Living in Southwest Florida means that many of the local Bonitians live seasonally. We wait for tourist season to be over before we start venturing out to try new restaurants and dining establishments that have hit the scene. Extreme Riders Cruisin’ Cafe isn’t exactly new, but I’ve not exactly been there, yet.
When tourist season wrapped up this year I made it a mission to do a restaurant crawl for Life in Bonita Springs to update the new restaurants and start weeding out some of the fallen soldiers that didn’t survive the weak economy.
To that end, I grabbed a guest and hit Extreme Riders Cruisin’ Cafe on a sunny Saturday evening in May 2011. The original plan was to visit Parmesan Pete’s but to our disappointment we found that they were closed on Saturday.
Extreme Riders and the Cruisin’ Cafe, first and foremost, is the home of Bike Night. If you’ve found this post by searching Bike Night in Bonita Springs, this is the place on Thursday night. You should always the calendar here: Extreme Rider’s Official Website. Back to the restaurant …
We ordered the Extreme Riders Cruisin’ Cafe special which was the double angus burger and “The Ducati” (off the Extreme Riders Cruisin’ Cafe menu) a fresh mozzarella and tomato sandwich with an olive tapenade and “The Tricycle” which was a grilled cheese sandwich and a “side car” of potato salad. That Tricycle and The Big Wheel (PB & J) are from the kids menu. So there are provisions for children at Extreme Riders Cruisin’ Cafe.
Everything served to us at Extreme Riders Cruisin’ Cafe was delicious, hearty and fresh. The prices seemed fair and the decor is interesting. The Extreme Riders Cruisin’ Cafe is a restaurant within a biker store. There is nothing else like it in the area.
While you’re waiting for your order you can shop for unique riding apparel, specialty riding equipment and unique take home souvenir apparel, if you’re not a local of Bonita Springs.
We’ll certainly go back to Extreme Riders Cruisin’ Cafe. They’re open for lunch and dinner, by the way. The menu consists of home made classic sandwiches with a twist. The full menu is here: Cruisin’ Cafe Menu.
You don’t necessarily have to have a bike to enjoy the store or the restaurant. You can stop by for other events like karaoke, usually on Wednesday nights – check the calendar for exact event schedules.
Extreme Riders Cruisin’ Cafe is located on Bonita Beach Road, west of 41. Their address and phone: