Bakeries in Goa have a rich tradition and past connected to them. Most bakeries in Goa are between 15 to 40 years old and are actually set in heritage structure and regularly dish out the best of cakes, pastries, and bebinca – a typical Goan dessert.
Baking in Goa is a household business and subsequently, the secrets and techniques are handed on from era to generation. Traditional bakeries in Goa have always been part of the local social fabric.
Their pleasant nature makes them peoples’ pets as they make the high-quality use of domestic elements and age-old recipes to carry to the desk the first-rate bakery merchandise cherished via one and all.
Following is the listing of the 10 quality bakeries in Goa
- La Confiserie Bakery, Calangute
The La Confiserie Bakery is the brainchild of Lawrence Fernandes who started it back in November 1999 in the Candolim area, near Calangute. This bakery is a hit among the locals and is a small outlet.
The bakery is located near Fort Aguada Road and is known for Goan sweets and sells Boll, Dodol , Bebinka, and Dosh. Besides, there are some bakery snacks also available such as Chicken Croissant, Veg Patties, Pork Sausage Roll, Beef Patties and Chocolate Brownies which are savoured by one and all.
Their speciality is Goan Plum Cake, Banana Cake and Carrot Cake.
During Christmas, this bakery serves marzipan, coconut biscuits, and Christmas cakes.Timing: The bakery is open from 8 am to 8 pm.
- Confeitaria 31 De Janeiro
There are great things to say about this age-old cafe. It’s a gem hidden that’s tucked away in the vibrant lanes of Fontainhas and they’ve certainly maintained their quality for the years! People love their drool-worthy Prawn Puffs, Swiss Cake, Bebinca and Bolinhas Biscuits. And what’s more, they even pack you up some delish Coconut Bliss Balls as souvenirs!
Where | Confeitaria 31 De Janeiro – Corte De Oiterio, thirty-first January Rd, Panaji
Timings | 8 AM – 8 PM
- Geeta Bakery, Panjim
This is a very old bakery and one of Panjim city’s gems. Started way back in 1948, a year after India’s independence and long before the Portuguese ended their rule over Goa, a Keralite named Anandan Malabari started this bakery. The bakery is famous for its veg patties, which attracts huge crowds. Also, the chicken and egg patties are equally famous.
Though a tiny corner shop, Geeta Bakery is located in Panjim’s central shopping area and diagonally opposite to Police Headquarters. It also serves both eggless and with egg-based cakes and biscuits. A veg patties here costs Rs 7 while a chicken & egg patties come at Rs 10.
Timing: 9 am to 8 pm.
Sugarlicious is one of the most up to date bakeries in city that is well-known for its special and innovative cakes.
The beautiful folks of this bakery create lip-smacking, soften in mouth pastries that’ll make your tummies happy! Some of people’s favourite includes Chocolate Truffle Pastry, Bikini Cupcakes, Red Velvet Pastry and Cakesicle.
Where | Sugarlicious – Kamat Arcade, St Inez, Panaji
Timings | 12 Noon – 9 PM
- Bakers Street, Sangolda
This is a bakery and cake shop located on the Chogm Road on the Porvorim-Sangolda road, opposite the Copper Leaf restaurant. Open throughout the day, it closes at 1 am.
Their Snacking eatery – The bacon wrap, Doughnuts, Smoked meats and shakes are a must-try item. The food variety here is amazing and so are the yummy cakes. A pretty decent place and very good for some of the best cakes in North Goa. A good place to chill with a cup of coffee, but a bit on the expensive side.
Timings: 9 am–1 am.
- Dom Pedros, Margao
It’s a modest bakery near the central circle in Old Margao. The bakery specializes in varieties of mouth-watering fried goodies. Established in 2000, by Peter Pereira, its delicious list of Beef Samosas, Chicken Spring Roll, Veg Spring Roll, Prawn Rissois, Cheese Cutlets, Doughnuts, and Eclairs are found. Even the Goan sweets such as Boll, Dosh, and Bolina are available here. Besides, Margao they have opened a branch in Vasco also. The cheese cutlets available here are tasty and so are their spring rolls.
Prawn Rissois is a Portuguese origin savory item which is batter-fried and a filling of prawns is done in a cheesy and cream sauce. Most of the snacks are priced between Rs 10 to 15. Doughnuts are worth Rs 25 each.
Timings: Seating is available and the timing is from 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm.
- German Bakery, Anjuna
It is a Bakery and Cake Shop known for its leafy, bohemian vegetarian style with alfresco seating serving wholesome and home-baked food. This place is located in Anjuna.
A quiet place with a serious vibe but very tasty and healthy food with an affable environment. Especially suited for breakfast but the Indian menu doesn’t have much of a choice. Chicken Kiev, spinach pie and draught beer is a good combination to have here.
This joint has all the prerequisites of being a real laid back hippy hideout. It’s not a stop off place but a destination in itself. It’s very easy to let time slip by here and just chill. Background music puts you in the chill zone.
Timing: 8 am – 11 pm
- Café Central, Panjim
One of the finest and oldest bakeries of Goa, this bakery is located off 18th June road in Panaji opposite Panjim Municipality.
Established in 1933, café central maintains high-quality standards right from inception and is known for hygiene and taste. Bakeries trademark snacks include veg patties, toast biscuits (rusk) and new inventions like mushroom samosas, whole wheat bread (poyee) and mouth-watering cheese Rissois. Café Central is very popular among the people of Panjim and there’s always a beeline to buy hot and tasty snacks.
Timing: 9:30am to 12:30pm and 3pm to 7:30pm
- Jila Bakery, Camorlim
This is a popular bakery located in the village of Camorlim in the Loutolim-Raia area in south Goa. This is one of the must-go bakeries in south Goa. Essentially a village bakery it’s a great place for foodies and sells top bakery products like Eclairs, Geneva Pasteries, Apple Strudel. Located just near the Big Foot Museum in Loutolim you can enjoy some sightseeing and visit this bakery for some refreshment and snacks. The plum cake served here is also legendary and so are the biscuits and cakes.
- Patisserie Delicieux, Morjim-Arambol
This is a delectable bakery located on the Morjim-Ashwem Road in Arambol, Opposite Morjim Beach resort. Goa’s best Cakes are available at this place where online sales and delivery for birthday cakes, weddings and other celebration cakes are also available. Always best to visit for a quick bite if you are near Arambol or Ashwem beach. Small finger food pastries are good to eat while strolling along this area.
The croissants are very authentic as per Indian standards. This place also serves coffees and their air-conditioned bakery is a nice stop-over in hot afternoon. Their amazing Panini, and to die for cupcakes and the choux are just mouth-watering.
Savour the best cakes, snacks and other baked delicacies around Goa for some of the best experience at the age-old heritage locations that have been catering to Goa and Goans for the last 70 to 80 years. Goa definitely has the class when it comes to bakery products as there is a local and western confluence in taste and quality at Goan bakeries.