Capital One bringing first Tampa Bay café to Hyde Park Village

Yes, they're a thing.

click to enlarge Thirteen markets have their own Capital One Café, including South Florida. - Courtesy of Capital One
Courtesy of Capital One
Thirteen markets have their own Capital One Café, including South Florida.

Apparently, Capital One is also in the café business. The credit card and banking giant has announced plans to bring a new gathering place — with caffeine and food — to Tampa's Hyde Park Village.

The Capital One Café is slated to open at 744 S. Village Circle sometime this year. Putting an emphasis on "café-style service," the joint will serve as a hub for both customers and residents to work (there's free Wi-Fi), relax or learn fresh ways to manage their finances.

Tea and Peet's Coffee, including espresso, are planned for the menu, as are baked goods from local businesses.

Other highlights of the Tampa location include on-site ATMs, plus nooks and meeting rooms. Free community events are also in store.

"At Capital One, we're reimagining banking so that it's a simple, straight-forward experience designed for you," said Mike Friedman, market executive for Capital One, in a statement. "As a digital bank that relies on great design to better improve customer experience, we have long wanted to build a presence in Tampa. People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we aim to keep the banking experience simple and straightforward — whether you're mobile, online, at the ATM or in one of our Capital One Cafés, where our approach to banking really comes to life."

Thirteen markets have their own Capital One Café, including South Florida, Austin, Denver, Chicago and Los Angeles.

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