Varkala restaurants

Top Choice International in Varkala

Soul Food Cafe

Fresh local ingredients fuel inspired, artfully prepared dishes at the beautifully located clifftop garden cafe at Soul & Surf. Here zingy mezze platters arrive with mini pappadams and slithers of chapati, coffe…
International in Varkala


Halfway along the North Cliff, this relaxed and welcoming terrace spot with a handy book exchange remains firmly popular for its inventive salads (perhaps carrot, beetroot and mint, or with lashings of halloumi) and…
International in Varkala

Darjeeling Cafe

With giant dreamcatchers and tiered candlelit tables strewn with flower petals, Darjeeling is always packed with travellers. Snappy, cheerful service complements cocktails (₹250; with metallic straws), fresh juices,…
International in Varkala

Coffee Temple

At the southern end of the North Cliff trail, this leafy terrace cafe-restaurant remains a firm favourite for your morning coffee fix. Freshly ground beans accompany free water refills and breakfasts of muesli bowls…
Multicuisine in Varkala


Trattorias sounds Italian and does indeed rustle up decent pastas, pizzas and European breakfasts, but the menu is equally pan-Asian and Indian (with seafood platters and Keralan fish dishes) and the food consistent…
Multicuisine in Varkala

God's Own Country Kitchen

This fun place doesn't really need to play on the Kerala Tourism tagline – the Indian-international food is good (including spiced fish wrapped in banana leaf), there's a great little upper-floor deck and live music…
International in Varkala

Juice Shack

Relocated to less shack-like premises (after the original burnt down), the Juice Shack turns out creative, health-focused tropical juices and smoothies in a multilevel sea-view space decked with swaying lanterns and…
Multicuisine in Varkala

Café del Mar

A low-key, long-running cafe-restaurant with candlelit tables that keeps busy thanks to its efficient service, decent coffee and reliably good food, from fiery samosas and Indian curries to pastas, pizzas, stir frie…
South Indian in Varkala


For authentic, fairly priced Kerala cooking – appam (rice pancakes), dosas, thalis, lunchtime biryanis – not far from the beach, pull up a seat at friendly Sreepadman, overlooking the bathing tank opposite the Janar…
South Indian in Varkala


Keralan-style meals, masala dosa and uttapam topped with onion, coconut or tomato are the expertly spiced stars at this bustling pure-veg South Indian eatery squirrelled away in Varkala town.