La Segunda Bakery & Café, the legendary family-owned business based in Tampa, is bringing a taste of Ybor City to St. Petersburg with the opening of its third location at 2436 4th Street North on the corner of 25th Avenue and 4th Street. The business had its soft opening on Tuesday, March 8th, and will continue to operate under a “soft open” until its official grand opening on March 21st.
A ribbon cutting/bread breaking ceremony will be held at 10am that morning, but the cafe will be open for it’s normal business hours of 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The new 1,820-square-foot location will focus on grab-and-go orders, delivery and catering, with indoor seating for approximately 40. There is also an outdoor, pet-friendly patio that will also accommodate 28 seats. In addition to motor vehicle parking, there will also be ample bicycle racks at the location. The kitchen has been designed for efficiency and a great guest experience, all while keeping the authentic, La Segunda family-feel.
It will join other businesses such as Grain & Berry and Nothing Bundt Cakes in the plaza on 4th Street North.
As the largest producer of Cuban bread in the world, guests will also be able to pick up freshly baked loaves of Cuban bread with La Segunda’s signature palmetto leaf on top.
The original La Segunda Central Bakery is located in Ybor City, while its second Bakery & Café location opened on Kennedy Boulevard in South Tampa in 2018. The St. Petersburg location will be open 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week
La Segunda is famous for its Cuban bread
“We really love this area of St. Petersburg for its walkability and mix of residential and office space,” said Copeland More, fourth generation owner. “We often have visitors from St. Petersburg at our two Tampa locations, so we’re very excited to continue our expansion efforts across the bay and bring a little bit of Ybor to the Sunshine City.”
La Segunda is known for its authentic, made from scratch recipes which have been a staple of the business for 106 years. The St. Pete location will offer many of the same menu items as its Tampa locations, including made to order Cuban sandwiches, salads, scacciata, guava and cheese turnovers, quesitos, Italian cookies, flan and other delicious favorites. La Segunda Bakery & Café will also brew Ybor-based Naviera brand coffee.
Bringing Ybor City vibes to St. Petersburg
The uniquely decorated interior will reflect La Segunda’s Ybor City roots. Red brick accent walls represent many of the neighborhood’s buildings. Custom made iron work accents, similar to the Spanish and Italian architecture of Tampa’s 7th Avenue, will grace areas of the café and were designed by Tampa-based Vasquez Custom Metals. The historic five-globe street lights of Ybor City will be re-interpreted through globe-shaped pendant lighting and mounted lamps throughout the café.
The original La Segunda Central Bakery is located in Ybor City, while its second Bakery & Café location opened on Kennedy Boulevard in South Tampa in 2018. The St. Petersburg location is expected to be open 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week.
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