Along with Game of Thrones and gizmos, coffee seems to be a persistent passion for us moderns. More often than not, the act of sipping a coffee goes beyond thirst. Hanging out with friends is what we need to rejuvenate ourselves from our busy and hectic life. Here are 10 cool cafes in Goa to have a great time with friends.
10. Blue Planet Cafe, Agonda
Don’t give a second thought if you love fresh air. Located at next to a lovely stream, Blue Planet is known for its elaborate spread of healthy vegan food. A surprising fact is that Blue Planet is a place to indulge in exotic dishes such as muesli or taste delicious desserts such as vegan carrot and coconut cake.
9. Sublime, Morjim Beach
As the name suggests, this is as sublime as it gets. Located right next to Morjim Beach, this is the perfect place for your laid back weekend brunch with friends with your feet sunk in the sand. Sublime offers a specially crafted global cuisine. If you want some delicacies that are truly worth that term, here is the place to be.
8. Urban Cafe, Panaji
Tucked away in Panjim’s Latin Quarter is this cosy, two floor hide-out that has become the favourite hang-out for freelancers and solo travellers. The ground floor space is light-filled and welcoming but you can head upstairs for a cosier ambience with dim lights. This is a great stop for a cold coffee, a brownie and a long chat with your best buddy. The artwork outside is a reason to visit this place in its own right.
7. Cherry Tomato Cafe, Majorda
This little art cafe is buried in the heart of Majorda, deep inside a nineteenth century Portuguese mansion.
Cherry Tomato is regarded as one of the best Cafes in South Goa with tables in the little garden at the back, surrounded by works of art on display. Order the Boozy Banana shake as a starter and the Cubano pulled pork sandwich as a follow-up. You’ll need a short nap after to recover from your tasty meal!
6.Natti’s Naturals, Arpora
Natti’s provides the healthiest food in town as well as making it impossible to eat something without Instagramming it first. You will find 100% organic as well as vegan food on the menu, thus making it a paradise for every vegan and health freak out there. Even if you aren’t an all-time healthy food lover, the open air cafe is so pretty that it’s worth visiting once in awhile with your besties.
5. Pizza Mia, Panaji
Located in a quiet part of Miramar, Pizza Mia offers a very exquisite experience. One of the best things ever, if you can’t pick one pizza out of all the others (you probably won’t be able to), is that you can go half-sies. It is quite literally, the best of both worlds.
They’ve got different sizes too, of course. If you’re completely lost, just talk to your waiter or the owner herself, she’s always more than happy to make recommendations.
4. Cafe Rio, Arpora
In the mood for delicious desserts and beverages? Relish delicious cakes such as the special mud cakes or indulge in the finely made cappuccinos or espressos. The comfortable ambiance of this place and warm staff are added highlights of this Cafe.
The best part? Cafe Rio is open 24 hours a day, you can drop into this café anytime to energize your mind and body.
3. Bodega, Panaji
If you’re looking for a quiet place with a bit of romance to it (free wifi), you can’t go wrong with Bodega set atop Altinho.
It’s the perfect place to go for a breezy catch-up with friends or a comforting break after a hectic week. You can even drop in for a late Sunday breakfast here with waffles, pancakes and even Eggs Benedict to order.
2. Thirsty Bear, Panjim
Right on the Bambolim highway, just a stone’s throw from the Goa Dental College, is the Thirsty Bear. It’s a great stop for a waffle-with-ice-cream brunch, a luscious chocolate milk shake or a quick thin crust pizza.
But it is more the kind of place where you stop when you’re in a bit of a rush but still want a tasty sit-down breakfast to fuel you up for a busy day.
1. Cafe Basil, Panjim
Is there better place that serves lip-smacking burgers in town right now? Probably not.
Cafe basil offers a wide variety of burgers, barbecues, shakes and nachos that are bound to leave you speechless. Basil is owned by two brothers who are more than happy to customise your orders wherever possible. Their Ashton ukulele and guitar absolutely rad.
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Featured Image courtesy : Cafe Basil Instagram