We Love Having Homemade Ice Cream & Coffee At This Healthy Cafe In Anjuna
Soul Booster Bar is a new, vegan, healthy food cafe in Anjuna that’s on a mission to feed you everything that’s good for you. Open till June (and will make a comeback in September), they’ve got teas, coffees and smoothie bowls that make for great mid-meal snacks or post-yoga breakfasts.
What Makes It Awesome
The cafe is what happens when three Goa-based creative geniuses, Leny, Inga and Linda come together. Leny is a sculptor, a water sports expert and the brain behind the menu. Right from the artworks to the vegan chia pudding bowls, everything has been thoughtfully curated by the trio.
We like that they aren’t going for the ‘when-in-doubt-do-multicuisine’ approach and stick to the vegan format. Everything from the hummus and tahini to the coconut and almond milks are prepared in fresh batches every day. So, on one day, you might be treated to pesto and fresh breads and on another, be offered raw chocolate cake and a fruit cocktail from the specials menu.
We loved the sweet potato fries, the artisanal long black coffee and the mango and avo smoothie that Leny whipped up in a jiffy. The Matcha Berry Tea was pretty interesting too.
Since we weren’t in the mood for a meal, we decided to keep the Tinker Bell smoothie bowl and the Soul Booster Thali (with quinoa, dal, salad and pesto dip) for the next time.
At this cafe, there’s also a room that’s getting made-over into a salon. They’ve got the funkiest, healthiest hair colours that’ll help you go all crazy on your mane (what’s a Goa trip that doesn’t end with crazy hair?). It will have a glitter bar too, so in case you feel like getting some shiny patterns on thy face (after all the smoothie-guzzling-like-a-good-kid), the in-house artists will make it happen.
What Could Be Better
We wish we saw more savouries on the menu. Plus, the loud, bordering-on-annoying music from next door neighbour was also wrecking our Zen state in this otherwise gorgeous garden. We’re hopeful that once Soul Booster Bar starts its own acoustic gigs, things will look a lot better.
If you’re a hardcore health food junkie or a nutty vegan, ask the good folks at Soul Booster to add you on their Whatsapp group where they discuss special dishes and even coordinate potluck get-togethers.