Looking for the perfect cup of fresh-brewed coffee or breakfast? The island of Providenciales is home to some great coffee shops, bakeries, and cafés, many of which are located in the central Grace Bay area, and within easy walking distance of the hotels.
Local Coffee Shops
Lemon 2 Go is a gourmet coffee shop, located near the Regent Village and Saltmills Plaza in central Grace Bay. Coffees include quintessential drip coffee, cappuccino, lattes, espresso, caffè mocha, and an array of iced coffees as well. There’s also hot tea and iced tea, smoothies, fresh-made lemonade, juices, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, samosas, salads, wraps, and snacks.
Beans & Leaves is one of the newer coffee shops on the island, and strives to offer more of a gourmet and organic menu that includes coffees, teas, bubble teas, and smoothies. Beans & Leaves also serves sandwiches and salads for those wanting lunch.
Shay Café is located at Le Vele Plaza, adjacent to the Saltmills. The restaurant specializes in coffees and teas that may be either hot or iced, and basic breakfast and lunch dishes. Onsite is both outdoor seating in the tranquil courtyard at the plaza, and indoor with air conditioning.
Graceway Gourmet supermarket in Grace Bay features a prepared-foods, bakery, and coffee section, which serves coffee, teas, and baked goods that include donuts, muffins, pastries, cookies, Danishes, croissants, and eclairs. Graceway Gourmet also can create custom smoothies, with a great range of fruits and vegetables to work from.
Providenciales doesn’t have any internationally branded coffee shops. On Grand Turk, the Grand Turk Cruise Center has a Starbucks, yet there are no other Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, or Costa coffee shops anywhere else in the Turks and Caicos.
The Turks and Caicos has a local coffee roaster, TCI Coffee Roasters, which is based on the island of Providenciales. Specializing in gourmet blends, their products are offered in many shops and boutiques on Providenciales. Choose from a wide array of light, medium, dark, and decaffeinated blends. TCI Coffee Roasters only uses organic and sustainably sourced beans, which have the green ‘Rain Forest and Bird Friendly’ certification.
Unlike some other Caribbean destinations such as Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, coffee isn’t grown in the Turks and Caicos, and all beans that are roasted here are imported.
Fresh Baked Goods
To complement a great cup of coffee, most shops and cafés also offer freshly-baked Danishes, muffins, croissants, donuts, cookies, and other delicious choices, which are made on-site. For a wider selection, there are a few bakeries on the island, which also create baguettes, sourdoughs, and much more.