I’ve been dreaming of breakfast muffins on Ambergris Caye. They are not typical Belizean fare – in fact, they are SO American that in the UK, they are referred to as “American muffins” at Starbucks. And man…I love them.
So much in fact that I have been planning a muffin-only business for the last year or so. Just a tiny shack – take away only – coffee and a few flavors of muffins. Coconut-chocolate chip. Chocolate banana. Pumpkin-Cheesecake. Not too big – ALL with extra crumble on top. Once they are sold out, Rebecca’s Muffin Shack closes. I picture my business hours to be about 7am to 10am. Barely any overhead. And a bit of a gluten-fest.
But now I can take my pretend-business-planning hat off (I spent about 6 months on the previous faux-enterprise, “Potlickers Potstickers” – dumplings from around the world) – because a super cute shop has opened just a few miles from me. On my drive home every single day. The Sol Cafe.
Located JUST where the paved road ends – across the street from Belizean Shores and Coco Beach Resort – in a small “food court” that has been going up over the last few months.
There are two small eateries – one is the Tipsy Lobster, I must try that one.
But just two buildings up is SOL CAFE. And I’ve watched them decorate it with SUCH care over the last few months. It’s absolutely darling. I see Instagram photos galore on this seating deck.
A table in the shade.
Coffee of all sorts, cookies and banana breads, fruit cups and lemongrass iced tea.
And muffins for $6bzd. Blueberry, carrot, chocolate banana and the one that I’ve now had 2 days in a row – STREUSEL. Basically a whole muffin of cinnamon brown sugar walnut crumble.
I love it. And I love that it’s on my way home.
Stop in and check it out.
Now…a few pictures from one of the more gorgeous weekend’s in memory. We had a bit of a cooler front…lower humidity sun in the high 70s. Perfect.
Frannie spends a few minutes each morning giving the wish willys who sun themselves on the cinder blocks a bit of trouble. The biggest one leaves his tail poking out.
And then a few plants at Belizean Scape (my visit last year)
Our crown of thorns plant is doing so well, I wanted to pick up a few more.
A dotted one.
A beautiful vine that my plant app IDed as a Chilean Potato vine.
And a velvety red hibiscus.
Have a great Sunday.