Mahalakshmi Tiffin Room in Gandhi Nagar evokes a feeling of nostalgia and a love for by-gone days with its facade, interiors, server uniforms etc. - they look like they haven't changed much since the store started half a century ago. First established in 1926 and housed in the current building since 1943, this is an old institution. That's part of the charm of the place, along with its simple menu and quick service. The servers are polite and the food is good.
- Khali Dosa, a version of the dosa made with little to no oil is what they claim to be famous for.
- The vada, khara bhath and coffee are especially outstanding.