10 Top Cafés and Coffee Shops in the Bahamas

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Freelance Caribbean Writer

In keeping with the long-standing Caribbean tradition, Bahamians start their day with either a hot cup of tea or coffee. Here are the best cafés and coffee shops in the Bahamas serving delicious teas, coffees, pastries and so much more.

1. Cafe Channing Noelle

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Pastry Shop, Tea , Coffee, Pastries

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The elegantly decorated Cafe Channing Noelle is the perfect place to start to visit for a delicious breakfast before starting the day. Visitors to the café are always impressed by the décor, reminiscent of a cozy French restaurant. Cafe Channing Noelle serves delicious coffees, teas, and has the largest selection of French macarons and other pasties.

2. Louis and Steen's New Orleans Coffeehouse

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee, Cajun

Louis and Steens
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New Orleans culture and food can be experienced in Nassau at Louis & Steen’s New Orleans Coffeehouse. The colorful coffeehouse is the first and only creole and cajun coffeehouse in the Bahamas serving delicious coffee, a variety of other hot and cold beverages, and, of course, Creole and Cajun dishes.

3. Hope Town Coffee House

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Locals and tourists in Elbow Cay start their day at the Hope Town Coffee House. The casual café has a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff that make guests feel right at home while dining or simply purchasing food on the go. The coffee house also has a small boutique where local handmade crafts are sold.

4. Caffe Caribe

Cafe, Restaurant, Tea , Pastries, Caribbean, European, Coffee

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Caffe Caribe is a European-inspired café located in the Logos Bookstore at the Harbour Bay Shopping Center. The café serves freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, and pasta, along with gourmet coffees, teas, and pastries. If you’re in need of a healthy breakfast, Caffe Caribe is also your place to visit.

5. AVISTA Coffee Shop & Lounge

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The AVISTA Coffee Shop & Lounge is truly a one-of-a-kind café in Nassau. Located on the corner of Bay Street and Elizabeth Avenue, this gourmet coffee shop offers delicious coffee, teas, pastries, and classic Bahamian meals made at lunchtime. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, AVISTA is transformed into a haven for art lovers with its “Paint & Sip” nightly events.

6. Café Madeleine

Cafe, Ice Cream Parlour, Pastry Shop, French, Tea , Pastries, Coffee, Ice Cream

Cafe Madeleine at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
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In the heart of Baha Mar is a cozy, Parisian café. The gorgeous, French-inspired café offers a wide selection of coffees, baked pastries, and classic French specialties, like quiche and croque monsieur. Grab a quick coffee to go or choose to dine inside or at the outdoor seating area at the café. Café Madeleine also has house-made ice cream and sorbet.

7. Starbucks

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Pastries, Coffee

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When you see a Starbucks outlet or the iconic Starbucks cup, you immediately get an image of delicious, world-famous coffee and pastries. Starbucks Coffee Company, one of the world’s leading coffee brands, has expanded their reach to Nassau so Bahamians can get a taste of the range of speciality coffees, teas, sandwiches, yogurt, and pastries.

8. Da Perk

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Smoothie Bar, Tea , Pastries, Coffee, Salad Bar

The cozy Da Perk café is the premier spot for breakfast and lunch in Governor’s Harbour. Da Perk is situated on Queen’s Highway and features an outdoor seating area with a commanding view of the harbor. This café serves hot and cold Lavazza coffee, deli sandwiches, smoothies, salads, and more for breakfast and lunch.

9. COCOA Coffee House

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Tea , Pastries, Coffee

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COCOA Coffee House is a great place for a breakfast or brunch date with friends or family. The quaint café is Starbucks-owned, so all beverages are made using Starbucks recommended ingredients and recipes. From gourmet coffees, teas, and other hot and cold beverages, it’s all here. The breakfast options include their famous acai bowls, waffles, sandwiches, and a range of pastries.

10. Bliss Coffee Shop

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Pastry Shop, Pastries, Coffee

What was formerly the Java Coffee House is now the Bliss Coffee Shop in Marsh Harbour. The coffee shop is one of the most popular spots for delicious coffee, teas, and pastries in Marsh Harbour. The property also has an art lounge and gallery which holds paintings, ceramics, and crafts made by Bahamian artists.

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