We’re happy to be featured on the March 2017 cover of Edible Tampa Bay.
Feeling Good At The Cider Press CafeAt 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.
Best vegan restaurant in Tampa Bay Area and Orlando. I had the Florida roll with watermelon - so yummy. Super cute, great music and friendly service.
Man! I am a fan of cider press. In order to eat here you have to be culinarily adventurous (as I know most of you Yelpers are!) and I absolutely am into the raw food and vegan restaurant scene that has moved into st pete.
Such a great addition to the downtown St. Pete food scene! We start with a kombucha, and often go for the corn chowder and a caesar salad... the lasagna is so flavorful! We like the sushi, we like the jackfruit sandwiches. The desserts are always so tasty too. You cannot go wrong!
Had a grilled burger, which is mostly mushroom and lots of other veggies, with kale chips and a turmeric ginger lemonade!! Then, a perfect amount of blue rose ice cream-will without a doubt be back again:)
When it comes to vegan food, this is the spot to go in downtown St. Pete. The choices of vegan/raw food is amazing and the flavor you can't just get anywhere. I chose the "Cheese Enchiladas" spiced corn tortillas, spinach & jalapeño queso fresco, salsa verde, cashew crema, pickled jalapeños; served with corn maque choux.
Where do I even start? Basically I would turn vegan in a heartbeat if my food was like this food everyday. The service: Steven was our waiter and gave us the best recommendations. Super nice and very attentive.
Although most contain a tiny bit of alcohol (0.5%), kombucha has been generating a lot of buzz. (See what we did there?) Originating in China around 221 B.C., the beverage mad