Top things to do in Cilaos

Top Choice Crêpes in Cilaos

L'Instant Plaisirs

If you're growing weary of heavy regional dishes, this cute crêperie is a godsend. It's renowned for its gourmet crêpes and galettes made from quality ingredients. The grey-and-white decor gives it a fresh, modern f…
Top Choice Bistro in Cilaos

L'Atelier des Saveurs

Well-respected chef Gregory and his wife (and sommelier) Pauline opened this very special spot on the main drag in late 2018. The emphasis is on local produce showcased in simple but extraordinary good dishes.
Museum in Cilaos

Maison de la Broderie

Entirely modernised in 2014, the Maison de la Broderie is home to an association of 30 or so local women dedicated to keeping Cilaos' embroidery tradition alive. They embroider and sell children's clothes, serviette…
Creole in Cilaos

Chez Noé

A long-standing institution, Chez Noë is almost a rite of passage in Cilaos. It churns out invigorating Creole favourites such as sausage with lentils and gratin de chouchou (choko; a green squash-like vegetable tha…
Creole in Cilaos

Les Sentiers

Come lunch and dinner, this cute case créole is alive with action. Tables spill from inside out onto a breezy terrace. Food-wise, the menu features all the Creole classics, with an emphasis on Cilaos lentils as an a…
Viewpoint in Cilaos

La Roche Merveilleuse

Head to the Marvellous Rock for an eagle-eye panorama of Cilaos. It's accessible on foot or by road. From Cilaos, take the road to Bras-Sec. The turn-off to La Roche Merveilleuse is signposted on the left after abou…
Bistro in Cilaos

Salon de Thé de l'Hôtel Tsilaosa

This delightfully peaceful venue in the Hôtel Tsilaosa's tearoom will torment the sweet-toothed with homemade cakes and pies and about 15 varieties of tea. Try the tarte à la confiture de pêche (peach jam pie) and t…
Creole in Cilaos

Le Cottage

The all-wood surrounds boast a kind of rustic charm and the dining room overlooks the Mare à Joncs. In addition to a good selection of palate-pleasing Creole dishes – the fish curry comes recommended – it serves mea…
Creole in Cilaos

La Perle du Lac

Bring an empty tum: there's no à la carte dining here, but a mean buffet featuring all the Creole classics as well as salads. It's more honest than refined, but at these prices you're unlikely to have much to compla…
Bakery in Cilaos

Boulangerie Dambreville

Ask a local where they go for the best macatias and croissants and they point to this delectable little bakery. It has a wide variety of cavity-inducing goodies, as well as excellent sandwiches made with baguettes (…