About Rock Island
Rock Island serves the best locally roasted coffee in Bermuda and is known for its friendly atmosphere and scrumptious baked goods. We also sell tea, hot cocoa, and cold drinks. Check out the menu for more details.
Rock Island’s walls are always decorated with fresh and interesting artwork by local artists. If you are interested in showing your own work, please contact us for more information.
Rock Island Coffee was started in 1995 by Susannah Frith and Mark Kaufman. Located in an old machine shop next to the original Miles Market, it drew a loyal following. The next year it was relocated to Reid Street and operated out of one room in the current building.
In 1998, Lisabet Outerbridge bought Rock Island and slowly expanded to the adjacent rooms – formerly a clothing shop, CD store, law office, and downstairs the Knit Shop. Lisabet and her husband John Edmunds gradually fixed up the premises and created the cozy space and garden that is Rock Island today.