Places Where Goan College Students Hang Out
By Aliana Rodrigues
Students across colleges in Goa are always on the lookout for places to relax and unwind after their classes. Seemingly perpetually hungry, these students flock to food places within the vicinity of their college campuses to enjoy a meal that is easy on the pocket. Here is a list of some of the places that college go-ers normally like to hangout at:
Cremeux: This is part of a popular chain of pizza and bakery cafes around Goa and recently opened up in Mapusa opposite the Old Municipality building.
Hugs and Mugs Art Cafe: This art café is owned by Cecile Rodrigues, the first runner-up on the reality TV show Dance India Dance, SuperMom edition. Situated near St. Mary’s Convent High School, this art café offers shakes, burgers and sandwiches..
Andy’s Café: This café is a short walk from St. Xavier’s College and offers an extensive drink menu such as coolers and crushers and offers savoury snacks such as wraps, rolls, sandwiches etc. They also offer waffles served with fruits, vegetables and vanilla ice cream on Waffle Wednesday!
ICEBERG GOA: ICEBERG is a brand started in 2012 by the BMK group. This Ice Cream Shop offers Homemade Ice Cream, 24 flavours of soft serve Ice Cream with toppings such as oreo cookie, choco chips, M&M’s etc. all at pocket friendly prices. You can try out their pan ice cream roll-ups!
Baker’s Street: Situated on Chogm Road and started by the then 19-year old Gilroy D’souza, Baker’s Street offers sandwiches, rolls, puffs, burgers etc. What students rave most about is their variety of doughnuts – cinnamon, hazelnut, glazed, blueberry- you name it!
Coffee Cove: A family friendly restaurant, this bistro café is listed as one of the 1o best cafes in Goa by The Goan Foodie.
Thirsty Bear: This American styled café is located near Goa Dental College and is open 24 hours. They offer Nutella waffles, hot chocolate and gooey chocolate among other delicacies.
Those above 18 can look into Cerveja, a gastropub in Baga for beer pong and Portuguese cuisine.