Coasting for breakfast in Tampa Bay

Sunshine, exercise and a breakfast fit for champions, start your day as you mean to go on by coasting to one of these popular early-morning Tampa Bay spots.

Pinky's TampaPinky’s, Tampa

Pinky’s has been winning Creative Loafing Best of the Bay awards for five years with its breakfast offerings. Best frittatas, best eggs benedicts, best … you get the idea. Dine inside, at the coffee bar or on the small but charming pet-friendly patio.

Cooks Downtown, Tampa

A bacon and egg “sarnie” – that’s a sandwich to us – is a must-have at this British-themed eatery on E. Kennedy Blvd. It’s not all foreign though; homemade pancakes and granola with apple, cranberries and honey are favourites, too.

Tre Amici @ The Bunker, Tampa

This art-filled cafe in the heart of Ybor City serves up organic, fair-trade coffee, and a selection of bagels, tostadas, breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal, with a side of cozy.

Zigi Cafe, Tampa

Zigi Cafe offers an eclectic combination of Israeli cuisine and an Italian espresso bar from its unassuming location on Davis Island. The early menu covers the standard waffle and egg-based breakfasts with twists like pesto cream cheese, eggplant baladi, honey and dates thrown in.

Cafe Hey, Tampa

Tucked away on the corner of N. Franklin Ave, Cuban toast, loaf breads, parfaits and breakfast burritos are all staples on Cafe’s Hey’s creative menu, with homemade specials changing daily.

Wooden RoosterThe Wooden Rooster, St. Pete

A relative newcomer to the Downtown St. Pete breakfast scene, The Wooden Rooster has become known for its delicious sweet and savory crepes, and works closely with local farmers to source the best organic produce.

Central Coffee Shop, St. Pete

Whipping up eggs, bacon and pancakes for St. Pete residents since 1975, this friendly, family-owned diner offers quintessential breakfast fare with a side of vintage Americana.

Banyan Cafe, St. Pete

With locations on both MLK and Central, Banyan provides a quietly cool hangout for breakfast goers. There’s a mean breakfast burrito with hickory smoked bacon, sautéed spinach, and sriracha. Don’t even get us started on the vanilla bean waffle.

The Dome Grill, St. Pete

Famed for its “dome fries” – home fries with a Greek twist – this charmingly old-fashioned Central Ave favourite has just about anything your heart could desire on its menu. Craving a Scandinavian salad, or Italian pasta dish at 9am on a Saturday morning? You got it.  

Red Mesa, St. Pete

Gazpacho, chilaquiles verde, posole … nobody does Mexican-inspired breakfast food quite like Red Mesa.

Where do you Coast for breakfast? Head over to Twitter and share your favorite haunts with us. With parking available downtown, need a convenient way to get from place to place? We have over 600+ bikes at 60+ hubs around Tampa and St. Pete, so breakfast is but a short ride away.

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