There’s a new and glorious smell wafting from the far northeast corner of Buckingham Square where you’ll find Lauren’s, a small place with a big heart and great food. Lauren Bennett and her husband “Link” (as he is affectionately known), hail from the great state of Texas and have been coming to the Cayman Islands for years. It didn’t take long for them to consider the islands their home away from home, and so last year they finally decided to set down roots here and open a business of their own. Both of them have a background in the restaurant industry. For example, Lauren’s family members owned restaurants and she grew up as a foodie, always happy to try new things and experience different dishes. She and Link had always dreamed of owning their own place and now it has finally happened. Lauren’s is a cozy place with blue and white accents throughout and lots of natural light thanks to the large windows. It also features an outdoor patio where people can sit on balmy days, shaded by umbrellas. The menu covers breakfast and lunch, and although at first glance it may look simple, these still waters run deep. The dishes are made from fresh ingredients and created with passion by Chef Petar, originally from Bulgaria. Chef Petar has worked in a number of five star resorts. You can enjoy breakfast all day at Lauren’s, which will be good news for those already hooked on the crepes and other delights you’ll find on the menu. Eggs Benedict, build-your-own-omelette and the breakfast burrito (perfect for breakfasters on the go), not to mention the old favourite of eggs, pancakes and sausage or bacon, will put the fuel in your tank for the rest of the day. You can also order a savoury caprese crepe if you’re in the mood, or for those with a sweet tooth, the berries and crème anglaise or banana and chocolate beauties will satisfy those urges. Match them up with a steaming hot cup of coffee or tea and you’ll be happy as a clam in Cayman. The lunch menu ranges from starters like local pumpkin risotto and caesar salad to a delicious list of entrees including fish tacos and the jerk chicken wrap. There’s a wonderful atmosphere at Lauren’s because we want people to truly feel at home. There’s a menu, as mentioned before, but if diners want something different or special and Chef’s got the ingredients in-house, he is happy to accommodate them. Plans are to include delivery and catering services, and we are happy to host private parties. With the large patio, Lauren’s could be an ideal venue for your birthday or corporate event! In the meantime, however, you need to stop by for breakfast or lunch and sample the many delights on offer. Those who love lunch, lunch at Lauren’s!