There are several places on Providenciales to get a great cup of coffee, with both indoor and outdoor settings.
In Grace Bay, gourmet cafés can be found in the Regent Village, Saltmills Plaza, Caicos Café Plaza, and at the Graceway Gourmet supermarket. These sites are within easy access of many of the Grace Bay resorts.
The Turks and Caicos is also lucky to have TCI Coffee Roasters, which imports organic green Arabica beans from around the world and roasts them on Providenciales. Coffee blends are offered as whole beans or ground.
There are no drive-through coffee shops, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Dairy Queens, or other chain restaurants in the Turks and Caicos.
There are several bakeries on Providenciales, and they offer a wide selection of fresh breads, pastries, cakes and cookies.
Caicos Bakery is found in the small Caicos Café Plaza. This French bakery serves a wide selection of baked goods that are made fresh every morning, as well as perfectly-brewed cups of coffee made from local TCI Coffee Roasters beans. Choose from bread, croissants, sandwiches, small pizzas, and desserts.
There are several ice cream shops on Providenciales that feature locally-made ice cream, sorbet and gelato. In Grace Bay, there’s a great choice in almost every plaza.
Turk Berry at the Saltmills Plaza is a very popular place for those with a sweet tooth and offers frozen yoghurt in several proprietary blends along with a great selection of toppings.
The Patty Place, a Jamaican-inspired confectionary that has two locations, sells Devon House ice cream of Kingston Jamaica fame and locally made ice cream cones and patty pastries, which are a flat pastry with a flaky pie-like crust that may be filled either with savoury meat, or sweet fillings.
Melt, a gourmet dessert and coffee shop in Grace Bay, sells an enticing selection of beautiful cupcakes, cookies, coffee, hot cocoa, chocolate, brownies, smoothies and champagne in a comfortable setting.
In Turtle Cove, Jammin’ Gelato serves a wide selection of gluten and egg free gelato in fruit and regional dessert flavours. The proprietor often makes the trek with an ice cream cart up to the Bight Reef area, so you can enjoy this treat on the beach as well.
The Grace Bay ice cream parlours offer the best selection of candies on Providenciales.
The Turks and Caicos traditionally doesn’t have a wide repertoire of desserts, yet there are a few authentic and local recipes. Caramel made with the excellent Salt Cay salt, Bambarra Rum Cake, and semi-baked sweet fruit cake are some of the sweet flavours that have a close connection to our islands.