Step into a slice of island life with Port’s new Tropical Smoothie Café. The minute you step through the doors, the friendly, easygoing atmosphere and the sweet tropical melodies of calypso music immediately calm you from whatever stress everyday life brings. Not to forget the refreshing aroma of fresh fruits and vegetables washing away all your thoughts except for one—your craving for a fresh smoothie.
Although this café had a soft opening on March 21, the official grand opening was on Saturday, May 7. The café marked this day of celebration with a live steel drum performer, beckoning shoppers to the café like a siren, and a face painter, adorning the customers with a design of their choosing.
Co-owner and Manager Rich Seghal is anticipating a prosperous and smoothie-loving summer here in Port.
“We are near the pool and the marina and when the weather gets hot, a smoothie will cool everyone off,” said Seghal.
According to Seghal, the nicer the weather, the busier the café is, and who could refuse a cold, thirst-quenching smoothie when it is sizzling hot outside?
The menu has a lot of options, offering both healthy food choices and delicious smoothies of all kinds. As for food, the café presents a variety of salads, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads. The smoothies, however, are the real gems of this yummy café. With almost any fruit or vegetable you can imagine, these smoothie combinations are both unique and mouthwatering. You can go classic with a regular fruit blend; you can gain some protein and vitamins with a super smoothie; and you can even have a little dessert with the indulgent smoothie options.
This unique addition to Port’s quick-eats selections gives a healthier alternative to our wide array of pizzerias and burger joints. Selena Romero, a trusted employee since the opening of the café, said, “I can go to the gym, come here and have a healthy protein shake…it’s really a healthier option in Port.”
The Tropical Smoothie Café is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tropical Smoothie Café is located at 11 Old Shore Rd.