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Indian, Cafe, Seafood, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 March 2020

Food excellent, I had a spicy chicken kerala curry, it had little pieces of coconut in and was delicious. Husband had the chicken stir fry with cashew nuts and he said that was wonderful too. Great staff and customer service it was a pleasure to...visit that restaurantMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Sat in the abc now. Just enjoyed stir fried chicken and cashew nuts,hubby had fish in a banana leaf.Shared a lemon rice and garlic nan. Both meals were absolutely perfect. Beautiful presented. Great staff. Decided to try the carrot cake desert which was to die...for. This place is a must to try.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020

We were regularly at this restaurant for breakfast and dinner and were always very satisfied. Very good food, excellent beach view and friendly staff

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

we have eaten many meals here, had snacks, lots of refreshing drinks. the staff are welcoming, polite and helpful. Food is really good. It’s clean too. Plenty of slightly different things on the menu. Good sea breeze and obviously a view of the sea. probably...a little bit more expensive than some, but it’s worth it. Good coffee too.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020 via mobile

A long standing restaurant on Kovalam beach this place has two floors arranged over shop level with great views of the beach and ocean. What makes it stand out however, aside from the very friendly staff, is the quality of the food. We had a...couple of beers and myself a half bottle of wine with our fish curry which took a while to cook, maybe twenty minutes but it was worth every minute. The fish was firm, tasty, fresh and in a beautiful sauce, wrapped in banana leaf. Ours was ordered with a vegetable masala dish and some sort of pea and vegetable dish which name escapes me as I write this and chapatis but everything was cooked to perfection. No wonder they are one of the oldest established restaurants in the area. Full marks to our waiter Suresh who I made sure the manager knew how pleased I was. Would I return, most definitely.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 February 2020

Loved this restaurant especially when craving delicious fresh salads, the dahl was also amazing and the ginger lime sodas great too

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020

Good for coffee and Indian dishes. Service can get slow where they are busy. A very pleasant place to go and sit.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

Just had cake, which was nice.Unfortunately i opted for ice cream on the top.This MAY have been the cause of my stomach trouble for the next 4 days which included 2 hospital visits. As i pointed out , it MAY HAVE BEEN the ice cream.Be...aware.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Abcres, Manager at ABC Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2020

Dear Sir. We are really sorry to hear about your problem. If you still are in Kovalam, let us know and we will try to make up for your inconvenience.

Reviewed 6 January 2020

Lovely view. Lovely food. Prices average for the area. Very nice place. I only had lunch there once.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Thank you so much!

Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

What a great find ABC was it’s a great haven ...,, menu is varied which I guess is down to the Swedish/Keralan partnership ( their homemade fresh fruit drinks are delicious ) service was relaxed but friendly music was ambient and the view was of...the wonderful coast line all in all just lovelyMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 December 2019 via mobile

Been heading here for breakfasts over the years. My muesli and fruit healthier option to other days when it’s a dosa!!!!!! Nice early morning place to watch the boats.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 November 2019 via mobile

I am currently writing this sitting in ABC and looking at the sea. It is the perfect place to sit and relax over a coffee or juice as well as having delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Traditional Indian food as well as international...choices. I have recently finished a yoga teaching training course and we have practically lived here :-). The team are great and the service is really good. Do not pass up trying one of their yummy cakes, the avocado chocolate mousse is to die for. Thanks to all the team here for making us so welcome especially Rajesh and SureshMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 29 November 2019

ABC serves amazing Indian and Western food. The staff was very cool and funny. The ambiance is great (sea view, candles on the table, Art by Rajesh himself,...) We were very happy about Rajesh (the owner) taking time to sit and talk with us. We...got to know the story of the restaurant and his ambition to prepare healthy and good food. They also have vegan dessert options which we really loved. We would definitely recommend to try out this restaurant. One evening we got the typical Keralan meal, Thali meals, which was far beyond amazing! We were very happy that we found the ABC restaurant, so that we even came a few times.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 28 November 2019 via mobile

Visited this lovely café twice now on our 2 week stay in Kovalam. The service is excellent and they adapt the spices to tourists. But I know from experience that they can make dishes as spicy as you'd like. I tried fish cooked in a...banana leaf the first time and ordered it extra spicy as I like it. They made it exactly as I wanted it. The terrace on the second floor is a calm place away from the bustling salesmen. Its excellent. Will be back! 👍🏻More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

My go to cafe on the seafront. One of the original places in Kovalam. I have eaten here since it was called Velvet Dawn. A charming family run business. Friendly waiters, a great chef. A gloriously breezy space to sit and enjoy the Kovalam bay...with its lighthouse, palm trees and craggy rocks. They make the most amazing cakes and a good coffee, what more do we need in life?More

Date of visit: November 2019
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ABC Cafe & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5