Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Cafe European reborn on Westshore

Michael and Suzanne Vanderberg invested in a storefront on Hyde Park Avenue 21 years ago, just a block from the University of Tampa.

Inspired by their English origin, they opened Cafe European, handmaking salads, sandwiches, fish and chips, and bangers and mash.

On April 25, they moved from the student-lined street to the waterfront on Westshore Boulevard.

"At the other location, we were doing lunch and dinner and it was getting to be too much after 21 years," Michael said. "So we downsized and cut down on hours."

The new location is smaller with a limited menu, but it showcases a more modern look complete with an open kitchen where customers can watch Suzanne, a self-taught cook, prepare their meals.

"Before we came to Tampa, we had a couple of restaurants in London," Michael said. "So Suzanne has been cooking since the '80s. Her specialities are sauces and soups but she makes up other dishes too."

Dishes such as the shepherds pie special, a quinoa Greek salad, a turkey pecan salad and cilantro chicken sandwich.

Outside, those dishes can be enjoyed under a live oak by the water, where there are plans to build a deck.

Cafe European is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3343 S Westshore Blvd. Call (813) 769-9406.

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