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Top 10 Cafés in North Goa; Discover the Culinary Charms

Top 10 Cafés in North Goa

In North Goa, where the rhythm of the waves meets the buzz of vibrant life, cafés offer more than just a caffeine fix—they are the relaxing places to spend your time and chat up with friends or other like-minded people. In this article we will see the top 10 cafés, each a unique blend of flavours, artistry, and ambience, proving that North Goa’s charm extends well beyond its beaches and nightlife.

1. Caravela Cafe and Bistro 

Situated in the bustling lanes of Panaji, Caravela Café and Bistro is known for its cozy ambiance and excellent coffee. This wonderful spot serves up a delightful array of breakfast and brunch items, alongside a selection of homemade cakes and pastries. The interior, with its vintage décor and soft lighting, offers a warm and inviting space for those looking to enjoy a quiet meal or work remotely. Caravela’s commitment to quality and its friendly, attentive service make it a standout café in Goa’s capital.

2. Artjuna Cafe, Anjuna

Originally established as a small family run cafe, over the years it has developed into a lifestyle space where art, culture, and cuisine come together. At Artjuna there is plenty of space to enjoy the most delicious and healthy Mediterranean food, enjoy the time with your friends, relaxe with a good book, enjoy a game of table tennis or pool and just love each moment of life.Artjuna Cafe is open for all day, and serve fresh and contemporary food from the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines with a great choice of salads, sandwiches & popular dishes and a large selection of vegetarian and vegan options. Their specialities include Hummus, Falafel, Falafel burger, Shakshuka and Middle Eastern Thali. 

3. Mo’s Cafe, Fontinhas

Mo means ‘and’ in Japnese. Located in the historic quarters of Fontinhas in Panjim, behind a charming boutique, this quaint cafe consists of a delightful outdoor seating area, perfect for a cozy retreat. Offering a diverse range of vegan and gluten-free options, it’s perfect for those with dietary preferences. Simple and beautiful, this cafe  has menu that’s inspired by Goan dishes with a sprinkle of Asian elements in it.

Mo’s Cafeteria can be your go-to place for clean eating and enjoying a ambient atmosphere in the beautiful old quarters of Goa’s capital city along with some Asian touch. 

4. Cafe Chocolatti

Nestled  in a lush walled garden on the Fort Aguada road in Candolim, Café Chocolatti is a paradise for English treats and other global favorites. Founded and run by a native Londoner residing in Goa for over 15 years, this café  offers some the most delicious sweets and nibbles this side of paradise, where everything is made fresh at home. Indulge yourself in their English Cream Tea spread- replete with cosied teapots, freshly baked scones and homemade strawberry jam, apart from their English breakfast served all day, and of course, everything chocolate.

5. Baba Au Rhum Café, Anjuna

Apart from its traditional Indian sounding name, Baba au Rhum is a French bakery and café, located on a back road in Anjuna. Located just by the river, near beautiful paddy fields, at Baba au Rhum you can almost feel the “susegad” of the people and the place, that could be felt through the open air space of this café. The café is the mecca of baked goodies in Goa. From the croissant that looks as if they’re from Paris or the famous rolls of Germany, you can taste these European delicacies at Baba au Rhum, right in the heart of North Goa.

6. Eva Café

Another cafe located in Anjuna, Eva Café is known for a breathtaking views of the Anjuna beach and a cozy ambiance and relaxing spot to watch the sunset while having coffee or sandwich, along with it’s delicious food with mouth-watering dishes like Fruit Bruschetta, Garlic Bread, and Salmon breakfast.

7. Prana Café

Overlooking the tranquil waters of Ashwem Beach, Prana Café is famous for its breathtaking views and healthy, flavorful dishes. This café distinguishes itself not just by its picturesque location but through its commitment to offering a dining experience that nourishes the body, mind, and soul. The menu is a testament to this philosophy, featuring a diverse array of dishes that are both healthy and delectable. From fresh, vibrant salads and hearty sandwiches to innovative vegan and vegetarian options, the café makes sure that every dish is prepared with locally sourced, organic ingredients, emphasizing quality and freshness.

8) Bean Me Up, Vagator

Bean Me Up is a vegan café located in  a tropical oasis offering a comprehensive menu of vegan dishes, fresh juices, and smoothies. 

It’s  celebrated for its innovative plant-based cuisine that doesn’t compromise on flavor or creativity. You can have a vegan version of Goan curry or have  a delicious, dairy-free dessert, all within an enchanting garden that feels like a slice of paradise. The café also emphasizes sustainability, from its eco-friendly practices to its use of organic ingredients, making it a favorite among environmentally conscious diners and those seeking a wholesome meal.

9. Gun Powder, Assagao

Nestled in the idyllic village of Assagao in North Goa, Gun powder is set in a charming Portuguese-style house, surrounded by a lush garden , and a cozy interior, adorned with quirky decor and comfortable seating, creating an inviting atmosphere that encourages one to relax and linger over their meal. Gunpowder Café offers a journey through the flavors of South India, all while providing a tranquil setting that’s perfect for a leisurely meal. What makes Gunpowder Café particularly special is its commitment to quality. The kitchen uses only the freshest local produce, and every dish is made to order, reflecting the café’s dedication to delivering an exceptional dining experience. 

10. Baker’s Street, Sangolda

Bakers Street in Sangolda, North Goa, is a quaint café and bakery renowned for its delectable pastries, artisanal bread, and gourmet sandwiches. Set in a charming Portuguese-style villa, the café exudes a cozy ambiance, inviting guests to savor their freshly baked delights over a cup of premium coffee or a refreshing smoothie. Bakers Street is a must-visit for those craving a taste of culinary indulgence in a picturesque setting.

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