Posted on 06 / 16 / 2013
What a fabulous find! Thank you once again, Happy Cow Community for not steering me wrong. I went out of my way to find this place yesterday and it was well worth it. Charming little cafe-ilke atmosphere just off the beach. I sat by a table near the window and was waited on by a very sweet woman who told me in complete earnest that everything on the menu was super-tasty. I decided to go with a half-caesar salad and half-order of gnocchi. I wish I knew what kind of voodoo they used to create such incredibly luscious and creamy gnocchi but they were to die for. They came covered with a blanket of baby spinach and wading in a light sea of mushroom sauce that was rich and hearty. The half order filled me up with no problem - I can't even imagine what the full order is like! The caesar salad was crunchy and delicious. The only thing I didn't like was the eggplant "bacon" and I think that is just personal taste. The chewy texture was not for me.
Despite being incredibly full, I managed to squeeze in a Horchata smoothie which was the perfect blend of creamy-delicious, and delicate-spice. Tinted slightly green from the healthy addition of some spinach, it left me feeling charged, not heavy like a real milk shake would.
Since I was just passing through I took home a half-order of "crab" cakes which I had for breakfast this morning. That was hours ago and I still feel fabulously nourished. The cake (one sizable one in the half-order) was slightly chewy and deliciously flavored and the dill sauce it came with was so creamy, light, and refreshing I think I could have drank a glass of it! The side salad was of mixed greens with apples, avocado, and dehydrated onion flakes. Wow is all I can say. It came with a tart balsamic dressing that bit the back of my throat in that good way only balsamic can and it was a nice paring with the sweetness of the apples.
I highly recommend this place, and the neighborhood around it is fun to walk in. When I finished my meal I hung out and took photographs of pelicans in the bay. The only downside for this vegan is a large number of fishers in the area, but there were places to be away from them. If you have the chance, be sure to visit this gem in St. Pete's!
Wonderful food, Great atmosphere, Lovely staff