Link: Maddu Mess | sigFood .org.

Summary: The pot of gold at the end of a night-out

Getting there: Don’t even try without an IITian’s help

Don’t Miss: Egg dosa, coffee
Food Cost: <50


Hardly has a student from IIT got her degree without eating at Maddu Mess.

It is opposite the market gate, but through a butcher’s shop, over a nalla, and ducking under walls. Don’t try and find it without a local IITian’s help. You can’t.

It thrives on the fact that students put in night-outs and are invariably hungry by sunrise. It starts belting out idlis, vadas, dosas at 4:45 am. Recently the call-center junta crowd what was exclusively an IIT student joint.

Don’t miss the egg-dosa, daal vada, and coffee. The thali and non-veg and lunch and dinner time are good too.