If there is one cafe that truly reflects the essence of Fort Kochi's colourful culture, it has to be Loafer's Corner Cafe. Overlooking the Princess Street, this unassuming eatery will fit your jolly holiday mood just right.
Walk up a flight of the wooden stairs on a lazy morning and you will find yourself drowned in the smell of freshly brewed coffee and cocoa. And if you climb the same flight on a weekend evening, you will be met by no less than a crowd of 'loafers' just rewinding after a long day.
The spacious cafe lets you find your comfortable corner. You may cozy up in a window booth that gives a neat view of the colourful people on the street, or you could sit peacefully with your book in a wooden cabin-like sitting area, surrounded by unique art installations.
A little open garden comes as a bonus if you are a fan of greenery or would just like to bum a smoke. Food is no longer served in the garden yet it is always abuzz.
If you are already overwhelmed by the ambience of this magical space, wait till you hear about the food! A typical cafe menu, it will blow you away not with variety but with worth. From a perfectly brewed cup of joe to the very popular chicken omelette, every item they have to offer whispers indulgence.
The high-in-demand omelette has a mouth-watering filling of shredded chicken cooked with caramelised mushrooms which is then submerged in gooey goodness of cheese. It is served with two toasted slices of brown bread, butter, and a fruit of your choice – a platter to fill your soul.
Another star item on the menu is the special cheesecake and no, the 'special' is not just another fancy adjective. They only make one cheesecake a day and it could be any flavour – blueberry, chocolate, or coconut! You have to be an early bird to catch it. But if you do miss it, go for the banoffee pie. Made with fresh cream and bananas, and topped with ice-cream, this pie will take you places with a blast of flavours.
Although the coffee here is not to be missed, the smoothies will leave you torn with choices. But whatever you decide to have here, you are bound to relish it with a pinch of pleasant ease.