Definitely the place to come for a splash-out buffet fill-up: a huge variety of excellent Indian and Continental dishes in limitless quantity.
Clean, fast and cheap, pure-veg Tava has a wide menu; try the spicy, cauliflower-stuffed gobi paratha or sev puri (crisp, puffy fried bread with potato and chutney).
This veg restaurant is always packed with locals and tourists, especially at lunchtime when it serves excellent all-you-can-eat thalis.
This tiny shop sells local organic food – wholewheat bread, muffins, muesli, spices – as well as oils, herbs and herbal remedies.
Pick up yummy muffins, croissants and sandwiches at this hugely popular bakery, or squeeze onto the benches with a cuppa.
Why yes, that is a real Italian-style wood-fire pizza oven. And yes, that’s hummus and falafel on the menu, along with oven-baked pasta and nachos. It’s all great food in a simple, relaxed setting, but it's a bit pr…
Pancakes, toasties, coffee, omelettes and quesadillas (!) served up on a tiny, pretty terrace attached to a pottery shop.
This semi-open-air cafe whips up Italian, Indian and Middle Eastern dishes including breakfasts and sabich (Israeli aubergine-and-egg pita sandwiches), for the hungry travellers at Vattakanal.