Warm, friendly and filled with history as well as food, this café serves up inventive Caymanian fare. Just across the street—a little to the right and behind the gas station—from the Marriot and Comfort Suites, it's easy to hop over for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and experience a little bit of Grand Cayman, old and new. The café is named after the first motorized sailing ship built on the island in 1927. Archival photographs hang on walls painted bright corals, blues, and yellows.
The space is always glowing from the flames of the wood-burning oven barely contained in the exhibition kitchen. Signature pizzas and other roasted delights fly out at record speed. The menu is a fine example of new Caribbean cuisine, a mix of local "tings" like banana leaf roasted snapper, mingled with other Caribbean recipes like plantain-wrapped callaloo and fire-roasted roti—a flat bread filled with curry vegetables. Add aromas and flavors from Italy like capers and pine nuts, Sicilian eggplant parmesan, and chicken fettuccine, and top it all off with homemade breads and desserts and it's a fun, sumptuous modern-day mix.