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Sitting next to downtown and Ybor City, Tampa Heights is a picturesque neighborhood with stately oak trees, brick streets, and dedicated residents creating a small town feeling. It is one of the oldest areas in Tampa, Florida, and recently, city officials have taken notice of its central location, sparking many redevelopment projects to revitalize the neighborhood. If you’re in the area and looking for a great breakfast or brunch, check out our top picks below.
True to its name, International Cafe features an array of diverse options on its menu, and spacious seating makes this place the go-to spot for residents in the area. The champ omelet is a great choice for breakfast, and the lunch specials are a fantastic deal for what you get. The breakfast special with skinless sausage, eggs, delicious cuban toast and coffee is also extremely popular. In addition, they have lots of good sandwiches to choose from, and an espresso bar for those who need their coffee fix.
Address & telephone number: 601 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL, USA, +1 813 218 3735
Each morning at the crack of dawn, First Watch slices fresh fruits and vegetables, bakes muffins, and whips up their French toast batter from scratch. Everything is made to order and freshness is never compromised. The staff is friendly and helpful, and there are loads of healthy options to choose from, like the popular blueberry pancakes and Benedict Florentine. Local families love weekend brunches in this light and airy establishment.
Address & telephone number: 520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL, USA, +1 813 307 9006
Operating out of a cart normally parked near the river at MacDill Park, or sometimes the Generation Food Court in Seminole Heights for Sunday brunch, Yolk, White & Associates is widely known as one of the best places to get quality coffee and egg breakfasts in the area. The South of the Border special, Steak and Eggs special, and the French roast are just some of the amazing concoctions whipped up by owner Dylan. Patrons love to stop and chat with him, and he’s been known to make food any way you ask for it and even deliver to families sitting at tables nearby.
Address & telephone number: 100 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL, USA, +1 813 453 8256
In a tiny little shop with humble surroundings, West Tampa Sandwich Shop truly makes its patrons feel like locals with their inexpensive and tasty Cuban food. The servers all speak Spanish, which is great if you want to practice the language or are a fluent speaker. From the Cuban sandwiches to the ropa vieja empanada and the papa rellena, everything is fantastic. This well-known institution in the Tampa Cuban community has had visits from many celebrities, sports heroes, and politicians – even President Obama.
Address & telephone number: 3904 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL, USA, +1 813 873 7104