Summerport Cafe was a direct response to residents’ request for a coffee shop.
| 5:28 p.m. November 25, 2015
The businesses that Summerport Village has to offer are growing. Residents can easily walk or bike to a salon, dance studio and happy hour hotspot on Bridgewater Crossings Blvd.
But there was one type of business that residents wanted to see in their community: a coffee shop.
Max Martinez, a seven-year resident of the area and 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry, decided to give the people what they wanted. He opened Summerport Cafe in mid-November.
“The main goal is to create a place for the family to enjoy and have a good time, and to have healthy food,” Martinez said. “The most important part is the input from the community—to have what they want, what they need.”
Whether customers need a morning jolt or afternoon boost, coffee and espresso drinks are available at the cafe. Island Oasis smoothies have also been a popular item so far.
For a quick lunch, customers can select a grab-and-go item, such as a chicken spinach wrap or ham and cheese croissant. There are also chips, cookies, salads and fruit, and baked goods such as empanadas and cakes.
Customers can pick up a punch card to earn their sixth beverage free after five purchased.
There will be a grand opening event in early December. Check the cafe’s Facebook page for updates and details.
Martinez is co-owner of Tavernere, a company that he hopes will eventually manage restaurants and cafes throughout Florida. Another Tavernere establishment will soon be opening in Miami.