St. Pete's Rawk Star Cafe closed its doors for good last weekend

It already has a replacement setting up shop.

After two and a half years of business, Rawk Star Cafe has closed its doors for good. Saturday, Dec. 19, was the cafe's last day of service at 740 Central Ave. next door to the Chihuly Collection. Rawk Star took to Facebook to announce its closure while thanking the community for the memories: "We would like to thank ALL of you for your support over the past 2.5 years! [...] Thank you for all of the fun & laughs!" 

The cafe went on to welcome the address' new inhabitant, Driftwood Kava & Roastery, which plans to open its doors in early January 2021. Retail space in downtown St. Pete gets snatched up quickly. 

Rawk Star was known for its health-focused menu featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. The cafe proudly served nothing but 100% organic, GMO-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan and raw menu items. There was even an entire portion on the menu designated for fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, as well as wheatgrass, ginger and turmeric shots. 

It's replacement Driftwood Kava & Roastery, is set to serve up espresso drinks, kava, kratom, as well as smoothies, juices, acai as well as bites. Won't be much longer until the Chihuly welcomes its new neighbor. 

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