The General Café at the General Store in Camacuri, hosted a small opening party this weekend, in which Aruba’s Prime Minister, Mike Eman, enjoyed the honor of cutting the ribbon of the Fresh, Fast & Friendly Café in the presence of the Calloway Corporation family members and the Ponson family member.
Calloway Corporation, in charge of Airline Catering Services at Queen Beatrix International Airport, diversified a few years ago to also include a small cantina at the General Store, practically across the street from the catering plant.
Due to popularity, the decision to expand the cantina was taken a few months ago, and Deborah and her crew worked tirelessly to realize their plan for an expanded restaurant, offering buffet lunch and on-the-go items, at superb quality and reasonable prices.
Premier Eman escorted by his wife Doina, praised the stylish and contemporary interior design, and greeted the Ponson family and the Calloway Corporation family amiably, revealing that he has been a guest of the General Café on a number of occasions before, and always liked the food and the service.
Immediately following the informal ribbon cutting, invitees were treated to delectable iced Jumbo shrimp, sushi rolls, and roast beef sliders as hors d’oeuvres, over cocktails.
The General Café boasts modern food displays, a spacious check out area, a comfortable dining room with views on the airport runway, convenient rest rooms, as well as ample parking.
As part of the opening festivities, the café just announced a fun contest. Patrons coming for lunch will be asked to photograph their entrees and send them to the restaurant manager by e-mail. Those who enter a photograph will be eligible to participate in a raffle for a full month-worth of free lunches, with a cash value of over Awg 400.
The success of the General Café is due largely to its exciting selection of different dishes every day, serving a hearty home-made soup, and four international or local entrees.
In addition to posting a different menu every day of the week, six days a week, Sunday features a famous BBQ with chicken, steak and ribs or a special main course.
Those in a rush can grab a wrap filled with Asian Chicken, Turkey & Cheese, Roast beef, or Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato.
The plentiful salads are always tempting and crunchy, Chicken & Bacon, Chicken Caesar and Chef Salad.
The General Café at camacuri is affiliated with the Savaneta General Café, behind the General Store.
Open for take-out, or leisurely lunch enjoyed in the new dining room, Monday – Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm, Sundays 9:00am – 1:00pm, Phone: +297 734-1000. A lunch delivery service is in the works and will be offered in the very near future.