Fodor's Expert Review Zaka's Art Café

$ St. Lucia Fodor's Choice

Stop in for a chat and a cup of coffee—and, of course, Zaka's rather brilliant artwork. In his studio in nearby Malgretoute, artist and craftsman Simon "Zaka" Gajhadhar (and his team of local artists and wood carvers) fashion totems and masks from driftwood, branches, and other environmentally friendly wood sources—taking advantage of the natural nibs and knots that distinguish each piece. Once the "face" is carved, it is painted in vivid colors to highlight the exaggerated features and provide expression. Zaka also offers hand-carved and painted fish, turtles, and calabash.

Fodor's Choice Café Casual Coffee $ Family

Quick Facts

26 Maurice Mason St.
Soufrière, Soufrière  Saint Lucia


Known For:
  • Coffee
  • Hand-carved wood art

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