Blue Tree Cafe was founded in 2007 by Chef Sharon Allen, a retired postal worker, who wanted to get back to her happy place. After graduating from the Culinary Program at Sheridan Technical College in South Florida, she was inspired to do pop ups for community events, music festivals and farmers markets. Not ready to slow down, Chef Sharon begin to look for a brick and mortar. She knew it was time to expand.
After searching for months, she found a space in the Historic Sistrunk area, a once thriving business and cultural hub for the African American residents in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Wanting to bring that back, she called on her daughter, Nika King, a vegan influencer and mental health advocate. Together, they decided to remove the meat from the menu and dish up vegan soul food.
It hasn't been an easy road, her Chef Sharon's commitment to persevere despite inflation and the rising cost of food has made her a staple in the neighborhood.
Blue Tree Cafe is here to create a safe space where people can consume and create healthy food. Our Motto is "whole food is soul food".