Gluten-free eaters rejoice: Craft Kafe finally opens in downtown St. Pete

Published March 30 2018

ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown dwellers with gluten-free diets can finally get their Craft Kafé fix without driving to the west side.

The specialty coffee and cafe known for its gluten-free menu had a soft opening for its long anticipated second location at 200 Central Ave. this week.

It’s joining a competitive space for local downtown coffee with Bandit, Brew D Licious, Intermezzo, Banyan and Kahwa all nearby.

Owners Teddy Skiadiotis and Ed Briones announced Wednesday via Instagram the new spot was finally open to the public. They had leased the space and first announced it would soon open about eight months ago.

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Its eclectic boho interior and extensive menu of desserts has taken over what was most recently the Patanegra tapas restaurant.

The first Craft Kafe opened a few years ago on 6653 Central Ave. The shop is known for its wheatless quiches, pies, and pastries.

They also serve up meals: pizzas, sandwiches, salads, omelettes and soups.

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