Goa has something for everyone. From the golden sandy beaches to the beautiful churches, and from buildings that reflect the Portuguese architecture to famous beach shacks, there is a lot to explore in the party capital of India. And that includes exploring the cafes too. Come along while we tell you the best spots in the city to grab a bite.
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Cafe Al Fresco by Cantina Bodega, Panjim
Located in the courtyard of Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts, this is one of the loveliest cafe-cum-restaurants in Goa. This quaint cafe is actually a renovated Portuguese Villa that also houses an art gallery. The beautiful and vibrant decor and the lip smacking food will make you want to stay a little more. Try their burgers, blueberry pancakes and fresh baked cakes alongside a hot cuppa or a glass of fresh juice.
Blue Planet Cafe, Canacona
If you are craving some good vegan food, head over to Blue Planet cafe. Tucked between lush paddy fields and dense forested hills, it is an open air cafe. Treat yourself to vegan milkshakes, tofu pumpkin pie, and some delicious cheesecakes and enjoy the laid- back vibe here.
Eva Cafe, Anjuna
Eva Cafe is a slice of Greece on the coast of Anjuna Beach. It has a minimalistic white clean ambience with a breathtaking sea facing view of Anjuna so that you can take a walk to dip your toes in the sea. The cafe is the best place for those Instagrammable photos. Come here for a hearty breakfast or mesmerizing sunset views over drinks.
Cafe de Goa, Calangute
Located near the very busy beach of Calangute, this cafe stands out with its earthy colours, breezy atmosphere and beautiful photos of Goan landscapes on the walls. The cafe is cocooned between tree-lined orchard villas and a maroon tower. It also has a beautiful green field view that is pleasing to eyes. It specializes in confectionary, sandwiches and fresh salads, as well as a variety of juices, tea and coffee. Definitely try the chocolate cake here.
Cafe Chocolatti, Candolim
If you have a sweet tooth, you must visit this cute little cafe. Surrounded by the refreshing gardens, Cafe Chocolatti has a distinct European feel to it. Apart from the desserts, it also serves one of the best breakfasts in town. You can walk-in to enjoy a refreshing bout of cakes, salads, pizzas, juices, sandwiches and snacks at the Cafe Chocolatti.
Baba Au Rhum, Bardez
Baba Au Rhum is one of the best cafes in Goa that is a must-visit for all. The friendly and the beautiful location amidst the lush bamboo forests and paddy fields is perfect, but the food is the show stopper here. Partly bakery and French cafe, this joint serves filled baguettes, croissants, quiche, lemon tart and many amazing dishes. Their pizzas are delicious and a must try.
Artjuna sits within a renovated Portuguese house in between the sprawling green gardens. Located along the street that leads up to the Anjuna flea market, the cafe concentrates on health and wellness and serves Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Don’t forget to try their hummus.
Cafe Rio, Arpora
Located in Resort Rio, Arpora beach is a place to enjoying the panoramic views around whilst sipping your favorite drink. Relish the delicious cakes such as the special mud cakes or indulge in the finely made cappuccinos or espressos. And if it’s the Indian masala tea you are craving, think no further.
Royal Enfield Garage Cafe, Arpora
This is one of a kind cafe which celebrates the motorcycling way of life. It includes a diner and a bar. Adjacent to the cafe is the Royal Enfield Motorcycle museum. If you look around, you’ll find some beautiful artworks. The menu has an array of choices. From authentic Goan and Portuguese to continental, it has a bit of everything. If you are a bike enthusiast, you should check out this cafe. And if you are someone who doesn’t know anything about them, you should still visit for some amazing food.
Lila Cafe, Anjuna
Lila Cafe is a quaint little cafe famous for its breakfasts. With bamboo chairs and thatched roofs, this place offers a very unique yet casual vibe and attracts a lot of people. Try their hand-rolled pasta, sausages, omelettes and croissants. The apple-pie served with fresh whipped cream is heavenly.
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