Best Cafes in Panjim to Satiate your Hunger Pangs

Sheltered by a cluster of coconut trees and flanked by the ocean, Panjim is one of the most sought after cities in the country. Here you can not just bask in the sun on the several virgin beaches but you can also hop around several cafes in Panjim and devour tantalizing food. Bursting with flavours and aromas, the food in the cafes come from diverse cuisines from all over the world. However, the most recommended food to try here is the special Goan seafood. From spicy prawn curries to waffles and piping hot pancakes, Malabari parathas and more, the city has a plethora of food options to satiate your taste buds. Have a look at the elaborate list of cafes in Panjim given below.

1. Cafe Bodega

Cafe Bodega

Boasting of cosy interiors and a warm ambiance, Cafe Bodega serves a variety of delectable food and has an elaborate menu. Mostly known for its delicious cafe food, the place stays alive with activity for most part of the day. Based inside the centre of arts, the cafe is perfect for art lovers and also if you want to settle down for a bit to have conversations and amazing food.
Must Try Dishes: Soups, Salads, Coffee, Shakes, Burgers, Sandwiches
Address:  63/C-8, Sunaparanta Centre For The Arts, Altinho, near Lar De Estudantes, Panaji, Goa
Timings: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Meal for Two: INR 800
Cuisine: Cafe, American, Italian, Burger
Zomato Rating: 4.5/5

2. Baba’s Wood Cafe

Baba's Wood Cafe

Set afar from the hustle bustle of the city inside a quaint quarter, Baba’s Wood Cafe is a quintessential Italian cafe that is run by two Italian women - Maria Grazia and Linda Chong. Of course, the cafe is known for its perfectly baked wood baked pizzas and more. Besides, the setting of the cafe is also essentially wooden; it has wooden interiors and wooden furniture to add to the charm and elegance of the place.
Must Try Dishes: Pizza, Pasta, Salad, Soup
Address: Viegas Vaddo Close to Viegas Supermarket, Arpora, Goa
Timings: Monday to Friday - 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Saturday and Sunday - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM, 12:00 AM
Meal for Two: INR 700
Cuisine: Cafe, Italian
Zomato Rating: 3.7

3. Black Vanilla

Black Vanilla

Mostly known for its tantalizing finger licking desserts, Black Cafe is a quiet cafe that offers both indoor and outdoor seating. It mostly looks like a classic French bakery replete with all kinds of sugar treats and hence is considered a haven for all you who have a sugar tooth. Other than that, you can also find several varieties of beverages and cafe food here.
Must Try Dishes: Croissants, Burgers, Shakes, Pizza
Address: S-4, Ground Floor, Landscape Excelsior, Compal, Panjim, Goa
Timings: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Meal for Two: INR 700
Cuisine: Cafe
Zomato Rating: 4.1/5

4. Caravela Cafe and Bistro

Caravela Cafe and Bistro

Caravela Cafe and Bistro is tucked up in the quaint lanes of the city and is known to be one of the best cafes in Panjim. Boasting of eclectic desserts and finger food, the place also serves some of the best prawn curries and crab curries. Besides, it also boasts of beautiful interiors which have been done up in mason jars and ceramic elements to add to the elegance and charm.
Must Try Dishes: Pancakes, Pizza, Prawn Curry, English Breakfast
Address: 27, 31st January Road, Sao Tome, Panaji, Goa
Timings: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Meal for Two: INR 700
Cuisine: Cafe, Italian, Goan, Desserts
Zomato Rating: 4.7/5

5. Cafe Basil

Cafe Basil

Cafe Basil offers not only great food but also in reasonable rates. For the same reason, it is a popular hangout spot among college students and young couples. The cafe boasts of amazing dishes and finger food options which includes a plethora of burger, shakes, smoothies and more. In addition to that, they also have live gigs and performances to interests the customers.
Must Try Dishes: Burger, Shakes, Smoothies
Address: Estrocio Residency, Tonca, Caranzalem, Panaji, Goa
Timings: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Meal for Two: INR 500
Cuisine: Cafe
Zomato Rating: 4.5/5

6. Mum’s Kitchen

Mum's Kitchen

Mum’s Kitchen is known for its diverse cuisines that include both the Indian dishes and the Goan ones. Here you can try the North Indian food and dig in deep at the spicy Goan curries. In addition to that, it also has a pretty amazing decor and a vibrant ambiance to add to the vibe of the place. You should definitely try the desserts while you are here.
Must Try Dishes: Croquettes, Soups, Salads
Address: 854, Martins Building, D. B. Street, Panaji – Miramar Road, Panaji, Goa
Timings: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Meal for Two: INR 1700
Cuisine: Goan, Seafood
Zomato Rating: 4.2/5

