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We’re happy to be featured on the March 2017 cover of Edible Tampa Bay.

Feeling Good At The Cider Press Cafe

At 50 years old, Chef Johan Everstijn of St. Petersburg’s Cider Press Café is a walking example of a Hippocrates quote, he and co-owner Roland Strobel hold dear, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Johan believes it’s more important to be conscious of what you’re eating than to label yourself in regards to how you eat, which leads to a split between the two owners when they’re asked to describe the style of cuisine they create, and the updated menu they recently introduced. Not wanting to typecast the food or fall prey to preconceived notions, they laugh and agree on the simple statement that this is feel-good food.


The Cider Press Café offers a fine dining experience in a casual setting. Featuring a Florida inspired, plant based, modernist cuisine, our menu is entirely raw vegan but all you need to be is a fanatic of great food.


Manufactured in Springfield, Ohio from a patent issued in 1869, the apple press is an authentic piece of American history. Popular during the “Johnny Appleseed” years of settling this vast land, apple presses were routinely found on farms throughout the east and midwest. The press was acquired by Roland’s parents when they bought a small farm outside of Cincinnati in the 1960s.


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