I googled the phrase ‘hidden gem’ and this was the result : Hidden gem is an idiom which means something which is extremely outstanding and not many people may know about.
Wanna know why?
‘Coz I landed upon one!
Hidden away from the crazy hustle and bustle of Calangute, and nestled below a maroon tower, this one is kinda easy to be mistaken as a church building if one doesn’t know of its existence. I guess that made them put up a board with their name at the street corner.
Café de Goa is the perfect place for a cup of coffee and a few board games. With its cute, cozy and relaxed vibe, it will make you want to never leave.It features in Zomato’s hidden gems list and as selfish as it sounds, had it been in Mumbai, I would not tell an additional soul about it!
The bistro that offers a wide assortment of cakes, salads, sandwiches, muffins, brownies, and beverages. It also houses a grocery store with the concept of the small local store, for one’s day-to-day groceries and delicatessen and home made produces. They also have a few souvenirs, handicrafts and some sauces and dips for sale.
A wide variety of books, magazines, and board games keep you hooked on to the place a little longer. The options for vegetarians are really few, which is a disappointment, but whatever little they have to offer is delicious.
We reached here in desperate need of coffee and ordered the Mocha (Cappuccino with Chocolate). The strong fragrance of our coffee being prepared made our mouths salivate. The coffee was delicious and perfect. Chocolaty yet strong and a pretty sight of course!
We tried the Vegetable Club Sandwich, which was just mindblowing! Delicious creamy sauces, mild spicy patty, loads of vegetables and cheese…. appetizing, to say the least! This one should be on your list for sure!
They have a large variety of desserts, with some specials made every day. Their cupcakes and plum balls looked delectable. We tried the Chocolate Cupcake and it was toothsome. Not very sweet with the perfect icing.
The Pineapple Lime spritzer was refreshing as well.
Overall Experience: One word – amazing! The lovely ambience and chilled out service leave you all smiles. Not many people know of the place and no one bothers you to even order another item, let alone to get up and leave. Laze away your afternoons here. And it is not too heavy on the pocket!
Ambience 🙂 🙂
The Battle: That sandwich is sure to make you fight tooth and nail. I am still going yummmmm……. over it!