The Cider Press Cafe

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    ( 34 reviews )
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601 Central Ave, St Petersburg, Florida, USA, 33701

Full service vegan restaurant est. 2015. Menu includes entrees, as well as several burgers, sandwiches, lunch specials, and brunch on weekends. Has a number of raw dishes, and most dishes can be made gluten free. Beverages include cold pressed juices, smoothies, kombucha, craft beers, ciders, vegan wines and sparkling wines. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, All Raw

34 Reviews

First Review by ericasager

Brunch menu is hit or miss depending on what you order - Edit

I had brunch here for the first time. Vegan sausage and scramble are bland and flavorless, but the biscuits and gravy are so flavorful and worth coming back for!

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Yum! - Edit

The mac n cheese is so great, really reminds you of the stuff you had when you were a kid. The service was so friendly - I came with two non-vegan friends and our waiter was really helpful explaining the menu to them. My friends split the falafel burger and they both liked it. I got a coconut donut to go and it was surprisingly moist and tasted really great. Will definitely be back!

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mixed - Edit

Mac and cheese was fantastic. Outdoor seating. My burger was great. However my wife needs GF and her burger bun was terrible. She had to go bunless.

Pros: great atmosphere, hipster area, great looking men

Cons: GF bun definitely not state of the art

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Breakfast wasn't great - Edit

I'm a huge fan of a good savory vegan breakfast and was pretty disappointed by the scrambles my sister and I ordered. Her plate's presentation wasn't great and the black beans were burnt, like it was scraped out of the bottom of a pan. I ordered the country benedict and was not a fan. The biscuits that came with it were sweet not savory, an odd flavor for a biscuits and gravy style dish. I'll probably go back to try the lunch, but I would advise against the scrambles.

Pros: all vegan options

Cons: Plated presentation, Burnt tasting/smelling

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Cider Press Cafe - Edit

I think everything was vegan, which was great! Lots of raw options. The food was pretty good the one time we went. A bit pricey. Nice staff, nice atmosphere.

Pros: vegan place, raw vegan options

Cons: a bit pricey

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A ‘Must Try’ when visiting St. Pete’s! - Edit

We had heard great things about this place and tried it out our first night in town! We ended up back the next night too and will be back again before we leave. There are so many great things on the menu that we want to try. Both meals were amazing! The menu is varied and unique!

Pros: excellent and knowledgeable service, high quality food, indoor and outdoor seating

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Yummy jackfruit sandwich! - Edit

Really good jackfruit sandwich! My s/o had the ultimate burger and really enjoyed it as well.

Pros: Gluten free options , Outdoor seating

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Consistently INCONSISTENT!!! - Edit

We have eaten here since it opened a few years ago. Every time we go here they are out of something, the order is wrong, one part of a meal will be bad, etc. The staff is ever changing. I'm not a complainer, but this place can't seem to get their act together. The $$$ are very high compared to another 100% vegan restaurant on Central Avenue where the owners are actually overseeing their business and they excel at getting it ALL RIGHT...ALL THE TIME!!! I once sent an email via their website about another Cider Press bad experience...no reply. Since they don't care about their customers...I will go elsewhere...I'm done with this place.

Updated from previous review on 2018-02-12

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raw food - Edit

Very tasty raw food dishes and great kombutchas

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Good Food, Rude Service - Edit

I come here occasionally and always enjoy the food. I would definitely say most of it is overpriced except for some of the deserts and dehydrated dishes. Almost every time I come here the servers are rude and act as if i’ve inconvenienced them by asking for a simple refill of water; and the food takes forever to come out.

Pros: Beautiful Restaurant , Clean, Vegan Bar

Cons: Parking, Bad Service, Rude Waiters

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Great food, pay the staff more - Edit

Just had a lovely meal with my wife at Cider Press Cafe. She is normally a meat eater but would eat out vegan every day if the food was this good! The only issue was in the tipping at the end. Being English, what you see is what you get, price wise. In US, you have a menu price, then tax on top, then a tip on top. Too complicated and deceitful. Cider Press Cafe is visionary and revolutionary in its food options, why can't you also consider the welfare of your humans who serve the food and pay them a decent wage. 5 dollars an hour is not enough. Humans have rights too! Why should staff have to rely on the kindness of strangers whilst working to improve their bosses profits? Fairness all round guys please.

Pros: Great, I mean GREAT food., Great beer. , Great atmosphere.

Cons: Staff not paid enough., Vision needs to continue to paying the staff moire, Revolution needs to be in staff pay also.

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My go-to-place! - Edit

It's the place to go to and always has great food. Friendly staff and a lot of options, all vegan of course. Big recommendation!

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Amazing experience - Edit

I ate here for my birthday because I’m absolutely obsessed with the ultimate burger and the staff here are super friendly and make you feel welcomed.

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amazing menu - Edit

Completely vegan restaurant with many gluten free and raw dishes. Very contemporary with a great vibe and friendly staff! Even my non-vegan friend enjoyed her meal.

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Wonderful Vegan Burger - Edit

Oh how I wish I was able to sit down and savor my meal inside the restaurant. I grabbed my burger To Go along with some black beans and rice. They were out of Mac and Cheese when I arrived. I devoured the burger while driving and missed two exits. I vowed to save my wife a bite. The flavors worked very well together. I almost felt guilty eating it. It reminded me of my meat-eating days. When I got to a stoplight I had to turn on the interior light in my vehicle just to see what I was chomping down on. I will definitely be going back. It’s a little pricey, but next time I’m taking the whole family!

