We know you would agree that every morning in Goa feels like a Sunday morning. For reasons unknown, time seems to slow down, and afternoon siestas feel like the most appropriate thing to do.
However, even if a nap in the salty breezy lazy state is a good idea, Goa is a storehouse of equally laid back brunch places, that are sure to match your vibe.
Restaurants in Goa offer varied flavours and choices, from traditional Goan cuisine, a delectable Portuguese & French cuisines, to a broad selection of Indian and foreign specialities — Goa is truly a melting pot of cultures.
Gomantak Times compiles a list of great breakfast and brunch locations in the coastal state.
Located on the backstreet of Anjuna-Baga, Baba Au Rhum is the perfect place to hang out on a lazy afternoon in Goa. The rustic decor is sure to give the perfect hippie feel, with a subtle indie touch.
The place offers a varied range of cocktails, to go with a large selection of quiches, bread, hamburgers, homemade baguettes, pastries, wood-fired pizzas, omelettes, salads and exotic French delights. The coffee at Baba Au Rhum is to die for and a favourite among people.
On most days, you will find a mix of domestic and international tourists here working or simply having a good time. On Sunday's they also host live performances titled 'Electric Sunday.'
Must-haves: Supreme Burger, Earth Pizza, Croissant Sandwich, Brewed Beer, Vietnamese Coffee, Chocolate Croissant
Cost for two: INR 1000
Location: Sim Vaddo, Anjuna
Located in the heart of Anjuna, Artjuna has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. A delightful little garden cafe, bakery and store all holed up behind a big wooden antique door. The cafe is mostly known for its peaceful vibe, book collection, super healthy food selection and lively ambience.
The food offered in Artjuna is contemporary, with exclusive salad and sandwich varieties. The menu also houses popular dishes from Mediterranean cuisine. The beverage section is also specially curated to accommodate various kinds of coffees, smoothies, shakes and much more.
The lifestyle store at Artjuna features unique handmade bags, jewel inspired from a mix of Indie and foreign designs. The cafe also holds events wherein they feature artists from around the world.
Must-haves: Babaganush, Almond Croissant, Opera Pastry, Falafel Plate, Shakshuka, Healthy Breakfast
Cost for two: INR 800
Location: 940, Market Rd, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna
Situated at Vagator, Bean me up is a haven for vegans and vegetarians. A quaint outdoorsy cafe is just the right place for you to grab brunch if you are a vegan.
Bean me up's extensive menu covers all breakfast possibilities in vegan options, making it one of the best places in Goa for vegan food.
Must-haves: Burrito, Chocolate Mousse Cake, Sundae, Smoothies, Pita Bread
Cost for two: INR 900
Location: 1639/2 Devulvaddo, Ozran Beach Rd, Vagator
An exquisite quaint cafe situated right at the Anjuna beachside is just the place for you if you are looking for a relaxed brunch and some live music.
The greek-style interiors may remind you of a day on Santorini island. The white sheet curtains clubbed with minimalistic wood furniture, makes for a perfect brunch vibe.
Choose from a variety of continental breakfast options that are both insta-worthy and super healthy.
The place is a haven if you are a teetotaler, as Elephant Beach Cafe offers the most wholesome and exclusive options for beverages.
Must-haves: Shakshuka potato pesto, art breakfast
Cost for two: INR 800
Location: Goemcar Vaddo Flea Market Road, Beach, Anjuna