Articles and Reviews

Read more about Bodega and our proprietor Vandana Naik. - Set around a sunny courtyard and serving up some of the best espresso in town

Planet Goa - The Daily Special - She’s a terrific cook, a successful restaurateur, and a fabulous raconteur. Meet the very unusual Chef Vandana Naik.

Goa Streets, Sept 2015 - A Chef’s Kitchen is Not a Democracy… It’s a Dictatorship!

What' - What Chefs Eat: Vandana Naik - Everyone familiar with the wildly loved Red Velvet Cupcakes and other delicious desserts at Café Bodega know Chef Vandana, or Vandu as she is called closer home.

Verve magazine - Go Goa Gone! - After just a few bites, I join a long list of Vandana admirers – including Aretha Franklin, the Dalai Lama, George Clooney, Anna Wintour, George Bush, Beyoncé, and Mariah Carey – in praising Vandana’s cooking and baking skills. 

LiveMint, August 2015 In the sunny courtyard of the Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts, Bodega is quiet, welcoming and open through the day.