AIOLI (Maraval, Trinidad) – We’ve been looking forward to this restaurant’s opening! Located in Ellerslie Plaza (above Boomers/Mario’s Pizza), AIOLI is now open for lunch (Monday-Friday, 11:30am – 3:30pm) and dinner (Monday-Saturday, 6:30pm – 11pm). The menu is “European fusion with a heavy Mediterranean base.” Reservations are recommended. Link to more details on AIOLI.
SALAD CAFE (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – Opened on April 19th at the corner of Ariapita Avenue and Ana Street, SALAD CAFE is a full-service restaurant serving salads, fresh smoothies & juices, desserts, etc. Link to Salad Cafe’s Facebook page.
HAKKA EXPRESS (Gulf City Mall, San Fernando, Trinidad) – HAKKA has gone South with an express location in the Food Court of Gulf City Mall. Hours are 11am-7pm, Monday to Saturday.
JUICY ZUZ (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – We’re always thrilled to see healthy options like this new mobile juice bar with juice available at locations like Nature’s Discount and the monthly UpMarket. JUICY ZUZ opened on April 29th with a menu promising the “purest juice and smoothies from fresh, 100% natural and whole ingredients.” Link to Juicy Zuz’s Facebook page.
URBAN OASIS CAFE (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – Located at One Woodbrook Place right next door to the Digicel IMAX theatre, URBAN OASIS CAFE opens on April 19th. The menu will include salads, soups, sandwiches and pastas.
GRILL & CHILL (San Juan, Trinidad) – Opened on April 5th, GRILL & CHILL is located on the Eastern Main Road in Petit Bourg along the busy east-west corridor. The full service restaurant menu features “sizzling, grilled meats complemented with fresh salads, hot sides, sandwiches, Saturday soups and a few tasty desserts.” Hours are Monday to Thursday 7am-9:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 7am-11:30 pm; and Sunday for brunch 9am-3:30 pm. Link to Grill & Chill Facebook page.
PHILIP’S GOURMET CAFE (Maraval, Trinidad) – Opened in Ellerslie Plaza (next door to the Nigel Khan Booksellers), selling food by the pound. Hours are Monday to Saturday 7:30am to 6pm. CLOSED.
A few more restaurants to keep an eye out for in the next few months:
DR!NK (THE) LOUNGE & BISTRO (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – dr!nk wine bar closed back in December, but dr!nk (the) lounge & bistro opens on May 1st. Can’t wait to visit the new dr!nk, which we hear will have “amazing food in an amazing space.”
CAFE M2/CAFE MARRAKESH – The Gallus Street location has closed, but the restaurant will be reopening in a new location in the next few months.
WOODFORD CAFE (Movietowne POS, Trinidad) – Closed its Movietowne location on March 14th and moving to a new undisclosed location “soon.”
868 LOUNGE (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – Coming soon to Ariapita Avenue.