New Tampa Bay reggae-inspired coffee shop closes every day at 4:20

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If you ever wanted to drink Rastafarian-colored lattes, you get your chance on April 19 when JahVa Coffee Lounge opens in South Pasadena (seven miles away St. Pete Beach's Merry Pier.)

This new South Pasadena spot to sip coffee and relax is an 800-square-foot reggae-oriented lounge, covered in Rastafarian colors and large adornments of Bob Marley—and it’s hosting the music to match. Tampa Bay-based band Tribal Style will kick off JahVa’s pre-grand opening party on April 19 with a set full of dub and reggae jams. 

JahVa Coffee Lounge’s pre-launch party takes place on April 19, but an even bigger celebration goes down on April 20—stoners’ favorite holiday. The JahVa team definitely doesn't hide its love for Mary Jane (the marijuana leaf art on the lattes gives it away,) so expect relaxing vibes, $4.20 speciality lattes, and some light bites from its healthy menu to satisfy your munchie cravings. 

If regular espresso isn’t your jam, JahVa also has a spread of caffeine-free superfood lattes, which use natural flavors like beetroot and turmeric—according to the Tampa Bay Times. You can also add CBD to it, because, why not. 

After its grand opening, JahVa will be open from 6:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. every day at 6800 Gulfport Blvd. S. in South Pasadena. This new lounge, with light bites and caffeine, is slightly tucked away in the South Pasadena Shopping Center, which most notably houses a Walmart and Bealls Outlet. 

Remarkably, this isn't the only themed-coffee shop to recently open in the area. Last month, a right-wing, Trump-loving coffee shop called Conservative Grounds opened in nearby Largo. 

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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