About Us

Who are we?
We are a mother and daughter team with a lifelong dream of owning our own local spot. Tampa natives, Sonia and Christina Piasecki, want to share their love of the City with you. The menu features family recipes made with local ingredients - the bread even comes from a very old Tampa Bakery.  From Cuban toast (a staple in our house growing up), to Mom's Tuna Salad sandwich, you will be sure to enjoy an affordable meal, all while feeling right at home.

What's in a name?
The origin of the phrase “Above the Salt” dates back to Medieval times.

Salt, a valuable seasoning at the time, was placed in the middle of the dining table & the lord & family were seated "Above the Salt".  Providing salt at a table was also a way to honor distinguished guests.  If someone is “Above the Salt”, they are of high standing or honor.

At our Café, you are our distinguished guest, and we welcome you to your seat of honor at our family table.