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The Good Life

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Merriville Apartments, Rockley, Barbados
+1 246-435-6322
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I have recently come back from a great break in Barbados. One of the main highlights of our holiday was this fabulous café/restaurant, serving the most varied and delicious vegan food. Trust me you do not need to be vegan to appreciate this place. The food is simply amazing…delicious, nourishing dishes, not to mention the smoothies, juices... More 

Thank soave
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

As a vegetarian visiting a heavily fish cuisine based area it was refreshing to find such an incredible vegan cafe in the mix. The portions were huge and extremely tasty, along with a big range of smoothies and shakes. We were however misled by the opening times on TripAdvisor - the cafe closes at 7pm (might be a September thing)... More 

Thank SevyChan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I definitely recommend eating here if you're seeking vegan/vegetarian foods. The food is well made and the menu has a wide variety of choices. Also offers a takeaway service which is great!

Thank Salomé W
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This place was my favourite for lunch and dinner on the island because it was fresh, completely vegan and great value for money! The staff are lovely and I always looked forward to coming back! My favourite dish was the black bean and rice with salsa on bed of lettuce with pineapple and plantain. (To die for) it is extremely... More 

Thank Soph11991
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were so lucky to stay at the hotel accross the street from this place. Food was beyond excellent. We explored the entire island as far as food goes, but every day we made sure we came back to GOOD LIFE because it cannot be beat.

Thank Monika C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We originally came here one weeknight around 8pm but there was absolutely no one in and the lady looked to be closing up, or at least mopping up so we gave it a miss. We came back a few days later at lunch time and again no one else in and the welcome was a little cold I'd say, just... More 

Thank LrachP90
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Good to find a vegan/vegetarian restaurant on the island. The menu offers a range of dishes which made a nice change. On the particular day we visited, service wasn't too friendly, I waited for 5 minutes at the kiosk to order and couldn't see any staff, before one Sat on the sofa (who I hadn't seen) spoke to me, it... More 

Thank rll85
TheGoodLife B, Owner at The Good Life, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your service. We've spoken to the team and hope it won't happen again to yourself should you give us another try, or anyone else. Thanks for the honest review. Richard More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Travelling in Barbados as a vege/vegan family is always a little challenging, but this place has the tastiest most amazing food. Sooooo worth a visit.

Thank Bassling
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The BBQ and Thai food was divine! The drink menu was extensive and delicious. Compared to most the time wait that we've experienced on the island the food came quickly. We've eaten at here almost everyday since coming onto the island. I wish they're was island vegetarian food back in the USA.

Thank Hasira A
Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This restaurant serves excellent creative vegetarian dishes and smoothies. I would highly recommend the black bean dish. If you are on the main road that leads to Bridgetown or headed to Oistins then get off at Quayside Centre. There willbe a sign posted on the road leading to the restaurant and where you will have a meal that will change... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merriville Apartments, Rockley, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Christ Church Parish  >  Rockley
  • Phone Number: +1 246-435-6322
We are an Eco-Cafe specializing in vegan cuisine. We offer an internationally themed variety of meals as well as coffee, shakes, smoothies, cake, non dairy ice cream amongst other things.

Good friends. Good food. Good vibes. The Good Life.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?