TriniChow Restaurant Openings & News: JULY – AUGUST 2014
Closings / New Openings / News

TriniChow Restaurant Openings & News: JULY – AUGUST 2014

The restaurant scene in Trinidad continues its growth with the opening of restaurants like Svaada Gourmet Indian Kitchen (Woodbrook), The Youthful Vegan Cafe (St. James), Coffee Beanery (Trincity) and Cinnabon (Movie Towne POS); menu expansions; and planned openings of 614 Grill House (Arima), TNT Wine Cellar (Point Lisas), and a Tea House at San Antonio … Continue reading

VIAAA GOURMET BAKERY & RESTAURANT (Princes Town, Trinidad)
Halal Menu Items / Ice Cream/Gelato/Sorbet / International / Vegetarian/Vegan Options

VIAAA GOURMET BAKERY & RESTAURANT (Princes Town, Trinidad)


“This is exactly what Princes Town needed,” said a VIAAA customer on its Facebook page. Ands it’s true, VIAAA is a great addition helping fill a need in Princes Town and Trinidad. Doubling as a bakery and fast casual restaurant, the ambiance and comfortable seating will make you want to linger through breakfast, lunch and dinner. … Continue reading

LUCE @ Hilton Trinidad (Port of Spain, Trinidad)
International / Late Night Hours / Port of Spain / Sushi

LUCE @ Hilton Trinidad (Port of Spain, Trinidad)


  LUCE opened in March 2014  at the Hilton Trinidad serving a tapas-style menu of sushi, appetizers and desserts. Based on the pictures we’ve seen and the inherent advantage of being located at the Hilton, LUCE (“loo-chay”) has one of the best views in Trinidad.  Nevertheless, the interior space of this lounge-style establishment boasts a … Continue reading

CINNAMON BAKING (Diego Martin, Trinidad) – CLOSED
Bakery/Pastries / Diego Martin

CINNAMON BAKING (Diego Martin, Trinidad) – CLOSED


A gem of a bakery with local favorites made from scratch and baked daily, including very convenient grab-and-go breakfast service featuring coconut or fry bakes and sada roti with buljol, smoked herring, tomato choka and pumpkin in takeout containers. In true neighborhood bakery form, CINNAMON BAKING offers up something for everyone with currant rolls, croissants, mini-pizzas, accra, … Continue reading

DIANNE’S TEA SHOP (Maraval, Trinidad)
All-Day Breakfast / International / Maraval / Open on Sundays / Tea Service

DIANNE’S TEA SHOP (Maraval, Trinidad)


Opened on February 14th, DIANNE’S TEA SHOP is a bright and airy affair that we’re looking forward to sampling in the coming weeks. The restaurant’s starting out with a short menu for breakfast and lunch and of course, an afternoon tea service. So far, breakfast includes Eggs Benedict with Crab Blinis, an English Classic Breakfast, eggs … Continue reading

BAREFOOT BISTRO (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Gluten Free Menu Options / Healthy Fare / International / Vegetarian/Vegan Options / Woodbrook

BAREFOOT BISTRO (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – TEMPORARILY CLOSED


Good healthy food, made with love & great ingredients. This could be the tagline for BAREFOOT BISTRO, a recent Woodbrook addition squarely focused on veg-centric dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients. We’ve dined here several times and can’t stop shouting out (and Instagramming) the bistro’s insanely good Spinach & Mushroom Quiche, Black Bean Hashbrowns, Chopped … Continue reading

MR. HOPS (Santa Cruz, Trinidad)
Open on Sundays / Pizza / Santa Cruz / Vegetarian/Vegan Options

MR. HOPS (Santa Cruz, Trinidad)


Serving pizza, pasta, burgers, barbecue, salads and nearly ten sides, MR. HOPS recently opened in Santa Cruz. Cuisine – Pizza; BBQ; International Hours – Monday – Thursday: 10am – 9:30pm; Friday – Saturday: 10am – 10:30pm; Sunday: 10am – 9:30pm. Address/Phone/Email – Cruz One Plaza, #1 Saddle Road, Santa Cruz, Trinidad; (868) 676-4677. Facebook Page/Links to Menu – MR. HOPS on Facebook; Mr Hops on Twitter; BBQ, … Continue reading

RuStreet (St. Clair, Trinidad)
International / Late Night Hours / Open on Sundays / St. Clair / Vegetarian/Vegan Options

RuStreet (St. Clair, Trinidad)


The St. Clair neighborhood is one step closer to becoming a culinary hotspot in Trinidad with the opening of RuStreet restaurant in November 2013. RuStreet offers an “international menu, signature cocktails and affordable drinks” and features dishes like Beef & Shrimp Amore, Chicken Tenders, Fish Bites, Shrimp n’ Bubbles, Yucca Fries, pasta dishes, burgers, wraps, salads, desserts and more. Cuisine – International … Continue reading

Lunch is Served: New Lunch Menu at CHAUD CAFE & WINE BAR!
Gluten Free Menu Options / International / Vegetarian/Vegan Options / Woodbrook

Lunch is Served: New Lunch Menu at CHAUD CAFE & WINE BAR!


sand·wich (noun) an item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with meat, cheese, or other filling between them, eaten as a light meal. Doesn’t sound too exciting, right?  A great sandwich is so much more than that definition.  Done right sandwiches are a work of art, constructed from freshly baked bread (gluten-free options are available), … Continue reading

THE 106 RESTAURANT at the Chaconia Hotel (Maraval, Trinidad)
International / Maraval

THE 106 RESTAURANT at the Chaconia Hotel (Maraval, Trinidad)


Life often serves up surprises and for us, the best surprises are food-related. This time the surprise was lunch at The Chaconia Hotel’s 106 RESTAURANT where we experienced a lovely meal in a restaurant that wasn’t even on our radar. Chef Michael Paul’s double-duty lunch and dinner menu is straightforward with the starters, salads and soups coming in … Continue reading

ARTHUR’S GROCERY & BAR (Rampanalgas, Trinidad)
Caribbean/Creole / Rampanalgas

ARTHUR’S GROCERY & BAR (Rampanalgas, Trinidad)


On your way to Toco or visiting a beach in Northeastern Trinidad? ARTHUR’S GROCERY & BAR is the place to stop for drinks, snacks and most importantly, a full-on lunch. Folks swear by Ms. Jenny’s crayfish and the crab & dumpling at Arthur’s (pre-order both because they sell out quickly).  You’ll also find the usual Saturday favorites … Continue reading

SHESHA CAFE & LOUNGE (Woodbrook, Trinidad)
Arabic / Halal Menu Items / Late Night Hours / Mediterranean / Open on Sundays / Vegetarian/Vegan Options

SHESHA CAFE & LOUNGE (Woodbrook, Trinidad)


With the opening of SHESHA CAFE & LOUNGE, Trinidad’s One Woodbrook Place is one step closer to becoming a culinary hotspot in the Port of Spain area. The concept is simple, Mediterranean food via a lunch menu of salads, pasta dishes, and sandwiches, while dinner at Shesha is a tapas-based experience.  Think Middle Eastern classics — fattoush, … Continue reading