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Postby Donna Baylis » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:27 pm

Steve, a BIG thank you for recommending this wonderful place. We would certainly not have stumbled across it by ourselves. The funny thing was that our taxi driver had never heard of it, I showed him on the map and told him it was in Lambeau. After consulting with his friend he insisted we needed to head towards Crown point , I may not be an expert on driving on the island but we have explored quite a bit on the several occasions we have visited Tobago and as we were staying at Turtle beach I was sure we were not heading in the right direction. Being the friendly gentleman he was he told me not to worry, we would find it, we soon realised he was thinking of the Backyard Cafe. We had an extended journey with a lovely man and some beautiful scenery and then arrived to spend a relaxed afternoon in a great location. Everything we had was very tasty, the desserts are a must, we had a different dessert each and our two girls insisted on me buying a cookery book to recreate the four desserts we had ( hope they realise our back garden is not quite as picturesque!) The shop was very useful for gifts to bring home both for friends and ourselves. The three ladies who looked after us were so very friendly and made us feel like we had come to lunch in their home (not uncommon in Tobago I know). To top it all Richie, our taxi driver, was ecstatic that he now knew where it was if anybody asked him again.
Thanks again Steve.

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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Steve Wooler » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:47 am

Hi Donna

Thank you. I'm delighted you enjoyed Shore Things.

There are times when I hate mentioning/recommending places. Shore Things is a place in question. We used to love always rolling in at any time and always getting a table. Now, it is essential to book ahead of time if you want a table during the main lunchtime period. We hate planning and often simply can't, so that really screwed us up this year. Having said that, it was a delight to see that service and quality were just as good as ever and prices haven't been ramped up - like many other places on Tobago.

So, well done Shore Things!
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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Paul Makin » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:51 pm

always good - one of the few places we take friends/family when they visit

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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Andy D » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:07 pm

Having been to Shore things plenty of times now,twice just last week,i have to a agree that it's a fabulous place to eat,with excellent food at very reasonable prices.Definately one of THE places to go on a visit to the island.
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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Rob Le Pair » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:46 pm

We have been a dozen times in Shorethings Cafe, always with very good experiences. Even the capuccino is quite good, but the main reason for our repeating visits is: fruit punch, rum punch even at 11 am., the cakes, especially Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate. You don't expect it to be a place for bird watching, but it is! Several times we saw humming birds, lots of Bananaquits and even the beautiful Blue Tanager. There is a web page dedicated especially to Shorethings Cafe: http://web.me.com/roblepair/tobago/Bananaquits.html
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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby OliverSmart » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:23 pm

I had the Chicken Crepe last week for lunch, it was lovely:)
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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Steve Wooler » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:28 pm

Hi Oliver

Don't remind me - you're making my mouth water.

The Chicken Crepe has become by far my favourite dish at Shore Things. I have tried and enjoyed most of the dishes, but confess that the crepes win hands down as a light lunchtime meal. Yummie! =D>
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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Brian Taylor » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:37 pm

and then a "chocolate-chocolate-cake" ha-ha!
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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Simon Harris » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:08 pm

We weren't aware of Shore Things before going to Tobago, but it was recommended to us by our taxi driver. What a find! Great place, delightful setting, lovely food and a nice shop attached as well. Would definitely recommend this place.
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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Hugh S » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:39 am

We had a delicious lunch at Shore Things on Tuesday. Tried as many items as we could, all fantastic. Can't wait to return.

They are closed for a week beginning yesterday (Wednesday).

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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Roel le Pair » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:54 am

Shore Things Dinner
Now Shore Things also serve dinners, Wednesdays to Saturdays, we were happy to kick off this additional service May 2nd 2009. Quality is excellent, like their lunches.
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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Andy K » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:27 pm

Opening hours ???

I have been there recently (Sept 25th and 26th) and found the place closed on Friday after 6pm and Saturday after 4pm.
I will try again this coming weekend and sincerely hope to taste, at last, Chicken Crepe and Chocolate Cake [-o<
and find out what happens to the extended opening hours for dinner.
To be updated soon ...
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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Roel le Pair » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:02 pm

Hi Andy,
I can only confirm that during beginning of August the usual opening hours were there including 3 or 4 evenings dinner being served. Ofcourse I'm very interested in developments, so keep us updated. (wish I could do the check myself every month :( ) I can imagine they close for evening when no dinner orders would have arrived until let's say 3:00 in the afternoon.

Anyway rum punch after 16:00 hours is too late anyway . . .

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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Steve Wooler » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:22 am

Hi Andy

As shown in our Restaurant listings, Shore Things is "Open Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm and 8am-4pm Saturday". Hopefully this is correct because I updated that after owner Giselle contacted me just a couple of weeks ago.

The dinners mentioned by Roel were just a 'one off' experiment and were actually prepared by someone else, not Giselle's team. It ran for a few months and they are currently in discussion as to whether they will do it again during this coming high season.
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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Andy K » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:26 pm

Steve, Roel,

thanks for this info. Yes i think the normal opening hours are still the same.
I only need to adjust my schedules to suit and start drinking earlier, as Roel suggested ;-)

Cheers,

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Re: Shorethings Cafe

Postby Jan A » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:02 am

One of my favourite places to unwind and have some quality desserts while enjoying the fabulous view. Just visited Shorethings this afternoon and can report that it was great as usual.
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