6 Most Offbeat Cafes in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Written By: Abhilasha Prasad

When you think of Andaman, all you think about are varieties of seafood, but in reality, it serves more than that. Apart from beaches, Andaman boasts numerous spectacular cafes to experience the best flavors around the island.

Make your holiday impeccable to visit these popular cafes in Andaman: 

1. Nemo Cafe And Bar

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This is one of the romantic beachside cafes in Andaman. It offers DJ night, kind hospitality, prompt service, and cuisines like Arabian, Thai, Chinese, Seafood, and Indian.  They can arrange the most amazing experiences here, such as candlelight dinners, private boat dinners, and canopy dinners near the shore. 

  • Must Try: Grilled fish and Chocolate Mousse

  • Timings:  7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

  • Cost for two: INR 2000/- to INR 4000/- (approx) 

  • Things to do nearby: Indulge in beach hopping and scuba diving near Havelock Island

  • Places to visit nearby: Elephant Beach (7.7 km), Govind Nagar Beach (1.9 km) 

  • Address: Beach No.2, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 

2. Full Moon Cafe 

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This cafe has 3 physical attributes: cottages, restaurants, and a private beach. It offers a fantastic fusion of Indian, Asian, and international cuisines as well as a superb cup of coffee. Due to its fresh food and attentive service, Full Moon Cafe has earned the spot of the best restaurant in Andaman, since 2006.

  • Must Try: Fish-wrapped banana leaf with tamarind sauce and coconut rice

  • Timings:  7:00 AM to 10:30 PM

  • Cost for two: INR 600/- (approx) 

  • Things to do nearby: Explore the mini library inside the cafe or go shopping at the local farmers' market

  • Places to visit nearby: Island Vinnies (160 m), Govind Nagar Beach (350 m) 

  • Address: Govind Nagar, Village No. 3

3. Fat Martin Cafe

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The restaurant's relaxed atmosphere, which captures the spirit of the island, is ideal for brunch or for snacks.  For those who prefer dosas from south Indian cuisine, Fat Martin restaurant has a variety that will have you licking your fingers. Vegetarian dishes are the cherry on top for vegans making it the best cafe on Andaman Island. 

  • Must Try: 'Hello to the Queen' and chicken noodles 

  • Timings:  7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

  • Cost for two: INR 200/-  to INR 1000/- (approx) 

  • Things to do nearby: Explore the dense mangrove forest and click photographs

  • Places to visit nearby: Havelock Island (141m), Green Valley Beach Resort (156 m) 

  • Address: Govind Nagar, Village No. 3

5. Something Different— A Beachside Cafe

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The furnishings here offer a novel contrast to the several other restaurants that line Havelock's beaches with their low seating and wall murals of beaches. There are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines available.  This laid-back beach venue serves international cuisine in a huge outdoor eating area. They give free hotel pickup and drop-off services to make your trip hassle-free.

  • Must Try: Pepperoni and Farmhouse Pizza, Cheese Garlic Bread

  • Timings: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM

  • Cost for two: INR 800/- (approx) 

  • Things to do nearby: Watch sunrise and sunset near the shore, Indulge in activities like  sea walking, scuba diving 

  • Places to visit nearby: Kala pathar beach (5 km), RadhaNagar Beach (9.6 km) 

  • Address: Beach No. 3, Havelock Island

6. Lighthouse Restaurant

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Located near Ross Island, as appealing as its name, the food at New Lighthouse Restaurant is delicious. There is a huge selection of seafood available, including lobsters, tiger prawns, squid, and more. Grilled seafood is its specialty. The staff is very welcoming and asks for feedback on how you would like your dish served before placing an order with the chef.

  • Must Try: Onion fried prawns, Fried red snapper

  • Timings: 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM 

  • Cost for two: INR 850/- (approx) 

  • Things to do nearby: You can visit Marina park for water sports

  • Places to visit nearby: Ross Island (1.8 km), Cellular Jail (700 m) 

  • Address: Port Blair, South Andaman

7. Courtyard Rooftop Cafe

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It is one of the best restaurants in Andaman because its menu features an excellent selection of dishes from both local and international cuisines. The luxurious seating arrangements and chic decor add to this location's modern attractiveness. If you'd prefer not to sit outside on an open roof, you can use the A/C hall.

  • Must Try: Double cheeseburger, crispy fried chicken

  • Timings: 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM

  • Cost for two: INR 800/- (approx) 

  • Things to do nearby: Explore the near Aberdeen Bazaar

  • Places to visit nearby: Ross Island (5 km), Cellular Jail (3.8 km) 

  • Address: Port Blair, Andaman, and Nicobar Islands

Frequently Asked Questions— 

Is food expensive in the Andaman Islands?

Yes, food is costly in the Andaman Islands. 

What is Andaman's most well-known dish?

Rice, coconut, spices, and fish are the staple dish on the Islands. 

What are the water activities options in the Andaman Islands?

The water activities options in the Andaman Islands include parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, banana boat riding, Jet Skiing, etc. 

Which month is ideal for visiting the Andaman Islands?

The months of October to May are the ideal months for visiting the Andaman Islands. 

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