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TriniChow Restaurant Openings & News: JULY – AUGUST 2014

SVAADA Gourmet Indian Kitchen Trinidad

Svaada Gourmet Indian Kitchen

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 Farms (Santa Cruz).


TNT WINE CELLAR LIMITED (Point Lisas, Couva, Trinidad) opened its physical store at A1 Atlantic Plaza in mid-August. (868) 636-WINE.  Link to photo of the store.

HUMZINGER JUICE BAR & KICK ASS KITCHEN (Maraval, Trinidad) has expanded with a second location in Maraval at #16A Saddle Road in (across from Adam’s Bagels). Hours: Monday-Saturday, 6:30am-8pm.

COFFEE BEANERY (Trincity Mall, Trinidad) – Opened its doors on the level two of Trincity Mall.  Hours: Mon – Thu: 10am – 7pm; Fri – Sat: 10am – 8pm. (868) 222-2698.

THE YOUTHFUL VEGAN CAFE (St. James, Trinidad) – Opened in August 2014 and we’re thrilled that Trinidad has a vegan restaurant! On opening day we tried and enjoyed the Zucchini Lasagna w/Roasted Tomato Sauce & Lemon Basil Cashew Sauce and the Cream of Pumpkin Soup Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-3:30pm. #1 Middle St. & Patna St., St. James, (868) 628-7674. Links: Facebook page & Instagram page (menu is posted on these pages).

CRUST 2 CRUMB DESSERT CAFE (San Fernando, Trinidad) – Serving breakfast, lunch and desserts; opened in July 2014 at the Corner of Arjoonsingh Drive and Dumfries Road, La Romaine. (868) 222 8976. Links: Crust 2 Crumb Website, Menu and Facebook page.

SVAADA GOURMET INDIAN KITCHEN (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – Opened in July 2014 at One Woodbrook Place.  Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11am-10pm. (868) 628-5674. Link to SVAADA Menu.

614 GRILL HOUSE (Arima, Trinidad) opening on Tuesday, 26th August at  #614 Eastern Main Road (Next to J Chai Hardware)!  Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 6am-9pm; Friday-Saturday, 6am10:30pm; Sunday, 8am-9pm. Link to flyer.

KC FOODS (Arima, Trinidad) – New supermarket concept launched in July at #34 John Shaw Avenue.  Hours: Mon – Sat: 7am – 8pm and Sunday: 7am – 2pm. (868) 380-0170.

CINNABON (Movie Towne, Port of Spain, Trinidad) opened it newest location in July at Movie Towne POS. (868) 369-1919.

CHUCK E CHEESE (Chaguanas, Trinidad) – The mouse, his pizza and all the fun games arrived in Trinidad in July at Brentwood Town Centre in Chaguanas! Hours: Mon – Thu: 10am – 9pm; Fri – Sat: 10am – 10pm; and Sunday: 10am – 9pm. Link to menu. (868) 222-4825.

PATRAJ ROTI SHOP (San Juan, Trinidad) completed a beautiful remodel in August, making it the most attractive roti shop in Trinidad & Tobago.

QUIK SLICE PIZZA (Woodbrook, Trinidad) brings pizza by the slice to the Avenue in the evenings at #67A Ariapita Avenue. (868) 310-7663.  Links: Facebook page & Instagram page.


SAN ANTONIO GREEN MARKET (Santa Cruz, Trinidad) adds a Sunday Market starting August 17th, open from 8am to 2pm on Sundays.

BLOOM’S IMPORTS (Diego Martin, Trinidad) is now open on Sundays, 8pm-1pm (Diego Martin branch only).

UPPER CRUST PATISSERIE (St. James, Trinidad) expands its menu with the addition of pancakes, wraps, salads and soups.

PAVILI YUM (Five Rivers, Arouca, Trinidad) rolls out new breakfast menu (starts at 7am) and lunch menu (starts at 12pm) on August 4th.

ZAZOU BISTRO MODERNE (Maraval, Trinidad) launches a “Friday After-Work Lime” with tasty cutter and drinks every Friday 5pm to 7pm. Reservations call (868) 750-2083 or email

MAMA PUFFS (San Juan, Trinidad) launched a new menu (link).

LA CANTINA PIZZERIA (Port of Spain, Trinidad) announced its Cocktail Wednesdays, “each and every Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm, you choose any 5 cocktails or wines from our selected drinks menu for only $99!” Link to flyer.

MORE VINO/MORE SUSHI (Woodbrook, Trinidad & San Fernando, Trinidad) launched a new menu (link) with new rolls (including a brown sushi rice option), entrees and appetizers and added a tableside iPad ordering system (link) in July 2014!

LOTUS WARES (Maraval, Trinidad) added a new organic fair-trade line of teas – Organic Garden distributed by Sustainable Living – to its line-up.

VIAAA (Princes Town, Trinidad) is now offering a fresh produce section with fruits, berries, celery, baby spinach baby carrots, kale, etc.

DEL MANO FOOD (one of our favourite food artisans in Trinidad) is offering FRESH all-natural sausages weekly at ARTIE’S MEATS in Maraval.  Sausages are generally delivered on Wednesdays and available sausages include English Banger, Italian, Chorizo and Chicken Bratwurst.

DREAMY CREAMY ICE CREAM is now also available at Cascade Mini Mart (Manzanilla Madness, Coconut, Soursop and Barbadine).

CLOSINGS (Temporary, Seasonal & Permanent)

PECHE PATISSERIE (Port of Spain, Trinidad) is temporarily closed for its semi-annual vacation from Tuesday 19th August, 2014 to Sunday 24th August, 2014, reopening on Tuesday, 26th August 2014.

THE HILLTOP RESTAURANT at TTHTI (Chaguaramas, Trinidad) is temporarily closed from August 7th and will reopen on September 15th with “a seven course nouvelle cuisine lunch from Monday-Friday, five course dinner on Saturdays and five course lunch on Sundays.”

TRINI FRIED CHICKEN (Port of Spain, Trinidad) closed its POS location.


DENNY’S (Maraval, Trinidad), the chain restaurant based in the United Sates is opening in Maraval.

JUICE BAR TT (St. James, Trinidad) scheduled to open sometime in early September at #4 Patna Street, serving juices. smoothies and more.  Link to menu.

TEA HOUSE @ SAN ANTONIO FARMS (Santa Cruz, Trinidad) scheduled to open in August.

RIZZONI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO (MovieTowne’s Fiesta Plaza, Port of Spain, Trinidad).  Spotted a “Coming Soon” sign for this restaurant (above Trader Jack’s Island Grill).

TOPPERS SPORTS BAR & GRILL (St. Clair, Trinidad) – Coming soon to Rust Street in St. Clair.

V&J BRAUHAUS RESTAURANT & BEER GARDEN (Port of Spain, Trinidad) is scheduled to reopen sometime in late August in its new location at Victoria Square,  #14-17 Ground Floor, Victoria Suites.  (868) 775 0729.

WANDA’S BELGIAN WAFFLES CAFE (Woodbrook, Trinidad) We’re really looking forward to the opening of this restaurant!  (868) 354-3333.  Looks like this restaurant will not be opening any time soon, as Wanda’s appears to have moved from the location is was slated to open. Wanda’s Belgian Waffles Cafe has opened in Santa Cruz at One Cruz Plaza — link to more information.


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