Review: Where to Eat in Roseau, DominicaTak's dispatch released on 19 January 2016

In the middle of Dominica’s capital city of Roseau, and just a short walk from the downtown cruise/ferry terminal, sits a breakfast and lunch restaurant painted in calm, environmental tones, sidewalk seating and chalkboard menus called Urban Garden Cafe.

The food was very good and the ambience and design modern yet still retaining Caribbean feel. This isn’t the gruff hole in the wall but will rather please those looking for something a bit more refined.

It serves a variety of Belgian waffle dishes, some topped in fruit, some in vegetables and some in ice cream.

They also serve excellent rotis (a Caribbean take on a burrito) with choice of goat, fish, chicken or vegetables.

The soursop I’ve cream had some ice texture and was a wet whipped (loose milkshake) consistency but quite a great way to finish the meal.

Gluten free and vegan options find their way onto the menu, a seeming rarity in Roseau and Dominica.

Also available are the chocolate bars from Pointe Baptists Chocolates located near Calibishie on Dominica’s northern coast. (I don’t recommend these chocolates at all).

It is open (as of this writing) for breakfast and lunch (closing at 1630 but sometimes later depending on cruise ship traffic) Sunday through Thursday. Fridays there are food and drink specials and it closes at midnight. Saturday they are closed all day.

Visa and MasterCard accepted. Free WiFi. Both of these can be spotty.

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