Rise and Dine: Downtown Breakfast & Brunch

December 27, 2016 | Tampa Downtown | Food

Whether you’re a busy professional or a laid-back late-riser, we’re all united by the most important meal of the day: breakfast (and brunch, if necessary). The next time you’re hungry, check out one of these 39 Downtown dining destinations.   

Written by Derek Herscovici
›› 211 Restaurant ‹‹
Hilton Downtown
211 N. Tampa St.
(813) 204-3000
Brunch Served:
Every day, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

›› Anise Global Gastrobar ‹‹
777 N. Ashley Dr.
(813) 225-4272
aniseglobal.com
Brunch Served:
Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

›› The Attic on Kennedy ‹‹
500 E. Kennedy Blvd. #400
(813) 226-1003
atticcafe.net
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

›› Bizou Brasserie ‹‹
Le Meridien Hotel
601 N. Tampa Ave.
(813) 221-5150
bizoutampa.com
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Sunday, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Brunch Served:
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

cbc
Egg, cheese and ham sandwich

Don’t be fooled by this Harbour Island eatery’s sour name—tucked just off the canal, directly across the water from Amalie Arena, this easy-going coffee spot is calming enough to soothe even the most terrible toddler. Need a nice corner to wake up and read the paper? Pair it with the Cry Baby Café’s fried egg, cheese, ham or bacon on a toasted English muffin ($5) or on a croissant (+$1), it’ll have your day looking sunny-side up.

›› Cry Baby Café ‹‹
710 Harbour Post Dr.
(813) 225-4272
thecrybabycafe.com
Brunch Served:
Every day, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

›› Bruegger’s Bagels ‹‹
501 E. Kennedy Blvd.
(813) 402-2989
brueggers.com
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

›› Café 124 ‹‹
USF Health CAMLS Building
124 S. Franklin St.
(813) 224-7801
cafe124.com
Breakfast Served:
Every day, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

›› Café Hey ‹‹
1540 N. Franklin Ave.
(813) 221-5150
cafehey.com
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

›› Café Perera ‹‹
601 N. Morgan St.
(813) 223-6740
cafepereratampa.com
Brunch Served:
Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

nutritionfactory
Steak, egg and cheddar cheese bowl

They don’t call it “the Mecca of bodybuilding” for nothing. Professional athletes, bodybuilders and wrestlers alike have sweat reps and stacked gains at this massive, multi-faceted gym, but the real secret to success is at the aptly-named Nutrition Factory—check out the steak, egg and cheddar cheese bowl with add-in mushrooms, onions and peppers ($5.99) loaded with protein for the optimal post-session snack.

›› The Nutrition Factory ‹‹
1120 E. Kennedy Blvd.
(877) 686-4370
thenutritionfactory.com
Brunch Served:
Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

›› Caffe Fresco ‹‹
101 E. Kennedy Blvd. #360
(813) 221-7570
caffefrescotampa.com
Brunch Served:
Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

›› City Dog Cantina ‹‹
1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. #114
(813) 280-2999
citydogcantina.com
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Tuesday, 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

›› District Tavern ‹‹
116 N. 12th St.
(813) 252-3444
districttaverntampa.com
Breakfast Served:
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

›› Fusion Bowl ‹‹
504 E. Kennedy Blvd.
(813) 222-0102
fusionbowl504.com
Brunch Served:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

yolkwhite

The Logan sandwich

If you’ve ever found yourself strolling down Ashley Drive in the morning and suddenly had a craving for egg-related dishes, Dylan Frechet knows how you feel. The owner and proprieter of the law firm-inspired Yolk, White and Associates, Frechet is upholding the right to a fair, balanced and affordable breakfast. Ask for The Logan, a fried egg with white cheddar cheese, bacon and avocado on an everything bagel ($6.50).

