Our Story

As a young boy in Trinidad, Darryl Hicks was blessed to be immersed in the wondrous tropical flavors of the island,  and the cooking of his mother Claudia. 

As an adult in Chicago, Darryl noticed that there were NO restaurants serving Trinidadian food in the area.  With a craving to enjoy and a passion to share , Darryl and Claudia opened the first Cafe Trinidad in 2005 on 75th St., followed by Bronzeville in 2014. The tradition of authentic homemade Caribbean fare continues today with the 2021 launch of Cafe Trinidad ToGo. We look forward to serving you for years to come!