Set in the heart of Camana Bay, Jessie’s Juice Bar might be the tiniest coffee shop in the Cayman Islands, but makes up for its size with an amazing array of healthy smoothies, juices, coffees, loose leaf teas, house made kombucha, delicious breakfast items, salads, wraps, grilled sandwiches and house-baked goods. And everything is served all day. There’s a lovely selection of seating just outside, which wraps around this little corner café and it is always filled with a diverse clientele of post work-out types, parents with kids, and people enjoying the healthy food and drink on offer.
Their matcha mint or acai berry smoothie bowls are a wholesome start to the day, as is their house-made granola. A local egg breakfast at CI$9.75 will set you up nicely and consists of two steamed local eggs, avocado, bomb sauce with what they term as “life changing” toast soldiers (try it and find out why.) Marbled rye sourdough grilled cheese sandwiches offer diners some exciting flavour combinations, including kimchi and pineapple and a Vegan Royale with a pea pesto, hummus, spinach and artichoke, or perhaps a Veggie Royale, packed full of artichoke, local arugula, Swiss cheese, fig and eggplant chutney and a turmeric mint mayo. A neat feature is customer’s ability to make their sandwiches their own, as Jessie’s offers a whole heap of add-ons, such as steamed local egg CI$1.5, Feta, mozzarella or Swiss CI$1.5, kalamata olives CI$1.5, baby tomato CI$1.5, nuts/toasted chickpeas CI$1.5 and avocado CI$2.
Buddha bowls are very “in” right now, and a Jessie’s version contains spinach, arugula, zucchini noodles, beet, chickpeas, red cabbage, olives, tomato, sprouts and avocado, topped with a choice of egg or nuts with a turmeric mint mayo or a sesame miso dressing. Another fine bowl is their sesame miso salmon slaw, with zucchini noodles, carrot, arugula, cucumber, red cabbage, local greens, smoked salmon and avocado, with a citrus sesame miso dressing.
Beverage choices are really exceptional both in diversity and quality. Jacked up Smoothies contain Panther espresso for a caffeine fix and come in choices such as Jacked up George (espresso, milk, banana), Harlem Express (espresso, choc almond milk, banana), while milky smoothies (dairy or non-dairy) have fun-sounding names such as Bob the Builder (milk, peanut butter, banana) and Peppy Longstockings (chocolate almond milk, peppermint, banana, chocolate chunk). Cold pressed juices will bring a zing to your day and include watermelon (with or without ginger), clockwork orange (carrot, orange, lemon, ginger), and frisky sour (grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime).
No matter what you choose, you’ll enjoy this great neighbourhood hang out.