Friday, October 19, 2018
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Plant-based Rawk Star Cafe opening in downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Soon there will be another option for vegan diners in St. Petersburg as a cafe specializing in plant-based, raw foods will be opening its second Tampa Bay location.

Touting an entirely plant-based menu, Rawk Star Cafe will open May 12 at 740 Central Ave., next to the Chihuly Collection.

The first Rawk Star Cafe opened in Oldsmar eight years ago. It is known for an inventive menu that utilizes raw, organic and gluten-free products to craft smoothies, wraps, salads and a "rawghetti," zucchini-based pasta.

Opening on May 12 from 5-8 p.m., the cafe will add to a growing trend of raw, whole-food restaurants sprinkling St. Petersburg.

Hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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