Coffee & Treats in Tampa


Select Local Merchants

  • Grass Root Organic Restaurant
    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.
    Read More
    4334 S Manhattan Ave
    Tampa, FL US
  • Tre Amici
    Veering away from the mainstream molds of personality-devoid coffee shacks, Tre Amici aims to establish itself as a local, independent hub for cappuccinos and creativity. Camp out on the squishy, orange sofas and admire local artwork while sipping on fair-trade and organic products. The full menu of hot and cold beverages includes the slushy latte frappamici with frozen espresso, milk, and a flavor shot ($4.75), chai latte ($4.20), and Italian soda ($3). Counter caffeine with a selection of good-for-you grub, such as Kashi oatmeal with either raisin spice and sliced apples, or brown maple and apple cinnamon ($2.95); organic low-fat yogurt parfaits layered with berries and maple-nut granola ($3.95); and hummus plates served with toasted pita ($5.75). Heartier fare includes crisp salads and gourmet sandwiches.
    Read More
    1907 N 19th St
    Tampa, FL US
  • Bruster's Real Ice Cream
    Home to more than 140 flavors of dairy-based frozen treats, Bruster’s offers everything from traditional sundaes ($5 for regular) to customizable, candy-loaded blasts ($4.75 for regular). A lengthy flavor list offers enough cold, creamy options to placate the pickiest palate and smother the smokiest campfire. Browse the menu to select your optimal sweet-tooth-sating device, such as a single-scoop waffle cone filled with one of more than 24 flavors of ice cream made fresh every day ($4.15). Though flavors vary by store, dairy denizens may sample eclectic edible hues such as mint chocolate chip—one of Bruster's featured mint flavors in April. Opt for the lighter options of sorbets and italian ices or takeout containers in pint ($5.50), quart ($7.50), half-gallon ($11.75), and udder-size servings.
    Read More
    20303 Bruce B Downs Blvd
    Tampa, FL US
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe
    At Tropical Smoothie Café, blending baristas sling out healthful smoothies alongside a diverse menu of freshly prepped eats, including toasted wraps, grilled flatbreads, and gourmet salads. Combo meals afford feasting pairs the opportunity to corral breaded specialties such as a buffalo-chicken wrap or a wasabi-roast-beef sandwich, which tantalizes tasters with succulent cuts of roast beef wreathed in a wasabi caesar dressing. Like professional hitchhikers, gourmet salads pack as much as possible into their layers, including wontons and tides of peanut sauce that mingle under the greens of the thai chicken salad. Smoothies, crafted from real fruit and natural sugar, chase savory bites with decadent slurps of low-fat, coffee, and specialty blends. Refresh parched pipes with the rich swigs of a Blimey Limey—a fusion of strawberries, apples, and orange—or cull the antioxidant-packed gulps of a matcha green tea to help immune systems shut down viruses and perform better on game shows.
    Read More
    3810 W Neptune St
    Tampa, FL US
  • So Nuts! Donuts and Bakery
    The team at So Nuts! Donuts & Deli is out to prove that everything goes better with a donut?even grilled cheese sandwiches. The menu has an entire section dedicated to grilled cheese donuts: picture a traditional glazed donut cut in half, layered with cheddar and American cheese and maybe an extra topping or two, then grilled to salty-sweet perfection. If cheese sandwiches aren't your thing, they'll gladly use a donut (or two) as a bun on any of their burgers or sandwiches, making So Nuts! one of the only places you can order corned beef or hot roast beef on a donut without anyone blinking an eye. That may all sound rather whimsical, but So Nuts! takes its donuts pretty seriously. The bakers whip up nearly 30 varieties of donuts in unique flavors. Favorites include the Cookie Monster, a chocolate-glazed yeast ring topped with Chips Ahoy pieces, and the Hemingway, a vanilla yeast donut with key lime filling and crushed graham crackers. And the donut-makers are so open to new and creative ideas, they'll even let customers dream up custom donuts using any of the ingredients available in the kitchen.
    Read More
    10019 N Dale Mabry Hwy.
    Tampa, FL US
  • Tampa Bead Cafe
    Perched in wrought-iron chairs at a gleaming marble bar, students and artists sip coffee, sharing inspiration and plans for upcoming projects. Nearby, Tampa Bead Cafe's instructors preside over a range of jewelry-crafting materials, which provide the necessary hardware to follow up on the grand artistic plans under discussion. Beneath the terra cotta–hued walls, shelves brim with beads, metal chains, and wire, as well as less conventional media such as metal clay and polymers. The staff guides visitors along racks of bracelet and necklace supplies, and exclamations of happiness drift from a classroom, where teachers introduce specific styles, such as kumihimo. Students to use real tools such as pliers, cutters, and magnifiers to intimidate their jewelry into making itself, and most courses end with the creation of piece for pupils to treasure. A roster of guest artists, who have included polymer-clay artist Christi Friesen and Maria Rypan, lead style and material-specific workshops.
    Read More
    4117 Gunn Hwy
    Tampa, FL US
Advertisement