Indian Coffee House: National institution
You'll see these places all over India and they're very popular and traditional with waiters in cummerbunds and bright blue decor. The food is OK but very cheap. I came here in the evening and had beef curry, rice, chapatti and drink for just Rs34. There's a place around the corner that does ice cream sundaes, if you want dessert! I came back here for breakfast the following morning and had omelette, toast and coffee for Rs39.
Backwaters Tour - lunch: Served on a banana leaf
We stopped for lunch, on our Backwaters Tour, at a very simple looking place where we were served veg curry, rice, samosa and fish on a banana leaf. There was an palm oil factory nearby which we had a quick look around before we set off again.