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    Takamaka Cafe: Laid back beach shack at Anse Severe

    by SWFC_Fan Updated Jul 18, 2015

    We stopped briefly at Takamaka Cafe for much-needed drinks whilst walking along the coast of La Digue island in March 2015.

    This simple, yet colourful, beach shack is located behind the beach at Anse Severe, just a short walk north of the island's capital, La Passe.

    We sat at one of the shaded wooden picnic benches, beneath a thatched canopy with sand between our toes. Brightly coloured shawls, t-shirts and paintings provided the decoration.

    Takamaka Cafe has a small menu of food and drinks which is displayed on a handwritten chalk board out front. It includes soft drinks, fresh fruit juices, milkshakes, ice cream, coconuts, sandwiches, salads, fish and chips, tuna and octopus. They also serve beers (Seybrew, Eku and Guinness) at 50 Rupees (£2.50) each.

    We paid 60 Rupees (£3) for two large bottles of mineral water from the cafe's fridge.

    Takamaka Cafe, Anse Severe, La Digue Takamaka Cafe, Anse Severe, La Digue Takamaka Cafe, Anse Severe, La Digue Menu board at Takamaka Cafe, Anse Severe Mineral water at Takamaka Cafe, Anse Severe

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    Chez Jules: Fresh fruit juices...and a giant tortoise!

    by SWFC_Fan Written Jul 12, 2015

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    We stopped for drinks at Chez Jules during a day trip to La Digue island in March 2015.

    This simple thatched roof shack is located on the seafront promenade behind Anse Banane beach on the island's north-east coast.

    It serves a selection of fresh fruit juices, smoothies, coconuts, sandwiches, omelettes, salads and seafood.

    We sat inside, surrounded by tropical fruit (coconuts, bananas and watermelons) and sea shell decorations, and enjoyed our drinks while looking out to sea across to the island of Félicité which we would visit the following day.

    I had a glass of freshly squeezed lime juice ("strong" and "no sugar" in answer to the two questions that the waitress asked me) and Emma had a fresh coconut. Once she had finished drinking the coconut milk, it was hacked open with an axe to allow her to eat the flesh with a spoon. Our total bill was 120 Rupees (£6).

    Outside, Chez Jules' resident giant tortoise was happy to pose for photos as it crawled slowly along the beachside path. Both the tortoise and the cafe proved to be popular with the many passing cyclists.

    Chez Jules, Anse Banane, La Digue Chez Jules, Anse Banane, La Digue Menu at Chez Jules, Anse Banane, La Digue Freshly squeezed lime juice at Chez Jules Giant tortoise at Chez Jules, Anse Banane

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    Bakery Shop: Great value snacks in La Passe!

    by SWFC_Fan Written Apr 13, 2015

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    In a country with relatively few budget eating options, it was nice to find Bakery Shop on the island of La Digue selling good value snacks and cakes.

    Bakery Shop has been running since 1968 and is located in the heart of the island's main village, La Passe, just a short walk from the ferry jetty.

    Although it is tucked away behind the main road, it is very clearly signposted from the road.

    The friendly staff were happy to explain to us what the various savoury and sweet items were that were displayed in their glass counters. They also informed us that they now serve fresh fruit juices and invited us to return to sample them some time.

    We purchased a few snacks; a couple of samosas filled with mashed fish (and chilli), a spicy chilli pakora for me and a small meat pasty for Emma. The total bill was a mere 21 Rupees (£1.05).

    Before catching our late afternoon ferry back to Praslin, we nipped back in so that Emma could purchase a doughnut-like cake (a sort of sugary bread with raspberry sauce in it)...and I now regret not buying a slice of their tasty looking homemade banana cake!

    Great value sweet and savoury snacks in the heart of La Passe! I really wish we had had a place like this near our guesthouse in Praslin – we'd have visited every day! Highly recommended!!

    Bakery Shop, La Passe, La Digue Bakery Shop, La Passe, La Digue Bakery Shop, La Passe, La Digue Fish samosa from Bakery Shop, La Digue Chilli pakora from Bakery Shop, La Digue

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    Lanbousir: a nice beach-bar

    by globetrott Updated Aug 30, 2014

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    The Lanbousir-Bar on the beach

    On the beach Anse Source D'Argent you will find a small local restaurant and bar with a shady garden. It is quite simple but good enough to get some refreshments and relax a bit, while you are protected against the sun and the heat. This is by the way the restaurant that owns these 4 small toilet-cabins, where it is forbidden to take a shower in the toilet... In my local-customs-tips You will find some pictures and more details about some funny signposts they have printed there for their clients !

    Favorite Dish: Fresh Coconut milk was my favorite !

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    Tuna fish sandwich

    by ayesh Written Sep 17, 2002

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    After a day of physical efforts your stomach begins to protest. After you´ve handed in your bicycle again and when you´re waiting for the ferry to leave, take a minute (alright, some more time than just a minute) to enjoy a very good and hot tuna fish sandwich.
    I do not know the name of the place but when you´re standing on the pier facing the land, it´s the first restaurant (with terrace) on your right.

    Favorite Dish: It´s fresh, it´s right out of the grill and it´s full of tuna!!!!

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    Leafed hut

    by ayesh Written Sep 17, 2002

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    This is nót a special place, but (believe me) when you have just conquered the hill by bicycle in the middle of the island, then there is nothing more welcome than a nice cool drink.

    The small and low-roofed hut is quite damp (or was that my own body sweat?), but nice and shady. The stools are tree trunks, which gives the place a natural effect.

    Don´t go there around lunchtime, because there may not be any free seats left. Most tour groups stop here for lunch and completely swamp the place. Do not expect a waitress to get you any food at that time because they will not be able to handle the crowd.

    Favorite Dish: Just a nice cold Coke will do.... (maybe three of them is better....)

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    Tournesol Guest House Restaurant: Fresh seafood

    by kyoub Written May 7, 2006

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    This restaurant was on the premises of the Tournesol Guest House where we stayed.
    The food was quite food and the seafood was very fresh.

    Local restaurant
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    Patatran Village: Great lunch

    by kyoub Written Aug 13, 2004

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    We liked to ride our bikes down to this restaurant for lunch. This is where I took my husband on his birthday.
    They have good food at resonable prices.

    Good location
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