More than just a place to get your coffee fix, cafés are spots that allow you to catch up with friends or colleagues and to unwind between work and home. Plus, there is nothing like the delicious, enticing smell of brewing coffee to help you feel energised and fill you up with a sense of warmth and comfort instantly.
Whether you simply need a double shot of espresso to kickstart you day or want to linger for hours over a delicious mochaccino on a cold, rainy day, Mauritian cafés have just what you are looking for. The growing popularity of cafés in Mauritius has resulted in a number of new spots to check out around the island, making it hard for even the most decisive individual to pick one out as their favourite spot.
To help you save time and energy in picking out where to get your caffeine fix, here is a list that narrows down the cosiest and most popular cafés in Mauritius.
1. Café de la Presse
Situated in Port Louis, this cosy café is perfect for a coffee break between work shifts or catching up with friends. Its charming setting and quirky décor make for an enhanced coffee experience. Their varied menu includes a range of sandwich fillings served in either a wrap, baguette or Panini, along with a selection of pastries and hot dishes.
Open from Monday to Friday, and some Saturdays, this address could quickly become one of your favourites. Additionally, a special weekly menu with varying exotic dishes is also offered. However, because of its popularity, the café is often crowded and a reservation is therefore recommended.
2. Artisan Coffee
Freshly squeezed fruit juices, decadent milkshakes, and of course delicious croque-monsieur and croissants, among other treats, ensure a great experience at Artisan Coffee. The coffee shop’s vintage setting invites you to travel back in time and provides the perfect atmosphere to chill with your friends, spend quality time with your family, socialize with your colleagues, or even impress your coffee date.
In addition to flavoursome, freshly brewed coffee and beautiful latte designs by the passionate baristas, Artisan Coffee also offers homemade pastries such as delicious blueberry muffins, a variety of macarons and freshly baked cheese croissants.
3. Mugg & Bean
Mugg & Bean is a place where customers become regulars and regulars become friends. Your home away from home, the place where you’ll always get more and more - this is the essence of Mugg & Bean. You can taste it in the seasonally inspired menus, generous portions and bottomless drinks.
Their coffee credentials only feature the best coffees from around the world, sourced and prepared by experts and their cakes are freshly baked, made from scratch and enjoyed in generous slices. The menu ranges from trusted classics to innovative dishes inspired by world food trends. So, whatever you’re in the mood for, an old favourite or something different, you’re sure to find it here.
Miss Daisy Bistrot is a cosy little café in the heart of the busy town of Rose Hill. It is one of the unmissable spots for coffee lovers on the island. The charming place welcomes visitors for coffee breaks and lunch with a delicious à la carte menu.
Additionally, a separate daily menu featuring a selection of tasty dishes each day at attractive prices is also offered. Although ideal for satisfying spontaneous cravings, reservations are recommended since the place has a limited number of seats and usually gets crowded.
5. Café LUX*
At Café LUX*, it is believed that great coffee is a must, not a luxury. Cool and trendy, it’s a laid-back spot to catch up with friends and perfect for a light lunch with complimentary WiFi on the go, coupled with a focus on home-made fresh products.
To enhance the pleasant experiences of guests, the café offers you the chance to request specific latte art. Reflecting on their commitment to innovation, the specialist baristas keep up to date with all the latest trends and techniques through training – including Cold Press, Pour Overs and Nitro coffee.
6. Vida è Caffè
'Vida e Caffè' is Portuguese for 'life and coffee' – and that's just what the café is about: making life better, one authentic espresso-based café at a time. Inspired by the street cafés of Portugal, infused with the vivacious energy of the people of Africa, and blended together in a place that inspires the soul, they infuse passion in everything they do, especially their coffee.
The cafés are designed for comfort, convenience and consistency, with an attitude that exudes creativity where you always feel inspired, be it from the captivating smell of freshly-baked pastries or the exquisite taste of the carefully blended signature Estrela coffee, awakening the soul.