Meadows of ice cream, a mountain of doughnuts, hurricanes of chocolate and oceans of buttercream as far as the eye can see. That’s right, we’re exploring Goa’s best restaurants and parlours with great desserts. Better keep your dessert spoons ready, because this list is serious business.
10. Maracas, Porvorim
Maracas is a relaxed, trendy little spot that is a lounge, a bar, but most importantly, a restaurant packing great desserts and and interesting menu.
Not only do they have a gorgeous outdoor area with seating, but they also have garden and numerous water sprinklers. However, what you really want to come here for is for their Serraduras. The Serradura is a Portuguese import into Goa, also known as the ‘Macau sawdust pudding’. It is basically a condensed milk mixture, with finely crushed biscuit crumble dusted over the top.
Serraduras all the way.
Must try: Serradura
Address: Near PWD Water Tank, NH-17, Porvorim, Penha de França
Phone: 088055 86728
9. Iceberg, Margao
Iceberg has become one of the most respected ice-cream haunts, serving up giant freshly whipped cream and snickers with wafer in a cup. They opened their latest establishment in Margao just a few weeks back. They also have a wide variety of cold stone ice cream rolls to choose from.
The most difficult decision you’ll have is figuring out which of the massive catalogue of flavours to choose from.
Must try : Nuts Overload and Snicker Platter
Address: Sanscar Society, Margao
Phone: 084110 34004
8. Marc Brown Corner, Panjim
If you’re looking for incredible cupcakes and Souffles, then Marc’s is the place to seek out. One look at their creations and you’ll be scrounging for any excuse to order a custom delicacy.
Don’t want a whole cake? Don’t sweat it. Try a pastry instead. They are also known for plenty of other sweet treats, including s’mores, tea cakes and of course…cookies 😀
Must try : Ferrero Rocher
Address: Near Miramar Residency, Panjim
Phone: 096769 32213
7. Mishra Pedha, Panjim
An entry that stands out on our list is Mishra Pedha. This is the Willy Wonka of Indian sweet emporiums, with a vast choice to tempt you.
Mishra Pedha is a fantastic Indian dessert shop in the centre of Panjim. The floorboards here in fact must be groaning under the strain of all that amazing Indian ‘dessertage’.
They have everything from out of the box snacky treats, to the syrupy gulab jamuns and even a special selection of sugarless snacks.
Must try : Classic Indian Jalebis
Address: G-6, MG Road, Near Azad Maidan, Milroc Neurekar Pride, Opposite To Government Printing Press, Altinho, Panjim
Phone: 0832 222 3451
6. Brittos, Baga
Brittos is known for its very beautiful ambience and mellow lighting. Although all of the desserts (and pretty much their entire menu) of this Goan restaurant are something to talk about, the Tiramisu is one of their most enjoyed and most parcelled desserts. A tiramisu is quite the ‘pick me up’ (as it is literally translated from its native Italian), being made with coffee and coffee liqueurs.
Ideal after that heavy prawn curry rice that has just about put you to sleep. Or just about at any time.
Address: House No.7/171 Saunta Vaddo, Baga- Calangute, Bardez-Goa, Baga
Phone: 073876 27948
Must try : Tiramisu
5. Chocolate room, Calangute
Fall in love with Chocolate room. A place specially designed for Hot Chocolate drinking experience. Cuddle it in both hands to create the ultimate experience of coziness warmth & fragrance. But what if you don’t like coffee? No problem. They’ve got a wide range of only the best chocoshakes as well. Still not excited?
Try the chocotails. We’re not even going to explain as words are not enough to do so. Just go for it.
Address: Resort Park Avenue, Calangute, Goa
Phone: 094206 89587
Must try : Chocotails & Death by Chocolate
4. Cafe Central, Panjim
The Goan cafe leading the charge in the art of cake making is Cafe central, this place is probably older than you.
Their cake toppings are made in-house and include choices like brownies, cookies and cookie dough, marshmallows, golden honeycomb shards, and tartlets.
The dense, moist texture of their cake is unmistakeable and truly one of its kind. Their recipes have remained unaltered and yet perfect for years and years.
Address: Ishan Building, Dr Pissurlekar Road, Panjim, Goa 403001
Phone: 0832 242 6451
Must try : Chocolate Cheesecake
3. Delicieux, Arambol
Dessert that is not only sinfully tasty but also guaranteed to up your Instagram cred is at Delicieux. Delicieux specialise in taking the waffle game to a whole new level with their perfectly crispy-yet-fluffy ‘bubble’ waffles, folded into a cone and stuffed with all manner of toppings. Wash it down with some of their Hot chocolate.
Try some of their glorious Rocher pastry and you have a perfectly well rounded meal.
Must try : Nutella Crunch Waffles
Phone number : 9604887740
Address : Morjim Ashwem Road, Arambol, Goa
2. Mr. Gelato, Anjuna
Gelato is Italian ice cream that is made with a base of milk, cream, and sugar, and flavored with fruit and nut purees and other flavourings. Gelato has been serving incredible gelato and handmade desserts since 2012, all with a passion for desserts.
They’re known to use only the best ingredients to prepare and present sumptuous desserts to our wonderful customers, ensuring that every mouthful is as good as the last. Their mango sorbet ice cream and Cream Choc are amongst their best sellers.
Must try : Cream Choc
Address: Near Our lady Of Health Chapel Complex, Mazal Waddo, Anjuna, Goa
Phone: 097643 96831
1. Viva Panjim, Panjim (duh)
You thought we missed out on Bebinca didn’t you? Think again buddy. When you’re looking for a dessert that screams down home comfort, there’s nothing quite like some Bebinca. Of course, at Viva Panjim, you aren’t just getting a carton of the packed stuff. The Bebinca here is heavenly warm and can be enjoyed alone or alongside caramel and chocolate sauce for an added bit of indulgence.
This is one dessert that is famously difficult to make (and therefore almost impossible to create in small quantities at home).You’re better off heading to Viva Panjim, for a real taste of the land of sea and sun.
Must try : Bebinca with Caramel and Vanilla Icecream.
Address: H.No. 178, Rua 31 de Janerio, Behind Mary Immaculate High School, Fontainhas, Panjim
Phone: 0832 242 2405
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