Bikanerwala has a number of branches in Dubai, the one in Al Barsha that we visited opens at at about 9 am for breakfast and stays open all day for lunch, snacks and dinner till about 11pm.
The food is all 100 % vegetarian, do try the Rava masala dosa, a spicy semolina based dosa with a fluffy filling of potatoes and green peas served with fresh coconut chutney.
There is another branch in Karama tel 04 369 8813, this was the original branch, the Al Barsha shop opened about a year ago, tel 04 369 5544. It is located a little way up from the Dubai American Academy school, there is some metered parking in the streets nearby. There are also branches in Sharjah and Al Qusais.
Our meal came to a princely sum of Dhs 20.00 (US dollars 5.45) per head including a tip. We shared a number of savoury dishes but skipped the sweet stuff as we’d probably had our fill over Diwali.
Bikanerwala has an interesting history, do visit their website to read about it.