5 March 2021
Brunch is a firm fixture on the Cayman Islands social calendar. Whether celebrating the end of the previous week or the start of the next, brunch is an indulgent opportunity to mark the occasion with a feast for the senses.
While Sunday morning is an opportunity to sleep in or to attend a church service, once the clock strikes noon, many take to their favourite restaurant, whether in their Sunday best or in casual weekend wear, to enjoy a range of culinary delights with family and friends.
With many businesses closed on Sundays, the weekend ends on a day of rest and relaxation, and the variety of brunch options on Grand Cayman allow for this to be done in a style befitting the “culinary capital of the Caribbean.”
Searching for your next Grand Cayman brunch spot? Look no further than Camana Bay! Among the Town Centre’s 15+ cafes, restaurants, and eateries, there are a plethora of options for brunch, depending on the international cuisine that tempts most at the time of booking.
Take a tour of Camana Bay's brunch spots!
By Mahreen Nabi
Mizu’s Sunday brunch takes guests on a journey through the flavours of the Orient – and what an indulgent journey it is! This multi-course brunch consists of more than 30 individual dishes that span spice profiles from the Far East to South Asia.
Setting the scene are two sets of appetisers (featuring selections from both Mizu’s and Pani’s menus), followed by sumptuous soups and fresh maki. But the piece de resistance is a stacked mushiki (bamboo steamer) that arrives in front of each guest holding no fewer than seven types of dim sum. Age-old delicacies presented with a contemporary touch – each bite is memorable in its own right!
It’s hard to pick favourites with so much choice and what feels like a never-ending flow of food, but be sure not to miss the spicy kick of the Singapore fried noodles, the thick maki filets of the red dragon roll, and the variety of the thali (small traditional metal bowls) of Indian main dishes served with piping hot naan bread.
Dim lighting and bottomless bubbles connect well with attentive staff and inspiring décor, all creating the ideal setting to celebrate any occasion. Dishes are presented family style and are perfect for sharing with friends, partners and children! Reasonably priced at only CI$55 per person plus gratuities, indulge the wanderlust with this Sunday brunch! Call Mizu at +1.345.640.0001 to reserve a table.
By Anna Wootton
Start the weekend early with this Saturday brunch option. The challenge many have with Indian food is going to their same favourites time and time again, not wanting to over-order in quantity but knowing what they love and not wanting to miss out. The Pani Indian Kitchen brunch, available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Saturday, offers an easy solution to this conundrum – pick up a plate and for one all-inclusive price of CI$34 plus gratuities per person, sample a range of Indian dishes on offer at the buffet.
From appetisers such as onion bhaji and salads to a range of curries both vegetarian and meat-based, diners will require more than one trip to satisfy their taste buds. Naan is served tableside and rice and condiments including traditional Indian chutneys are also available. Desserts on offer might include rice pudding, mango lassi and milk dumplings, and the all-inclusive price includes beer, wine and house well drinks to wash down the dishes.
With an eclectic interior offering a cool street bazaar vibe, from the dyed teabag wall art to the canopies atop family-style bench tables to the colourful cushions and textiles adorning the outdoor seating, a visit to Pani’s brunch is like a true escape to India. Book brunch at Pani by calling +1.345.640.0007.
By Alanna Warwick-Smith
For those seeking a family-style brunch, diners can head to Agua Restaurant & Lounge every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Perfect for a duo or large groups, this Sunday brunch option features a true island experience, complete with waterfront seating providing cool breezes, fresh flavours and cold beverages.
This Peruvian-Italian restaurant is a local staple in the Cayman Islands known for creative cocktails and fresh menu options. Agua’s brunch frequently changes themes (a vegan brunch is in the rotation, as well), tempting repeat guests, and costs CI$45 with an additional $25 for bottomless bubbles. Providing a variety of food including homemade pastas and sauces, freshly caught seafood and tomatoes so ripe they taste fresh off the vine, there is something for everyone. Celebrate a special occasion with brunch packages offering available upgrades such as premium champagne and specialty cocktails.
Perfect for large groups and families, patrons can share a family-style meal with their loved ones outside with views of the Island or enjoy the crisp air-conditioning and island-inspired design details inside. Expect to be treated like family at Agua, being referred to by name by your server and warm greetings of “welcome back” if you’re a regular. Dining at Agua has often been compared to enjoying a meal at Grandma’s table. Reserve a spot at the table by emailing email@example.com.
By Natasha Valerio
For those interested in a family-friendly BBQ brunch, KARoo’s Sunday brunch offers no shortage of options. KARoo’s waterfront setting allows diners to enjoy North Sound breezes and children to run free and play in the fountains while parents keep a watchful eye from comfortable picnic benches or high-top tables.
For CI$60 per person (plus gratuities), diners can access five stations of delectable culinary choices, whether barbecued meats, decadent sides or delicious desserts. Meats include barbecued pork ribs, beef flank steak, jerk chicken and pork, Italian sausage, burgers, hot dogs, or seafood skewers. Sides might include corn on the cob, truffle mac and cheese, eggs Benedict, potato and pasta salads, and rice and beans. Desserts range from fruits to chocolate cake and tiramisu. Each Sunday, a specialty cocktail celebrates the week’s theme.
The all-inclusive price includes unlimited champagne, cocktails, wines, and signature beers, but for those dining without alcohol, KARoo offers a rate of just CI$30, and children up to 12 can dine for just $12.50, offering an affordable option for the whole family to enjoy. Reserve your table at +1.345.946.6633.
About the authors
Anna Wootton is the digital marketing and PR manager for Dart’s business development and real estate companies and assets, including Dart Real Estate, Provenance Properties, Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), Camana Bay and The Residences at Seafire. Born in the Cayman Islands, with British heritage and a Canadian passport, Anna is multinational with a Caymankind heart. Anna has a background in journalism and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from University of British Columbia. She has worked in Camana Bay for the past seven years and can be found working out in a Ryde class or getting her paint on at 3 Girls & A Kiln.
Mahreen Nabi is a temporary marketing manager for Dart, focusing on the company’s flagship development, Camana Bay, and Dart Real Estate’s commercial real estate offerings. Mahreen joined the team in 2021 with over 10 years in marketing and PR experience. She holds a BA Honours in International Relations & Economics from York University and a Masters in Anthropology from Carleton University. Originally from Canada, Mahreen has been in the Cayman Islands for four years and loves to cook and appreciate all things Bollywood. A woman of many talents, Mahreen has been a national rope-skipping champion in Canada not once, but twice!
Alanna Warwick-Smith is a senior marketing communications coordinator supporting the business development and real estate marketing team for Dart. Alanna has worked in Dart’s flagship development of Camana Bay for the past nine years, when she began her career working at the town’s bookstore. A lover of the written word, Alanna reads and writes poetry in her spare time, and has written content for a range of platforms in the past, including her own blog and Camana Bay Times. You can find her in line at Foster’s every morning waiting for her large iced coffee with oat milk!
Natasha Valerio is a senior marketing communications coordinator supporting the marketing team of the business development and real estate division at Dart. Natasha holds a BA in Communication Arts and has worked in Camana Bay since 2010. Born and raised in the Cayman Islands, Natasha loves to travel at any given opportunity! Some of Natasha’s experience with Dart includes working on the opening of The Residences at Seafire, Dart’s first for-sale resort-residential property, and making magic happen at Camana Bay by assisting the events team.