One of the many nice things about Baba Au Rhum is that it is a pleasant meandering walk away from the brilliant gelato place at Anjuna; a walk that still feels like the Goa I knew decades ago before the state surrendered to an completely unplanned and therefore disastrous way to become a tourist destination. Walk ideally in the monsoon times or in "winter"; I would perhaps not do this in the peak of summer.
The only bad news about walking these days is the need to look out for cow pats, that are a very unwelcome addition to the Goan scene since 2014. Local roads which were and still are safe to walk on late at night, now needs one to carry a torch to avoid this ridiculous hazard, that is in a completely opposite direction to what is supposed to be a tourist friendly place, that lives on tourist spend.
The place has a very comfortable vibe about it and the excellent music playlist certainly helps. I asked to get it via email, but strangely enough, the request was denied. Strange, because the best restaurants in the West have no hesitation these days in having their playlists put on Spotify and the like. Ah well...
I can't name what exactly we ate/drank because memory fails me; I do know I had an excellent seafood salad. Unfortunately since we were just two, we are unable to order the pizzas anywhere we go to because then one pizza is all we would end up being able to eat. But for larger groups I am sure that the pizzas would be a good idea, seeing how good the served baguettes were.
Highly recommended then, for a long/lazy brunch/lunch, and if you can get it, a table at the extreme end of the place, overlooking the green fields, is the place to sit.
They do serve the same gelato, but I would recommend the walk, or drive, up to the gelato store for the best experience of that. And while Baba Au Rhum has a good dessert list, my preference would be to walk for the gelato. Cherry flavour, if you ask me, every time.
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