Coffee shop opens in Summerport Village

Summerport Cafe was a direct response to residents’ request for a coffee shop.

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  • | 5:28 p.m. November 25, 2015
Max Martinez is the owner of Summerport Cafe.
Max Martinez is the owner of Summerport Cafe.
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Max Martinez is the owner of Summerport Cafe.
Max Martinez is the owner of Summerport Cafe.

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.


Contact Catherine Kerr at [email protected].


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