Traditional Sweets



Goa’s best known bakery for authentic Goan Traditional sweets since 1963. Specializing in delicacies such as dodol, doce, Bebinca,Pinagr (Pinaca),bolinhas,boll and much more.

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How it started

OUR Story

The brand Simonia’s is founded by Joao Cardozo along with his late mother Simonia Ritinha Cardozo in the year 1963. The business started as St. Francis Bakery named after the patron Saint of Goa St. Francis Xavier.

After starting his career in the New Persian bakery in Bombay as a bakery helper to mastering the skills of baking at Bastani bakery, Joao Cardozo then headed back to Goa to establish his own bakery.

The Bakery was set up in Saipem in the year 1963 with production starting 1st Jan 1964. Initially, the production was done 4 days a week with 2 days reserved for the supply of baked goods all across Goa. With the growing business, the first store was opened at the Mapusa market.

Goan delicacies were added later which propelled the business to the next level and helped to establish the brand Simonia’s for authentic Goan sweets.

With a presence in Mapusa, Candolim, Porvorim, and the production unit based at Saipem, Simonia’s is now poised to take the business to the next frontier with its online presence.

“  Perseverance, Patience & Passion are the 3 P’S that drive our business ”

Joao de Deus Cardozo


  1. 1963 – The founding year of Simonia’s

  2. 1964 – 1st Jan 1964 baking started at the Saipem bakery.

  3. 1968 – The Bakery products were soon supplied all over Goa.

  4. 1969 – The first shop opens in Mapusa, Bardez Goa.

  5. 1972 – Introduced Goan sweets in the portfolio.

  6. 1974 – Expansion of Mapusa store with the addition of a new shop.

  7. 1980 – Introduction of machinery into the baking process.

  8. 1984 – Founder Simonia Ritinha Cardozo expires.

  9. 1988 – Simonia celebrates 25 years of existence.

  10. 1990 – Expansion of Business.

  11. 1994 – Mapusa store completes 25 years of existence.

  12. 2001 – Bakery shifted to new modern premises

  13. 2004 – New bakery products were introduced in the portfolio.

  14. 2011 – Simonia opens new store in Porvorim.

  15. 2013 – Simonia’s Bakery completes 50 years.

  16. 2019 – Mapusa store celebrates its Golden jubilee.

  17. 2020 – Simonia’s, gets on the digital front.