Top Choice Cafe in Palolem

Café Inn

If you’re craving a cappuccino, semi-open-air Café Inn, which grinds its own blend of beans to perfection, is one of Palolem’s favourite hang-outs – and it’s not even on the beach. Its breakfasts are immense, and co…
Top Choice Cafe in Palolem

Space Goa

On the Agonda road, Space Goa combines an excellent organic whole-food cafe with a gourmet deli, craft shop and a wellness centre offering reiki and reflexology. The food is fresh and delicious, with fabulous salads…
Top Choice Fusion in Palolem

Ourem 88

Big things come in small packages at British-run Ourem 88, a gastro sensation with just a handful of tables and a small but masterful menu. Try tender calamari stuffed with Goan sausage, slow-roasted pork belly, flu…
Italian in Palolem

Magic Italy

On the main beach road, Magic Italy has been around for a while and the quality of its pizza and pasta remains high, with imported Italian ingredients like ham, salami, cheese and olive oil, imaginative wood-fired p…
Thai in Palolem

Banyan Tree

The best place on Palolem Beach for Thai curries, soups and noodle dishes, the simple Banyan Tree does Thai food pretty well but also has the usually gamut of Indian, European and seafood dishes.
Indian in Palolem

Hira Bar & Restaurant

It looks like something from a Mumbai slum but with a simple bhaji-pau and a glass of chai, it’s not a bad way to start the day and budget-minded long-termers know it.
Indian in Palolem

Shiv Sai

A thoroughly local lunch joint on the parallel beach road, Shiv Sai serves tasty thalis of the vegie, fish and Gujarati kinds.
Seafood in Palolem

Boom Shankar

As popular for its view over the bay as for its cuisine: the Indian, Goan, Chinese, Thai and Western food here is good value, but it’s the sunset cocktails, and attendant happy hour, that draw regulars.
Bakery in Palolem

German Bakery

Tasty baked treats are the stars at the Nepali-run German Bakery, but there is also an excellent range of set breakfasts and things like yak-cheese croissants. It’s set in a peaceful garden festooned with flags.
Goan in Palolem

Fern’s By Kate’s

Back from the beach, this solid timber place with a vague nautical feel serves up excellent authentic Goan food such as local sausages, fish curry rice and shark amok tik.