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10 PERENNIAL EATERIES- PART 1

North Goa

  • EAT / World Cuisine
  • EAT / Indian & Goan
  • EAT / Cafes & Bakeries
  • EAT / Vegetarian & Organic

Here are our picks of favorite places to eat that are open all year round to serve up lip smaking treats even through the harshest of deluge, so you can be assured the most the memorable Goa vacation no matter when you visit. Here's the first of the dining out series... As the Portuguese say: Bom Appetite.

 

7 SHORT 1 LONG

MOIRA- SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Tucked away in the tranquil village of Moira, this nautical-themed restaurant is set in the living room and verandah of a colonial mansion. Try their weekly changing menu of Goan and Continental specialties originating from a tradition of family recipes. READ MORE>>

HICECREAM

ASSAGAO - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Fancy a delicious dessert for your night in? Hicecream has created an interesting menu of artisanal alcohol-based icecreams. Each of the flavours inspired by their favourite cocktails, is made in daily batches, so ordering ahead is recommended. Only available for home-delivery (in Assagao), or takeaway. READ MORE>>

ELDOU'S

SIOLIM - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

With an impressive view of the Chapora bay, this quaint family-run eatery has a menu of tried and tested dishes of mother’s recipes. Go here for the Goan Fish Thali available through the day, and an array of Goan small plates. Listen to live music by Goa’s famous bands every Saturday night. 

CIAO BELLA

ASSAGAO - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Head to this romantic setting for an authentic Italian meal. They serve a limited menu of traditional Italian dishes with most ingredients brought directly from source. Try their special pizzas every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday!  READ MORE>>

HUGS & MUGS

MAPUSA - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Occupying a bright teal-coloured house on a quiet lane in the heart of a bustling town, this café is active with regular workshops, activities and pop-ups. They serve a menu of a variety of sandwiches, juices and snacks, and is quite popular with the younger local crowd. READ MORE>>

CAFE COTINGA

ANJUNA -NORTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Situated in a peaceful neighbourhood, and part of a boutique hotel, this café has a fairytale-like décor inspired by the namesake bird. A menu comprising of both Continental and Indian dishes; their buffet breakfast and Banofee Pie are favourites. It is a hotspot for live music events through the week, and the vibe extends until the wee hours. READ MORE>>

WHISPERING CAFÉ & STORE

UCASSAIM - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Hidden on a lush hillock in the countryside, this café forms part of gorgeous yellow guesthouse that also houses a boutique. They serve a dynamic menu of continental delicacies and comfort food - popular with Goa’s art fraternity, who come here to get away from the crowd. READ MORE>>

GURU BAR

ANJUNA -NORTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

A legendary Goan shack on the Anjuna cliffside strip, it now prides in having served backpacking travellers for over five decades. The restaurant, which also has an adjoining sports bar, serves an expansive menu of several cuisines. Best known for sunsets and live music events. READ MORE>>

BABA'S WOOD CAFE

CALANGUTE - CALANGUTE AREA

Inhabiting prime space in the heart of Goa’s tourist district, this is an elegant Italian restaurant a short walk away from the beach. Pastas, pizzas, home-made gelatos, along with their fine wines, and cocktails, make up their specialty menu. READ MORE>>  

ARTJUNA

ANJUNA -NORTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

This popular lifestyle boutique houses an outdoor café amid a charming garden. Go here for fresh and healthy short eats and beverages, all day. Yoga classes happen every morning, and movie screenings, weekly. Its dedicated kids’ play area ensures a fun day out for the entire family. READ MORE>>

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