The new Bahia Bowls in Estero, Florida is an acai cafe founded by 21-year-old Ben Casey and his father and business partner Steve Casey.
Ben is currently a Junior at Florida Gulf Coast University majoring in legal studies, but he says he saw a need in the area for a healthy food option like this.
Located in the Grande Oaks Shopping Center by Publix, Bahia Bowls cafe features a variety of healthy choices including acai bowls. Acai is a berry found in Brazil that people classify as a superfood due to being high in antioxidants and fiber. Bahia’s acai bowls, pitaya Bowls, and smoothies contain no dairy, added sugar or artificial preservatives or any other fillers and everything is made fresh to order.
Fad or not, the two-month-old business has a steady stream of customers for breakfast, lunch and an after meal dessert too. Other similar concept cafe’s are popping up in Southwest Florida too.