Restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in Mindelo

Casa Cafe Mindelo

Near the waterfront, this buzzing place serves up some of the best cooking in town amid chunky wooden tables and industrial light fixtures, with traditional artwork adorning the walls. The chalkboard menu lists chan…
International in Mindelo

Nautilus

Near the waterfront, Nautilus has an open-air courtyard with a sizzling grill where you can get tasty plates of char-grilled tuna, grouper, octopus, chicken and filet mignon, along with cachupa, arroz de marisco (se…
Cafeteria in Mindelo

La Pergola

This cosy cafe, under a straw roof inside the courtyard of the Alliance Française, has delicious salads, pastas and mixed seafood plates, plus tempting cakes and pastries. It's also a fine anytime spot for coffee or…
Seafood in Mindelo

Chave d’Ouro

This old-fashioned 2nd-floor restaurant hasn't changed in decades. The menu has good-value classics such as cachupa (beans and corn mixed with fish or meat) and feijoada (bean stew with pork or seafood; both CVE450)…
International in Mindelo

Kalimba Beach Club

Out on Prainha Laginha, a 15-minute walk from the centre, Kalimba is a great spot for a sundowner. The open-sided deck perched over the sand offers fine views of the turquoise waters and Mt Cara beyond. Aside from d…
Pizza in Mindelo

Bella Napoli

Catch a taxi to the low-income Ribeira Bote neighbourhood for Mindelo's best pizza inside the basement of a family home. This word-of-mouth pizzeria run by an Italian from Naples has colourful wall decorations, good…
Italian in Mindelo

Burgo Napolitano

Across from Laginha beach, Burgo serves up some of Mindelo's best pizzas (which are cooked in a wood-burning oven). It has a vaguely upscale vibe, and its floor-to-ceiling windows and location up a flight a steps al…
International in Mindelo

O Cocktail

This open-air terrace restaurant perched above the street has a wide-ranging menu, from pizzas and burgers to grilled fish and some vegetarian options. It has live music from Thursday to Sunday, kicking off at 8.30p…
Cafe in Mindelo

Pastelaria Morabeza

A buzzing little cafe, Morabeza is a fine spot for pastries (like the Portuguese pastel de nata), espressos and a bit of people-watching (plus there's wi-fi). There are several outdoor tables in front.
Supermarket in Mindelo

Fragata

One of several handy Fragata supermarkets in the centre. This one is particularly well stocked.