• Hands taking grilled cheese sandwich from the plate accompanied with beer
  • Side view of hand holding a strawberry ice pop with ice pop boxes in background
  • Cupcake and coffee served on the table, overhead view

Life is good..,

and sometimes it's better

Eat. Drink. Enjoy.

In a city full of sunshine, crystal waters, pristine white sands and plenty of fun, there is a place where you can also try some of the world's best coffees. Along with our good vibes, while you are enjoying our top quality products, you are also supporting us to impact positively in our communities and the lives of everybody who is involved with our business.

Our Mission

To serve the St. Pete Beach North and South areas, with some of the best freshly roasted coffees in the world, along with our in house baked goods, sweet and savory treats, crafted special drinks, beer and wine; sharing good vibes while positively impacting the entire value chain through the relationships created with our allies, step by step, one cup at a time.

Our Vision

Be recognized as one of the best Specialty Coffee Shops in the St. Pete Beach area, by creating a family of conscious coffee lovers that truly understand what Specialty Coffee is about: Our people.

Our Values

Human Driven Company

We truly care about our team, all our employees are treated as equals, more than a team, we are a family. We are an open environment for ideas and constructive criticism. We encourage our team to always keep growing and never stop dreaming.

Passionate Team

We are a team of passionate people, who really love what we do. We live to serve and to exceed our customers’ needs.

Eco Conscious

We have a deep connection with sustainability awareness, and we believe that we can truly create a positive impact on our community, step by step, one cup at a time.

As a wise man said one day:

"Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people."

We truly believe that our Team is the strongest part of our business, and while we celebrate them every day, please let us introduce our Leaping Llama Café Dream Team:

Founder & CEO

Dr. Gregory L. Smith, MD, MPH, has 30 years of restaurant experience; beginning in 1992, when he helped open a wine bar in Monterey, California. He then became a partner of The Dunwoody Restaurant Group in 1996, which is now the leading pub company in Atlanta, Georgia, with 8 pubs currently. Furthermore, he opened Lucky’s coffee shop in 2011, in Panama City Beach.

In addition to his work in the restaurant industry, Dr. Smith has been in primary care practice for over 25 years. His inspiration for opening up both Leaping Llama Cafes stems from his passion for adding to the community social fabric, as well as bringing epicurean coffee and cuisine to the local St. Petersburg area.

"When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible."