Coffee & Treats in Apollo Beach

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15403 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa,
FL
US

Owners Spencer and Sabrina Aird parlay a passion for nourishing vegan fare into Grass Root Organic Restaurant, which CBS Tampa named one of the best veg restaurants in the city. Carmine walls envelop diners in the cozy café space, creating a soothing atmosphere punctuated with vivid abstract paintings hung along the wall. While settled into high-backed wooden chairs, each topped with a lattice design, diners dig into a menu that features cooked vegan dishes as well as raw dishes. Raw vegan pad thai, guacamole, and spinach and basil pesto, among others, star on the restaurant's roster.

The Airds also run a customizable meal delivery system that sends clients fresh meals from a rotating weekly menu several times a week. Sabrina teaches occasional classes on how to replicate her culinary expertise and mimic items on Grass Root's menu by sitting very still on an oversized plate.

4334 S Manhattan Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

The staff at Soho Tan Spa knows there’s no single correct path to getting a glowing tan. To accommodate clients of all skin types and sensibilities, they offer tanning treatments ranging from the classic UV beds to airbrush treatments by trained technicians or the automated jets of a VersaSpa booth. Their three-pronged approach lets clients choose the level of privacy and method best suited to their skin. The VersaSpa spray tanning booths offer three tanning MyMyst shades to accommodate clients who just want a splash of color or those who want to look like they've spent weeks in a close orbit around the sun. Four brands of beds let clients emphasize facial tanning or faster tan times, while spa facials performed in the tanning salon help refresh newly tanned skin.

1417 S Howard Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

We offer over 100 varieties of premium loose tea from around the world. Once you visit, you will see that the atmosphere in our store is very relaxing and scenic. Our staff is friendly and our customer service is excellent. Tea is the new coffee and we'll get you hooked! We also offer free WiFi for laptop users.

223 South Howard Avenue
Tampa,
FL
US

Founded by a husband-and-wife duo, Qachbal's Chocolatier draws on family recipes to whip up cupcakes, fudge, coffee, and sweet confections fresh on-site daily. Vanilla-bean cupcakes wear a crown of vanilla buttercream icing adorned with white-chocolate embellishments, which create an alabaster dessert more appetizing than a picket fence covered in whipped cream. Each bite of a chocolate-truffle cupcake unveils rivers of its eponymous filling, protected from a downpour of sprinkles by an umbrella of rich, dark ganache. Atop every sweet treat's summit, a rich chocolate slice pokes out from a delicate dollop of buttercream icing. All orders must be made two days prior to pickup, and customers can have their cakes custom decorated for birthdays, holidays, or daylight-savings transition days upon request. Qachbal's Chocolatier delivers to the downtown Tampa area and Tampa General Hospital for an additional charge.

615 Channelside Dr
Tampa,
FL
US

Following the route of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his raft, which shares the restaurant's name, Kon Tiki's menu boldly unites the distant neighboring cuisines of South America and Polynesia. Taste buds take off on their own transpacific trek with such appetizers as tiki tuna tartare ($11), Mexican-style edamame ($5), and short-rib nachos, with crispy won-ton pontoons balancing braised beef, queso blanco, pico de gallo, and a Sriracha-aioli drizzle ($10). Supper ship-hands and migrating dolphins alike will throw ration requirements to the wind when main courses appear, such as the green curry fury, a tortilla pizza crowned with green-curry chicken, tomatoes, crumbled queso, and jalapeños ($11), or an herbivorous helping of sesame- and pumpkin-seed encrusted tofu ($16). Kon Tiki's flavor-infused teas and cocktails provide spicy after-dinner palates a tasty alternative to chewing on a fire blanket for heat relief.

601 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa,
FL
US