Café el Centro for Breakfast Pre-Weekend Lockdown Edition!

Gabrielle and Randy Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle

While the majority of Kingston flocked to the North coast Easter Weekend, hubby and I enjoyed a quiet Saturday morning at Café el Centro.

Freshly cooked, tasty Breakfast and encouraged outdoor dining at the usually cosy Café on Hillcrest Avenue topped off with Miss Tina Newman’s unforgettable homey hospitality.

It was great seeing you Miss Tina. We missed you!

Check out Café el Centro for Breakfast or Lunch. You’ll feel right at home. Stay tuned to see where Suga went last Saturday!

Café El Centro 

Location: 8 Hillcrest Avenue

Ph: 876-927-8415

Email: cafeelcentro@gmail.com

Instagram: @cafeelcentro

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Happy Monday Suga Bears! Keep Grinding

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By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle; Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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TGIF to Chef Conroy Arnold’s Catch of the Day!

[Instagram 📸: @stutteringchef]

Pan seared Tuna served with wild arugula sourced from Eden Bower Farms (Ig: @edenbowerfarms). Mouth-watering and healthy! A True Story….

Check out Chef Conroy Arnold at Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove to experience what’s in season ! A farm to table Experience.

Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove

Location: Hermosa Lane, Pineapple, Ocho Rios. JA.

Ph: 876-974-3699

Website: http://www.christophersjamaica.com

Instagram: @christophersjamaicaaaw

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Brunching Outside at CRU Bar & Kitchen!

Suga’s Ratings for CRU Bar & Kitchen
Date and time of visit: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:30pm
No. of diners: 2
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★
Ambience: ★★★★☆
Décor: ★★★★☆
Comfort: ★★★★
Service: ★★★★☆
Speed: ★★★
Food quality: ★★★★★
Serving amount: ★★★★
Plating: ★★★★★
Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Comments: 

Suga enjoyed the weekend before lockdown with hubby, Randy at Cru Bar & Kitchen’s Saturday Brunch.

Rooftop dining is quite sunny in the early afternoon, but we had a bit of breeze and some seating areas were partially covered or shaded. I welcome back the fans anytime though.

I appreciate the Scan Barcode menu anywhere I go. #SugaSnaps #CopingwithCovid

We enjoyed their consistently tasty and authentic Murray’s Curried Goat, as well as their Grilled Salmon along with refreshing Cocktails. We had two rounds of the Blue Lagoon Mojito and Whiskey Sour.

Murray’s Curried Goat served with handmade roti, bammy and steamed veggies (J$2100 +10% serv. charge +tx)
CRU Grilled Salmon with mashed potato, steamed veggies and sweet cilantro, lime glaze served on the side (J$2800 +10% serv. charge +tx)

Service was slow, but our waiter was attentive and we were just thankful for being outside, listening to the DJ play and seeing and waving to people from a distance. Seeing a few younger millennials in action was entertaining as well. The lighting on the rooftop seemed to be perfect for selfies.

Looking forward to returning to Brunch at CRU after the lockdown weekends.

…Until next time!

CRU Bar & Kitchen

Location: 71 Lady Musgrave Rd. Kgn. Ja

Ph: 876-571-1168

Reservations: 876-667-2323

Instagram: @crubarjamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Seaside Dining by a Hidden Gem along Tower Isle!

With the upcoming lockdown weekends, I am happy my hubby, Randy and I didn’t put off visiting this hidden gem of a restaurant along Tower Isle, Ocho Rios two weeks ago.

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar, Villa Viento, Ocho Rios

Suga’s Ratings for The Rocks Restaurant & Bar
Date and time of visit: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 4:00pm
No. of diners: 2
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum
Parking: ★★★
Ambience: ★★★★
Décor: ★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Service: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★★☆
Food quality: ★★★★
Serving amount: ★★★★
Plating: ★★★
Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Breakdown:

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar is located on the seaside directly across from Harmony Hall and has breathtaking views, attentive staff and food done to order.

We enjoyed Escargot (could have been a bit spicier), Roast Chicken and quite a commendable Curry Goat. #SugaSnaps

Escargot (USD$15)
Roasted Chicken (USD$12)
Curried Goat (USD$15)

The Crème Brûlée was deliciously rummy! A pleasant surprise.

Crème Brûlée (USD$8)

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar is #SugaEndorsed. Thanks for the hospitality. I will have Cocktails from the Bar next time around!

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar

Location: Villa Viento. Tower Isle, Ocho Rios. Jamaica.

Ph: 876-810-4179

Instagram: @the_rocks_restaurant_n_bar

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Freshly made Food, Local Beer and Good Coffee from Ragamuffin Coffee Bar!

Earlier this year, hubby and I enjoyed Ragamuffin Cafe’s freshly made Miso-Hungry Beef and RFC (Raga Fry Chicken) Burgers, local craft Beer from Trouble’s Brewing (Ig: @troublesbrew) and some good Coffee from Deaf Can! Coffee (Ig: @deafcancoffee) !

