A chat with the owner, Executive Chef Savio Monteiro, revealed that the café is named after a region in Honduras, called ‘Guanaja’, famed to produce the best cocoa beans. The chocolate counter is filled with fun flavours such as pepper, lemongrass, wheatgrass and rose. I was, however, a tad disappointed with some of these chocolates as they lacked the said flavour. To maintain a balance of sweet and salty, the café also house breads like focaccia, baguettes, fudges, sandwiches, together with truffles, pralines, brownies, cookies, cakes, pastries, chocolate fondue and milkshakes.
Guanaja for me fit the criteria of a laid-back café experience. Decent food, good coffee, yummy desserts and a relaxed vibe—if this is what you’re looking for, Guanaja Café’s be a good bet.
A chocolate brown-coloured thermacol chef!