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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 meditation, ayurvedic treatments and Zen cosmic healing. The food is fresh a…
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice Fusion in Palolem

Ourem 88

British-run Ourem 88 is a gastro sensation with just a handful of tables and a small but masterful menu. Try baked brie, tender calamari stuffed with Goan sausage, braised lamb shank or fluffy souffle. Worth a splur…
Cafe in Palolem

Café Inn

If you’re craving a cappuccino or a rum-infused slushie, 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. Breakfast…
Club in Palolem

Leopard Valley

South Goa’s biggest outdoor dance club is a sight (and sound) to behold, with 3D laser light shows, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art sound systems blasting local and international DJs on Friday nights. It’s in an i…
Indian in Palolem

Dropadi

Ask locals for their favourite beach restaurant and many will say Dropadi, an ordinary looking place at the main beach entrance. The speciality here is fresh seafood, Goan and pan-Indian cuisine. It’s been around lo…
Goan in Palolem

Fern’s By Kate’s

On the road running behind the southern beach entrance, this solid timber family-run place serves up excellent authentic Goan food such as local sausages, fish curry rice and shark amok tik, along with a wide range …
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, along with Israeli, Chinese, Italian and Indian. It’s s…
Books in Palolem

Butterfly Book Shop

The best of several good bookshops in town, this cosy place stocks best sellers, classics, and a good range of books on yoga, meditation and spirituality. This is also the contact for yoga classes and cooking course…
Cafe in Palolem

Zest Cafe

Bowls of pad Thai, plates of meze or sushi and Mexican dishes, all freshly prepared, make Zest a popular hang-out. With a similar cafe in Agonda, they're certainly doing something right among the beach-loving, healt…