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Best Cafes in Diu

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Ruled by colonial oppressors for over 4 centuries, the lesser explored and extremely beautiful city of Diu in Gujarat boasts of forts, churches and temples. Of course, its biggest attraction remains the beaches gifted to it by Mother Nature herself. If you’re looking for a getaway that isn’t under the spotlight, then let your little finger point to this gem on the map and make way to Diu. When in Diu, we’re sure you’re looking for some great food to happily hog on, so, here’s the best cafes and restaurants for you to try out there!

How to reach: You can fly directly but make sure to check the flight options well in advance due to limited availability. The nearest railway station is Una if you wish to travel by train. Otherwise, you can reach Ahmedabad and from there travel by road to Diu which takes approximately 8 hours.

Best time to visit: August to October

Now, grab a spoon and let’s get digging!

O’Coqueiro Music Garden Restaurant

Must try dishes: Prawn curry, Portuguese curry, Egg Biryani, Banana Lassi

Approximate Cost: ₹ 600 – 800

Somehow every time I have to visit a beach destination, the Bollywood dialogue “Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment” for me transforms into “Seafood, Seafood andddddd Seafood!”. A coastal town that too with such heavy Portuguese influence had to obviously offer some absolutely delicious seafood. But do not worry, the restaurant offers sufficient options for vegetarian dishes and gluten free meals too! This little restaurant welcomes you in its simple settings, lively music, shaded by palm trees and an aroma of good food.

O’Coqueiro Music Garden Restaurant
Source: https://blog.audiocompass.in/rock-labyrinth-naida-caves-diu-62721b0f885b


Must try dishes: Pizzas

Approximate Cost: ₹ 300 – 500

Because every now and then you just want that laidback atmosphere and life from your college days. Basic chairs and tables with some junk food that you just cannot get enough off! So, if that is something that you feel you might enjoy, or if you’re visiting Diu with your old friends and looking to recreate that nostalgic magic, then head on over to Amigos. With pizzas, burgers and chilled refreshments, Amigos is known as the local hangout spot amongst youngsters. Grab a bite, click a picture, send it to your gang and remember those college canteen days!

Rivera Restaurant

Must try dishes: Minestrone soup, Dal Makhani

Approximate Cost: ₹ 800 – 1,000

In stark contrast to the above, if you are seeking an experience that is somewhat along the lines of fine dining, then Rivera Restaurant’s family friendly ambience will offer you that. Their menu offers a wide variety including the quintessential sea food of Diu but also North Indian dishes and meals from the Chinese cuisine. Its extensive menu thus has something to offer to all parties involved, whether vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Further, it also serves liquor including chilled beer, so, if you’re looking for a cold one during your beach holiday, they have got you covered.

Cat’s Eye Restaurant

Must try dishes: Coconut Curry, Penne Tuna, Chicken Stroganoff

Approximate Cost: ₹ 800 – 1,000

Ah yes, before you ask, even I don’t know why the restaurant has such a bizarre name. If you do happen to visit, then could you please ask the owner and let me know? Thanks! ? But first let me tell you why you should visit this one. Well, it has been built inside an ancient villa home. The walls are bright and chirpy in their orange shades and the overall set up has a cozy yet casual vibe to it. You can expect some Portuguese food to merrily munch away on. The restaurant is located close to Nagoa Beach making it an ideal stopover for a meal before or after your beach day.

Apna Foodland

Must try dishes: Batata Nu Shaak (Potato curry), Biranj (saffron rice), Desserts

Approximate Cost: ₹ 600 – 800

Apna Foodland is modelled with sticks, lights and plants to give you the trademark shack experience. However, unlike what you’d expect from shacks this one doesn’t quite boast of the seafood. It is actually an ideal one for a break from the Portuguese cuisine. Instead you can devour some Gujarati dishes here and have a hale and hearty meal. Its proximity to the water also adds to its charm. Who’s up for a nice stroll after dinner? Speaking of things post dinner, don’t forget to indulge your sweet tooth with a dessert here!

apna foodland
Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/eating-out/Apana-Foodland/ps50637454.cms

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