Nestled in the small village of Vanilla House, the restaurant Vanilla Cafe immediately delights us with its natural and relaxing environment. We are directly greeted by an employee of the restaurant who offers us a table for 3 (Oh yes I forgot to mention that we were with Luana today!) located in the middle of the courtyard filled with vegetation and surrounded by open buildings built of wood and metal sheetsWe find the menu to be simple and to the point. The dishes are reasonably priced (approximately Rs 250 and Rs 500) for main courses and in around Rs 150 for desserts.

We each order: salad for Luana, shrimp curry for Manon and a Hamburger for me. The wait is very short and we are all delighted with our choices!


After having relaxed during this appetizing meal and now feeling revitalised, we decide to explore a bit more of this property which offers a lounge area consisting of a fully equipped library, a bar, a children's corner with board games as well as a shop and a reservation's desk to book activities (guided tours, trekking, bike rentals ..). Manon then goes on a personal guided tour with the village director who shows her the accommodation on offer and a few more hidden gems found in the village.

Before leaving this little peaceful haven, we visit the souvenir / gift shop that offers a wide variety of natural products at very reasonable prices.

Our lunch visit to Vanilla Cafe was a real pleasure, located a stone's throw from the road, the village plunges us directly into a natural and relaxing universe. The place is perfect for couples who want to stay a few days to visit in the south-west of the island or for people who, like us, wish to enjoy a good meal in a pleasant atmosphere.

We will return for sure!

Vincent S.

Niché dans le petit village de Vanilla House, le restaurant Vanilla Café nous enchante tout de suite par son environnement naturel et relaxant. Nous sommes directement accueillis par un employé du restaurant sur place qui nous propose une table pour 3 (Ah oui j’ai oublié de préciser que nous étions avec Luana ce jour-ci !) située au milieu du grand carré de verdure et entourés par des bâtiments ouverts faits de bois et de tôles.

La carte est simple et efficace, les plats sont dans une fourchette de prix raisonnable (entre Rs 250 et Rs 500 environ) pour les plats et comptez environ Rs 150 pour un dessert mais nous devons faire un choix ! Nous commandons donc chacun notre plat : salade pour Luana, curry de crevettes pour Manon et Hamburger pour moi. L’attente est très brève et nous sommes tous ravis en goûtant les mets que nous avons choisis !