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, tabouleh and hummus (more on that later); Lamb Kebabs, Roast Kibbies and Shistawok alongside seafood options.
Lovely-sounding sides and desserts round out the menu including Marinated Olives, Mushroom Caps, Spanakopita and Baklawa. Link to all our Shesha pictures.
And true to its name, Shesha Cafe & Lounge provides a full shisha (hookah) experience with tobacco flavours like grape, lime, apple and lemon mint.
Our visits didn’t include hookah sessions, but we happily sampled several dishes on the menu. Shesha standouts include an ingenious Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus drizzled with crunchy pine nuts and served with simsum (toasted pitas) and a tender Chicken Sandwich accompanied by perfectly crisped potato wedges. We also loved the Vegetable Salad, which turned out to be roasted broccoli enlivened with capers and cherry tomatoes.
Middle Eastern flavours also make an appearance on Shesha’s drink menu, including mocktails like the minty Limonada, a refreshingly clever take on lemonade. Coffee lovers will be pleased with the strong Arabic-style coffee (Café Najjar) all heady from a touch of cardamom, cloves and other spices.
Shesha could become a habit based on the coffee alone!
Like the other restaurants at One Woodbrook Place, Shesha also has pluses in its favour, secure (free) parking, indoor and outdoor seating, and unlike its neighbors there are bathrooms located inside the cafe. Also, Shesha scores big points with us for being open on Sundays.
Cuisine – Mediterranean; International
Hours – Tuesday-Thursday 11am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-12 midnight; Sunday and public holidays 4pm-10pm.
Features/Good to Know– Full service; Full bar; All meats are Halaal; Link to all our Shesha pictures.
Address/Phone – One Woodbrook Place, Woodbrook, Trinidad; (868) 622-4927.