Canopy Road Café announces new location in St. Johns County

Canopy Road Café will open in a 2,300-square-foot parcel at the Sleiman owned shopping center, Shoppes of St. Johns Parkway in St. Johns County in spring 2020. Renovations for the restaurant will begin in January 2020. The new plaza is anchored by Earth Fare.

Canopy Road Café, a Tallahassee-based modern diner concept, will open two new locations in Northeast Florida in the next two years, the company announced.

Brad Buckenheimer and David Raney opened the first Canopy Road Café in Tallahassee in 2007 shortly after the pair graduated from Florida State University. The restaurant has since grown to six locations throughout the state, including four in Tallahassee, one in Jacksonville and one in Tampa.

“Canopy Road Café’s continued growth is a direct reflection of our team’s shared commitment to providing fun and innovative food at an affordable price with fast, courteous service,” Buckenheimer said in a release. “Over our first six months in Jacksonville, we received such positive feedback that we knew we wanted to pursue multiple stores in the market. The vibe from the customers is incredible and the demographics really fit the brand well.”

Brothers Nick and Zachary Presti serve as the company’s operating partners for Northeast Florida. They opened their first location in the region in February 2019 at the Shoppes of Bayard, located at 12525 Philips Highway.

Canopy Road Café serves traditional breakfast and lunch fare with creative twists, with popular dishes like the churro waffle with dulce de leche sauce and blueberry cobbler pancakes. Other items include traditional Southern dishes like country fried steak and biscuits with gravy, as well as waffles, French toast, egg skillets and build-your-own omelettes. Lunch favorites include sandwiches, salads, wraps and half-pound Black Angus steakburgers. Most entrées cost between $8 and $11.

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