Lila Café is a picturesque, yet equally delicious option for brunch. Set in Anjuna, along the Calangute-Arpora-Siolim road, its thatched roofs and bamboo chairs make a cozy, light and airy setting. It's so laid back, it's the kind of place you want to read the papers and while away the day, watching the light change.
They have the best croissants, sour dough bread, Hungarian goulash and smoked kingfish in town. Even buffalo meat, but that's an acquired taste. Everything is natural and home-made, even those products that are sourced: like the marmalade and honey from Kodaikani.
Proprietors Ingo and Elizabeth from Germany have been in Goa for over three decades now. They used to run The Coconut Inn on Candolim beach as far back as 1978. The nephew of Sheikh Nasser's Emir once was besotted by this shack, rented it for a week-long party and eventually bought it out. But Ingo's most cherished memories are those of Gregory Peck, David Niven, Roger Moore, Patrick Macnee and Trevor Howard hanging out at his shack after their shoots during the filming of Sea Wolves in the late '70s, when the parties were very different.