One thing that I have observed is that, people know about Koshy's, but not many have entered into this place. Koshy's has also been part of Bangalore's history and yet it sits quietly on the side of the road, depicting how far it has come till now.
If you have the time, google search about Koshy's before coming, read about the history and the best sellers. As soon as you enter, there are two sections, one on your right is the A.C. Hall and on your left is the Non - A.C. Hall., I would suggest that you take the later to slowly immerse yourself, to feel a little bit of the history (the ones near the windows preferably). Once seated, you'll see the mixed crowd. Let me explain it to you about the "Mixed crowd", one is the curios types (like me) - who wanted to experience this by themselves, to find out what Koshy's is all about and the second being the old crowd - who have been religiously coming here for ages.
You just feel this rustic air that transports you back into history. The food does not take much time to reach your table ( I had read a lot of reviews that said that the service is super late, but for me, I did not face this), the rates are moderately priced. Ambience is okay, it is not well lit, mostly depends on the natural light during day time. The service, the presentation, the servers, all give a very "Indian Coffee House" feels.
We ordered Mutton omelette, cold bournvita, cold coffee, nadan chicken curry and wheat parotta. Except for the drinks, the food was heavenly.
The Mutton omelette was soft and heavy, it is cooked minced mutton with a blanket of soft omelette. This omelette comes with two fat-toasted bread ( I read it somewhere that they make their own breads - fancy!). The bournvita and cold coffee were just fine, a little diluted, but fine. The nadan chicken curry is what the server had suggested and it went well along with the wheat parotta.
The nadan chicken curry is basically a Kerala dish, where the chicken is cooked with coconut milk and spices. The aroma that it brings to the table would start a tsunami in your mouth, this dish was delightful. The wheat parotta is a little bit on the stiffer side when compared to the maida parotta which is a bit elasticky, but this went well with the chicken curry.
I'm going here again for sure, there are a lot of dishes that you might have never even heard of, I want to try those out. I would like to give the
Food - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Ambience - 2.5/5
P.s. Try having a conversation with your server, ask him for his suggestions and recommendations, some have been here for more than 20 years. Also, it would be a double plus point if you can talk to them in Malayalam.