Cool little bodega (wine bar) with a series of small low-lit rooms, graffitied walls and excellent Caribbean fare prepared by the owner from Guadeloupe. Daily specials are written out on a board; don't miss the brus…
Known to locals as Vou, after the friendly owner, this cool little basement bar plastered with old jazz posters attracts an older crowd. Big-name local musicians play jazz late on Friday nights.
Bistrolike restaurant with sidewalk tables on the waterfront, where the French owner conjures up a mix of European and Capeverdian specialities using prime local products. Start with the goat cheese beignets (pastri…
The least touristy most downhome place to eat in town, this low-key eatery with a streetside verandah serves delicious homemade food, like cachupa (beans and corn mixed fish or meat; preorder it), fish stews and tu…
This one-room museum has a small collection of traditional Cape Verdean artefacts and a few treasures hauled up from the many sunken ships. An occasional temporary exhibit focuses on a theme.
For the best pastries in town, head to this busy place. You can eat in or take your delicately wrapped treat away with you. There's another branch in Achada Santo António.
This seafront spot with a large pink interior is where locals come for a good meal paired with eager service. The extensive menu features lots of fish and shellfish. Located on the road to Prainha, in Chã d'Areia.
French-run Alto Mira serves up tasty wood-fired pizzas as well as a few fish dishes plus Fogo wines. The Mediterranean courtyard setting is pleasant.
Inside the old customs house, the cultural centre houses changing exhibitions of local arts and culture and has a great little shop selling local crafts, music and books.
This cosy cafe, under a straw roof inside the courtyard of the Alliance Française, serves good-value lunch specials as well as a range of cakes and pastries.