Genaro Cafe is definitely a gem when it comes to cafes’ in St Pete…
Patricia Francati- The Owner
Located at 1047 Central Avenue, in beautiful St Petersburg, FL, this unique coffee shop has a lot of charm.
Genaro Cafe, also sometimes referred to as Genaro Coffee Company is owned and run by Patricia Francati and her family. The cafe was named after her late father. Their family is of Colombian roots and this has a direct influence on the style of the cafe.
When you walk through the front door, you’re greeted with a living room type atmosphere and a friendly staff that is happy to see you.
The walls are painted with beautiful murals and the front windows let in plenty of natural light. The inside of the cafe features a mixture of comfortable couches, booths and regular tables. The outside sidewalk also has tables if you want to sit and enjoy the Florida sun in the sunshine city.
If you’re a coffee buff like me, you will definitely appreciate their offerings. I’m not sure if it’s the way they make it or just the coffee bean straight from Colombia, but it is very flavorful and delicious even when served black.
In addition to their awesome coffee, they can whip up just about anything else you would expect at a coffee shop. They also have a solid assortment of bottled beer and wine if you’re down to get down at this afternoon cafe.
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The food- I didn’t even know they had food after the first few times I visited Genaro Cafe which was a pleasant surprise because I found out that it is really good.
They have an assortment of hot & cold sandwiches, fresh salads, daily specials and other dishes that are priced right and portion sizes that are just enough to fill you up properly. They also serve breakfast, however I have not made it out there for that (yet).
The real charm doesn’t necessarily come from any of the things I listed above, it comes from the owners that take pride in this establishment. Ever since I first walked in, they made me feel like family and I know many other people that share this same sentiment. I would highly recommend Genaros to anyone visiting or residing in St Pete and I hope it stays here for years to come!