Filter Kaapi – It’s our first love, our morning motivation, our life-line and our fix for anything and everything from head-ache to heart-ache!
Finding the best filter coffee is like finding your soulmate and in a place where everyone is a coffee connoisseur, the quest to find the best filter coffee could be a little tricky. Well, we tried and here is what we have found out, our Ammas make the best coffee and these places come a close second:
Kumbakonam Filter Coffee
Address: Multiple outlets. There is one at 4/11, GK Sagas Complex, South Mada Street, Near Kapaleeshwar Temple, Mylapore
The sight of filter coffee in brass dabara and tumbler is to die for and we will feel heavenly having each sip of coffee!!
Address: K.C Enclave, Bazullah Rd, Parthasarathi Puram, T Nagar, Chennai
Open between 6 am to 8 pm, this one is relatively a new outlet that nails the authentic taste and fragrance of filter coffee. The coffee here is without chicory and is served with a few nibbles by the side. True to its name, Coffee Shastra seems to have figured out the science behind coffee making!
Madras Coffee House
Address: Multiple coffee kiosks across Chennai
The way we drink filter coffee is as important as the coffee itself and our Dabaras and tumblers are very much part of our coffee-routine. If ssomeonecan convince us otherwise and make us fall in love with filter coffee in a paper cup, that is Madras Coffee House and they do it because of the sheer quality and authenticity of the coffee they offer.
Address: 31, Arundel St, Madhavaperumalpuram, Mylapore, Chennai
This humble establishment also happens to be home to one of the best filter coffees in Chennai! Rayar’s Mess has stood the test of time and the filter coffee here with their Idli, Vada, Pongal, Chutney, Sambhar and Podi will be our idea of perfect breakfast!
Address: Multiple outlets (There is one @ C-44, 12th Main Road, Near Thirumangalam Juntion, 2nd Avenue, Anna Nagar, Chennai) across Chennai
Chennaites still swear by the filter coffee served here.
Apart from the places listed above, filter coffee at Ratna Café, Saravana Bhavan, Sangeetha, Mylai Karpagambal Mess and Maami mess are also quite popular!