If you’re looking for some typical Goan snacks and savouries, such as croquettes, rissois, spring rolls, sannas, samosas, patties etc, but don’t know where to go, then check out these places in South Goa, which are located in and around Margao. These places have been serving traditional snacks from Goa for years and are very popular.
These places are quaint and usually crowded. The locals are often seen busy grabbing breakfast, or hanging out during short work breaks, or on Sundays. These cafés can get pretty crowded on Sundays as most people love to go there with their families after the church services.
Along with some hot tea or coffee, people order chicken roll, chicken patties, croquettes, cakes etc.
Some of these cafes are also bakeries, where a wide range of biscuits, cakes, toast and other baked goods are available.
These eateries have retained the flavour and quality of their products and that is what keeps the customers coming. So, grab a chair at these cafes and try out some of the traditional snacks that have made it to the Goan menu.
Jackris Bakery and Café
One of the oldest cafés and bakeries in Goa is Jackris, and is one of the most popular outlets in the city. It was started in the year 1975, and stocks a wide range of delicious snacks, savouries and pastries.
Located near the New Market, the cream rolls, cake, and roce cookies at this little outlet are absolutely delicious.
Among savouries, their beef patties and chicken puffs are also much loved by the people, along with chicken rolls and beef burgers. The place is just near Ulhas jewellers in Margao and is often crowded.
Some of the popular traditional, forgotten biscuits, or snacks, that you might be craving, will probably be available here.
Jackris bakery and cafe has 2 more outlets -- near the old market, Navelim; and Chinchinim, both in South Goa.
Their Goan coconut cookies, doce, and bath are also worth trying.
Address: Jackris Bakery, Shop No. 71, New Market,
Contact: jackrisbakery.com / 919511749925 (WhatsApp)
Traditional snacks and savouries are definitely on the menu of this café, but the item that is really famous is the soup. You should try their soup, which is in demand any time of the day.
This place also serves great coffee, tea and milkshakes.
Their snacks are not just fresh, but have an authentic flavour, which they have retained over the years.
Most of their staff are locals, and can best guide you as to what would be the best item of the day to try out.
Don't miss their minced beef toast, beef chops and cutlets, which are filled with a good amount of fillings, both, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
Citi Café is located close to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Fatorda.
Address: Near Nehru Stadium, Fatorda -Margao Goa.
These are two of the most popular places for snack-lovers, and are well-worth checking out when you are in Margao. Thanks to their years of experience, they are able to retain the flavour of their products, and are reasonably priced, too.