From Dosa to Gulab Jamun: Tapri Brings India’s Iconic Street Eats to Rosalie Village

Rosalie Village has a new destination for authentic Indian street food with the opening of Tapri restaurant. 

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Tapri offers an array of mouthwatering Indian snacks and dishes at budget prices, making it the perfect spot for a quick bite before or after catching a movie at Blue Room Cinebar located just next door.

The owners’ passion for Indian food led them to launch their flagship restaurant Old Monk – Modern Indian in 2022, which was nominated for best Indian restaurant in Queensland its first year. 

Tapri team (Photo credit:

Now their expertise and enthusiasm is on display at Tapri, bringing diners an authentic taste of India’s vibrant street food culture right in the heart of Rosalie Village.

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The menu highlights include an array of flavorful chatori chat appetisers like aloo laccha, tokri, crispy kale, and palak or samosa channa chaat. Be sure to also try the Chinese Bhel, a tasty combination of fried noodles, homemade slaw, and Szechuan chutney. 

Samosa channa chat (Photo credit: @tapribne/Instagram) 

For an iconic Indian street snack, Dahi Puri is a must-try – puffy fried bread filled with a zesty mix of potato, chickpeas, yogurt, and chutney. 

Tapri also serves up hot savoury treats like Aaloo Paranthas, the flaky flatbreads enclosing a spiced potato filling, and Hole Bhature, fluffy fried bread served with chickpea curry. Or sample the Papdi chaat, a tangy mix of fried dough wafers, tamarind chutney, yogurt, potatoes and chickpeas.

Aaloo Paranthas (Photo credit: @tapribne/Instagram)

Those with a sweet tooth must try the Gulab Jamun, fried dough balls soaked in rose-flavoured syrup for a melt-in-your-mouth experience. 

For those unfamiliar, a tapri is a small roadside tea stall or shop commonly found in India, where patrons gather to sip hot chai and enjoy street food snacks. Tapris play an integral role in Indian culture, acting as lively social hubs where people from all walks of life come together to connect over a cup of chai. 

The name Tapri aims to evoke the spirited atmosphere of these beloved community spaces, bringing people together to share great food and conversation.

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Visit Tapri at the Rosalie Village, located at 151 Baroona Rd, Paddington. They are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Published 20-February-2024