There's nothing left to praise about this place. Other reviewers have included everything i would have said but still i would collate it and give you a detailed review.
First of all its starting time is 5 am and yes it starts bang on stroke of 5.
Early morning breakfasts include Upma, Idli, Vada, Sheera and may be Dosa(dont know for sure coz i never had dosa here early morning).
There is no Menu system which gives you a hint of its Authenticity ;)...
One distinctive feature is they write Special items on
* Slate near the entrance, so when u r standing in the queue, probablity of which is 99/100 times, you know what you have to order today, and
* On the outside part of the Granite that hides person washing hands from those who eat which has two pros, one - the people eating food do not feel disgusted watching that person wash hands and two - people can see what r today's special items :P...
But jokes apart menu is not needed... there are those regular varieties of Dosa's and rassam vada and Bissibelle bhat and appam and idli and vada and upma and goli bhaji and curd rice... ufff
But their sell out dishes include
* NEER DOSA with Red Chutney and Sweet Grated Copra... Never had such an amazing neer dosa earlier in my life
* Flavoured Sheera's... Chocolate, Pineapple, Butterscotch, Kacchi Kairi, Black Currant, Regular... btw i have had all of them... had never heard so many flavours in sheera except for Pineapple... and never does it taste awful... it might be low on resemblance to the actual flavour but never goes horribly wrong... My personal favourite the Buttescotch flavour
And as said by one reviewer ""You say u like south indian food and you haven't eaten at Ram Ashraya!!! Shame on you!"
You should be really lucky to eat stale or tasteless or bad food over here ;)