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Cafe del Mar

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| Near North Cliff, Varkala, Varkala, India
+91 99474 41363
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Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Varkala is having lots of nice restaurants with very good food but twice i tried italian food in cafe del mar and each time i got served costly but really untasty pasta bolognese.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

The service provided at this place is really awful - the waiter looks at you as you would kill all his family the night before :/ food was ok, but still as there are so many places on the cliff we had no reason to come back. Also our friend got food poisoning from this place as we got to... More 

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Cambridge
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

well cooked food, big choice of coffee, excellent for breakfast, quick stuff. Wonderful view, fresh fruits every day. Was nice to come back, best choice to start your day.

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Thank Voshchynska
Crescent Head, Australia
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172 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We had late morning tea here everyday of our visit. They serve very good coffee, excellent samosas and the food looked good. The staff appear a little unfriendly but recognised us and brought the news papers to us read each day. It has wifi and is a very pleasant and popular place to relax.

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Thank Judit731
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Cafe del Mar is the place for lunch and dinner. Great variety of Western and Indian meals, with nice music and great view!

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Delhi
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We went their the very first day of reaching Varkala & went their everyday thereafter. Enjoyed their food and service on all days. Located on the cliff, the restaurant offers a great selection of continental& Indian cuisine choices.

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Thank Vkaur
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

The food here never disappointed so highly recommended on that front. Also their coffee is really great so if you are in need of a cup, this would be a great spot. The waiters could've been friendlier, but they did their job just fine.

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Thank Nettlekm
Mumbai
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

It is on the higher side but most of the restaurants in varkala(except kerala cafe)over promise and under deliver.Never fall for the happy hours on alcohol and the food also in most places wasnt as good but in this cafe,they know what theyre talking about.You will get exactly what is written in the menu and that is the satisfying factor.The... More 

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Uberlingen, Germany
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

I requested some modified dish since I am vegan and they did it very well. But there could be more vegan dishes, especially with tofu. Coffee is great. Overall a very good experience.

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Thank esoeso
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

great coffee, fruit juices and lassi's. We got a bit stuck on going here because my son really liked their pizzas. the rest of the menu is good too though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Cafe, Italian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Near North Cliff, Varkala, Varkala, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: +91 99474 41363

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?