GERMAN BAKERY

GERMAN BAKERY is a name already familiar to many travellers who follow Lonely Planet guide books or who once discovered the place on their own and could never stop coming again and again.

This is a restaurant with regular customers and mostly unchanged team for many years, as one of the owners told me. Nain Singh Gurung started running German Bakery in 2005 taking over the management from his brother, along with another partner – Devendar Kumar.

Devendar Kumar also used to be in charge of baking various pastries and desserts which are now made by a new baker and his assistant who learned from Devendar’s experience.









As they officially position themselves here in Palolem of South Goa, India, German Bakery is a Classic Restaurant&Bar. Whether it’s more of a bakery or a restaurant will always remain a question, as both directions easily manage to find their own customers. The opening hour in the restaurant is 7am and this is when a constant flow of visitors begins. Some drop by to take away their choice of bakery others stay for a breakfast.



As they officially position themselves here in Palolem of South Goa, India, German Bakery is a Classic Restaurant&Bar. Whether it’s more of a bakery or a restaurant will always remain a question, as both directions easily manage to find their own customers. The opening hour in the restaurant is 7am and this is when a constant flow of visitors begins. Some drop by to take away their choice of bakery others stay for a breakfast.

As a restaurant, German Bakery offers a diverse menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Although having fish and meat on the menu, there is a rich line of dishes suitable for a vegetarian too. There is Israeli, Italian, Chinese and Indian food on the list, which can be served starting from noon when the boom of orders for bakery and breakfast beginning on early morning calms down.

In order to get an impression of why German Bakery is so popular for breakfasts, I tried a Regular Breakfast.

A big portion of cubes of boiled potatoes sauteed with stripes of onion and bell pepper in a sauce giving a slightly smoky flavor to the dish was served hot and fast. Onion and pepper are done in a perfect way – they are not raw, though remain solid in their texture. Potatos fill well to start a new day, when scrambled egg gives a reminder that it is actually just a breakfast. A toasted bun invites to help yourself for a jam or butter.

Although the menu lists omelettes, pancakes and sandwiches, along with healthy style porridges and fruits, all available at locally competitive prices, there are also combinations of Breakfast sets, where the Regular Breakfast I would recommend for visitors who want to satisfy their hunger well enough with food in its traditional way as it is well known among many cultures.

As I have experience of living in Israel before, I couldn’t but try their Shakshuka and Hummus.

I was very pleased to receive my shakshuka with eggs cooked in tomato-bell pepper sauce before the sauce got reduced too much, which let me enjoy it by dipping a soft pita in the slightly spicy sauce accompanying it by hummus.

The hummus is right in its thickness and taste. And it is a must to try an item from the bakery! After all, the bakery is like a visit card of the restaurant, where delicious pastries and desserts are displayed on the window sill and welcome passers by to a pleasantly looking restaurant hall behind it.



The area is under a roof, but remains in the open air with its recent extension to a garden. Tables are mostly spaciously set for 4 persons with flexibility to give room for up to 8 people. They can also be moved together for bigger companies. Totally up to 60 people can be accommodated there. With its quiet relaxed atmosphere accompanied by isoteric shanti music, German Bakery is the right place for customers of all ages, for families, couples or friends or even single minds who can spend their leisure time combining their meal with internet surfing, reading or even sharing a conversation with some of the restaurant’s staff, who are very open and friendly. As I heard from customer feedbacks, the advantage of the restaurant in in their sustainable meals, excellent team work and a wonderful opportunity to escape from the beach noise in the cosy home of German Bakery.

Available Utilities
  • Wifi
  • 2 toilets: western flush toilet and an indian style
  • A handwash basin with a mirror over it
  • Garden tables
  • Smoking is allowed

Location: Quite isolated from other public places, deeper away from Ourem Road, close to two old well known accomodations in Palolem: Palolem Guesthouse and Maria Guesthouse.
Find on google maps Ourem Road, Near Palolem Inn, Palolem-Goa, Canacona, 403702, India

Working hours: From 7 am till 11 pm, although flexible to keep the kitchen available for the last customer’s order.



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