Elevation coffee opens new cafe inside Flower Crown Kombucha’s Tampa Heights taproom

And yes, the beloved back patio is now open.

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Wake up and smell the coffee—and kombucha.

Elevation Coffee has a new home in Tampa Heights at 1607 N Franklin St., alongside fellow beverage slingers Flower Crown Kombucha.

Elevation’s first day at this new joint location was Monday, August 1. Adorned with rustic, high ceilings and a two-story indoor waterfall, this space is the coffee shop’s largest location thus far.

The spacious outdoor patio, which once belonged to Foundation Coffee's now-closed Tampa Heights cafe, is furnished with various types of plants and seating arrangements. The trellis-like ceiling filters out some sun, but it can definitely still get pretty hot out there. But luckily, Elevation and Flower Crown Kombucha sell a variety of iced drinks that can help you endure the Florida summer.

Elevation opened its second location out of the co-work space Brave Haus earlier this year—just two buildings over from its brand new Tampa Heights location. At Brave Haus, Elevation had a small bar that served a somewhat-limited menu of caffeinated beverages, but at its new location, it shares a full service counter with Flower Crown.
Alongside kombucha, coffee, tea, lattes, nitro cold brew and mocktails, the joint location also offers several pastries and sweet treats like macarons, muffins and cookies. Flower Crown—which debuted on Franklin Street in January of 2021— offers a consistent rotation of kombucha on tap, as its current flavors include key lime mojito, pink passionfruit and "pineappley" ever after.

And yes, the kombucha spot often honors its namesake by selling fresh flowers inside of the taproom.

Elevation also recently started serving breakfast burritos at its new Tampa Heights location, which can be ordered with steak and chicken—but also can be made vegan. Hummus, its signature waffles (which include gluten-free options), oatmeal and other small plates will soon be added to Elevation's menu alongside its breakfast burritos.

And according to Elevation’s social media, the Tampa-based roaster and cafe will soon add a line of exotically-spiced drinks that have a “unique flavor profile that you have to taste to believe.” A representative of the speciality cafe also told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that its new Tampa Heights location will soon host  a variety of events like latte art competitions, coffee cuppings and even a coffee club.

Its new shared Tampa Heights cafe is now open from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sundays

And although Foundation Coffee closed out of the same space in 2020, its Ybor City and Riverview locations remain open.

Elevation’s flagship at 4952 Northdale Blvd no. 101 in Carrollwood remains open seven days a week as well. For more information on the coffee roaster and cafe, follow its Facebook and Instagram at @elev8coffee.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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