Case Café Mindelo is located in the center of Mindelo in front of the famous Marina Mindelo. When looking at the front of Casa Café Mindelo, you get a curious feeling which definitely invites you for further inspection.
On closer inspection you will find a restaurant with an open ambiance, a definite own style which makes it a good place for a small drink, to meet some people or even work for a couple of hours. During the day it’s never crowded, but it’s gets crowded around dinner time. And this immediately discloses that it’s mainly visited by tourists. Because in this country like Brasil, lunch is more important than dinner. Because of the free wifi you will find a lot of tourists and people unfortunately looking at their phone. If you need fast and free WiFi, then this is a great spot, but personally we are a little bit disappointed. This due the fact that almost 45% of the people were just occupied with their phone with their heads down (Yes…we calculated it every time).
In the evening Casa Café Mindelo has live music from 8 until 10 pm. The service is good and the food is average. We noticed that some of the menu items are double the price. This for example is not the best place for local food, but they charge twice as much as other places with better food.
Hence, due to the ambiance, free WiFi and proactive service, we think that this is a popular place for tourists who are not looking for the best local spots, but just want to have decent food, a nice atmosphere and WiFi to send their pictures to their family.