Breakfast junkies. If it were up to us, this really would be a legit word. After all who can (or should) pass on the opportunity to gorge on a sumptuous breakfast? In our never-ending quest for great breakfasts around Goa, Baba Au Rhum tops the list! With its vast menu of choices that range from soft delish, baguettes (we love the Leos special, which comes with a yum plum sauce), ciabatta and croissants to eggs cooked to your choice (including shakshuka and eggs benedict), to quiches and crostinis, to wholesome English breakfast options - that can be then customised according to how hungry or hungover you are (yes, they actually have small and large options)- to yummy wholesome smoothies and shakes (we love Coco in Goa, a homegrown concoction of mango, coconut milk, pineapple and yogurt), Baba Au Rhum has it all. Well, that’s not all - they also have a spread of main course dishes including, pastas, pizzas, burgers as well as a very delish serving of filet mignon that you can ask to be cooked your your choice of rawness (of course we love medium rare). Among their burgers we are complete fans of Oh My Goat! That, and the Hercules burger. Both of these come in huge servings so make sure you’re hungry. If you’re feeling snacky try their entrees, and after a night of heavy drinking there’s almost nothing as good as one of their healthy leafy salads (which includes a delightful prawn-avocado salad, and a rucola-walnut salad). You will literally be spoilt for choice here, whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat eater. They also serve beers on the tap, and host live music nights on the weekends. Set up in 2006, over the years Baba Au Rhum has grown quite the patronage in Goa as well as among tourists and travellers. Situated atop a small hillock, it is named after a special dessert concoction and is run by Leo Michaud, in what is a quiet bylane of Anjuna. The restaurant is spread over a large open space, overlooking some gorgeous fields, and easy relaxed seating. The space itself has a lively upbeat energy that is complemented both by the guests as well as by the peppy in-house music.