Location: 16 Cll Principal, Palmer, Río Grande 00721
It’s been nearly a month since we’ve moved to Puerto Rico… First off, where did the time go?! Secondly, we’ve finally started settling in and getting back into our routines. However, this’ll be short lived since we’ll be packing up to explore the island for most of January – that’s for another post though. Regardless of a short lived routine, I’ve finally been able to whip out my camera and start exploring some eats around Rio Grande, Palmer, Fortuna and Luquillo.
We were cruising around Palmer one day, when we spotted a sign on the street… Well, well, well, color me intrigued.
Jackpot! It was if the skies opened up and shone its light upon this little establishment. And although the street was busy, a game of frogger wasn’t going to stop me. I kid. We safely crossed the street to the juice heaven that awaited us.
The Atmosphere at Degree 18 Juice Bar
As soon as you step inside this cozy place, you’ll immediately feel welcomed. Granted, the general eating area is small, so new comers won’t go unnoticed. But this works in your favor – because the warm smile and friendly eyes that meet you, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the full experience at Degree 18. After feeling like you’re now apart of a new family, you’ll head on over to the bar/register and order your food and drinks.
While you’re deciding what to order from the menu, you’ll notice an adorable stuffed little doggo in a shirt, sitting atop the bar. I saw this, and wandered over to see what this was all about. Well, if I didn’t love this place already, I now just fell head over heels. This display sells dog t-shirts and bandanas, and the proceeds go to Paradise Rescue (here’s their Instagram), a dog rescue here on the island.
Now that this spot is slowly becoming my new favorite place, I head over to order my juice and meal. When you’re finished ordering, they’ll ask your name and let you grab a seat where you want (or where there’s room!). I was confused, this place was busy – I wasn’t given a number to place on the table, are they just going to remember who I am? I guess only time would tell…
The place was busy, so I decided to walk around, explore and take some more pictures while B and his brother found a table. What I quickly noticed was the fact Degree 18 wasn’t just welcoming to humans, but to what seemed, welcoming to all living things. The place has trees scattered about, along with water dishes for animals, bird feeders and hanging plants throughout.
With every inch I explored, I stumbled upon more beauty – and it was vibrant beauty.
The Service at Degree 18 Juice Bar
For anyone not use to island time (guilty as charged), you may find your drink or meal to take a little longer then you’re use to… But honestly, it’s not long at all – it just may seem that way for us people who don’t know how to relax (lol). One of the reasons I moved to PR was to slow down, so I can’t get my panties in a wad over waiting an extra 10 minutes for fresh food. Because, keep in mind, everything is prepared, made and juiced right there, in front of you. Completely worth the wait.
I’m not going to lie, adjusting to island time in general, has been tricky for me – but one day at a time. Anywho, it’s as though Degree 18 has prepared for us impatient visitors, as they have games available to play while you wait.
But that’s not all they have to preoccupy you… head to the next page to see what I stumbled on!