Bakeries in Davis Islands

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The Tampa Bay Times credits owners John Harr and Justin Schuver with the revitalizing the old Slice space, turning it into the causal eatery now known as Islands Pizza. The duo gave the menu a pep talk, pairing popular pies with new offerings of hearty calzones and Italian grinders. While miniature overhead lights cast Hollywood-like spotlight on each of Island's steaming, hand-tossed pizzas, adult diners can cool down piping hot mouth with the bar's cool cocktails and 12 beers on tap, or catch reruns of Cheer's in its original Gaelic on the restaurant's flat-screen TVs.

235 E Davis Blvd.
Tampa,
FL
US

We carry nearly a hundred premium loose leaf teas from all over the world and feature a full tea bar. We also offer homemade biscotti, authentic french macaroons and artisinal chocolates all made locally.

227 E Davis Blvd
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

Inside the Box Cafe takes the guesswork out of lunchtime with prepacked lunches and catered trays. Using super-fresh ingredients, sandwich artisans stack tender avocado, herbed aioli, and roasted turkey onto freshly baked ciabatta, baguette, or buttery brioche. Available as full or half sandwiches, boxes can be packed with gourmet extras such as new-potato-and-asparagus salads, fire-roasted vegetables, and seasonal fresh fruits.

505 North Tampa Street
Tampa,
FL
US

Rich, indulgent French cuisine?occasionally kicked up with hints of Latin spice?is the calling card of Hyde Park eatery Piquant. Puerto Rican-born chefs Rosana Rivera and Ricardo Castro arrange shareable small plates with croquettes and artisanal charcuterie, and crown galette flatbreads with seasonal ingredients such as cilantro microgreens and b?chamel sauce. Other favorites include rich short-rib beef bourguignon, tender scallops that are smoked during a tableside presentation, and thin pommes frites that one Tampa Bay Times writer called "the ultimate Francophile indulgence."

Tips for Visiting

  • Don't skip dessert. Piquant's bakery is famed for treats such as the raspberry charlotte bombe, which Creative Loafing called "scrumptious."
  • Take a sip. Pair your meal with a cafe concoction, Tebella tea, or inventive cocktails praised by the Tampa Bay Times.
  • Make a night of it. Events such as live jazz performances make Piquant the perfect destination for date night or gathering with friends.
1633 W Snow Ave.
Tampa,
FL
US