Best Of 2013

Best place for banh mi and camaraderie: Bamboozle Tea Lounge

Best place for banh mi and camaraderie

A sweet little retreat on a bright yet cozy corner in the burgeoning Channel District, this offshoot of Downtown Tampa’s Bamboozle offers a more limited menu than the original, but you can have dinner delivered from there or just enjoy the Tea Lounge’s own beautifully prepared banh mi, soul-warming pho, and amazing variety of teas, brewed as you watch in hot, iced or boba varieties. An inviting couch encourages a stay-and-play atmosphere, as do books and games, Friday karaoke nights, and big glass windows with a view of the new park across the street.