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Hemingways Caribbean Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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US$3 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews lunch conch fritters jerk chicken wrap key lime pie lobster club sandwich pumpkin soup fries curry mahi mahi second floor busy street great for people watching balcony overlooking cruise ship heritage quay watching the world
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Reviewed today

Very much enjoyed lunch of seafood platter, shrimp skewers and local beers, on outside balcony seating with friendly service. Didn't get the table we booked (in person) which was a bit confusing on an otherwise quiet day (no cruiseships) but all worked out ok and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank richardemail
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped by here while sightseeing in St John's one afternoon. The food and drinks were good and the service was as well. There was a nice breeze sitting outside on the deck

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank xena2542
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely table on verandas overlooking the street. Food was outstanding and people most friendly and professional. She fisch dishes excellent. Try the curry special, you won't find any better. My compliments to owner and staff. She said that she has operated for .29 years, and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Alric M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was very good, wait staff very friendly. Seating a little cramped, but a nice view of the town. Enjoyed a relaxing lunch with great friends.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Hendu1921
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped in Antigua on acruise and decided to just walk around town. I had researched a few restaurants and Hemingway's came highly rated. We found it easily enough and decided to take a seat on the 2nd floor balcony. We were greeted right away...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dennisr990
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were the first visitors during the day and had to wait for the chef to arrive. No problem. The second floor porch seating was great for people watching and the coffee was superb. But the pancakes were to die for. The batter was wonderfully...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank R5338SDjeffw
Max-Saphira, Manager at Hemingways Caribbean Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in Antigua last week and stopped by Hemingways for lunch since it is right by the cruise pier. Place was packed, we managed to find a table overlooking the street which was nice. It took 45 minutes for our food to arrive. Food was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank harleymom
Max-Saphira, Manager at Hemingways Caribbean Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! Our Meals are cooked fresh as per order, we try our outmost best to serve our valued customers as quickly as possible.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice find and worth a go Menu extensive and reasonably priced for linemen table clothed restaurant However was surprised and disappointed to be issued with bill without asking And having more than 50 percent of drink left whilst the restaurant remained quite Apology was sincere...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank G6187SFsteveg
Max-Saphira, Owner at Hemingways Caribbean Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review and your understanding! We would love to give you a Drink on the house on your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best whole grilled snapper ever! I grew up on the Mediterranean and ate a lot of fish. This was the best I've had in ages. Friendly and attentive staff. When cruise ships are in get there right after 11:00 for lunch. It can get busy....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 938brockm
Max-Saphira, Manager at Hemingways Caribbean Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Snapper Meal! From Hemingways Staff and Management Thank you for your review!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst in St Johns we had to visit Hemingways Cafe’ but it was just for a coffee and cold drinks. Sat on the outside balcony with the sound of steel drums coming from the street seller it was very much a Caribbean atmosphere. It is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rojen6
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25 October 2018|
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Response from Max-Saphira | Property representative |
It is advisable to make reservations for Lunch or Dinner if you would like to sit on their cool verandah overlooking the city of St. John’s.
Kedian D
13 June 2018|
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Response from CocoBaileys | Reviewed this property |
check their menu but they are quite accommodating when it comes to good adjustments, just send them a message on Instagram or Facebook
Robin W
18 December 2016|
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Response from janetthomas | Reviewed this property |
Far from it! There's a set of very steep, long wooden steps which lead to the restaurant off the road. Very tricky.
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