The cafe is more than 1,700-square-feet with nearly 50 seats. (Ann Friedman/Florida Times Union)
Fla Juice & Bowl is opening in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, June 10.
The café will serve smoothies, acai and pitaya (cactus fruit) bowls, cold-pressed juice and Hawaiian-style poke bowls, cubed raw tuna and salmon served over sushi rice or organic mixed greens.
Owner Daniel Bluett came up with the concept while living in California.
“These concepts are popular on the West Coast and, when I moved back here a few years ago, there was a void,” he said. “Instead of opening multiple shops to focus on each concept, I decided to do all of them under one roof.”
Bluett added he’s working with seafood purveyor, Mayport C&C Fisheries to provide fresh tuna and salmon daily.
“We have the ability to pick and choose our purveyors and make sure they’re the highest quality,” he said. “It’s nice to work with someone locally and have the ability to get fresh fish on the fly.”
The more than 1,700-square-foot space has nearly 50 seats.
Bluett said the café will have three coffees from Durham, N.C.-based Counter Culture Coffee Co. including a hot option, cold brew and Nitro brew.
Fla Juice & Bowl will also have kombucha, probiotic tea with natural carbonation, on tap from a brewer in St. Augustine.
“We’ll have about 15 different smoothies on the menu with tons of add-ins,” Bluett said. “We’ll have everything from goji berries to cacao, which is raw chocolate without the sugar.”
The café is located at 2403 3rd St. S. in Jacksonville Beach and will be open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.