If you want to stay in the heart of Goa (read Anjuna), but far from the madding crowd, then Michele’s Garden Cafe and B&B could be your best bet. Plus, did we mention the French crepes and gorgeous villas?
French Crepes, Lazy Cats And A Charming B&B Await You At Michele's In Goa
What Makes It Awesome
If you are looking for a homely, quiet and comfortable stay, then you need to make your way to Michele’s in Anjuna. The bread-and-breakfast offers three rooms, each with a different view and design. The Orange Room is set on the first floor and opens out to a private balcony among thick foliage while the charming Blue Room overlooks the village of Anjuna and comes with French windows and a private balcony.
And guess what? Michele’s also has a Tree House Room, with a spiral staircase going up to the room directly from the garden cafe below. Perfect for alone/couple time, we say. The Garden View room is located on the ground floor and will open out straight to the cafe area. You can order in your complimentary breakfast in your room too, each room comes with a private shower, and WiFi (who needs it though?).
Michele’s cafe, fittingly called La Vie En Rose, is set in a garden with pretty tiled tables, garden furniture and lots of greenery. Though they are only open for breakfast (also open to non guests), what a brekkie it is. Think crepes slathered with gooey chocolate sauce or honey, and loaded with strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, and the works, waffles and pancakes piled high, thick cut French Toast and breakfast cakes. There’s also savoury crepes with ham and Béchamel and lots of cheese, eggs done to your liking and freshly brewed coffee (always served in a French press) along with the cappuccinos and lattes.
While you tuck into breakfast here and engage in friendly banter with Michele who is a darling host (don’t miss her rocking bright pink lipstick and flowers in her hair).
What Could Be Better
The place shuts down during monsoons (June-Sept) and usually begins cafe operations Oct onwards. Also, the cafe offers on breakfast but on the bright side, it leaves you to explore Anjuna and Vagator's many culinary gems.
Michele is a lovely host and has been staying in Goa for 40 years. So, she's full of lovely suggestions about where you can hang, drink local cocktails or which flea market you should hit up. In fact, these hosts also offer pick-up and drop from the airport.