Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if you’re on vacation in the trendy, chic Hyde Park region of Tampa then you’re not looking for just any old breakfast. We’ve listed the best 10 breakfast and brunch spots in Tampa’s Hyde Park for you to check out to get your day started off right.
Yolk, White & Associates
Yolk, White & Associates is a small cart with big flavors. They’re proud of using fresh ingredients and having great coffee, and that’s exactly what you get taking your food to go! While it’s not a restaurant and most people would overlook a little breakfast cart, you’ll seriously regret not ordering. Make sure you stop by early to beat the line-up to get what just might be the best omelette in Tampa. They’re only open Monday to Friday, and only in the morning.
What makes Pinky’s so attractive is their old time diner feel. They specialize in breakfast and brunch, with six different kinds of breakfast sandwiches and modern brunch ideas like stuffed French toast and Cuban sandwiches. One thing a little different than other diners of the past, and present, is that their coffee is a self-serve station: no more waiting for a refill! Make sure to make a reservation if you’re trying to have brunch here on a weekend or else you’ll be in for a bit of a wait. If it’s a nice day and you want to enjoy the weather, there’s a nice patio at Pinky’s available.
Keke’s Breakfast Cafe
If the name of their establishment isn’t enough of a hint, Keke’s loves breakfast. One of the best places to get waffles in the entire Tampa Bay region, Keke’s Breakfast Cafe can get so popular that there’s lines out of the doorway. With items like Blueberry stuffed french toast, eggs Benedict, and banana nut waffles, you’ll be certain to find something to excite your taste buds. If you’re looking for somewhere to eat like IHOP but isn’t a chain, then Keke’s is perfect. The staff is super friendly and helpful, and their manager will go out of his way to make sure everything is right to order for your meal.
Nick’s Omelette & Grill
Nicki’s Omelette & Grill is the place to be for a big, hearty breakfast in a diner-type setting. With many omelette options on their menu, as well as some of the best hash browns in the area, it’s definitely a place to stop by during your mornings. If you’re looking for a little something extra, for $1 you can add cheese and onions to your hash browns. The just-like-home feeling you get when you walk in the front door, and from the filling breakfasts they serve, will be worth your time alone.
What makes Daily Eats so popular is that they have a unique take on breakfast, with items like Captain Crunch French Toast, Broad St. Bully eggs Benedict with NY Strip, and The Kong. If you have a vegetarian in your party, they also have vegetarian-friendly options available at brunch and breakfast. If you’re planning to visit Daily Eats, you must call ahead to make a reservation or be prepared for a 30 minute wait on weekends! Their breakfast is available all day, so if you enjoy having breakfast late in the afternoon or at night, then you’ll be in luck.
Cafe Hey is all kinds of diet friendly while still delivering tasty, classic breakfast items. If you have a Vegan friend or a picky eater, then Cafe Hey should be your first stop of the day before taking on the world. With a nice selection of baked goods, as well as Cuban sandwiches, it’s a bit of a lighter style than our other listings. All of their food is healthy and cooked with love, in a cute, hipster-styled cafe. It’s a perfect place to dine if you’re looking for a small meal to have with your coffee or tea or you can even try a Quiche!
La Creperia Cafe
Although La Creperia is a small cafe, their crepes are to-die-for. La Creperia Cafe focuses on traditional French-style brunch and breakfast with their star menu item, and namesake, crepes. They’re the only crepe-centered restaurant in the entire Tampa Bay area, and they offer both savory and sweet crepes for those of us with a sweet tooth. They offer their breakfast crepes all day, and promote their savory crepes as low cholesterol and as a healthy choice to traditional American-style greasy breakfast choices.
The Grind Coffee Bar & Cafe
If you’re having a slow morning and are in need of an energy boost, then take a bit of time out of your schedule to stop by The Grind Coffee Bar for some fresh brew and great breakfast. You can enjoy a great morning sandwich with a variety of both hot and iced coffee blends to give you that boost to get moving early in the morning. They also have different varieties of teas available if you’re not a coffee drinker. Everything is made fresh to order, and with quick service, you’ll be glad you made the detour!
Zigi Cafe is so cool because their menu items are so different, and gluten free! They’re an Israeli cafe and Italian Espresso Bar, a unique combination that actually works really well. From fresh fruit cups to chocolate crepes and specialty coffees: it’s a fantastic way to start off your day with a lighter, healthier step. Zigi has both indoor and outdoor seating, so depending on your mood and the weather, there’s plenty of options for where to sit and enjoy your meal and hot drink.
Brunchie’s of Tampa
If their name isn’t enough of a sell already, Brunchie’s specializes in one meal: brunch. What’s a little different about Brunchie’s when compared to our other favorite breakfast spots is that they serve your meal to you in the skillet! There are a large number of options available for guests to choose from, and all are good. Just be aware that the front room can get pretty loud during peak hours, so if you’re looking for a quieter experience, ask for seating in the back room. They’re also one of the few places in the city that offers Duck Bacon!
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