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“View, view, view”
Review of Cafe Sky

Cafe Sky
Ranked #14 of 365 Restaurants in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Café Sky is THE place to be at dusk in Antigua. Climb the tight winding staircase to the upper terrace and you can watch the sun go down over the town with a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains and volcanoes. The bar underneath, with a covered roof but open sides, is also a nice place to relax with very comfortable seats, subtle lighting and a view towards Iglesia San Francisco and Volcan de Agua. The staff are attentive and there is an extensive menu (including all-day breakfast). They also have possibly the best cocktail drinks in town.
Victoria, BC, Canada
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“View, view, view”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I thought that choosing a place for a late afternoon drink would be easy, but Antigua has a vast array of good choices. Cafe Sky caught my eye in a guidebook because it offered a view. And a view it is! Visit this place for just that - an amazing panoramic view of the city, mountains, and volcanoes. I suggest going in the late afternoon or early evening before sunset (depending on your season) when that lovely hue of light and angle of the sun makes everything come into beautiful focus. My review is only "very good" because it is only a pretty basic bar. Not a problem, just noting that you come here primarily for the view. They have a full menu, too, but I haven't tried it.

+'s

~ View - panoramic, unobstructed, and spectacular. Bring your camera.
~ Friendly expats and tourists to meet, but locals visit it too.
~ Friendly and attentive service. They really do try hard, so be sure to give them some love.

-'s

~ Pretty basic bar
~ A bit pricier, but worth it for the view.

Special treat:

Well, having mentioned the spectacular view, I can't repeat it. Another treat: The tight spiral metal staircase to get you to the roof is fun because it let's you know you are going somewhere special...

  • Visited November 2012
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Charlotte, NC
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Views, Generic Bar”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

I wanted to give this place a 3.5 but could only choose between a 3 or a 4 so I rounded up! We went there tonight because the reviews kept talking about how amazing the sunset was. The sunset actually wasn't particularly pretty (the sky never changed color) but overall the views are great. The place itself is nothing special in terms of ambiance. It's very generic and the menu is very Westernized. We only had drinks so I can't comment on the food. Only tourists hang out here but as far as I could tell it was the only place in Antigua where one would be able to enjoy a drink or food with panoramic views.

  • Visited July 2012
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Varde, Denmark
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Enjoyable...”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Though I didn't found the food to be very interesting, this restaurant provides a great view over Antigua and a very relaxing atmosphere in nice sorroundings.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank SofieToft
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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124 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent experience!”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Great food, service, atmosphere and view! Reasonably priced as well.

Visited May 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
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“Not great, but filling food... go for breakfast or sunset dinner... the views are the reason to go!”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

The food is not great, somewhat like bar food, but what makes this place is the volcano views from the rooftop dining area. This place is a great place to meet for happy hour drinks or bloody mary mornings because the view is spectacular and the drinks are reasonably priced. The food is not great, but it is big portions (especially the nachos) and it is edible. Service is good and I would (and have) gone back for the views.

  • Visited November 2011
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