One of the not-to-be-missed things on your Mauritius holiday list should be a visit to the lovely Pamplemousses Gardens (or to give them their proper name, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens).
But don’t worry, everyone still refers to them as the Pamplemousses Gardens.
When I lived in Mauritius and used to visit the gardens with my children, picnics were the order of the day, since there wasn’t anywhere to eat.
A 2 minute walk from the main entrance of the Gardens, located in a pretty terraced house, is a little café. I went there last month with a girlfriend, and since it was a year since we had met, we talked and talked and then some. All the other lunchtime clients left, there were just the 2 of us chatting away, but the staff couldn’t have been sweeter. They left us alone, with no hint of hurrying us along.
What more do you want from a little village café ?