Best of Eleuthera – Da Perk Coffee Shop

Harriet McDonald and me at Da Perk

Finding the Best of Eleuthera – take in Da Perk Coffee Shop right here in Governors Harbour.

Sit outside in the shade and watch the passing parade....
Sit outside in the shade and watch the passing parade….

If you are looking for a great cup of coffee – Lavazza ! , breakfast, brunch or lunch then this is a must.

T shirts for sale - LOVE the logo !
T shirts for sale – LOVE the logo !

Situated on the corner right here in the Harbour Da Perk is the ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by ….

Harriet McDonald and me at Da Perk
Harriet McDonald and me at Da Perk

They are open Monday to Saturday from 8am – 3pm.

How apt is this !
How apt is this !

Owned by Harriet and Alistair McDonald,  Da Perk has been open since October 2013. Abia Bowles works front of house – taking orders and keeping everybody happy.

Abia Bowles - front of house server....
Abia Bowles – front of house server….

Chefs Phalen Clarke and Devante Grant run the kitchen – tiny but totally effective – the kitchen – not

them !!!

Chefs Devante and Phalen
Chefs Devante and Phalen

 

The emphasis is on fresh healthy food and they are moving towards a less bread dependent menu – take a look at this fabulous dish – my current favorite – poached eggs on top of veggie cakes with avocado and feta smash – totally delicious !

Over here with that please - poached eggs on veggie cakes with avocado and feta smash....
Over here with that please – poached eggs on veggie cakes with avocado and feta smash….

Alistair – an Australian- met Harriet – in her native Abaco about 15 years ago. He was working for a US yacht charter company at the time and Harriet was managing the Abaco Beach Resort. In 2005 they opened their restaurant and bar – Curly Tails – named after the curly tail lizards that were so abundant on the property !

Another real favorite - flatbread with avocado, tomato and topped with poached eggs.....
Another real favorite – flatbread with avocado, tomato and topped with poached eggs…..

Curly Tails is a 150 seater restaurant with an upstairs bar that seats 50 – check out their website and don’t miss a meal there if you find yourself in Abaco.

Alistair and his son Justin
Alistair and his son Justin

Their son-  ten year old Justin –  is at school in Abaco so Harriet spends a lot of time over there during term time. By the way I asked Justin what was his favorite thing to eat at Da Perk is and he told me – grilled cheese sandwich with bacon !!

So other items from the menu I particularly like include the New York Bagel – smoked salmon and cream cheese – plus check out the pictures below !

grilled beets sandwich
grilled beets sandwich

 

Eggs benedict with smoked salmon - delicious
Eggs benedict with smoked salmon – delicious

Da Perk also sells local handicrafts – I love these driftwood painted pictures by Marti Fernander ….

Local handicrafts for sale
Local handicrafts for sale

Da Perk will be closing for a month from around September 15th. Boo- hoo – but we all need a break ! Their phone number if you need it is 242 332 2620

2 thoughts on “Best of Eleuthera – Da Perk Coffee Shop

  1. My mouth waters every time I read about the wonderful dishes you write about and I look forward to trying them!! Gotta get a tee shirt…
    Best,
    Donna

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