Panjim, the capital city of the beautiful state of Goa, receives thousands of visitors from different walks of life every day. Visitors to the city include tourists, businesspersons, school and college students, teachers, as well as housewives doing their weekly shopping.
While going about their business, many people look for a nice place to take a small break and recharge themselves with some delicious snacks and some hot tea or coffee. The beautiful city of Panjim is home to some amazing cafes that serve delicious snacks, pastries and cakes, as well as drinks like tea, coffee, juices, smoothies and much more.
Here is a list of the best cafes in Panjim to have some light snacks and drinks.
Mr. Baker 1922
Mr. Baker 1922 (Image credit: instagram.com/mrbaker1922)
First on our list of the best cafes in Panjim is Mr. Baker 1922. It is a nice little family-run bakery cafe, located opposite the beautiful Garcia de Orta garden in the heart of Panjim city. The place has a vintage Portuguese style ambience, but is very clean and has a lovely vibe. It is managed by some elderly people who are very warm and friendly. The cafe offers the best local Goan sweets and savories along with other quick-bites like pies, pastries, and drinks. The savory egg puffs available here are simply too good, and you cannot leave this place without trying the local delicacy ‘Bebinca’. It tastes different from the ones you get all over Goa. The freshly baked cakes are also worth trying. Overall a nice quiet place to have a quick bite and a cup of coffee or tea when in Panjim.
Cafe Central (Image Credit: instagram.com/cafecentralgoa)
Next on our list of the best cafes in Panjim is Cafe Central. One of the oldest bakeries in town, Cafe Central is a household name for Panjimites. The cafe is a nice takeaway joint which offers a variety of light snacks, biscuits and cakes. They are known for their mouthwatering mushroom samosas, which are very delicious and sell like hotcakes. If you want to have mushroom samosas, you should be at Cafe Central between 3 pm and 4.30 pm, or else they will be all sold out. Other must-tries on their menu include veg puffs, mushroom rissoles, besan ladoos, eggless cakes, walnut cakes, and milk cakes. Their diabetic Bakri is also very nice. Drop by once at the cafe when in Panjim and you will keep coming back for more.
Myles High Bakehouse, Patto
Myles High Bakehouse, Patto (Image Credit: instagram.com/bakehousegoa)
Anyone who finds themselves in the Patto area of Panjim looking for a light meal with a decent ambience should visit Myles High Bakehouse. The cafe is very airy, spacious, and well lit. It is a nice place to relax and chill. You can have your choice of snacks, meals, desserts or something to sip on from their collection of hot and cold drinks. The food offered here is served in good portions and are reasonably priced.
The place is known for its delicious sandwiches, salads, and burgers. One must try the California Blue burger, the Penne al funghi pizza, the Hulk beef burger, and the blueberry cheesecake. They have nice pita pockets, salads, and thin-crust pizzas as well.
Cremeux (Image Credit: instagram.com/cremeuxgoa)
Last on our list of the best cafes in Panjim is Cremeux. It is a nice confectionery and snack joint located at MG Road, opposite Customs House, in the heart of Panjim city.
It is a nice place for those who are on the move and want a quick bite. You can choose from their many sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and combos. The pizzas served here are value for money and are very good as a takeaway. The place is also known for its bread products, cakes, and pastries. The chocolate mousse available over here is one of the best available around.
The service and taste of cakes are far better than other stores like Monginis. Though the prices are a bit higher, it is still justified for the taste. The ambience of the place is very welcoming, with a football table where you can play as you wait for your food to arrive!
So if you ever happen to visit Panjim and feel like having a small brunch, head to one of the remaining cafes in Panjim and treat yourself to some delicious samosas, pizzas, cakes, juices and lots more. Bon appétit!