Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been operating since 1993. Nationwide, the chain has 475 franchised locations, with a new location at 10995 Boulevard Circle. The cafe is at the bottom of the hill at Stevenson University. Opening day for the cafe began at 7 a.m. on February 1, 2018. The standard hours of operation for Monday through Friday are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The cafe’s weekend hours vary with Saturday being from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers a wide variety of smoothies including classic smoothies, superfood smoothies, and children’s smoothies.
Customers also have the option of adding nutrition supplements. The company is known, not just for its delicious smoothies, but also many different healthy food options for customers. The prices for smoothies range between $3.99-$4.99 plus tax.
Gluten-free products, vegetarian options and nutrition items are top options on the food menu. The company believes that when customers eat their products, they will eat and feel better. Wraps, bowls, flatbreads, sandwiches and breakfast are all options from their “Eat better, feel better” menu. There are also five side options that can be purchased with a meal including chips, cookies, fruit, kale and apple sauce. Menu prices on the food menu range between $2.49-$6.99 plus tax.
In the café, there are two tables located along the wall of the cafe and one booth located on the side of the register. The café is set-up to quickly grab-and-go for a bite to eat.
The food was definitely enjoyable, and the service was even better. The wait for a meal and smoothie of your choice takes about two minutes. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been open only for a few days but is already a hot spot on campus.