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North Cliff | Near Helipad, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
+91 95676 23818
06:00 - 19:00
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Bengaluru, India
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is one of the first eateries to open in the morning at the cliff. We had been to the cliff to view the sunrise and were able to enjoy a morning coffee at 6AM! The view from the restaurant is also beautiful. They have a decent selection of continental and Indian food options; Food quality and quantity is pretty... More 

1 Thank Aditya_salian
Leeds, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Most of the cliff eateries were closed as the monsoon approaches and so our options were limited. Thankfully this place is still open but seemingly on a reduced menu. It's great to read they use purified water for ice / washing fruit/veg etc. The menu wide ranging from baguettes, pizzas/pasta and Indian dishes. Our choice was limited as I say... More 

Thank pwes10
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

My experience of this place was pretty average...had ordered chicken burrito and a veg burger for main course and both the dishes were strictly ok.. the best part about my meal was the banoffee pie which was absolutely delicious. However, there are other shacks on the cliff that serve better food.

Thank Snehdeep V
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We had one of our first lattes in three weeks here was really nice and in a big cup. Cake not too bad either. Went back for lunch too which was nice. Good selection of Indian and english type meals.

1 Thank patchadamsno1
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Ordered an Israeli breakfast and its yummy. Kids love the crêpes. The coffee and smoothies are good. Truly a coffee temple

1 Thank Jenifer16
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The Nutty Professor smoothie was the stand out for me - banana, peanut and honey. The staff are helpful and friendly and the menu has lots to choose from. Very popular which says alot doesn't it.

2 Thank Cola1974
Kottayam, Kerala, India
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We had 1 latte, 1 masala tea, 1 crepe bacon and mashroom, 2 baguette chicken and mayo and 1 club bill 920...baguette and latte excellent...masala tea not the best I have had...crepe was very buttery... would definitely like to visit again...the best @ varkala for brunch or Western dishes. They have an Indian fare too

1 Thank reachmathen
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I haven't had a decent cup of cappuccino in 5 months, so a big delicious cup with proper cappuccino here was a God sent. Their menu are filled with healthy meals and EVERYTHING looked amazing. Their coffees are really good, specially the ice coffee AND THE CAPPUCCINO! You have a view of the ocean and the atmosphere is really great.... More 

1 Thank Marie K
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The closest we've come to decent coffee in the whole of india. Quite pricey but so worth it for big mugs of real coffee, inventive menu offering Indian and western and attentive service. Lovely dogs who join you for breakfast while you watch Dolphins swim in the ocean. Bliss.

Thank Aimee B
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Had a business meeting At this coffee shop. Coffee, Tea and juices were good . evening is excellent in this open Cafe. some time stray dogs sit in opposite chairs or under the table for discussions. but it is very near to Helipad and easy to access from the parking. crew were supportive. they closes at 8PM. have power plugs... More 

Thank Afzal A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mexican, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Cliff | Near Helipad, Varkala, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: +91 95676 23818
We want you to feel comfortable and looked after in a lovely setting overlooking the main beach, with classic tunes, free WiFi ,filtered water and newspapers, friendly staff and dogs. Our coffee is ground to order, and freshly made cakes are made throughout the day.Hard to beat in Varkala We have a new menu (3 years in the making!) Mexican dishes served all day. A huge array of breakfast items served from 630 a.M until lunchtime at least. 27 chilled / icy fruit juices plus a dozen smoothies to choose from. If you're after some authentic keralan dishes, try our acclaimed Masala Dosa , and one or two other indian breakfast items. Our new list of snacks includes the popular veggie burger and falafel wrap, cheesey chips. Recently added to Coffee Temple is our Wood Fired Pizza Oven , and we now serve them, with accompanying Italian dishes from lunch till 10.pm

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