Restaurant Reopens at St. Thomas Airport

Hibiscus Cafe

Hello everyone and happy Monday! We have some good news to share with those of you who will be traveling to St. John soon … Hibiscus Cafe at the airport on St. Thomas has reopened, and it looks great!

Now let’s be honest. the St. Thomas airport isn’t the most desirable airport to spend time at due to its very limited options in terms of dining and shopping. The situation has been pretty bad since the 2017 hurricanes when the airport sustained significant damage. Since then, only a few food kiosks and a makeshift bar have been open. Well that all recently changed.

Hibiscus Cafe is open and features a full bar, grill area, and a grab and go section of prepared foods. It’s been renovated from top to bottom, and it looks very nice. Check out a few pics:

Airport Bar Airport food area Airport drink area

Grab and Go Airport Airport cafe seating Airport cafe seating

The small book store and gift shop remain closed. There is a pop-up retail area in the center of the airport waiting lounge. The restrooms are also being renovated. The men’s room is currently closed in the waiting area; men must use the restroom in the Spirit waiting area. The women’s room in the main area remains open.

“News” you can use today, folks! Have a great one!

11 comments for “Restaurant Reopens at St. Thomas Airport

  1. JHen
    June 17, 2019 at 9:44 am

    They make a surprisingly good painkiller.

  2. Tony Mitchell
    June 17, 2019 at 11:25 am

    This is a nice addition!
    I have wondered why there isn’t a water fountain in the waiting area.
    The cynical part of me says because “somebody” would rather make money selling drinks than offering free water for the thirsty.

    • Marketta
      June 17, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      Water might not be potable.

      • Tony Mitchell
        June 19, 2019 at 9:20 am

        At one time there was a water fountain in there, so I would think that its feasible to do so again.

    • Kathy from Wisconsin
      June 17, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      Yes, I think you are right. And g-r-r-r-r, I hate plastic ‘disposable’ water bottles!! Even a ‘filling station’ where you could refill your own bottle would be such a wonderful addition.

  3. Nancie Moore
    June 17, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    You had me at “full bar” LOL!

  4. Rose
    June 17, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Any news on the duty free liquor store at the airport? I really miss the convenience of picking up a bottle of gin on arrival

    • Minnesota Mike
      June 18, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      I like how you roll Rose!!!

  5. Soggy Dollar
    June 19, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Food was never very good, hope that improves, but the painkillers, as JHen mentioned, were very good. Maybe it is due to the fact most people are coming off a 7 day or more bender!!

  6. HelenL
    June 24, 2019 at 5:23 am

    We were there Saturday. It was nice to see it back. We had good food and drinks. And the folks there were very friendly.

  7. BBC
    July 1, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Does anyone know if the liquor store is open?

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