. Boman is very friendly, who like to talk to their customer and tell them stories about the venue and specialty of the dish.
6.Mavalli Tiffin Room, Bengaluru
Mavalli Tiffin Room also known as MTR, founded in 1924 by Parameshwara Maiya and Ganappayya Maiya.
Along with their third brother Yagnanarayana Maiya, they left a small village and come to Bengaluru, though they have good expertise in cooking with the help of former employer Parameshwara Maiya and Ganappayya Maiya started a Mavalli Tiffin Room, but after death of Parameshwara Maiya just after five years of the Mavallin Tiffin Room commenced, their third brother joined business and continues to take it to successful way.
It especially known for south Indian dishes includes Rava Idli, Chandrahara, Masala Dosa, Bisibele Bhath, Pure filter coffee, Kharabhath. Mavalli Tiffin Room(MTR) successfully established as the oldest restaurant in South India and in India itself.
7. Flury’s, Kolkata
Founded by Swiss Couple: Joseph and Frieda Flury in 1927
It’s 91st years since it started, it makes them no time to make it popular in Kolkata, now it became a landmark for Kolkata people. Currently, it has 15 outlets across Kolkata, and even in Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Delhi.
It’s a nostalgic spot for many customers who visited here on their first date, with longtime friend and even when they were children. It always has queue during Christmas and most festive seasons.
Delhi Mishthan Bhandar, Shillong
Delhi Mishthan Bhandar founded by Kailash Verma in 1930.
Set Guinness World Record for making world largest Jalebi which was 75 inches in diameter and 15 kg in weight, made by five cooks.
It’s been over many decades Delhi Mishthan Bhandar keeps the same taste and entertain people through its luscious taste.
9.Nizam’s Restaurant, Kolkata
Founded in 1932
Nizam’s especially known for Kolkata Kathi rolls. It also serves Lucknow style biryani. It has all way to crunchy chicken andda roll to biryani parade.
Nizam’s expand itself to Mumbai, New Delhi, Punjab and other International Airports of India.
10. Favorite Cabin in Kolkata
In 1918, Nutan Chandra Barua and his elder brother Gaur Chandra Barua founded this restaurant who serve tea and consequently increase the menu items.
It’s among the oldest restaurant in India before pre-independence. It’s landmark similar to Coffe house where the legends and writers visit. Even they host political debates in this cabin itself as the owner were interested in swadeshi movement and other political debates.
Hope, you visit the above listed oldest restaurant of India, can feel the time how it was before India independence and their related stories.