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“Yelai Sapadu”
Review of Geetha Canteen

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Geetha Canteen
Ranked #255 of 1,079 Restaurants in Coimbatore
Cuisines: Cafe
Restaurant details
Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Yelai Sapadu”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I'm a sucker for nostalgia and old world establishments. So if you're expecting Geetha Canteen to be one of those new age air conditioned joints serving plate thali meals in a family ambienc.are left on the tables to go cold by the time you get to eat them. The rice is served piping hot and there has usually been a keerai/kootu whenever I"ve been there. The sambar is especially delicious with well cooked vegetables giving it a home cooked taste.The rasam is good though not outstanding and their other offering the puli kozhambu is mediocre. The vegetable is usually very good with very liitle oil which is a standard feature of the food served. If you happen to drop by on the day they serve 'potato curry' then consider yourself lucky.
As I stated earlier do not expect anything fancy here. However you will get good food which reminds you of home . The crowd is your regular office goer crowd stopping by for a quick lunch and the service is routine.Overall the establishment is a throwback to an earlier era when most of us had not yet experienced plate thalis in air conditioned joints selling at 200 bucks a plate. There are very few of these places left - venkateshwara lodge in kumbakonam, the mess inside ymca in chennai, krishna coffee bar in salem immediately coming to mind. It would definitely count as an unique dining experience where the food and the nostalgia for such places willl make you come back.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Coimbatore, India
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It is not that old geetha”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Earlier, people were very nostalgic about hotel geetha, after the ownership changed hands, it looks like a tirunelveli eatery. they have started occupying the verandah most famous for smoking and relaxing.

Visited November 2012
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5 Thank tiru1586
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Good place for veg foods”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

With the new management and better renovated hall, the service has improved and ofcourse the quality of food remains the same old excellent quality. Poori masal is my favorite.

Visited June 2013
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Thank tsk0101
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Coimbatore, India
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very tasty homely food”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

There is no such place as geetha canteen where you can get fresh heart heallthy, stomach healthy, more than homely, tasty food in coimbatore. I loved the hot idlis, the sambar, and the daily varieties of vegetarian food they serve. In the afternoon they serve hot veg meals that served like your mom serves when u return after an achievement. Never forget GEETHA canteen when u visit coimbatore.

Visited March 2013
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2 Thank perfectman79
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coimbatore
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“TYPICAL BRAHMIN FOOD”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

very much brahmin food, served in very old style (BANDHI LIKE MARRIAGE). slightly chaning in recent days. still food quality is maintained. low cost. outside near parking waiting area under the tree is the most attractive. no garlic no heavy spicy food.

Visited May 2012
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4 Thank HARINCT
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