Good food at regular prices at BIAL…thanks for sharing the find, Amit Choudhary!

Amit Kumar Chaudhary, who is also a member of the cycling mailing list that I belong to, had recently cycled to BIAL, where he made a discovery that would benefit all of us.

Here’s what he said in an email to the rest of us:

"For those who wish to have garma-garma Idli and Tea/Coffee at  regular prices at BIAL, there’s a Shanti-Sagar type resturant called Parking-Cafe. It is located behind "Pay & Use Toilet" but the Cafe is clean and hygenic.

I had little bad experience today and that led me to this discovery."

What was the experience, and what was the discovery? More at his blog.

Since I am also an ardent follower of not drinking bottled water, and eating fresh Darshini food rather than expensive (and possibly recycled) food, I commend Amit on this discovery!

Thank you, Amit, for the permission to give a link to your post. Many airport-goers are going to bless you!


  1. Deepa Mohan says:

    I’ve always felt that the drivers of buses and cars who also come often to the airport cannot afford to pay fancy prices (the old airport also had a low-cost cafeteria)….and wondered where they would go. Thanks for finding out, Amit.

  2. Deepa Mohan says:

    S.Sathyan sent this added info:

    “Try the airport employees canteen near the customs desk (near
    DHL and Blue Dart offices)? Its got a darshini ambience with several
    ‘stand & eat’ tables and offer at prices known to us a few years ago.
    The stalls near the terminal update their prices with the finance
    ministry’s weekly inflation rates which has oft been in excess of 10%
    p.a. these last two years.”

    Thanks, Sathya.

  3. Deepa Mohan says:

    “108” sent this additional info:

    “In case of drinking water in BIAL,there is a water station a few
    meters from the restroom.”

    Why do all the healthy, inexpensive options seem to be near the restrooms?

  4. sabine calkins says:

    ….. possibly recycled??? that possibility never even occurred to me….

  5. Deepa Mohan says:

    Yes, I had a fight with them over dry, re-heated idlis. πŸ™

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