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Built in 1918, the Craftsman House's expansive, adobe-toned bungalow collapses time as visitors step onto a breezy veranda, walk past a lush carpet of flowers and fronds, and witness more American craftwork than they can shake an intricately whittled stick at. Blown glass, turned wood, and fine pottery and jewelry provided by a 300-strong network of local and national artists are just a few of the pieces that settle in at this homey abode. The building is so homey, in fact, that one artist hardly ever leaves. Surrounded by the courtyard, what was once an old-time carriage house is now the clay-caked studio of professional potter Stephanie Schorr. There, visitors can find her partway through many projects at once, crafting functional wares and feeding the carnival fire breathers that keep her kiln hot.

The historic hub of creative know-how hosts a multiplicity of events, including live music, gallery tours, and artistic workshops. In honor of the gallery's tireless community efforts, Craftsman House was named the 2011 Top Retailer for a Charitable or Philanthropic Event by Niche magazine.

2955 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

Since 1987, St. Pete Bagel Co.'s bakers have crafted New York–style bagels and both old-fashioned and yeast-raised donuts every morning. Rabbi Uriel Rivkin presides over each day's batch of certified-kosher dough rings bedecked with salt, onions, and poppy seeds, which share space with sandwiches and assorted spreads on the café menu. Fluffy and sweet specialty donuts such as PB&J, red velvet, and strawberry-glazed bike tire join coffee and espresso drinks for maximum donut slam-dunks. Around the shop, wood and leather stools seat diners, who can pass the time by admiring colorful flora and photos of bagels snapped at the food pyramid’s class reunion.

7043 4th St N
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

Welcoming diners with a dessert counter filled with dainty, colorful pastries, The Cake Factory also dishes out a menu of traditional breakfast plates, from waffles to french toast, as well as café-style sandwiches and wraps for lunch. Early risers can rouse sleepy appetites with a Kahwa Coffee latte ($2.75) and Floridian french toast ($8.95), decorated with powdered sugar, bananas, berries, and a comically oversized beret. Dine on classic sandwiches from roast beef ($6.75) to tuna salad ($5.95), served on your choice of bread with lettuce, tomato, and a pickle. Hot n' ready comestibles include a cuban sandwich ($6.75), stocked with ham, pork, swiss cheese, and spicy mustard, or a gobble-worthy gourmet 8-ounce turkey burger ($5.95). With a casual café environment and free WiFi, diners can enjoy meals in comfort, lounge, and surf the Internet for tips on how to control one's Internet addiction.

2444 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg,
FL
US

Great selection of craft beers and fine wine. Cafe Fuego is located in business section of North St. Pete. Cafe Fuego also has for coffee drinkers an espresso and cappuccino products. From 5PM to 10PM we have finger food wings, cheese platter, FF, and pizza.

1154 94th Ave N
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

Today’s Groupon is sure to perk up any lethargic latte-lover. For $10, you’ll get $20 worth of fresh-brewed sips and snacks at Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company, a change purse–friendly caffeination station in downtown St. Petersburg that never requires patrons to wear bowler hats.“Too Much Trouble”: After escaping from The Institute, Hunter pretends to be Dr. Boreas, a physics professor, to solve the mystery of a vanished student. Along the way, he stumbles upon a group of smugglers using baby formula to sneak drugs into the United States.

204 2nd Ave S
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

Following the lead of a classic New York City deli, NY Cafe makes traditional and breakfast sandwiches piled with Boars’ Head meats to order and offers busy customers several pre-made grab-and-go options. The food itself is inspired by New York: think New York style pizza, cuban sandwiches with a pork loin marinated for 24 hours, hot pastrami on rye, cheesesteaks, and bagels and lox. But sandwiches aren't the shop's only specialty. Diners can also chow down on crisp slices of pizza and ample salads. These eats pair with fresh fruit smoothies and coffee drinks, such as the caramel latte or chai-tea latte, which are also referred to as “frapp’s” on the menu or by cool youth pastors.

6630 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US