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Swiss Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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Indian, Cafe, European, Central European
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Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 98475 93239
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We always have the same meal because it's the best. When you are fed up with curries and just want some good plain food their chicken schnitzel is the best. We have it with boiled veges and mashed potatoes as opposed to their suggestion of french fries and fried egg. We have ventured once on a different item from the... More 

Thank wavesinekas
Kolkata, India
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this place after reading several online reviews and weren't disappointed at all ! The Indian food was really good and even the pizza and pasta were okay. We ate here twice on our three day visit ! Must visit especially for vegetarians who don't have sea food. The stars hanging as lights were a cute decoration too

Thank amita b
Jersey, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner had a nice breakfast at the Swiss Cafe, nothing exceptional just average. They do make very nice smoothies, which you can enjoy with a lovely view over the beach.

Thank Kkyle122
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I last visited Swiss Café in 2012 and must admit had forgotten this place as we stay at the lighthouse end of the beach, clean friendly response from staff and excellent food including steak and chips for myself and fish and chips for friends. The extensive menu is different from other restaurant's offering various cuisines from Pizza to curry all... More 

Thank IMK24
Bielefeld, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017

While our stay in Kovalam we visited this nice place upstairs several times and enjoyed the wonderful rostis and other meals, fresh cooked with ghee. You can sit in a quiet atmosphere... nice view to the beach...sunset view... very friendly staff. Very often we had our afternoon cappuccino and selfbaked lemon cake from the Swiss Cafè direct on our sunbeds... More 

Thank klangpraxis
Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We frequent this place quite often. It has an extensive menu at very reasonable prices. Good food good service very friendly staff.The cakes are cooked fresh and are georgious. You can obtain beer at most café

Thank Anthony445
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Swiss Cafe does wonderful rostis and salads. It is upstairs so you don't have the hassle from the beach sellers.

Thank Siobhan M
London, United Kingdom
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470 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We went twice during our three week stay in Kovalam. The restaurant is situated on the first floor, and nobody is touting outside the building which could be a reason for this place being very quiet on both occasions. Being right on the promenade, you enjoy the same nice views as from the other seafront restaurants. The menu concentrates on... More 

Thank ullabee
Sri Lanka
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Goods Swiss cakes and drinks. A nice ambience and relaxed atmosphere. Quality checked by me and of course on a daily basis by the owner. By the way, why can I only choose 2016 or 17 when I have been there only in 2000?

Thank Alann D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place with an excellent view of the kovalam lighthouse and lighthouse beach. Food is decent though the curry is a bit bland for the Indian taste. Would have rated them 4 but for the speed of service. Takes at least 30-40 mins post order

Thank tanmay s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Cafe, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 98475 93239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?