Located in Rochester N.Y., Tropical Blendz Cafe and Juice Bar is a safe and clean environment where we provide immune-boosting natural juices, smoothies, shakes, authentic Caribbean cultural foods, and much more. Our juices are made from all-natural unique fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Our juices and food are made with great compassion to offer a safe and consistent way of providing healthy selections to the community. Tropical Blendz Cafe and Juice Bar serve people who order from Grub Hub, people who drive or walk by, and many college students. The business is accessible by dine-in, takeout, delivery; and is also wheelchair accessible. The community accepted me as one of their own and they appreciate the love I have to support a struggling yet up-and-coming community. I feel blessed by God to be able to provide a clean, healthy, and safe service to the environment and the community.
Having been born in Jamaica, raised in New York City and Rochester New York, I was raised with a lot of Caribbean Jamaican cultural pride. My father owned a Jamaican restaurant in Rochester, New York previously. Tropical Blendz Cafe and Juice Bar and was established in August of 2020 to keep my family legacy strong after my father had passed 6 years ago.
I started this business using low cost loans from local NY banks as well as government grants and my own personal funds. As there are resources for minority owned businesses in Rochester, both mentoring as or advice and financial aid. More on New York minority business financial aid.
Keeping the family name, legacy, and rich history together was a mission that I was proud to create within Tropical Blendz Café and Juice Bar.
Our drinks are based on natural juices to help you maintain a strong immune system and strong health all around the board. The cafe also provides a touch of Jamaican-style food such as jerk chicken with vegan options.
As we all are experiencing living through the COVID-19 Pandemic, I knew Tropical Blendz Cafe and Juice Bar would be a unique business that would benefit the community and youth greatly. Having a passion for satisfying people, I felt that establishing a café that offers immune-boosting natural juices to help people maintain their health, was the right move. My father said, “Always believe in yourself.”
Tropical Blendz Cafe and Juice Bar were generating the income it needed to stay open and is worth so much more. With its proven success, our cafe and juice bar has the potential to grow into an even more successful business. Due to the early on Covid-19 mandated closures of businesses, and the reopening guidelines that allowed fewer customers at a time, Tropical Blendz Cafe and Juice Bar have been affected and impacted greatly. Due to rough times, things h