The Ten Best Cafés in Barbados and Where to Find Them
Barbados is well-known for its beautiful white sand beaches, azure seas, warm sun and amazing culture, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most popular holiday locations in the Caribbean, drawing around 600,000 visitors annually.
However, one thing that probably doesn’t spring to mind when you think of this island paradise is its fantastic café scene.
Bajan culture has food, family and socialising at its heart and the many cafés found throughout Barbados perfectly encompass these values.
With this in mind, we’ve found the ten best cafés in Barbados according to TripAdvisor and where to find them.
This small café has been voted the best spot in Barbados and it’s easy to see why.
With generous portions, delicious food and reasonable prices, this café is definitely one to visit on the island. If you’re heading for breakfast, we recommend the sweet cinnamon French toast washed down with a coffee and the grilled catch of the day makes a perfect lunchtime treat.
Where: St. Lawrence Gap
This family-run café has been a hit with tourists and locals alike since it opened and is a great choice for those looking for some real soul food.
Specialising in excellent paninis and toasties as well as fresh waffles, you’ll definitely come away with a smile on your face. With great customer service, generous portions and a great choice of vegetarian and gluten-free options, no wonder it has the word ‘bliss’ in its name.
Where: St. Lawrence Gap
This laidback, rustic café is ideal for those wanting to chill out in true Barbadian style, overlooking the ocean and watching the local fishermen come and go.
On the breakfast menu, you’ll find the typical eggs, bacon, and sausage, as well as frittatas, fruit salads and omelettes, while lunch sees a great selection of sandwiches and wraps to choose from. You can also pop in for dinner, with a delicious evening menu comprising of local seafood.
This café offers the chance to take in a historical attraction while enjoying your morning coffee, as the building is situated on the site of the George Washington House.
Sharing its home with one of America’s founding fathers, you’ll find plenty on the menu to keep you satisfied. From fruit bowls and smoothies for those on a health kick to decadent chocolate cake and French toast, you can also rest safe in the knowledge that the owners are committed to the environment, using no disposable plastic in the café’s running.
Since opening back in December 2010, this café has been a firm favourite with those on the island and has received consistently great reviews, opening a second location in 2014.
Serving food all day and live music on tapas night, there’s something for everyone on the varied menu. Breakfast sees a great choice of dishes from a Full English to granola and crepes, while lunch varies from light bites through to Danish open sandwiches, which can be washed down with freshly squeezed local fruit juice.
Where: Holetown or Mt. Steadfast
It’s a well-known fact that we all tend to indulge a bit more on holiday than we would do normally, so this café is the perfect antidote.
Specialising in locally sourced raw food and drink, you can relax on the sea view veranda and enjoy your food guilt-free. You can opt for delicious smoothies and healthy bowls or the more traditional options, including eggs benedict, bagels, wraps and omelettes, many of which can be made vegan or gluten-free.
This café has evolved from a high-end deli shop into a foodie heaven, offering a huge variety of dishes and expanding to another location in recent years.
Using many of their homemade ingredients, you can find healthy options of quinoa bowls and salads sitting side by side with indulgent waffles and generous sandwiches, so there’s bound to be something for everyone. Relish also offers one of the best varieties of Bajan cuisine, including curries, rotis and flying fish.
Where: Holetown or Warrens
This small, rustic café is a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy some simple, tasty food in a relaxed atmosphere.
It has a wide selection of breakfast dishes, from salmon and cream cheese bagels to eggs on toast and pancakes, while lunch fare offers everything from pizza to homemade sandwiches. If you’re wanting something a bit more local, the Caribbean soup is highly recommended, while the decadent array of cakes and pastries should not be missed!
This popular café is well loved amongst locals and tourists alike, attracting lots of customers to its bustling interior.
Serving full breakfasts, fresh fruit salads, pancakes and more for the morning menu, as well as classic sandwiches, fresh quiche, pies and local seafood, amongst others for lunch, but the highlight of this cafe has to be its selection of cakes and pastries. From fresh pain au chocolate to eclairs and mousse cake, there’s something for everyone.
This beachside café is perfect for those looking for a chilled out atmosphere and great, local food.
Unlike many other cafés on the island, Sand Dollar has more of an emphasis on Bajan food, serving up delicious Barbadian cuisine. Some of the menu choices include Bajan cutters with jerk seasoning, jerk chicken pasta, and a Bajan breakfast, although you can also find more traditional fare, including a classic chip butty!
Where: St Lawrence Gap
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