The Best Coffee Shops In Tampa, Florida

Photo of Prachi Vyas
9 February 2017

There’s nothing in this world quite like the perfect cup of piping hot coffee, but sometimes you’re in the mood for an unusual brew or flavor to enhance the experience. These are the best coffee shops in Tampa, Florida.

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Buddy Brew Coffee

Buddy Brew Coffee has the rustic charm of a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop with the urban aesthetics of a New American-style brewery. As a speciality craft roaster, Buddy Brew promises coffee that challenges the status quo. Its coffee beans are sourced from hand-selected farmers from around the globe when they are at peak flavor. The highly skilled and passionate baristas at Buddy Brew can turn any cup of coffee into art, living up to the shop’s motto: “Brew good, do good.”

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Felicitous Coffee & Tea House

True to its name, Felicitous Coffee & Tea House will make those who stumble upon it be very happy they did. The funky decor and eclectic vibe is the mainstay of this coffee shop, providing the vibrant backdrop to which you can enjoy your Café Au Lait with a Belgian waffle. The retro decor gives a distinct 60s vibe that brings you back to an atmospheric hippie-chic era. The purpose of Felicitous is simple: they make you happy.

El Paraiso

El Paraiso is the epitome of a local mom-and-pop, a place heavily inspired by the fiery Latin beat of Tampa. Though a tad too small to house more than a handful of customers at a time, you can always stop by on your way through Tampa for a steaming cup of Café con Leche. If you’re peckish too, be sure to pair your coffee with one of their authentic Ybor-inspired Cuban sandwiches.

Coffee at Hyde Park | © Kathleen Tyler Conklin/Flickr

Indigo Trading Co.

For thirsty, decaffeinated souls who are invested in the fair trade market, Indigo Trading Co. is all but a coffee-scented haven. Indigo’s house blends feature only the highest quality beans from plantations in Costa Rica, Kenya and Guatemala. This ensures the bold, smooth dark-roast coffee in your mug is as artisanal and authentic as possible. Try the crowd-favorite white mocha, flavored with the rich, creamy and sweet undertones of white chocolate for an indulgent treat.

Tre Amici @ The Bunker

Tre Amici @ The Bunker is a (almost literal) hole-in-the-wall coffee shop situated en route to Ybor City, a vibrant neighborhood of Cuban and Spanish flair in the heart of Tampa. It’s no surprise then, that Tre Amici is decorated with vibrant Aztec-patterned rugs on chocolate-brown walls and golden string lights strewn across the ceiling. It’s also a caffeinated-watering hole for the community, hosting events like Open Mic Nights once a month. It also hosts singers and songwriters who perform each Thursday night.

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