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Grassroots Kava House Grassroots Kava House

Like most coffee shops, Grassroots Kava House has had to impose restrictions on customers who can enter the funky, old-school-chic building – there are no table or chairs, and no barstools for sitting, sipping on a kava or a coffee, or clicking away at a laptop. Currently, of course, masks are required.

Yet that doesn’t stop the faithful fans of this cornerstone kava bar, which has been at this Central Avenue location since 2016. They’re here every day to enjoy the 100% all-natural products including house-made kava, locally produced tea, coffee, kratom and pastries. They stand at high-top tables and at an extended laptop-friendly counter overlooking Central Avenue. There’s outdoor seating, too.

The two-story Grassroots building, totaling 2,800 square feet, has been here since 1926. The comfy, speakeasy-like upstairs is closed during these times of pandemic, but like the main room, it’s designed for online activity, with electric outlets and USB ports strategically located, and a super-fast WiFi signal.

Kava is a non-alcoholic, psychoactive beverage made from the root of a pepper plant indigenous to the Western Pacific.




957 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, Florida 33705


Mon: 7a - 9p Tues: 7a - 9p Wed: 7a - 9p Thur: 7a - 9p Fri: 7a - 9p Sat: 8a - 9p Sun: 8a - 9p


Locally-made pastries


Kava, coffee, teas, kratom

WiFi Speed

Exceptionally fast

WiFi Password


Electrical Outlets



Street parking on Central

Pet Friendliness



Outdoor only for now (standing room inside)

What's special about Grassroots Kava House?

"The effect of drinking Kava has been well documented and there is an increasing body of research that proves how it can be used to reduce stress, anxiety and pain or to promote muscle and emotional relaxation. Drinking Kava can reduce social inhibitions and induce a sense of euphoria and happiness akin to other nootropics."

“There’s a small bar upstairs that we open up on the weekends, on normal days, but it’s mainly used throughout the week for people to work and study. The whole place is designed for you to be able to post stuff with your computer, your books or whatever you’ve got – to just be able to study and hang out in a cool environment.” Co-owner Sean “Gravy” Suits

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