"One of the most-anticipated local restaurants planning to open this season."- The Naples Daily News
The Cider Press Café is a casual restaurant featuring Florida-inspired, modernist, plant based cuisine, using the best of local and organic produce.
The Cider Press Café has has been named an Open Table Diner’s Choice Winner for 2014!
Walk-ins welcome – Reservations gladly accepted!
We specialize in Florida-inspired, plant based, modernist cuisine. Our items are 100% gluten free, use no animal products, and are not heated. We use special kitchen techniques to achieve unparalleled flavors, nutrition, and satisfaction. Taste foods like they were meant to be eaten!
“The Cider Press Cafe isn’t for everyone — just those who value flavor, beauty and healthy ingredients.”
Mar 6, 2014 Florida Weekly
“…[N]o one else has vegan “gourmet” level flavorful food like this. I’m an omnivore, and this is well worth a visit, again and again.”
Jan 29, 2014 Ivan Seligman An Insatiable Apetite
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Hours & Location
1201 Piper Blvd Suite 26
Naples FL 34110
Soft Opening Hours:
NEW After hours bar 9:00p-11:00p
NOTE: The marker on the map below is INCORRRECT. When crossing Immokalee Road, Piper’s Shopping Center is directly in front of you. We are located at the end on the right (east), NOT to the left as the marker in the maps shows.
Cider Press Café’s allure firmly planted in flavors even a carnivore will love
How, you might ask, can a restaurant survive with nary a scrap of meat, seafood, dairy or soy on the menu? Oh, and no gluten, MSG, trans fat or sugar, either.
Johan Everstijn, the inventive chef at Cider Press Café, conjures up food so palatable and lovely that you likely won’t miss a bit of what’s not there. In fact, if someone didn’t tell you, you might not even notice that some of those ingredients were missing.
Welcome to Naples’ new bastion of “Florida inspired, modernist plantbased cuisine,” as Mr. Everstijn calls it. The description might be a mouthful that’s hard to swallow, but the food — all vegan and cooked to no more than 117 degrees — is downright delicious.
I’ve tried raw cuisine before, but it wasn’t this artful and sophisticated. What’s more, many of the raw foodists I’ve encountered in the past have tended toward the militant side — “Raw food is THE way!” — whereas the friendly staff at the Cider Press Café politely inquire as to your general diet — “Vegan? Vegetarian? Flexitarian?” — and they welcome all comers. I got the impression that the reason they asked was to acclimate those who might need explanations of ingredients such as cashew ricotta, zucchini noodles and jicama rice.