›› Yolk, White & Associates ‹‹
7100 N. Ashley Dr.
(813) 453-8256
yolkwhiteassociates.net
Breakfast Served:
Every day, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

›› First Watch ‹‹
520 N. Tampa St.
(813) 307-9006
firstwatch.com
Breakfast Served:
Every day, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

›› Geoffrey’s Bistro ‹‹
211 N. Meridian Ave.
(813) 229-7779
Breakfast Served:
Every day, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

›› Hot Donut ‹‹
301 N. Franklin St.
(813) 221-1313
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

›› International Café ‹‹
601 E. Twiggs St.
(813) 218-3735
icafeonline.net
Breakfast Served:
Every day, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

›› Jackson’s Bistro ‹‹
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd.
(813) 277-0112
jacksonsbistro.com
Brunch Served:
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

kahwa
Stop by for handcrafted drinks, locally roasted coffee, fresh baked pastries and toasted breakfast sandwiches.
›› Kahwa Coffee & Espresso Bar ‹‹
400 N. Ashley Dr.
(813) 225-2040
Open: Monday – Friday
808 N. Tampa St.
(813) 228-7900
Open: 7 Days a Week
kahwacoffee.com

›› L’Eden Café & Bar ‹‹
500 N. Tampa St.
(813) 221-4795
ledencafebar.com
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

›› Marriott Waterside – Waterside Grill ‹‹
700 S. Florida Ave.
(813) 221-4900
marriott.com
Brunch Served:
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

›› Ole Style Deli ‹‹
110 E. Madison St.
(813) 223-4282
olestyledeli.com
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

›› Pita Pit ‹‹
514 N. Franklin St.
(813) 223-7482
pitapitusa.com
Breakfast Served:
Sunday – Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Thursday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.

naturestable
Serving up fresh and healthy meals since 1977, Nature’s Table provides everything from wraps to salads to smoothies in multiple locations across Tampa.
›› Nature’s Table ‹‹
400 N. Tampa St.
(813) 223-2233
naturestable.com
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

›› Pokey’s Rock and Rolls ‹‹
100 E. Madison St.
(813) 223-6905
pokeysrr.com
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

›› River’s Edge ‹‹
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk
200 N. Ashley Dr.
(813) 226-4400
sheratontampariverwalk.com
Brunch Served:
Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 7 a.m.¬to 11 a.m.

›› Samaria Café ‹‹
502 N. Tampa St.
(813) 223-1674
samariacafe.com
Breakfast Served:
Every day, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

›› SOHO Donut Company ‹‹
117 S. Hyde Park Ave.
(813) 605-5649
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

zeldas

Spinach, tomato and feta cheese omelet

Whether it’s long nights or early mornings, a solid breakfast can be the difference between misery and mastery of the workplace. Zelda’s Café & Deli is there when you need it, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner every day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Don’t skip the Spinach, Tomato and Feta Cheese Omelet with hash browns and rye toast just a waterside block from the Port of Tampa.

›› Zelda’s Café & Deli ‹‹
1239 E. Kennedy Blvd.
(813) 226-0257
zeldascafeanddeli.com
Breakfast Served:
Every day, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

›› Starbucks ‹‹
513 S. Florida Ave.
(813) 908-4999
starbucks.com
Breakfast Served:
Monday & Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

›› Subway ‹‹
220 E. Madison St.
(813) 223-4448
620 Twiggs Ave.
(813) 223-5353
subway.com
Breakfast Served:
Every day, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

›› Toscanini’s Restaurant ‹‹
513 E. Jackson St.
(813) 500-7700
toscaninirestaurant.com
Brunch Served:
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

woc

The premier coffee house of Ybor City and now Downtown Tampa serves Joffrey’s Coffee, flavorful teas, assorted drinks and a variety of dishes.
›› World of Coffees & Tea ‹‹
1811 N. 15th St.
(813) 247-4600
142 W. Platt #122
(813) 250-0073
Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee, Lunch & Dinner with Full Coffee Bar
worldofcoffeestea.com

›› Tropical Smoothie Café ‹‹
200 N. Tampa St. #120
(813) 225-1550
tropicalsmoothiecafe.com
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

›› Waterworks Bar & Grill ‹‹
111 W. Fortune St.
(813) 223-1351
waterworksbarandgrill.com
Breakfast Served:
Every day, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 

zudar
Providing a carefully hand-crafted product, served in a casual, friendly environment since 1959.
›› Zudar’s on Platt – Bar & Grill ‹‹
201 W. Platt St.
(813) 250-6272
zudars.com
Breakfast Served:
Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.