6 Cafes And Restaurants To Bookmark For Your Next Trip To Kovalam

From small cafes at the beach to the most luxurious dinner spreads, here’s how to eat in style on your Kovalam trip.

Published On Oct 22, 2023 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


Not only its serene beaches but God’s own country, Kerala is also known for its amazing cuisine. Not just seafood, Kerala’s food scene is diverse, with influences from all over the world, and if you’re planning a trip anytime soon, we suggest you also take out time to experience local food, especially the traditional sadya.

The food in more touristy towns like Kovalam isn’t limited to the traditional fair, however. With a massive influx of travellers each year, food in Kovalam has evolved to be a balanced mix of local cuisine and interpretations of global dishes that you must relish. With good food and beautiful views, Kovalam is a delight that demands a spot on your itinerary.

Here are 6 eateries in Kovalam you should visit when in the beachy town

A beachside eatery, Beatles Cafe And Grill House is a favourite of locals and tourists alike. While serving a wide variety of local as well as international dishes, this cafe in Kovalam is much loved for its seafood. Do try their seafood omelette when you visit.

Where: Light House Beach, Kovalam, Trivandrum
Price for two: Rs 750 (approx)

Serving fresh baked goods with a side of the sea, The German Bakery is your place to catch a beautiful sunset while gorging on delicious food. Equally loved for its seafood as it is for its desserts, this cafe in Kovalam is a must-try.

Where: Near Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam, Trivandrum 
Price for two: Rs 550 (approx)

While not big on their digital presence, this cafe keeps attracting tourists looking for a piece of Switzerland in tropical Kerala. Also on the beach, this cafe in Kovalam will delight you with its Rosti and Zurich Schnitzel. The beautiful interiors don’t hurt either, making the place as perfect for a delicious meal as it is for posting pictures on the gram.

Where: Light House Beach Rd, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram 
Price for two: Rs 800 (approx)

 In the same property as The German Bakery, Fusion is a restaurant in Kovalam that’ll delight you with its wide range of cuisines, and how good are they at fusing the flavours together, pun very intended. No matter what your preference is, wine perfectly paired with your seafood, or fresh juices to keep the palate balanced, Fusion has it all.

Where: Near Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam, Trivandrum 
Price for two: Rs 1,200 (approx) 

 If your idea of a beach vacation is to wake up late and walk right into a luscious spread of seafood and cocktails to go with it, Bait will be a dream come true for you. The in-house restaurant at the Kovalam Taj Green Cove Resort is perfect for dining in luxury when on holiday.

Where: Taj Green Cove Resort & Spa Kovalam, G. V. Raja Vattappara, Road, Thiruvananthapuram 
Price for two: Rs 3,500 (approx)

Luxury redefined, The Tides is a pan-Asian restaurant in Kovalam you cannot and must not miss. At the Leela Kovalam, which also happens to be India’s only clifftop beach resort, The Tides is a delight you’ll keep raving about for a long time. The views are as amazing as the food, and if luxurious beach dinners are your thing, this will not disappoint.

Where: The Leela, Opposite The Gymnasium, Kovalam, Trivandrum 
Price for two: Rs 3,000 (approx)

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