My brother and I have been to many Indian restaurants all over the US, Canada, UK and India. Madras Cafe easily falls into the top 2% of these restaurants. The food was just DELICIOUS and reminded us of home-cooked food. All the items on the menu were very reasonably priced.
We would strongly recommend Madras Cafe for its perfectly crispy masala dosais, savoury masala vadais, delightful and freshly made coconut, tomato and mint chutneys, steaming hot tasty sambhar, huge golden puris and mouth-watering cholay (chana). We topped off our dinner with South Indian filter coffee and Masala Chai (tea). They were an excellent complement to the meal.
Madras Cafe's fare was pure gastronomical bliss. Don't be fooled by the plain decor of this place - the food is nothing short of an authentic trip to the south and the northern food (puri-chana) frontiers of India.
Madras Cafe in Palo Alto, CA is highly recommended! Don't miss a visit to this Cafe if ever you are in the vicinity.