About MP Island Cafe

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Welcome to MP Island Cafe' Hampton Road's premier Caribbean and Soul Food Restaurant. MP Island Cafe has three locations, 5957 E. Va beach Blvd. in Norfolk , VA. and 12914 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA. and 5583 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth, VA.

We offer a wide variety of Caribbean and Soul Food cuisine, including an all you can eat lunch and dinner buffet which is sure to delight your taste buds.

We take pride in having a friendly, welcoming environment for our guest to make sure they enjoy the MP Island Cafe dining experience.

Our meals are prepared fresh daily using the finest authentic Caribbean and Soul Food ingredients.


To this day MP Island Grocery Stores supplies most of the other Caribbean style restaurants in the area with their supplies.

Despite the success of the grocery stores, it is the restaurant business that really took off. developing a successful business model based on maistake of the restaurant he supplied, Mike was able to develop MP Island Cafe the area's number one family friendly Caribbean Restaurant.


When Michael and Jackie Palmer first opened MP Island Cafe on the corner of Virginia Beach Blvd and Raby Road in 1998 the business instantly took off. As a result MP Island Cafe currently has grown to 3 locations serving all of Hampton Roads.

Mike meet Jackie after he finished up a four year tour in the U.S. Navy. Jackie was an employee on the Naval Base at the nightclub where they first met.

Years later they were married and together they opened Norfolk Virginia's first Caribbean grocery store.

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