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





Humane Society International India for their work

protecting street dogs



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