Coffee Shops and Cafés
Gourmet coffee, coffee drinks, smoothies, ice cream, and sandwiches are served at D’ Best Cup (Trellis Bay, 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Tues.–Sat., $3–7). The coffee here is excellent, and you can enjoy it seated on the inviting and shady patio.
The Trellis Bay Cybercafé (Trellis Bay, 284/495-2447, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., $5–12) attracts windsurfers, artists, and those hungry for the fruit juice smoothies and Caribbean-inspired lunch and breakfast dishes on offer. Breakfast is served all day, and lunch includes sandwiches, rotis, and seafood dishes. Try the appropriately named “awesome sandwich” of mahimahi, vegetables, and tasty sauce on whole wheat. The atmosphere is low-key; seating ranges from picnic tables to comfy couches, and a never-ending loop of groovy chill-out music immediately takes the edge off. The food here is consistently good, and there’s an Internet café on the premises.
De Loose Mongoose (Trellis Bay, 284/495-2303, 8:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Tues.–Sun., $5–25) serves casual fare on the water’s edge. Try the rotis, burgers, or fish and chips for a substantial lunch. For dinner, favorites include burritos, steak, and grilled fish. Dining is inside a screened-in porch (a plus when mosquitoes are out) or out front at a picnic table. De Loose Mongoose does a great Sunday night barbecue.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Virgin Islands, 4th edition