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A sure sign of taste-tempting food and refreshment hangs on the picket fence at Northside Grind.

Written by Coconut Post

Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

April, 2022

In addition to the many tempting breakfast foods, coffee drinks, lunch options, and freshly made smoothies available at Northside Grind, savvy proprietors Trish and Tom Dahl recently created displays showcasing attractive gourmet taste treats as well as fragrant, locally made candles and soaps to enjoy at home — or to give as gifts.

Next time you visit Northside Grind, take a moment to check out all the exciting intrigues on the shelves including items from 88 Bottles Gourmet Boutique. 

At right: Northside Grind is currently featuring flavorful boutique items from the 88 Bottles collection.

gifts and merchandise on display at northside grind coffee shop at flamboyan on the bay st thomas usvi

Just in case you miss an in-person shopping experience at 88 Bottles during your vacation stay — or you want to purchase thoughtful gifts without driving into town — Northside Grind has you covered with a selection of delicacies featuring the best of 88 Bottles including Smoke & Spice Rub to enhance the flavor of grilled meats. And be sure to check out Truffle Elixir Spray — perfect for pasta, meats, sauces, and popcorn, too.

Boozy Jams from 88 Bottles are all the rage here in paradise. Made from premium liquors melded with high-quality fruits, these cocktail-flavored toppings include Jalapeño, Tomato, and Caramelized Onion Jam, and many more. How perfect with any charcuterie or cheese platter!  

handmade soap on dipslay in bright colors on a shelf at northside grind coffee shop

Above: Handmade soaps and candles from Blooming Lotus Alchemy of St. Thomas are available at Northside Grind.

Also in the Northside Grind spotlight are handcrafted soaps from Blooming Lotus Alchemy. A local business established in 2021, these beautifully detailed cruelty-free products are as attractive as they are fragrant. Made from skin-nourishing ingredients, they contain no preservatives or detergents. Because these items have a higher superfat of eight-percent, the soaps are decidedly milder on your skin. Selections include Black Currant, Lime Coconut, and Jasmine — just to name a few. 

Candles from Blooming Lotus Alchemy are 100-percent vegetable wax, hand-poured in small batches, clean-burning, and made with eco-wicks.

Whether gift shopping or sipping on coffee, Northside Grind is a popular place to meet up with island residents as well as fun-loving vacationers. You never know who you might run into. In fact, just recently, Ricky Ade and his wife, Jaime were visiting from Maryland. 

Ricky was an island resident for several years. In addition to having worked at Old Stone Farmhouse with his Dad, he also was a sous chef at the famed Banana Tree Grille.

While catching up with several friends at Northside Grind, Ricky commented, “It’s our first morning on island and we’re here for breakfast.”

Northside Grind is open
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week. 

For more information,
visit NorthsideGrind.com,
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visitors to flamboyan on the bay smile inside the northside grind coffee shop

Above: On a recent St. Thomas getaway, Jaime Ellis-Ade and her husband, Ricky, made it a point to stop at Northside Grind for breakfast.

a round photo of a half of a coconut wearing yellow sunglasses shaped like flowers



History of the popular tram ride to Paradise Point dates back to 1963 when Pomagalski S.A., a French company, constructed a fixed-grip gondola from Havensight to the top of Flag Hill. At the summit, tourists were awed by the unique vantage point with its breathtaking island panoramas. These days, the Skyride to Paradise Point operates whenever cruise ships are in port. The modern-day cable cars transport passengers on a seven-minute-long ride to a viewing platform 700-feet above sea level. The destination also is where you will find Taste. The unique high-in-the-sky eatery offers a Caribbean-style cuisine and  is home to the world famous Baileys Bushwacker. Delicious!


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