So glad our friend introduced us to Coffee Temple. It really is THE place for breakfast. Don't be fooled by it's slightly ram-shackled appearance - that's it's charm! And yes, sometimes the service can be a tad slow but that's just how things seem to go in Varkala. The staff are all friendly and laid back and Les, the owner, is a great guy, so ignore the bad reviews and go try their fruit salad, coconut pancakes, eggs on toast, mugs of masala tea, caffeine fuelled cappuccinos and delicious juices, and sit back and take in the sea views. As for the reviews that say it's expensive, we must have only spent a fiver each day for two breakfasts with at least two coffees and two juices, which i think is extremely reasonable.
And do try the banoffee pie - a fantastic afternoon sugar rush if you need it.
I'd also recommend as another great place to watch the sun go down!