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“Good for lunch - popular with locals”
Review of The Old Gaol Cafe

The Old Gaol Cafe
Ranked #68 of 119 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: Caribbean, Indian
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

My daughter and I ate here 3 times on our recent trip to George Town. I had been here a couple of years back with my son and had been looking forward to going again. It's a small outdoor cafe about a half block off Church St/Harbour Dr just behind the National Museum. They have Indian food, buffet style as well as menu items. My daughter is vegetarian and enjoyed the rice and beans and the vegetable Samosas. My favorite is the Jerk Chicken Roti Roll. The cafe is tucked away just enough to help avoid the crowd when the cruise ships are in town. Noticed several locals (I assume) dropping by to pick up to go orders, many were on a first name basis with the gentleman behind the counter. Prices are very reasonable for Grand Cayman. Free wifi available here as well.

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Reviewed June 21, 2010

I believe this place is also known as Old Gaol Cafe. When I asked the man behind the counter how to pronounce the name (Gaol rhymes with "foul"), I thought I understood him to say " we are also known as Bayside Cafe."

My son wanted to try a Roti, so we had found this place on-line and searched for it one afternoon for lunch. It's just 100 feet or so off Church St., but didn't seem to get much of the cruise ship tourist traffic. It's a small place with 6-8 outdoor tables. There were 4-5 trays of food at the counter which they served buffet style for (I believe) $13.25 Cayman (about $16.50 US). I didn't have the buffet, and the trays were covered, so I can't comment on the food, but it seemed popular with several of the locals who stopped by.

The rotis were good. I had the pork and my son had the jerk chicken. They were large enough to satisfy me (they came with fries), but my son got a 2nd to go. They were very tasty, and I wouldn't hesitate to eat here again.

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Reviewed October 7, 2009

I make sure to go here on every trip to Cayman; the last was my 3rd and am planning a 4th for Thanksgiving - Hope They are Open ! Best home style Indian food I have eaten and I have eaten Indian in numerous places. Friendly, fast service - maybe pricey but most Indian food on Island is pricey. Generous portions and packed well for to go orders. Recommended to me by locals from India and they were right !!! ;-)

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Reviewed October 20, 2015
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