01 Mar Unique cafés and restaurants on the island of Mauritius
Street food is THE best place to find great local food in Mauritius. However, everyone may not be completely into the concept of eating standing up on the street, so here are some places that you may be into.
You’re in Mauritius and on the lookout for unique cafés and restaurants? Or maybe you want to plan out your upcoming holidays on Paradise Island? Anyhow, we’ve got your back! Here’s our collection of places to be.
Unique Cafés in Mauritius
Chelsea’s Cup n’ Cake – Curepipe
As elegant as it is sweet, Chelsea’s Cup n’ Cake is a dessert café located in Arcade Currimjee, Curepipe. It is the perfect place to go with friends and family for good coffee and decadent desserts. Their selection includes cupcakes, cheesecakes (baked and non-baked), Red Velvet cakes, muffins, and doughnuts. This place is a must for pastry lovers. They have a selection of lunch foods as well: wraps, toasted sandwiches, salads, burgers and mini pizzas.
Café Littéraire – Port-Louis
The perfect place to go for a warm cuppa, fine cuisine and a good French book! The Café Littéraire is a conceptual café where the love of literature joins that of food. Those who are on the lookout for an original setting to have lunch, or coffee with a buddy will enjoy this place. On the menu are salads, risotto, venison curry, savoury pies, and exquisite desserts. The Café Littéraire is located in Port-Louis, L’Artelier, 12 rue Saint Louis.
Distinctive Mauritian restaurants
Izumi – Port Chambly
Genuine, melt-in-your-mouth Japanese food is hard to find in Mauritius. Izumi will satisfy your sushi and Teppanyaki cravings. As the Japanese would say, Itadakimasu! An ideal place for social dining. The fact that it is located in the Riviera-like region of Port Chambly adds to the magic. It is advised to book in advance if you wish to eat there, as tables can be reserved for the attached hotel’s guests.
Château Mon Désir – Balaclava
The Château Mon Désir has got to be one of the most, if not the most prestigious fine dining restaurants in Mauritius. This “à la carte” culinary institution is found on the estate of the Maritim Hotel. The Château Mon Désir is the perfect place for a romantic dinner with your soulmate. Its Mediterranean cuisine is subtly heightened with elements of Mauritian flavours, and the blissful setting adds to the overall experience. This place is truly a pearl of Mauritian cuisine.
Eat with Fingers – Grand Baie
This is the only entirely vegan place in Mauritius. Located on Chemin Vingt Pieds in Grand Baie, the place is warm and cosy, just like the owners. Housemade and healthy food, available for take away to eat on the beach, the place is suitable for lactose and gluten intolerant as well.