A friendly beachfront place with a genuine Italian espresso machine, some shady tables, good breakfasts and free wi-fi.
The upstairs deck here is the only licensed beer parlour on the main beach strip, so you can have your beer in a glass rather than a mug, and even buy takeaways.
The most casual and salubrious of Fort Cochin's beer parlours, the upstairs bar at XL attracts locals and travellers looking for a cold Kingfisher.
Espresso coffee, cold drinks and lassis are served from this tiny canal-side cafe (drinks ₹50 to ₹160).
This pub at Hotel Safari offers nightly music, dancing and drinking (beer and wine only).