Mumbai's iconic Irani cafes dwindle


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  • Monday, 03 Mar 2014

Eateries losing their appeal to competition from modern chains.

IN the late 19th and early 20th centuries, hundreds of eateries known as Irani cafés sprouted up in Mumbai due to a wave of Persian immigration.

One of the most famous of the remaining few is now set to close.

Employees of B. Merwan & Co prepare freshly baked mawa cakes (butter muffins). – AFP

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