Breakfast for me is quite possibly my favourite meal of the day! So I thought I’d take a look at some individual hotels in Mauritius and see what culinary delights they started their days with…
Breakfast here is a beautiful setting in their French inspired restaurant, Beau Champ, where we sat out on the deck with tables around the edge so you can watch the tropical fish swimming below, we literally felt like we were sat above the cast of Finding Nemo! Alternatively, if you didn’t want to leave the comforts of your pool villa, you could order breakfast to your villa for a small extra charge. This is ideal for families so that the children (or adults) can lounge around and eat in their pyjamas
There are several local Mauritian specialities such as sea urchin scrambled egg and mangrove crab benedict. On the al a carte menu they have street food favourites such as a NY morning toasted bagel or an Indian Pav Bhaji.
The buffet is all very well presented, I really liked that the cheese & meats were in the wine cellar and then you walked through to a little boulangerie in the back of the kitchen so you can see the action first hand.
Live cooking station that changes food every day so you could have French inspired dishes one day and then Chinese the next.
Why not have this view when having breakfast from your villa
This is a gorgeous setting located in the stylish L’Archipel restaurant overlooking the pool and the beach giving a real sense of calm whilst enjoying your morning coffee.
Breakfast here is a buffet style with lots of choice, what stood out to me mainly was the lovely fresh tropical fruit. There is also a chef making omelettes and eggs to order.
For a refreshing morning kick and getting ready to hydrate yourself for the day, why not try some local coconut water.
The staff here are really friendly, who literally cannot do enough for you!
This was one of my personal favourites when it comes to breakfast!! What really set it apart was that there are so many options and everything was very well presented.
The hotel are really aware of the fact that people can have allergies and intollerances to certain types of food, and not only is everything labeled very clearly but there was a whole separate area for special dietary requirements such as gluten free foods such as bread and pastries, and then dairy free milks. They also cater for all types of tastes and have dishes such as curry and congee.
The St Regis really does pay a lot of attention to detail, for example the warmed croissants & pain au chocolates. Also all the small accompaniments such as pesto next to the egg station can cater for all different palates. They even had 9 different types of sugar!
Not only is there a buffet but there is also an Al a carte menu including classic dishes such as Salmon Eggs Benedict.
Breakfast is at Annabella’s which is set in a lovely open space. Considering the size of the hotel, you don’t feel like it’s overrun with tables and people. It has a classic, elegant setting giving a 1920’s feel with the decor and with Frank Sinatra playing in the background.
My favourite thing here was the Fresh juice station where you can choose which fruit & vegetables you’d like for a healthy start to your day.
There is a classic egg station which is part of the interactive kitchen, which lets you help yourself to the hot food served in copper pans. Not only can you have juice and eggs to order but also pancakes. Everything here is very nicely presented.
There is also the option for soya milk if you prefer it. The hotel also caters for different tastes again, and also has congee to offer.
A lovely final touch at breakfast here is an old fashioned rolled up printed newspaper.