Mani's Lunch Home

Mumbai – The City of Dreams is the melting pot of all cultures. Many people come to Mumbai; some in search of bread and butter, and others with dreams in their eyes. The city has something to offer to everyone. And we mean – EVERYONE. So here’s our list of 10 most Budget-friendly food joints in Mumbai for the days when you are running low on vitamin M.

Sardar Pav Bhaji
Address: 166-A, B, Tardeo Road Junction, Mumbai
Contact No.: 022 2353 0208
Timings: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Sardar Pav Bhaji

Cost For Two: Rs. 250
As the name suggests, they offer varieties of Pav Bhaji. But the most popular one is ‘Sardar Special Butter Pav Bhaji.’ For those of you who are not calorie conscious and can enjoy the butter dripping Pav bhaji, this is a must-visit budget-friendly restaurant in Mumbai.

Golden Star Thali
Address: 330, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, Opera House, Girgaon, Mumbai
Contact No.: 022 2367 1952
Timings: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Golden Star Thali

Cost For Two: Rs. 800 approx.
This old styled restaurant offers some amazing food from Rajasthan and Gujarat. So, if you are a fan of Gujarati Thali or even if you haven’t tried one ever before, visit Golden Star for a full course thali that’s nothing but a party for your taste buds.

Mamledar Misal
Address: Opposite Zilla Parishad, Talav Pali, Naupada, Thane West, Mumbai
Contact No.: +91 70399 26912
Timings: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Mamledar Misal

Cost For Two: Rs. 150 approx.
Misal is a combination of sprouts, farsan and beans with hot and spicy curry over it which is eaten with pav. And Mamledar Misal in Thane is one of the most famous pocket-friendly places for foodies in Mumbai who love spicy hot Maharashtriyan Misal.

Mani’s Lunch Home
Address:  No. 86, Komal Building, Road Number 2, Chembur East, Mumbai
Contact No.: +91 22 2412 7188
Timings: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Mani's Lunch Home

Cost For Two: Rs. 200 approx.
This restaurant needs no introduction. Located in one of the suburbs of Mumbai, this restaurant is always crowded with college students for it is an affordable South Indian restaurant in Mumbai. So, if you love filter coffee and can drink unlimited bowls of Sambar, add Mani’s to your list.

Address: Ground Floor, Wavda Building, LJ Road, Shivaji Park House, Ram Ganesh Gadkari Chowk, Dadar West, Mumbai
Contact No.: 022 2445 1871
Timings: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM


Cost For Two: Rs. 200 approx.
Located in the heart of Dadar, Aswaad serves typical Maharashtrian food in Mumbai. Every dish is prepared in ‘Shuddh Ghee’ and is served with utmost love. Visit this restaurant for Thecha-Bhakari, Misal, and Thalipeeth.

Kyani And Co.
Address: Ratan Heights, Dr D B Road, Opposite Navjivan Society, Mumbai
Contact No.: +91 98207 64444
Timings:  7:00 AM – 8:45 PM

Kyani And Co.

Cost For Two: Rs. 300 approx.
If you like old, cosy Irani Cafés, you should visit Kyani & Co. They have a variety of non vegetarian preparations. Try their chicken burger and puffs along with some hot tea and bun pav.

Address: 301, Miranda Chal, NC Kelkar Road, Dadar West, Mumbai
Contact No.: 022 2430 5631
Timings: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM


Cost For Two: Rs. 250 approx.
Sea food = Gomantak! If you would like to taste some economical mouth watering Goan sea food in Mumbai with a Maharashtrian twist to it, you must visit Gomantak. Apart from sea food, they serve a variety of other non vegetarian items that one cannot afford missing. They offer full course meals too.

Manjeet Chole Puri Wala
Address: JK Bhasin Marg, G.T.B.Nagar, Sector V, Punjabi Camp Colony, Sion, Mumbai
Contact No.: +91 98922 29896
Timings: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Manjeet Chole Puri Wala
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Cost For Two: Rs. 100 approx.
This is one of the best places to visit when you want to have some authentic North Indian Chole Puri. They also serve other North Indian dishes such as Dal Pakwaan, Parathas and Lassi, but the Chole Puri is something that you just can’t deny.

Madras Cafe
Address: No. 38-B, Ground Floor, Kamakshi Building, Bhaudaji Road, Kings Circle, Matunga, Mumbai
Contact No.: 022 2401 4419
Timings: 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Madras Cafe

Cost For Two: Rs 250 approx.
This list cannot be completed without adding Madras Cafe to it. As the name suggests, this Udupi restaurant serves yummy varieties of dosas and idlis. You must try their Neer Dosa with Podi Chutney. And, the heavenly filter coffee too!

Prakash Sahakari Upahar Gruha
Address: Horizon Towers, Ranade Road Dadar West, Dadar Shivaji Park, Mumbai
Contact No.: 022 2438 6094
Timings: 7:30 AM – 10:30 PM

Prakash Sahakari Upahar Gruha
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Cost For Two: Rs. 150 approx.
A place where you can treat your taste buds to Maharashtrian snacks. Start off with their Sabudana Wada (which looks like a ball more than a Wada), then go for Misal – Puri, and calm down your soul with Solkadhi or Kokam Sarbat.

We hope, the next time you visit Mumbai (or if you are already here) you will try these Mumbai’s budget-friendly restaurants. Happy Hogging!