It seems like this city is always changing. Everywhere you turn, a cool new business or restaurant is opening their doors for the first time and offering St. Augustine something special. From donuts to art to coffee, the entrepreneurs of the Oldest City are on their A-game. So in the name of trying something new, we’ve rounded up nine businesses who have opened (or reopened) in the last few months. So get out and meet these new kids on the block.
100 St. George Street, Suite A
Right in the heart of the city, this tucked-away cafe has started slinging coffee. Just follow the bright neon palm tree to some delicious Bold Bean Coffee and some delectably fresh Fiction donuts (see below). We’re also totally digging their adorable beach aesthetic.
W.B. TATTER DESIGNS
501 Anastasia Boulevard
The creative space of seasoned St. Augustine artist Wendy Tatter, W.B. Tatter Designs is the city’s newest art gallery. Step inside to explore Wendy’s colorful batik art (an ancient medium that uses wax and dyes on fabric).
8 Granada Street
Only a couple of short months ago, gourmet donut goodness was introduced to St. Augustine by Swillerbees. Their imaginative donut flavors and hot coffee have made them a downtown dining destination. But get there early – they tend to sell out fast.
1765 Tree Boulevard, Unit 5
Though they’re certainly not a new business, the popsicle experts of St. Augustine have reopened their 312 cafe after renovations and a slight rebranding. You can now enjoy some delicious coffee from the shop, but don’t worry – you won’t miss out on the signature pops.
525 State Road 16
Chef Marcel has already won our hearts with the uber-popular Llama Restaurant, so now he’s turned to a more casual dining at Luna Cafe. The spot will serve Peruvian coffee, pastries, and light meals. And – unsurprisingly – it happens to be crazy cute.
1811 US 1 South
“Too good to be true” couldn’t be more accurate. With incredible and unusual donut flavors and a wall decorated with classic book titles, they’re bringing together bibliophiles and donut connoisseurs alike. Now that’s our kind of donut shop.
3175 US 1 South, Unit 3
Offering a unique selection of local artisan products, this market is bringing together creatives from all over the area. Wander through the booths to find soaps and beauty products, art and jewelry, knitwear and photography, and the work of more than 90 vendors.
47 Cordova Street
For believers in the mantra, “Life is short, eat dessert first,” we present for your pleasure Choco’Lattes. The dessert and wine bar has nestled quietly into a much-loved spot on Cordova Street and started serving up unbeatable desserts, coffee, beer, and wine.
MAYDAY ICE CREAM
1835 US 1 South
In the short time they’ve been open for business, this little ice cream parlor has earned quite a reputation. The brainchild of Hyppo founder Stephen DiMare, Mayday scoops up unusual flavors made with fresh and delectable ingredients.
Any new businesses that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!