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The Cafe des Arts

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Cafe, Caribbean, Bar, Pub
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Main Street/Bay Front | Grounds of Hamilton House Museum, Nevis
+1 869-667-8768
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at sea
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202 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

If you are an expat and are roaming the streets of Charlestown on Nevis, you are probably looking for a "familiar menu" This is where you will find it.....open air, chickens included, music that changes genres daily and the volume to boot. So what brings people here...its a desire to be with other expats, as exhibited by the tuesday morning... More 

Thank Footsac
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Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Walking along sea front we caught the inviting aroma of bacon from this c Just had to stop by and try a toasted bacon sandwich for breakfast! Washed down with a good cup of tea, the sandwiches were excellent!

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Ontario, Canada
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The restaurant offers salads and awesome sandwiches as their specialty. Caters to the British expats and tourists. Next to the History Museum and Alexander Hamilton House The food is fresh and satisfying as is the full range of drinks including wine. Do not feed the chickens!

Thank Tony B
Seymour, Connecticut
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We had breakfast. Seems like there are few other places in Charlestown proper for breakfast. Food was very good. Staff was very friendly and engaging. We appreciated the owner/GM coming over to have a chat with us and answer question about changes on the island since our last visit. Tuesday night is burger night but, unfortunately we did not make... More 

Thank CT-wni
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213 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

If you want a little break from the "island" restaurants, check out burger night on Tuesdays. Good burger and rum punch for a very reasonable price. This place is popular so make a reservation, even for the burgers.

Thank Doymo
United States
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194 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

After our tour of Nevis, we enjoyed lunch here. Nice sandwich and wine. Very congenial staff. Pleasant atmosphere. relaxing and tranquil in the shade.

Thank Michael M
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Solid breakfast with locals and lots of chickens. Nothing fancy, decent coffee. Prices are good. We heard the burger night was worth it, but never made it.

Thank Brian K
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We came here because we had heard they had good brewed coffee! Definitely better than most places on the island (which isn't saying much), and the breakfast was solid! Good omelets, toast, jam-- nothing fancy, but all cooked fresh. Not necessarily worth the trip, but if you are in the Charlestown area, it is a great place right on the... More 

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Cobleskill, New York
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427 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Maybe it was the caffeine from my iced coffee, but I really really enjoyed our brunch here! The egg sandwich was delicious and exquisitely spiced, the garden was lush, and there were chickens to entertain us. Restrooms were clean and readily available. Handicap access questionable, Good service and a short walk from the ferry dock.

Thank therese l
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

A really lovely spot. Brightly coloured furniture, nice garden, shady. Place was closing as we arrived (2pm) but staff kindly agreed to serve us. Not extensive menu but sandwiches and salads. Was starving so it went down well. Would have been nice to sit a while longer but felt we should let staff close up. Longer opening hours would be... More 

Thank Christine R

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 17
Cafe, Caribbean, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street/Bay Front | Grounds of Hamilton House Museum, Nevis
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  Nevis
  • Phone Number: +1 869-667-8768
The Cafe is an 'Oasis' in Charlestown overlooking the Caribbean Sea.Situated in the garden of the Hamilton House Museum... It is an eclectic mish mash of furniture,people & roaming animals.Serving all day breakfast,sandwiches,quiche & salads from 8am til 14.00Ish by the best staff on the island! Tuesday is Burger night,using Organic Nevis Ground Beef, Chicken,Fish & Veggie burgers, Chilli,Fries,Salads & Pan Fried Fish. From 6pm until.Full bar,smoothies,shakes & homemade local drinks.

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