Even if you don’t speak the local language, two words are sufficient to understand why things move at a snail's pace on Statia – island time. This basically covers a wide range of sins from inadequate service to receiving food and drink at a glacial pace. Once you finally accept this Caribbean phenomenon, which you should to avoid high blood pressure, you'll see why stress isn't something widely experienced by Statians. Just relax on one of the comfortable chairs opposite this historic waterfront building and enjoy house specialities like Indonesian chicken sate, delicious spinach quiche and the amazing homemade chocolate cake. If you happen to be here on a Wednesday queue up for BBQ night when mouthwatering lobster and fish are grilled to perfection, but come early as the catch is limited. A great view of the adjacent bay is yet another reason to drop by for an evening meal.