7. The Black Sheep Bistro

The Black Sheep Bistro

The Black Sheep Bistro is mostly known for its homemade style of food and is eclectic fusion food. Tucked inside a Latin Quarter Bungalow, the cafe also boasts of a plethora of new homemade drinks. Besides, the place is always buzzing with activity owing to its pleasant ambiance and its delectable food. The cafe is one of the most popular ones in Goa.
Must Try Dishes: Pork Poutine, Slow Braised Pulled Pork, Mozzarella, Fries, Eggs
Address: Swami Vivekanand Rd, Altinho, Panaji, Goa
Timings: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Meal for Two: INR 1500
Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, European, German
Zomato Rating: 4.6/5

8. Thai n Wok

Thai n Wok

Thai n Wok is considered to be one of the most popular cafes in Panjim when it comes to Thai cuisine. Run by Warren and Dew Vaz, the cafe prepares food in home grown vegetables which is delectable and delicious and will make you want to keep coming back for more. Especially loved by Thai food enthusiasts, the place is buzzing with customers all day long.
Must Try Dishes: Pad pak bueng fai dang
Address: Melruio Building, near Goa Marriott Resort, Caculo Colony, Miramar, Panaji, Goa
Timings: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Meal for Two: INR 600
Cuisine: Thai, Chinese
Zomato Rating: 4.1/5

9. The Oak Barrel

The Oak Barrel

Known to be one of the best cafes in Goa, The Oak Barrel boasts of amazing food and a lively ambiance. The specialty of the cafe is their grilled meat option- chicken, mutton, pork and seafood. Other than that, the jazzy bar steals the show with its delicious concoctions of drinks and other beverages. Visiting here is a must when you are in Panjim.
Must Try Dishes: T.O.B. Grills, Tossed Mushrooms, Dimsums
Address: Dayanand Bandodkar Marg, near Apex Computer, Miramar, Panaji, Goa
Timings: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Meal for Two: INR 1200
Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Chinese
Zomato Rating: 4.3/5

10. The Busy Bean Cafe

The Busy Bean Cafe

Boasting of a cosy ambiance, The Busy Bean Cafe boasts of utterly delicious cafe food, comfort food and finger food. Known to be a great spot to have a coffee and conversations with friends, the place is a perfect hangout spot for a little tete-a-tete. The cafe is done up elegantly and offers a vibrant and pleasant vibe.
Must Try Dishes: Burgers, Shakes, Coffee, Pasta, Hot Dog
Address: Dukle Heaven, Block 2, St Inez Rd, Near Maruti Suzuki Service Center, Santa Inez, Panaji, Goa
Timings: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Meal for Two: INR 600
Cuisine: Cafe, Fast Food, Italian
Zomato Rating: 3.7/5

11. O Coqueiro

O Coquiero

O Coquiero is known for several reasons, one of which is its delectable Potuguese food. It is also the place where Charles Sobhraj was caught and that adds to the USP of the place. Every day it is visited by several customers who come here to savour the delicious food. One other notable factor is that it has a fully functional bar offering a variety of tantalizing drinks.
Must Try Dishes: Chicken Samosa, Potato Recheado, Salad, Beverages
Address: NH 17, Near Coqueiro Circle Alto Porvorim, Bardez, Penha de França, Goa
Timings: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Meal for Two: INR 1000
Cuisine: Goan, Seafood, North Indian, Chinese
Zomato Rating: 4.1/5

12. Tato’s


Tato’s is a commercial fine dining eatery that is situated close to the Panaji Church. Boasting of all vegetarian food, the cafe specializes in local authentic food. Their best dishes are made in native spices that ooze with flavours and taste. You should definitely head here if you are looking to have a bite of the authentic Portuguese food.
Must Try Dishes: Batati Puri, Bhaji, Cutlet, Pakoda
Address: 2 Outlets : Ground Floor, Gera Imperium I, Patto Plaza, Panaji, Goa and G-3, Souza Towers, Near Municipal Market, Panaji, Goa
Timings: Patto Plaza : 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM and Souza Towers: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Meal for Two: INR 600
Cuisine: South Indian, North Indian, Goan, Beverages
Zomato Rating: 4.0/5
So now your meal plans are sorted if you in Panjim. Choose from the list of cafes in Panjim and head off to devour delicious food. Let us know about your experience in the comments below.

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