When one thinks of Mauritius, images of beaches, lagoons, reefs, beautiful woods, and historical sites spring to mind. However, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.
Mauritius has an abundance of cafes and tea businesses, despite its small size. In fact, both tea and coffee are absolute staples in the Mauritian diet, with most residents admitting that they can't get through a day at work without a steaming cup of local tea to give them a boost. As a result, there are several roadside shops known as 'tea hotels' that offer up cups of extra-strong tea and coffee alongside the fried treats that are so popular with both tourists and residents. If a roadside stall isn't your thing, don't worry. There's little doubt that everywhere you go in Mauritius, you'll find a cozy little coffee shop where you can rest and replenish yourself.
Continue reading to discover 12 fantastic places to catch up and unwind over a warm coffee and snacks:
Vida E Café is known for its lively and vibrant environment and is located in Bagatelle, Mauritius' main mall. This café is recognized for its healthful wraps and salads, as well as its friendly baristas. This is also one of the few places in Mauritius where you can have a pumpkin spice latte all year! Other popular menu items are the vanilla latte and the Frio smoothies. Every Friday, Vida E Café offers a unique package deal in which you may buy two flavored Frios for the price of one.
With spacious dining room-style tables, this café provides the ideal setting for relaxing or working on your laptop while sipping your favorite beverage. Every day, they prepare fresh muffins, croissants, and baguettes.
Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM
The SSR International Airport branch is open 24 hours a day, daily.
Best known for: Variety of coffee and desserts
Location: Victoria 1840, Victoria Road, Trou d'eau Douce
Timings: Monday to Saturday - 07:30 PM to 01:00 AM
Sunday - Closed
Best known for a modern twist on traditional food items and excellent customer service.
Timings: Monday to Friday - 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM, Saturday - 09:300 AM - 03:00 PM
Sunday - Closed
Timings: Monday to Friday - 07:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday - 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Timings: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Sunday - Closed
Best known for: Variety of coffee and dessert options.
This café readily distinguishes itself from the others in Mauritius by offering refreshing drinks, tasty food, and delightful customer service. The Segafredo Zanetti café offers good value for money and an informal atmosphere, with a huge selection of paninis, salads, sandwiches, milkshakes, coffee, and more. The café is well-known for its coffee, which many consider to be the best in all of Mauritius. It also includes outside seats with a beautiful view of the river.
Location: Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis
Timings: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Sunday - Closed
Best known for: Varieties of cold and hot coffee
This café, which is surrounded by mountains, is well renowned for its breakfast and lunch selections. It is well-known for serving American-style large amounts of tasty food at a reasonable price, along with hot and cold beverages. The menu features burgers, paninis, pasta, omelets, quesadillas, and more from American and international cuisines. You will also appreciate the warm encounters with the local hosts and the superb customer service.Location: Royal Road, Case Noyal, La Gaulette, Mauritius
Timings: Monday to Friday - 07:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday - Closed
Best known for: Variety of breakfast and lunch items
This South African café is located in the sunny settlement of Moka, just after the university town of Reduit. However, a cup of native tea, as well as other international beverages, can be enjoyed there. Darjeeling teas are available in a variety of flavors, including oolong, white, green, and black. A variety of coffees are also offered. However, this cafe is well-known for its delectable range of handcrafted cakes and pastries.
In fact, enormous chocolate chip or blueberry muffins are one of Mugg and Bean's specialties.
Location: Circle Square Forbach, Mapou, Mauritius
Timings: Monday to Thursday & Saturday: 08:00 AM ? 5:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 08:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Best known for: the Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine
12. Au Double V Cafe Ltee
The Au Double V Cafe Ltee in Grand Bay is a modest, homey hidden gem that serves delectable French cakes, desserts, and nibbles. This quiet café, owned by a Franco-Mauritian couple, is also a terrific location for tea and coffee enthusiasts to come. The café and its proprietor are frequently recommended for their warm atmosphere and friendly customer service, and it is a site that will entice you to return after your first visit.
Location: 7 Route Royale, Espace Ocean 1er Stage, Grand Baie
Best known for: Assorted selection of desserts.