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| Near North Cliff, Varkala, Varkala, India
+91 99474 41363
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Hilterfingen, Switzerland
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94 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

Nice restaurant in a quiet location. The views over th eocean is nice and sitting here is comfortable. Food is standard, the quality is ok, but nothing special. Service can be slow sometimes. There is free WIFI.

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Thank NinaSara
Exeter, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here this evening but the service has been appalling,the main course arrived a few seconds after the starter. The bill was produced before we had completed our meal. A shame because we have eaten here before and been quite satisfied. Think it depends on the person who serves you.

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2 Thank ene4620
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

You can't leave the restaurant without trying their Pizza Margherita, All-Arrabiata pasta and their Milkshakes!!

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Thank rohanawtani88
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

I visited this cafe as I was told it was a good place to meet people. After having the menu flung across the table at me I ordered some food. The man didn't once say anything to me, his contemptuous look was enough. Food came slightly warm. Wasn't the best tasting food but the smoothie was good. I ate, I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

myself and two friends (three girls) visited on our second night in varkala. the manager, bobbi george, has a certain, welcoming charm and the food was awesome. the veggie samosas were incredible. we returned there every night during our week long stay. it was always busy, unlike a lot of the other places along the beach cliff.

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Thank nicolalamb
Bengaluru, India
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

Restaurant is on the cliff, good choice of international and local cuisine and cocktails. Take off the rest of the clothing, just enough for comfort.. enjoy the sea breeze on the cliff, while you take your gastronomical tour. Great international crowd, good place to meet people.

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South Florida, Florida
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150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

No spinach available which meant the spinach salads and other items on the menu that contain spinach were not available .. omelets available only before 12 noon.. service terrible.. overpriced The fish in the curry was old and not properly reheated.. my eggplant Parmesan was oily and served barely lukewarm... the wait person after being told about this just walked... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

While living in Varkala, I preferred to go to the local restaurants off the beaten path where I could get a thali for Rs 75 - but when I needed to go to the Cliff for WiFi I always chose Cafe del Mar. They have the fastest and most attentive service, and their attempts at western food are the closest... More 

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Thank fionalandrews
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

The food here is really good, especially the tandoori dishes. Service was prompt and there's free wi-fi. The best point for us was that the beer is served exceptionally cold and in stone mugs that keep it cold through the heat of the day. Also nice to be able to sit indoors or outside, where there are shaded seats and... More 

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Thank Charis H
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

A great place to people watch and enjoy a coffee and/or some food. Friendly staff - extensive menu and a great salad (rare in India!).

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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, Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Near North Cliff, Varkala, Varkala, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  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?