Emba Filao – Breakfast at Le Morne

We woke up with the plan to leave the apartment early, grab some breakfast and then go to our kite surfing lesson. The first place we tried (being Sunday) was closed, then we remembered a restaurant on the public beach in Le Morne, which was perfect as that’s where we were going for our kite surfing lesson. We pulled in, it was very quiet, seemed as if they had just opened.  Their menu is on a blackboard and you have to order your meal in the front and the waiter will bring it for you. They had all sorts, they have breakfasts, combo meals and curries. We could only have breakfast as the other menu was only available from 11am. So we did. Perfect.

We chose pack (combo) No. 2

2 Fried Eggs

2 Chicken Sausages

1 Small Grilled Tomato

Toast (4 slices each)

Pineapple Jam

Cheese

Orange Juice

Coffee

We enjoyed our meal in the lovely outdoor space looking out at the sea. Tasty and filling, I once again ate too much but just couldn’t help myself. We will definitely go back, the food was good, the value for money was good and Le Morne is just too beautiful, so where better to have some brekkies.

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The Beach Party!

So our new friends had invited us to a beach party for their buddies birthday. We umm-ed and arr-ed about it and whether we were going to go or not. But our new friends insisted we come and were not letting us go home. We were exhausted, our bodies were sore but our friends were so excited for us to come that how could we not. We reached the public beach between the hotels on Royal Road in Flic en Flac, we parked the car and were lead through the forest of casuarina trees, where we found people setting up DJ equipment, getting the braai ready, making a fire and the cakes and booze were placed on the table ready to go.

It really was something we had never experienced as here, in Mauritius it is allowed, you’re allowed to have a good time and a few drinks on the beach with your mates, you’re allowed to set up a camp site and go camping for a weekend with your family. Where as in South Africa it is definitely not allowed so this was all new. We met some interesting characters, a guy named Danny for invited us to stay at his home in Vacoas, a really drunk elderly-ish man named Jake who couldn’t speak much english and just kept asking us if we like Mauritius and if we like to Sega. Both these guys couldn’t be happier to share there booze, Danny would come with another glass of rum and juice and Jake with another beer (have no idea where he was getting these beers from).

Whilst we were meeting new face, others were plying traditional music, singing and dancing. Was really cool, we stood around the fire chatting to all these new faces. We chatted to a guy named James, he is a French Mauritian and because he was talking to us, everyone who didn’t know him automatically assumed he was a tourist. Really good guy.

The DJ-ing started, the food was being passed around and people were just having a great time. It was around midnight when we were physically exhausted and need to sleep. Our hosts didn’t want us to leave but we had to as we had a full day planned for the next day. But just as sad they were that we were going, they were so pleased that we came.

Was an experience to remember, so awesome! A real beach party, not by the hotels-by the locals!!!

Thank you guys! (you know who you are) It was Awesome!

Standing around the fire