Friendly service, Caribbean breakfasts (think: saltfish, Johnny cakes, fresh fruit), all in a charming building... it's not hard to see why Tasty's is a top breakfast spot for travelers and locals.
More on Tasty's, below...
I've said it once, and I'll say it again: Anguilla restaurants, in general, don't do breakfast. Not well, anyway.
Yes, you can get great croissants and coffee at Le Bon Pain. But if you want a filling omelette or the whole bacon-and-eggs experience, it's going to be a tough hunt.
Finding an Anguilla restaurant with a tasty, low-cost breakfast menu has been quite a challenge. Up to now the Roadwell Cafe has been our top breakfast choice. As I said, "up to now"...
We had heard a rumor about a great breakfast at an old favorite of ours. So, we woke up early and zipped over to...
Years and years ago, on our first trip to the island, we tried Tasty's for dinner. The food had certainly lived up to its name!
We had heard a lot of praise for its breakfast. And since cereal (at the villa) was getting "a bit old," we gave Tasty's a try.
Having been disappointed by breakfast at so many restaurants, we were a little skeptical. But matters started looking up when we set foot into Tasty's... the place was packed with Anguillians.
Always a great sign!
The menu featured Johnny Cakes, those special Caribbean pancakes.
My Dad and I were dying to try them - but they were all out. The morning rush had eaten them all up! We'll come earlier next trip!
So were "stuck" with everything else!
My Mom and Dad opted for vegetarian omelets, I went with a smoked salmon bagel, and my sister stuck with her bacon and eggs.
Unlike our first taste of Tasty's, the food came promptly!
And the prices were certainly low, compared to some other breakfasts we had tried.
So only one question remained?
Were all these other customers right? Will the food be "Tasty"?
Locals know best.
My parents' omelets made their taste buds explode! They were incredible, made with hydroponic greens.
My mom's drooling meant that everything was just right. Ha! Ha! Just kidding. She does not drool... much.
My bagel? The smoked salmon was fresh and delicious, tough competition for even the best New York deli! And my sister didn't say a word all of breakfast; she was too busy enjoying the bacon!
Five stars out of five!
What a breakfast...
But it still wasn't over! We met the man in charge of the hydroponic gardens and chatted with our waitress, Tammi for a bit.
Tammi and I
Perry (Organic Veggie Grower) and Mom
An extra five points for warming hospitality!
There isn't an Anguilla restaurant that provides such a "Tasty", low-cost, friendly breakfast as Tasty's!
One of the best breakfasts on the island.