Present Moment Cafe

Find raw foods and vegan dishes at this dining experience on King Street in St. Augustine, Florida.

224 W King Street, St. Augustine, 32084
  • (904) 827-4499
  • Present Moment Café in downtown St. Augustine offers a unique environment to feed mind, body and soul. The eclectically-decorated Café specializes in the preparation of unprocessed living gourmet foods, all from fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Stepping inside, the small but spacious restaurant has light leaking in through green stained-glass accents. A bar area curves around and a section to the left has cozy window seats that allow more private seating.

    Looking at the menu, you'll notice different symbols that differentiate dishes by Raw Living Food, items that Contain Wheat, and Signature Dishes. If you enjoy healthy juices, they have some refreshing combinations that include ingredients like kale, ginger, carrot, beet, cucumber, turmeric, and aloe blended with fresh fruits. Each juice offers different boosts for immunity and detoxes to cleanse and rejuvenate your body. And for a more powerful boost, there are smoothies with added protein.

    The menu at Present Moment Cafe is characterized by its raw dishes and includes items like the Creamy White Truffle Pesto Pasta, Pad Thai, Tacos of Life, and a seasonal Soup of the Moment. There is no meat, fish, or dairy at this restaurant, and all dishes are gluten-free, vegan, heart healthy and diabetic friendly. However, the gluten-free bread is made at a facility that uses gluten, and you should still let your server know about any food allergies you may have, especially considering that the Present Moment Cafe uses nuts in some of their dishes.

    You may not associate healthy food with desserts and sweets, but the Present Moment crushes this misconception with a menu of brownie sundaes, banana splits, cobblers, and chocolate ganaches, all created with house-made ingredients and designed to appease your taste buds while being kind to your digestive system. And another surprise is their organic wine selection and Florida craft beers.

    Towards the left side of the restaurant is a fridge with grab n' go drinks available. And further beyond that, a gift area has an ever-changing inventory of items to browse. You'll find cookbooks, vegan food, shirts promoting various raw food causes, and environmental supplies to help you do your part to protect the planet and cut plastic waste.

    Parking for the Present Moment Cafe is located in the back, and a back door can take you directly in to the restaurant. Just follow the sign around the corner until you're in the main restaurant area. Make you you don't park across the street in the parking lot meant for the Cheese Wheel or your car will be towed.

    Present Moment in St. Augustine, Florida is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Sunday they close at 4 p.m. They also offer catering services and classes. Call (904) 827-4499 for more information.

  • Comments or Questions?

    This is one of my favorite restaurants in town. I once dined there three days in a row. The staff is friendly, and the food is fresh and healthy. I highly recommend ordering the DLT - you wont regret it. Also, if you have a gluten allergy or any dietary restrictions, this is the place for you.

    This Cafe' has the most refreshing atmosphere, presentation, flavors in Raw food and pleasant group of people (team) at your resources!!! Their food is like NON-OTHER iv'e ever tasted... the vibe/energy that you feel from The Present Moment Cafe is beyond words. I will NOT ONLY continue to be a patron but will be sending clients

    I'm not vegan or vegetarian or anything. I love meat, but this is one of the most interesting meals I've ever had. I experienced tastes I've never tasted before and it was awesome. Definitely get one of the sampler entrees to share. You get to try a little of everything and it's so delicious and unique. Great if you're wanting to try something new. The food is so fresh and pure. Gives vegan, organic food a good name.

    Just one word. 'Perfect' what a great Restaurant with delicious food!

    The place was inviting and bright. It was busy but I had a chance to sit and see what others were odering and make that hard decision. I had their famous Kale salad with Miso soup and a mad apple and kale juice. I love the muffins too, Hugo's, I believe. I love the place. One of the staff, I forget her name, she has locks, I took a yoga class from her and it was nice to see she was at the Present Moment Cafe. Will I come back, oh yeah, love that place!

    We have been traveling to St Augustine for many years. We finally discovered the Present Moment Cafe; and am I glad we did. We have tried many items and everything has always been fresh and delicious. It's nice to find a veg friendly restaurant that makes such great food. Oh, and don't skip dessert, because they are equally delicious.

    I live in Jacksonville and have been going to Present Moment in St. Augustine for several years now. The atmosphere is very friendly, outstanding service, and the best of all outstanding food! The daily special is always a very good choice. I've yet to find anything on the menu that wasn't great. Enjoy. Bill

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