By Protima Tiwari
A unique setting on the quiet hill side of Vagator, Goa, Sri comes as a highly recommended breakfast spot by those who prefer the offbeat travel experience. This place is not something you’d find on a lifestyle website, and the lack of tourists makes this place even more special.
We headed over early morning on one of our quarterly breaks to Goa, and found ourselves in a cozy spot at this restaurant, the only customers this early in the morning.
Sri is a large colonial bungalow that has been converted to a commercial space. The large, lush green kitchen area and courtyard are proof of the said colonial architecture. Plants of all varieties, local and exotic, adorn the place. Cats make their way to quiet corners while dogs lounge around in the sun, or sit beside you and make for great breakfast company.
This popular spot boasts of a big shaded courtyard covered in thick green foliage that acts as a great camouflage that makes it impossible to be spotted from a distance.
What We Ate
We ordered for a basic breakfast – a roasted paneer salad, French Toast, coffee, milkshake and scrambled egg (with toast.) While the coffee, eggs and milkshake were delicious and not something extraordinary, the roasted paneer salad and French Toast were things that dreams are made of. A salad for breakfast seemed like a bad idea, but since it came highly recommended, we decided to give it a try. The decision was totally worth it! My favorite though was the French Toast and Scrambled Egg combo; this combination of flavours exploded in the mouth to give something absolutely exotic. The French Toast came with sprinkled cinnamon which earned them brownie points.
The location, high on a hilltop, is superb, and the restaurant is an absolute delight with its large courtyard, green, clean and fresh décor and attentive service. You should definitely keep this on your list the next time you’re in Goa.