Pros: Flavor

Cons: Little pricey

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Great food - Edit

We had the ultimate burger. It was so good and nice Smoky taste. The mac & cheese was wonderful. Very cheesy. The rice and beans and a nice later. We also tried the cold/raw corn chowder. Had a nice little bite to it.

Pros: Lots of selections, Several beers on the menu, All vegan, Worry free!!

Cons: A little bit of a wait. Definitely worth it.

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$o Good - Edit

Went here with some friends for dinner. Some of them got appetizers, some had drinks- I had a locally made kombucha that was really delicious. I also had the raw cauliflower bites which were not very good. I had the raw avo sandwich for my main meal, which was really delicious. Most of the food was pretty tasty and extremely fresh. We got ice creams for dessert- I had mint ice cream which was so, so good. My friend had the key lime which was really good, too. I left completely stuffed! I don't think I'll be back any time soon just because it was so, so expensive! It seems more like a treat yourself kind of place.

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Fabulous Experience!! - Edit

Fabulous restaurant with clean modern decor and large windows feels urban but comfortable. The food is delicious and very satisfying. I had the Kale salad and my wife had the Beyond Burger with a pho cheese. If you've never had a Beyond Burger you're missing out. I kid you not, you might freak out at first thinking it's a real Burger. Lol. Must try one and theirs are very well prepared.

Pros: clean modern urban environment, good selection of food items

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One of my favorite vegan restaurants - Edit

It is beautifully lit up with the sunlight coming from the many windows and the burger with the pineapple is amazinggggg. The sushi also looks very good and I'm definitely trying it next. Went with two omnivores and they really enjoyed the food as well. I really like how this place looks very modern, gives it appeal to more people, at least regarding my experiences with vegan restaurants.

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So good! - Edit

All vegan menu, plus vegan alcoholic drinks! :)

We sat outside and started with a gumbo soup, which was delicious. For our meals, we had the vegan enchiladas and the vegan burger - both were great!

We also had some vegan adult beverages and enjoyed our time people watching and eating some delicious vegan food.

Check this place out if you're in downtown St. Pete!

Pros: 100% vegan!, Alcohol , Cool place w/ lots of seating

Cons: Service wasn't terribly fast

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Love the raw desserts! - Edit

We were pleased with almost everything we had. I really enjoyed the raw caeser salad. The potato salad and buffalo cauliflower are also good options. But the real highlight of the trip was the salted caramel cheesecake. I love raw cheesecake and this was a real treat! I'd go back again even if just for it.

Pros: Raw food options, Great atmosphere

Cons: Expensive!

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Great place for vegans in St. Pete - Edit

Found this cute all-vegan restaurant on Central Ave. and I wish I would've known it was here before! So many different menu options- had trouble choosing what to order but ended up splitting the cider press cafe salad and the falafel burger with someone. Both were delicious yet flavorful as well and portions were a decent size. Prices weren't that bad, as vegan food can be expensive but I recommend sharing entrees. Will be visiting again sometime soon.

Updated from previous review on 2017-06-03

Pros: Wide range options on menu (all vegan), Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner , Nice, clean restaurant atmosphere

Cons: Can get pricy

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It's so hard being vegan - Edit

It's really not hard being vegan though. Especially with restaurant options like Cider Press. Healthy options and comfort food options? Can't go wrong!

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Amazing! - Edit

This place is so good! One of the best vegan meals I've ever had. Go out of my way to dine here when I fly in to Tampa to visit my parents in North Port.

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Kreative Küche - Edit

Eine sehr kreative, bunte und köstliche Küche, die allerdings auch ihren Preis hat. Es lohnt sich aber :-)

Pros: Frisch, Bunt, Kreativ

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Highly Recommended!!! Excellent environment, Excellent food, Excellent Staff - Edit

Excellent restaurant environment, excellent food, and excellent service! The staff was all very friendly and polite. Also, everything was priced reasonably. The food (stuffed pancakes with eggplant bacon and avocado sandwich with coleslaw and coffee with fresh almond milk and pumpkin cheesecake) was fresh and so delicious!!! The only thing I did not enjoy entirely was the pumpkin cheesecake only because it didn't really taste like a dessert. If you want a dessert that is not very sweet than you would probably enjoy this. For comparison, the raw stuffed pancakes tasted sweeter and more like a dessert than the pumpkin cheesecake. The environment felt relaxing but upbeat, open, airy, and clean. The doors were left open and a gorgeous breeze swept through the environment as everyone was enjoying their food. Being that they claim to also serve 100% only vegan foods I was a little disappointed to find out that they do serve cows dairy milk in single serving packets for coffee. In conclusion, I highly recommend this place and will be going back for sure!

Pros: Excellent environment, Excellent food, Raw options, Gluten free options, Vegan food, Coffee, Alcohol

Con: Serves single serving cows dairy milk coffee creamers(not listed on their menu, but is offered as an alternative to almond milk for coffee)

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killer raw food selection - Edit

This place is AWESOME. Great raw food selection along with non raw options. This is an ideal place to bring non veggie people and educate them on how easy it is to make plant based taste good. They also have a huge variety of local beer, wine, and even kombuchas. This place rocks.

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