Paperman’s Coffeehouse is something of an institution in the Cayman Islands, with two locations – one at the Strand just off Seven Mile Beach and the other at Midtown Plaza by the CNB roundabout – serving great food and coffee for a good many years now. Much loved by a diverse crowd, “grabbing a Paperman’s” in Cayman trips off the tongue as easily as “grabbing a Starbucks” does elsewhere in the world. In either location you will find informal business meetings taking place, friends chatting over lattes and individuals looking for some headspace and a quiet place to work or study. Whatever the reason that people come, there is usually a small line of patrons patiently waiting for their coffee and light bite, as both locations are really popular hang outs.
There is a homely feel inside a Paperman’s that immediately makes you feel welcome. Sofas and armchairs are large and comfortable and TVs often run football matches and other sporting events which people make a beeline for when a particular match is on. The perimeter is also dotted with bar stools that allow lone customers a quiet space to drink and digest.
The coffee is always on point and their sandwiches are a special draw for customers, with plentiful supplies of jerk chicken, tuna, portobello mushroom and more always ready for munching, either in house or as a take out. Pastries and baked goods are particularly moreish; their either sweet or savoury scones and divine banana bread are other popular choices and should really be tried as they go so perfectly well with a great cup of coffee. A word about the coffee – it’s a really good cup of creamy, frothy (if that’s your choice!) coffee that is smooth with a slight nutty flavour.
Paperman’s also have a great loyalty programme where you buy nine coffees, get your card stamped and the next one is free, but if you use a reusable coffee cup you get two stamps per coffee purchased, which is a great way to help save the planet also! It definitely isn’t a hardship getting to that free coffee at the end of nine, as this is the sort of place you will be happy to come back to time and time again.