We stopped in for take-away pizza (margarita) on our first day. Better than the Lobster Bay pizza on Praslin and priced fine at 150scr ($10.50). Enough for us to split with two pieces leftover. Not memorable but we took notes of a bunch of other savory and sweet options for a return trip. A couple days later, I returned to pick up a coffee swiss roll and carrot cake slice, both were fine but a little light for our tastes.
Takeaway prices were significantly cheaper than eat-in pricing (Octopus 400>250; Chicken 350>150) Also, the menu board near main street didn’t have any prices, just a person standing next to it to ask questions? A bit odd. The food though was delicious. I had one piece of tough octopus but the rest was tender and wonderfully spicy. Eric was just as pleased with his chicken. The lentils and rice both tasted of cardamom and the sweet potato(?) and onion mix was also good. Recommended.
La Repaire Restaurant
Riding past this hotel after our afternoon supermarket run we decided to try it for dinner, and were able to call for reservations from our apartment. The outdoor seating area is in a beautiful garden but there was no airflow so by the end of our meal we were sweaty (again). Eric ordered the La Digue Sunset (passionfruit, grenadine, and rum) and I had a glass of Merlot. We split the prosciutto pizza which was actually ham (but good)! The crust was very tasty, wood fired, and it was easily the best pizza we had in the Seychelles. Overall, a very good meal but I would insist on being under a fan next time.
An unassuming takeaway place located in the waiting area for tours from the jetty. We ordered one pork noodle and it easily fed both of us for lunch. Great flavor and for 75scr ($5.25) it was a great deal. Not sure about the opening hours as the place was shuttered at 1pm on Saturday (the day we caught our ferry).
Eric stopped here on his way back from the southern beaches for a ham omelet and an orange fanta (so refreshing after the heat). The ladies there seemed rather disinterested but eventually took my order. They are known for their coconut cheesecake – it had a texture like a denser cool whip, with a lovely coconut and nut crust. Good, but pricey at 100scr ($7).
On our last night in La Digue, the housekeeper for O’Soliel Chalet offered to prepare dinner for us. A whole grilled fish, lentils and rice for 400scr ($28). It was delicious! The fish was so tender and the skin had a lovely spice rub with citrus notes. The lentils were the best side we had on the trip and the rice was perfectly cooked and fluffy. I ate the leftovers for breakfast the next morning.
La Digue Supermarket
The largest market on the island, with the best selection of wine. However, the prices for regular goods were higher than the Farish Family Mart. We found a bottle of Chenin Blanc from RSA for 150src ($10.50) and a cremant from France for 225src ($16), and also picked up pineapple juice and chocolate wafer cookies. We returned two days later for the same bubbles. The shop was fairly busy and the same clerk was unfriendly this time and requested we pay by cash. I insisted and she reluctantly took out the card machine.
Farish Family Mart
This market has a good location a few blocks south of the ferry harbour, tucked away behind a school. We found the prices to be pretty good, and they had a variety of items. We got milk, juice, granola, cough drops, peanut butter, and peanuts here. Note that they don’t sell alcohol though. Always busy but the staff is nice enough.