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Lotuscafe - CLOSED

Perumkulam | South Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
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Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Indian
Most recent review
- Mar 16, 2013
Restaurant details

18 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

I marked it as 4 because I don't want to drag the ratings down. However - word of warning. We walked a 3km round trip from the top end of North Cliff to find this resturant on the strength of the reviews and recommendations from the rough guide. We were very much looking forward both to the scenery, peaceful surroundings... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We went here for (real) coffee and lassis, then dinner twice, having read about it in a guide book when searching for somewhere to eat near our accommodation on the South Cliff . You would be unlikely to stumble across it as it is so hidden and badly signposted and off the beaten track. It is German-owned and staffed by... More

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

This place is like eating on top of a cliff, no it IS on the edge a steep cliff...no good if you get vertigo. I was inspired to write a short story about it. Unique for sure.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Travelling as a couple and booked into the best little hotel on the South Cliff- KR Guesthouse. he reccomended the Lotus Cafe and we ended up going every night! Really friendly staff and great food. The views at sunset are awesome. Plenty of fresh fish and fruit.

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

You sit right on the cliff's edge (bit scarey). Interesting view of Varkala walking some of the back roads to get there in the evening, out of the tourist zone. Spectacular sunset eating spot. Good food and nice spot.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

This restaurant is located at the South Cliff. It makes it a little less crowdy and you never has to wait for a table. Most of the tables are located just next to canyon which makes the sea view absolutly perfect. The food is very good so give yourself a chance to get spoiled. They usually have newly captured seafood... More

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Bettembourg, Luxembourg
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

In all my reviews I have never used the tterm "hidden gem" as it is so trite. The Lotus Cafe is hidden. Even the local neighbors do not know where or what it is. The Lotus Cafe is a gem. It is just a tiny hut like place, but serves real coffee in a land that does not know what... More

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London, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

location fantastic - far from the hassle of north beach. we just had light bites - which were delicious! would have come back for dinner if we'd had more time

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California, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

We ate her twice once for lunch and once for dinner. The menu has a large selection of different types of food from Indian to fish etc. We would highly recommend the food as it was yummy and had good size portions. There is a large range of drinks on the menu all for a resonable price.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

This was the only restaurant in operation on the south beach. Rough Guide recommended it and said the home made ice cream was good. They did not say describe the poor service and average to weak, sometimes inedible food. The ice cream that was mentioned in the guide was not available one night and the second day we were presented... More

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