Ensuring temperature checks for all staff and delivery partners.

We sanitise our workspace using food grade disinfectant at regular intervals.

We use handwash frequently to clean our hands.

We wear a mask at all times and have all the required safety gear for safe food production.

Find us in the safety and hygiene sections of Zomato and Swiggy.

Until we meet again.


Our Story

Kerala Cafe is a tastefully designed boutique restaurant that serves authentic Kerala cuisine with a contemporary outlook. More than just serving flavorsome food, Kerala Cafe takes you on a culture trip down the southern alleys with great music and art that will be etched in your memory. Kerala Cafe brings the traditional cooking methods that are passed on generations to generations for a truly aromatic treat. Brace yourself for sheer indulgence

How it All Began....
This story, like all good stories, begin with a journey. Three passionate friends set out on a road trip down south to explore their Mallu roots. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.

A walk through the cobbled streets of Fort Kochi, a trek through the teak forests of Nilambur, a spice tour in the jungles of Wayanad, an evening well spent at the local toddy shop and a lucky ride back home with majestic Tusker, Kannan.

These adventures added up to the pursuit of one of their greatest dreams: A cafe which weaves in the madness of Kerala through its authentic food, contemporary artwork and soulful music! After winning hearts in Mumbai, Kerala Cafe has set its foot in the proud land of Peshwas, Pune.

Our Team

Gim George
Justin George
M Tanaraj
Gim George

Born in Kerala, raised in Mumbai Gim started his career early working with Mumbai's Best Advertising and Media Companies leashing out breakthrough ideas to leading marketers with in-depth knowledge of consumer behavior and market trends for more than 12 years. After a decade of creativity, Gim George, a first generation entrepreneur launched Kerala Cafe in 2016 with a clear vision to establish the Brand ‘Kerala’ through food, art and culture. Known as the Captain America of Kerala Cafe, Gim George in charge of business planning and expansion of the company, he ensures that all his team members understand execution plans and how exactly their roles impact the success of that plan.

Justin George

A man of actions, Justin has more than 10 years of hand on experience in operating business and making winning deals, His zeal for hard work and Never Give Up attitude has helped KC scale new markets and spread its wings over new horizons. Coming from an Automobile background he has developed a knack of making complex things look easy. In his realm, Kerala Cafe has successfully launched new outlets including the Flagship Kalyani Nagar Outlet and turned around the existing ones. He is also instrumental in managing the company's overall franchising strategy and network management for Kerala Cafe He is responsible for creating a sustainable business model for expanding operations and also looks after the project implementation, commercial operations and liasoning with the authorities & regulatory bodies.

M Tanaraj

A successful IT specialist based out in Norway - Mr M Tanaraj, a first generation entrepreneur, is co-founder and promoter of Kerala Cafe. Mr. Tanaraj has over 15 years of rich and varied experience in one IT industry and conceiving, organising and funding the vision of kerala Cafe. M Tanaraj has been instrumental in carving a global niche for Kerala cafe by leading strategic planning, project formulation and development of the Group’s various initiatives from time to time. His experience in various sectors, administrative ability, drive, devotion, and skill in organization saw the evolution of all outlets and his attention to detail are the qualities that ensure that each outlet that Kerala Cafe undertakes is implemented smoothly and professionally.

Head Chef
The Believer
Operations, Sales & Marketing
Catalyst, Head Chef

A half baked priest who discovered his passion during his vocation and joined hospitality. Having worked his ass out in TAJ Cochin, Dubai and Bangalore, he has amassed vast knowledge and understanding of Kerala cuisine. As he belongs to Kerala he has been influenced by his mother about the traditional cooking methods

The Believer, Operations, Sales & Marketing

Filled with a truck load of energy and multi-tasking skills, Sandhya overlooks operations, implements sales strategies and executes kick-ass marketing plans. Her immense love for Kerala culture and a mind for break-through concepts keep the brand at the top of the game.

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Corporate Office
Gayatri Building, 4th floor, above cosmos bank, Near Baner Kamaan, Baner Gaon Pune, India.
Pune, Hinjewadi
+91 7888089951
Pune, Kalyani Nagar
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News & Events

Whatshot Owlers Award

Best South Indian Restaurant in Pune, 2019.
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Receiving the Whatshot Owlers Award for Best South Indian Restaurant in Pune in 2019 was a complete shocker for us. The south Indian category had an amazing line up and we are so grateful that the audience voted for us in high numbers. This is the second award in 2019 and we are so happy and thrilled to be receiving such recognition. The Experience of sharing the stage with industry veterans around the country was one that we will always remember.


Vote Of Thanks

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We at Kerala Cafe believe that in our democratic country like India ‘Every vote counts’  during the polling process and to do our bit during the voting period, we ran a campaign wherein people had to show their vote mark and could avail for a free veg meal at Kerala Café. We ran this campaign in all outlets and fed around 500 voters. We couldn’t be happier contributing to the polling process in a healthy and nutritious way


Times Food and Nightlife Awards 2019

Best South Indian Restaurant in Casual dinning for the Times Food and Nightlife Awards 2019, Pune.
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The much awaited awards ceremony of the year for us was the Times Food and Nightlife awards 2019. It was not even a year for Kerala cafe in Pune, to win such a prestigious award was never expected! Winning the Best South Indian Restaurant in Pune only takes us closer to our Vision. We are proud to be amongst the top 10 Restaurants in Pune and this is just the Beginning for Malabar Cuisine and Culture!


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Celebrity Visit

A true connoisseur of art Rachana Narayanankutty speaks about Kerala Cafe.
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