Respond to Review of The Present Moment Cafe and Market
Review: I'm a carnivore (mostly fish, not much red meat) and was a bit skeptical about the raw food concept. My gawd, what a revelation Present Moment is! Just walk in the door and the intoxicating spicy aroma hooks you. The decor is simple yet sophisticated. This could be in San Francisco or New York and be a huge hit. Hard to believe it's in podunk tourist town St. Augustine, and on the "wrong side of the tracks" to boot. Worth seeking out. The appetizers are wonderful, the regular menu is constantly rewarding, and the daily specials are miracles of creativity and satisfying cuisine. I'm not a dessert eater, but I ALWAYS order the cacao torte with drunken bananas for a sweet after dinner. Not only is the food unbelievably good in the raw genre, it's just plain good, period. I saw a review here griping about the portions and the prices. I don't know where they were coming from. The portions are perfect and the prices are reasonable. And I agree with the reviewers who say they feel great physically after eating here. You walk away sated, happy, and feeling your body saying, "thank you! You did something good for me!" Yvette, the owner, is an artistic and culinary treasure.