Chef’s favourite place to eat

Chef Seeto is in search of new eateries to share with readers that offer incredible menus or homecooked comfort food to satisfy this fussy eater.

One place that I always drop into when in Suva is Governor’s Gourmet Coffee House, the old residence of Fijian High Chief and Pacific statesman, Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna.

It’s been a culinary hotspot since opening last year and continues to tantalise local diners in search of a spacious and relaxing setting with a touch of local history.

Owners, Ken Macdonald and Carolyn Ah Koy’s first cafe has grown to become a Suva institution that not only serves great coffee and deliciously tropical island fare, but is a nostalgic walk through time that captures the romance and essence of the South Pacific.

I always love reading the old Fiji Times placemats, but its old world feel doesn’t mean the food is stuck in the past.

Ken’s team of chefs has worked hard to ensure its menus are not just normal cafe food but offers delicious and intriguing dishes with fresh local salads, seafood, tropical flavours and generous servings to suit locals.

My favourite is the Chinese inspired Fu Manchu omelette with the char sui red pork, but then again, I could eat nearly all of the menu. Maybe that’s why you’ll always see the local chefs here.

Chef Seeto’s rating

Service 5/5

Flavours 4/5

Presentation 4/5

Value for Money 4/5

Wow Factor 5/5

Recommend to Friends 5/5

Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner

Governor’s Gourmet Coffee House &


Knollys Street, Suva

Ph: 337 5050

Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch – 7 days. Dinner on Thursday and Friday nights only.

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