It is well known that Camana Bay offers the most quality fare on Grand Cayman, with innovative brunch menus and traditional dinners ranging from casual beachfront to a sophisticated vibe. Yet the new urbanism community also offers plenty of cafes, eateries, markets and shops for those who just want to grab a bite or an ice cream. Quality and fresh dining doesn’t always have to be during breakfast, lunch or dinner—there are choices for happy hour snacking, midmorning pastries and frozen yogurt.
For those who prefer homemade vegan and raw fare, Jessie’s Juice Bar is a local favorite when it comes to choosing from the various restaurants in Grand Cayman. This local food joint offers a wide array of smoothies and dishes that feature fresh, seasonal produce. From gluten-free options to what may be the best coffee on the island; Jessie’s is the place to go. The restaurant also brews Kombucha in-house, and you can purchase a bottle of it to take home or enjoy the cafe’s relaxed environment with a cup of it over ice.
For late afternoon snacking, KARoo’s extensive tapas and cocktail menu will satisfy any craving. While the menu offers American favorites like Philly cheesesteaks, artisan pizzas and fries, it also incorporates mouth-watering choices like Siracha tuna sashimi, ½ shell oysters, ceviche and Malaysian chicken satay. With its modern atmosphere, specialty ales and waterfront view, KARoo is the perfect choice for a mid-afternoon bite.
Lastly, frozen treats are surely an integral part of any tropical vacation so it is no surprise that Grand Cayman is home to a sundry of choices that can satisfy any craving.
Gelato & Co., located in the Crescent, offers “a taste of la dolce vita” with authentic house made Italian ice creams, often coupled with freshly-made baked goods. Haagen-Dazs, the leader in premium ice cream, also has a storefront in Jasmine Court, where visitors can indulge in decadent favorites like Dulce de Leche. On the lighter side, Ginger Lily in the Paseo features tart frozen yogurt with tempting toppings like gourmet granola and seasonal fruits.