Sol Shine: An Upcoming Cafe


The newest hot spot for teens at Palm Harbor University High School is Sol Shine, a small restaurant on Florida Avenue. The restaurant is a quaint hangout spot for students after school and the owners have big plans just in time for the autumn.

The cafe opened up on October 6. One visit is enough to observe the good nature of the business owners and recognize the positive atmosphere of the restaurant. “My cafe is dog friendly and kid friendly,” Steve Schweitzer, the owner, said.

While one side of the building is a cafe, the other side is a store selling small trinkets and neat items to decorate any room. The cafe’s menu consists of smoothies, coffees, ice cream, wraps, sandwiches, and other lunch snacks to keep the customer satisfied. Aside from the spiritual items in the store, the cafe is decorated for fall with Halloween decorations strewn about the room.

Schweitzer sold insurance before opening his business. After retiring from the insurance industry, he worked as a yoga teacher near the new cafe. Schweitzer’s partner had opened up the storefront and the previous cafe was going out of business, so he took over. Schweitzer describes his restaurant as organic and catered toward vegetarians. The owners are lovely people which makes visiting the cafe an enjoyable experience.

Because of the large suburban area that is Palm Harbor, it is difficult to come across an authentic restaurant within a close vicinity of Palm Harbor University High School. After school or before a club, take a stroll over to Sol Shine cafe. This is the perfect place to have a study session with friends, hang out with a group, or maybe just go alone for some quiet time. With a relaxed ambience and delicious food and drinks, Sol Shine is like a Panera Bread and a Starbucks wrapped into one — all within a 10 minute walk of the school.