Sneha Thomas, author of The Best Digital Nomad Destinations in Kerala, shares her top recommendations for digital nomads looking for restaurants, bars, and work-friendly places like cafes and coworking spaces in Kerala.

The Best Restaurants in Kerala for Digital Nomads

Old Harbour Hotel, Fort Kochi: Set right in the heart of Fort Kochi, it is a 300-year-old restored property that serves Indian and continental food.

Terrace Grill Restaurant, Fort Kochi: This restaurant serves a menu of 32 cuisines from different communities of Fort Kochi who called this land their home.

Fusion Bay, Fort Kochi: This small family restaurant celebrated for anything and everything about seafood cooked in regional style. 

Hornbill Restaurant, Munnar: Overlooking the mountains, it has the best view in Munnar. Don't forget to try their signature fruit jams!

KTDC Tea County, Munnar: Easily accessible from Munnar town, it is a great dining option that serves excellent food in a grand ambiance amidst tea estates. 

Choola Multi Cuisine Restaurant. For a lake view, try this traditional dine-in experience serving Kerala cuisine. 

Halais Restaurant, Alleppey: Located in Alleppey town, it is a locally renowned dinner option for biriyanis, Yemeni, and Arabic cuisines.

Gods Own Country Kitchen, Varkala: This restaurant, which comes with the Kerala tourism tagline, is famous for its regional seafood delicacies, especially the spiced fish wrapped in banana leaves. 

ABBA Restaurant & Everest German Bakery, Varkala: Sitting on the Varkala beach cliff, it has both indoor and outdoor dining with a wide range of continental cuisine options. 

True Thomas Restaurant, Varkala: Named after the Scottish epic hero, this is an authentic Indian restaurant serving Indian delicacies prepared by local chefs using ancient family recipes.

The Best Bars in Kerala for Digital Nomads

Armoury, Fort Kochi: This is a themed resto-bar part of a colonial Inn, The Brunton Boatyard, with interior walls adorned using guns and weaponry. They serve only wine and beer.

Hotel Seagull, Fort Kochi:  The most popular dining bar in Fort Kochi has an outdoor patio overlooking the port that serves affordably priced alcohol. 

CLUBB 18 – Night Club & PUB, Fort Kochi: Offering an irresistible combination of savory starters, there is also DJ music on weekends and live music with karaoke on weekdays.

18 Degree Roof Top Bistro Sports Bar, Fort Kochi: Above the Clubb 18, this bar offers a view of the bay with good drinks and group gaming options. 

Pegs N Pints, Alleppey: This pub-style bar offers snacks, light meals, and creative cocktails specially crafted by their mixologist.

Baker's Lounge, Alleppey:: Enjoy their signature cocktails made from concoctions of fresh fruit and herbs, which you can enjoy overlooking the lagoons.

Sunken Bar, Varkala: This quirky new-age bar serves you drinks in the most dubious of places—inside a swimming pool.

WWW, Kovalam: The rooftop bar with views over the beach has a wide range of wines and cocktails.

Neera Bar, Kovalam: This is the perfect spot for pre-dinner cocktails or wine with great music to go along with it.

The Sky Bar, Kovalam: On the cliff top, it is an ideal place to spend the evenings watching sunsets and sipping single-malt whisky or Cognac.

TheBest Digital Nomad Cafes in Kerala

Kashi Art Cafe, Fort Kochi: Staying true to its name, it is a space for art and food with a great ambiance for working.

Loafer's Corner, Fort Kochi: With vintage decor, classic food choices, and cozy corners, it is perfect for spending a few hours.

Tea Tales Cafe, Munnar: In the center of Munnar town, it is the only option with a work-friendly atmosphere, where you can work and enjoy good food simultaneously.

Cafe Catamaran, Alleppey: Overseeing the Alleppey beach, this is an excellent place to work peacefully while enjoying a scenic view and delicious food.

Caffé Italiano, Varkala: The best in North Cliff, this cafe has an in-house mini library and facilities for working with a view. 

The Best Coworking Spaces in Kerala for Digital Nomads

Centre A, Kochi: This is a corporate-style coworking space with dedicated desks and meeting rooms suitable for individuals and larger groups.

Fortune Cowork, Kochi: With a bright and open plan, this coworking space is equipped with best-in-class facilities for a distraction-free work atmosphere.

Tentgram, Munnar: This is primarily a backpacking hostel with a coworking space equipped with WiFi, individual charging spot, and working tables. 

Gostops Alleppey, Alleppey: This co-living and coworking space has everything from high-speed wifi to dedicated working areas to spend your workation.

Zostel Varkala, Varkala: The beachfront backpacking hostel, has a work-friendly common space that can accommodate up to 40 people with laptops and high-speed internet.

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