Newsletter Monday, August 14, 2017

 

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As Goa finds itself in the midst of the monsoons, we present our picks of restaurants that are all still open to serve despite the deluge, so you can be assured the most the memorable Goa vacation even during the off-season. Here's the first of the dining out series... As the Portuguese say: Bom Appetite.

 

   
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7 SHORT 1 LONG

MOIRA - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

7 SHORT 1 LONG EAT


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.


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HICECREAM
 

ASSAGAO - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

HICECREAM EAT


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.


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ELDOU'S
 

SIOLIM - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

ELDOU'S EAT


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.


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CIAO BELLA
 

ASSAGAO - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

CIAO BELLA EAT


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!


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HUGS & MUGS
 

MAPUSA - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

HUGS & MUGS - ART CAFE EAT


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.


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CAFE COTINGA
 

ANJUNA - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

CAFE COTINGA EAT


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.


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WHISPERING
 

UCASSAIM - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

WHISPERING CAFÉ & STORE EAT


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.


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GURU BAR
 

ANJUNA - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

GURU BAR EAT


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.


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BABA'S WOOD CAFE
 

CALANGUTE - CALANGUTE AREA

BABA'S WOOD CAFE EAT


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.


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ARTJUNA
 

ANJUNA - SOUTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

ARTJUNA EAT


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.


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