Our unusual story begins in a humble fisherman’s village on the Arabian coast of Kerala, South India; where an Australian girl Billy, meets an Indian boy Max, with Mallu spice running through his veins.

Cooking his way to her heart, together they ran a beach side restaurant, serving fresh fish and village style cuisine, attracting guests from around the globe, until eventually settling in the lush mountains of Melbourne.

Missing the dishes of Max’s birthplace, Babaji’s Kitchen was destined to be born. From establishing themselves at festivals and markets across Victoria to eventually opening their first street food restaurant in Puffing Billy’s hometown, Belgrave. Babajis pride itself on bringing people together with great food and South Indian hospitality, (no matter what cricket team you follow!)

We support:

The Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund – to help those affected by the Keralan floods to rebuild their lives: https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in

Humane Society International India for their work protecting street dogs: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaHSI/

Our local primary schools – Each month donating 20% of proceeds from all kids meals to our local schools on a rotating cycle.

We are committed to:

Supporting local – Where we can, we source our vegetables locally. Our free range meat is supplied by Greg’s Tender Joint in Belgrave South.

Being green – We encourage you to bring your own reusable containers however when this is not possible, we only use 100% compostable containers at when ordering takeaway.