A taste of life

Mozambican, Portuguese, African and Mediterranean culinary influences are all carefully crafted by Cardoso’s team of international chefs to create deliciously fresh, bursting with flavour, excitingly colourful dishes. From your first espresso of the day to sipping sundowners at Bar Pôr do Sol, you’ll find that the Cardoso team is passionate about the good things in life.


The hotel offers a variety of dining opportunities with the famous Fiamma Restaurant at the top of places to eat for travellers to Maputo. This restaurant offers everything from a sumptuous Sunday buffet breakfast to especially designed menus for important evening meetings and special occasions. Dishes include international and Mozambican favourites and are complemented by an excellent wine menu.

A toast!

Enjoy a quiet drink with friends in this wonderfully ambient bar or watch the sun set over Maputo Bay from the bar’s own terrace.

Treat yourself

Espretto is situated in the beautifully restored Parque do Professors, next to the hotel. Nothing beats a great cup of coffee. From the hot beverages we serve at breakfast to the espresso we serve in the lounge to the take-away cappuccino served in the Espretto Coffee Shop, you can be confident that every cup is prepared with the same dedication and commitment to Africa.

Espretto is Lonrho Hotels’ coffee brand and the coffee beans used in our blends and in the coffee shops have been specially sourced from throughout Africa. Coffee is one of Africa’s most celebrated exports, yet too often the bean is mixed with other origins and the farmer who lovingly grew the bean receives very little reward from their labour. Espretto is different, by working through a fully transparent and integrated chain of supply; each Espretto coffee arrives in your cup with an origin, grading and recognisable flavour. The Espretto range of beverages are available any time and wherever you are in Hotel Cardoso.

We trust you’ll enjoy Espretto and share in our passion for true African coffees, teas and hot chocolate. The park is an ideal setting for children’s parties and other outdoor events. Our Food and Beverage Department would be delighted to assist you in catering for an event in this setting.
A toast!