The Sunset Café & Trattoria restaurant, is the place you want to go for brunch on a bright sunny day. Located in the heart of Grand Baie along Sunset Boulevard, hidden behind the shops, the view instantly says vacay. Many people in Mauritius choose Grand Baie as their weekend staycation! It’s one of the parts of Mauritius where the weather is 99.9% of the time summer-y! Imagine blue skies, sunshine, flip flops, shorts and sunglasses – that’s the dress code for Grand Baie. The sunset Café & Trattoria restaurant is a good representation of that feel-good summer vibe. Sip on a cocktail with a delicious brunch in front of a bright blue and turquoise ocean and islander boats anchored swaying with the waves.
Having a place like the Sunset Café & Trattoria is a must in Grand Baie, to be able to make the most of the beautiful weather and view. As you arrive, a casual, simple & neat set up awaits you, but the first thing you see is the view you’ll get to enjoy during your meal there. With light music in the background and the rhythmic waves washing in and out of the seashore, all worries melt away. The restaurant was quite busy when we arrived, which made the atmosphere lively and very family friendly.
The menu at the Sunset Café & Trattoria restaurant is extensive, from breakfast/brunch options, to hot dishes like steak, or easy lunches like a pizza or panini. Since there were five us, we were able to try quite a few of the dishes. We had the omelette, which was bigger than we thought accompanied by fries, satisfyingly filling. The omelette we ordered had tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, ham and chilli.
The Marlin panini was decent however slightly dry, and the bread was slightly too hick over-powering what’s inside the panini. This one was the only dish that fell a little short of what we would have liked. On the other hand, the tenderloin steak was delicious with the mushroom and truffle sauce. The sauce was flavourful and the meat perfectly cooked that was a nice surprise and especially for the price.