The restaurants in Goa cater to variety of tastes varying from the cusine that is traditionally Goan to the curious blend of various meals that assimilate the influences of the native, Portuguese and the hippy culture. Besides, you would also find an amazing range of the international as well as the Indian delicacies. Besides, the Goan restaurants offer cocktails and beverages.
Read on to discover the 10 best Goan spots for breakfast and brunch. There is a remarkable variety ranging from à la carte menus, sumptuous buffets, to the restaurants in the high profile hotels/resorts/ beachside cafés.
The Amazing Verandah Restaurant at the Panjim Inn
The Verandah Restaurant, housed at Panjim Inn’s First Floor attracts people from across the city. The menu is a delightful collection of various Goan delights, Indian and continental cuisine and the local wines.
When it comes to brunch, you would find the menu comprising the Indian and the Western breakfast delights. Besides, you would not fail to notice the décor that is highly antique along with the wooden furniture and beautifully carved tables that are marble topped. It all serves to create a charming surrounding for the visitors.
The Verandah Restaurant
Restaurant, Indian, Contemporary
AZ.U.Ris pronounced as “As You Are”. Situated at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, it’s a mix of the café and the lounge culture. The décor gives a stylish and grand appearance. Besides, you will enjoy watching the beautiful waters of the bay, apart from the delicious food that offers the taste of the western classics, as well as the Goan and the Continental cuisine. You would also find a huge variety of various types of calamari fritters, and potato skins, apart from various other finger foods. Besides, there would be a huge variety of various types of beverages including tea, coffee, alcohol etc. And in case, you have a sweet tooth, try the cakes and the pastries.
Infantaria Restaurant & Bar
Bar, Restaurant, Indian, Dessert, Italian, $$$
If you feel like enjoying a palatable Goan breakfast and lunch, apart from other varieties, you should head towards Infantaria Restaurant & Bar. It enjoys a reputation for the Continental breakfast, the Goan delicacies including seafood platter, pork vindaloo, chicken cafreal, samosa, beef burger, chicken quiche etc. The masala omelette with fresh juice/tea/brewed coffee makes a great breakfast. It’s a place that is always crowded. But, once you find a place there, you would find yourself enjoying one of the most enviable gastronomic treats.
Cafe, Restaurant, European, Vegetarian, Healthy, $$$
Artjuna, Goa | Courtesy of Artjuna
It’s a place where you can get a good breakfast/meal any time of the day at an economical price. And you can enjoy the same in the beautiful setting of a garden. Artjuna, the al fresco café prepares food from the fresh produce only. You would find a huge variety ranging from salads, eggs, muesli, sandwiches etc., apart from various other enjoyable snacks. You would have to think over a little as it would not be easy to choose from the pancakes, energy shots, fresh vegetables, smoothies, cuppa, fruit juice, tea, coffee etc. And do not forget to enjoy the special delicacy including tuna, salad, eggs and cheese. The place is one of the best Goan spots for breakfast and lunch.
Cafe, Restaurant, American, European, German, $$$
Lila Café stands at the Calangute-Arpora-Siolim road in Anjuna. It attracts the guests for a number of reasons including a perfectly picturesque setting and a nice location that may be considered as almost perfect. And the food is sumptuous, of course. The bread is always freshly baked. The sausages, omelettes, cheese croissants, ham, hand rolled pastas, apart from a lot more from the Continental, European and American delicacacies for breakfast and brunch will make you visit the place repeatedly.
Besides, there are a number of the sweet dishes, and the fresh and delicious beverages to choose from. You would get to enjoy the breakfast/brunch in beautiful surroundings.
Baba Au Rhum
Cafe, Indian, Pastries, French, $$$
Begin your day with a nice sandwitch and coffee when you are in Goa. Babu Au Rhum is situated at the Anjuna Baga backstreet. You may choose from a variety of bread, quiches, pastries, hamburgers, pizzas, omelettes, baguettes that are homemade, and salads, apart from the exotic French delicacies. Besides, the musical performances on the Friday evenings are also a major attraction.
Restaurant, Indian, Asian, Pub Grub, $$$
Located at the Candolim Beach, it offers the delicacies both national and international cuisine. The beaches and the scenic lawns make the place highly vibrant. The buffet here is a huge crowd puller. Besides, there are various desserts, with a great variety.
Bean Me Up
It’s located in Anjuna. It offers delicious vegetarian and vegan food made of the fresh produce. There are various delicacies including BBQ seitan sandwich, tofu, burgers, whole wheat pasta, lasagna, ravioli etc. There is a great variety of the puddings, and pies, apart from the famous chocolate chia porridge. And do not forget the Zenergy, the juice cocktail.
Cafe Cotinga at the Tamarind
Restaurant, Indian, Asian, European, Dessert, Pub Grub, $$$
Cafe Cotinga draws its name from a blue coloured migratory bird. The décor is highly artistic with the al fresco seating. The food served includes a variety that is Asian, Indian and European. You may enjoy the pasta, fresh bread, sandwiches, organic salads and desserts, not to forget the strawberry shortbread, the Mississippi mud pie cake enjoyed with ice cream and/or the banoffee pie. And the vibrant music is played all day long.
Villa Blanche Bistro
Bistro, Indian, European, Seafood, $$$
It’s a small café housed in a Portuguese villa’s courtyard that offers an exceptionally palatable Sunday brunch and the buffet is not to be missed. You would find cheese, sausages, eggs, eggs, salads, quiches, cakes, fish, meat and what not! Vegan and vegetarian options are also available. Also, the juices and the cocktails are amazing. The walls are bright and the table are decorated with beautifully coloured mosaics.