The Smurfs was one of my favorite childhood cartoon. I just found out that the mythical blue creatures originated from Belgium, a place that is dear to my heart. My five year old self could only dream that one day I would go to land where the cool blue people were created.
On a recent trip to Treasure Beach with my friend, I was amused to find a charming little breakfast joint called Smurfs Cafe. Apparently I was not the only fan of the animated series.
There was nothing particularly fancy about the Cafe but it had a homely and personal feel that larger establishments lack. You know the kind of place where they would know your name and your usual order. The patrons we spoke to were regulars. They specialize in a variety of omelettes, which you can customize to your liking along with side orders of your choice. Yummy fried dumplings, pancakes , hash browns or french toast with my personal favorite, ripe plantains. Wash down with tea, freshly squeezed orange juice or aromatic coffee grown, roasted and brewed on location.
The beauty about the Jamaican countryside is the lack of “proper ” addresses. You may get lost a few times but the locals are always helpful with directions. Directions which may sound like ,”just round the corner”, “go straight until you see it”, “stop right where you see the big mango tree then turn left , right where you see a lot of goats.”
All you lovers of the off the beaten path ,it doesn’t get more off than South , St. Elizabeth.
Check out Smurfs facebook page .I doubt you’ll find a number but you can call if you get lost or can’t find the mango tree right where the goats gather.