Our civilization as a whole is on the cusp of a major shift of awareness. If you take a look at individuals who are successful in both business and happiness, you may notice that a healthy diet and lifestyle are amongst their top priorities. When Mickey Paleologos, our Greek funny-man from South Africa, moved to the area, he realized that Downtown St. Pete was lacking a health conscious restaurant. This realization birthed his cafe, which is now known as Mickey’s Cafe and Organics, located at 318 Central Avenue.
In 2005 Mickey saw that Downtown St. Pete was missing something: a healthy option for a bite to eat. What is an entrepreneur to do when they are mindful that an important component of a community is missing? The answer is simple: they create that important component! And that is exactly what Mickey did when he opened up his first cafe in St. Pete.
Mickey believes that personality and the type of food serviced are the two fundamental elements that allow any restaurant to remain successful. Some establishments may say they use organic products, but Mickey actually only uses organic ingredients for all of his menu options. This is one of the reasons why people continue to support this local organic cafe. However, that’s not the only reason. Mickey is a character and people enjoy seeing him behind the counter and laughing at his animated expressions. His warm and engaging personality really make you feel special.
“You gotta do something that’s not normal. You gotta be yourself.” Says Mickey, and that’s exactly what he has created: a cafe that is not just normal. What makes Mickey’s Cafe and Organics not just normal? Mickey was ahead of his time when he chose to use only organic products, each meal is actually tasty, and there is character sprinkled in, from not only himself, but also his awesome employees.
To find out more about Mickey Paleologos and why he loves Downtown St. Pete, and what he is doing to help the community, stay tuned to downtownstpete.com. As Mickey would say, “Stay sweet like a lemon!”
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318 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, USA