Restaurants

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 andgalettes made from quality ingredients. The grey-and-white decor gives it a fresh, modern fe…
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…
Creole in Cilaos

Chez Noë

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

Chez Luçay

This outfit gets kudos for its expansive menu that will satisfy even the pickiest eater. Choosing the main course is a real nail-biter – should it be deer stew, lamb shank or pork in oyster sauce? Save a cranny for …
Creole in Cilaos

Le Cottage

The all-wood surrounds boast a kind of rustic charm and the dining room overlooks the Mare à Joncs (reserve a table near the windows). In addition to a good selection of palate-pleasing Creole dishes, it serves meat…
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. It's more honest than refined, but at these prices you're unlikely to have much to complain about. There's …
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), the …
Creole in Cilaos

Le Petit Randonneur

A favourite haunt of hungry walkers, this family-run restaurant serves up hearty local dishes such as smoked sausages and curries, as well as moderately priced plats du jour (daily specials) and crêpes, best enjoyed…
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 (…
Creole in Cilaos

Le Platane

The most eclectic menu in town. Here you can wrap your mandibles around salads, pasta, meat and fish dishes as well as carris, but skip the unexceptional pizzas.