the ArtCafe

 the new ArtCafe from Two Foot Bay roadinside the ArtCafe

The ArtCafe is a cafe and art gallery on the road to Two Foot Bay, where you can relax over refreshments or buy crafts and souvenirs including Claire Frank's silk paintings and hand painted T-shirts. Claire has many Caribbean guide books that can be borrowed and a large archive of fascinating information about Barbuda that she has collected over 25 years. You can also buy maps, postcards and other local gifts.

the food

 deer meat kebabs cooking on a coal potcleaning a just-caught barracuda

The ArtCafe does lunch and supper to order - call in or phone to see what we have available and book a meal with us. Our sample menu is here and more pictures and reviews are on our facebook page. We serve fresh fish, lobster, deer meat (venison) local lamb and pork, guinea fowl and a good selection of vegetarian food. We only do food to order so please book first, you can bring your own drinks with you or try our selection of Barbuda cocktails and specialist Caribbean rums. Telephone 268) 717 4451 if you are already here or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We do gift certificates too, so you can buy someone a romantic meal as a present while they are here. Note - we don't work on Sundays; we go to the beach.

the art

Silk painting is a technique similar to batik; hot wax is used to draw a picture and gold gutta adds to the final decoration. The picture is cut out and then mounted on a quality card, or matte board or framed by a local frame maker who creates beautiful hand-made frames to suit each individual picture. All of Claire's work is original and her art is also sold online through her website and in Antigua through Harmony Hall.

  the ArtCafe shop and bar hand made cards

the writing

Claire has been published with various articles about Barbuda and by Penguin in an anthology called 'The Map of Me - True Tales of Mixed Heritage experience'.  Claire has also contributed information about Barbuda to several guide books on the Caribbean region, in particular the Footprint, Rough Guide, Dorling Kindersley and Lonely Planet guides. She writes this website and writes for other sites who use the information as an international resource about Barbuda, and we often host visiting travel writers. 

barbuda guides

We have a useful written Village and Beach guide to help you find your way round, or read the twelve page history of Barbuda in One Fat Sheep - a complete history of Barbuda to the present day. Order them This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to this website and we will invoice you by paypal then send it to you as an attachment - they are US$10 each.


We have a small volunteering programme through Wwoof Caribbean for people looking to visit Barbuda and work here on short-term projects.

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Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
Free the people and let them move in liberty
Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
So the struggle continue.
But while the struggle continue, I'm going to tell you.
We rastaman will set the world free...

Joseph Hill - Culture

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