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Velachery Venkateswara Poli Stall

Velachery Venkateswara Poli Stall has been here for quite sometime and is a favorite to many. They are located in the Velachery Main road, diagonally opposite to the Nilgiris and the RAMS Flats. Recently, they got a makeover and also started a bakery in the same premises, merging with the adjoining shop. So facility-wise, bigger, airy, more space for customers, etc. Hopefully, they do not lose their quality in an attempt to diversify.
You can see a steady stream of customers always during the evening, pretty much starting at 3PM. They have various bajjis, bondas, samosas, etc typically all items you find in a Poli stall. If you are there at the right time, i.e when a batch of Bajjis are taken out from the oil, you will get to eat piping hot bajjis. That is done in turns, as and when the demand arises and stocks are getting exhausted. So you can expect hot Bajjis all through the evening.
The price is nominal and quality is good. I have eaten here many times, but today when I decided to write about this place, the molaga bajjis were ordinary, nothing worth bragging about :). Normally, they have always tasted good.  However, the aloo bonda was good and the small samosas, very yummy !
Overall, a must-visit on a rainy day 😉

Simran’s Appa Kadai

This review is for the Velachery restaurant.
Have been here a few times, the latest was to collect a take-away for Sunday Lunch.
Food is okay taste-wise, and no complaints.
Dont know why, but they do not have Egg Biriyani on the Menu. So if you(or whoever) do not want the chicken in the biriyani, you have to order for chicken biriyani and tell them to take out the chicken. You still have to pay for the chicken biriyani.
It is not about the few extra bucks that you have to pay, but why complicate things when it is so common to have Egg Biriyani on the menu in almost all Chettinad restaurants?
During the fifteen minutes of waiting, there were quite a few houseflies around that reminded me of naan-ee movie 😉 The waiters were struggling to kill them with a mosquito bat. 🙂
On the positive side, I have seen this restaurant open at least till 11:30 at night, so if you are late for dinner, this is definitely an option.
Overall, a decent place in Velachery.

Visited December 2012

Ratna Cafe

It used to be a very good place to visit, nowadays hardly visible from the road after all new buildings have come up. Needs a facelift, a well-lit name board, bright lights and so on.

It has been a few months since we visited this place, cant remember April or May 2012. Earlier, we used to visit this place quite frequently. Their buffet is ok, not too great. Tiffin items like Dosa, idly-sambhar, etc have always been good.
Chat is ok in the evenings. Seating outside is not very clean, so better indoors.

Idly and Sambhar is still the best compared to other places in the neighbourhood.

Yes, once in a while!

Visited May 2012