Miso-Hungry Beef Burger (J$1800 incl. Tx)
RFC (Raga Fry Chicken) Burger (J$1500 incl. Tx)
Sweet Potato Fries (J$400 incl. Tx), regular Fries (J$400 incl. Tx) and local Craft Beer (1 Pint – J$1000 incl. Tx) from Trouble’s Brewing.

They also have healthy options from Dream Bowls Ja (Ig: @dreambowlsja) and more.

Cute, cosy café to sit down away from it all with decent customer service. Ragamuffin Coffee Bar is #SugaEndorsed.

Ragamuffin Coffee Bar

Location: 74 Lady Musgrave Road. Kingston, Jamaica

Ph: 876-332-9876

Instagram: @ragamuffincafe

Open 8 AM – 5 PM, Mondays to Saturdays

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Chillin’ Restaurant is Back and Suga visited on Holborn Road!

Suga’s Ratings for Chillin’ Restaurant
Date and time of visit: Saturday, February 20, 2020 at 2:15pm
No. of diners: 2
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum
Parking: ★★★★★
Ambience: ★★★★☆
Décor: ★★★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Service: ★★★★★
Speed: ★★★★★
Food quality: ★★★★★
Serving amount: ★★★☆☆
Plating/Packaging: ★★★★☆
Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Breakdown:

A rainy Saturday afternoon, hungry after errands with the reopening of Chillin’ Restaurant nearby at a central location on Holborn road meant that I had to stop for Lunch!

I was relieved to see a sheltered area for seating. Located in a new complex, loved the cosy, modern decor. I can see myself taking in some sports on the flat screen in the near future by the Bar counter.

Courteous staff that you could see worked as a team harmoniously.
Orlando was our waiter and he was attentive throughout our visit.

The Menu was understandably limited during Covid times to standard Jamaican and Chillin’ faves, Curried Goat, Oxtail, BBQ Chicken and Friiiiied Chicken.

Hubby and I enjoyed our Oxtail (J$1100) & Curried Goat (J$950). His Oxtail tender, sliding off bone, while my Curried Goat had no bone really. Usual @chillinrestaurant standard. Tasty, well seasoned and spicy. But, mi nearly order 2 cuz mi did wa likkle more!

Oxtail (J$1100 incl. Tx)
Curried Goat (J$950 incl. Tx)

Still a great pick me up, Value for $ and their Menu and usual sizes should be back soon as they navigate Covid. #SugaSnaps for reopening P.J. Wright!!! Chillin’ Restaurant remains #SugaEndorsed 👌🏾

Chillin’ Restaurant

Location: 5 Holborn Road, Kingston. Ja

Ph: 876-665-6661

Website: http://www.chillinrestaurant.com/

Instagram: @chillinrestaurant

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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TGIF! Head over to The Jamaica Pegasus’s Poolside Lyme After Work Later!

✔Good Music ✔Good Food ✔Good Vibes

All Covid-19 protocols observed.
Food and Drinks on Sale!

Reservations recommended, but it’s a big poolside, so socially distanced seating should still be available.

Have yourself a good time before curfew. Cheers!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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MATCHA DONUTS glazed with Dark CHOCOLATE and more from PetitSquares!

PetitSquares specialise in wholesale and retail Matcha Powder and Desserts.

Remember Matcha is specially grown green tea leaves, finely grounded into a nutrient rich powder. It has caffeine properties to give you a boost of energy without the jitters.

Their Desserts are relatively healthy too! A little flour with Matcha and they are still working on recipes with whole wheat & more. Looooved their rum up sorrel filled Matcha Donuts. Their fillings are naturally sweetened with a small amount of cane sugar if any is added at all. None added to the Pine n’ Ginger filled Donuts!

PetitSquares also offers the cutest Matcha cupcakes, cookies, cheesecake and banana bread.

PetitSquares Matcha can be found at The Alchemist Rx,  Loshusan Supermarket, General Foods & Natural Health in Kingston.

Check out PetitSquares for your perfect Matcha!

PetitSquares

Instagram: @petitsquares

Website:

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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TGIF! Who’s in need for some HOT CHOCOLATE?

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Fling Back Friday! These Chocolate Bombs were literally ‘tha BOMB’ last Christmas from Chocolate Dreams
One of my favourite Christmas indulgences.

Hoping that Chovolate Dreams can start to make these all year round! It was really rich. #SugaSnaps

Visit Chocolate Dreams at their new location and treat yourself to their handcrafted luxury Chocolates and custom Cakes.

Chocolate Dreams Ltd.

Location: 24 East Kings House Road. Kingston 6

Ph: 876-289-2379

Opening Hours:

Mon. – Thurs., 10am – 6pm; Fri. 10am – 7pm; Sat. 12 noon – 7pm; Sun. 1pm – 5pm

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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