April 26, 2019

28 essential Tampa Bay coffee shops that aren't Starbucks

Drop your allegiance to Starbucks and pledge it to local shops brewing up some damn good espresso around Tampa Bay. From hole-in-the-wall to trendy af, these coffee joints will make you wonder why you ordered a venti anywhere else.

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King State
520 E. Floribraska Ave., Tampa.
The specialty roaster’s first brick-and-mortar cafe will fuse coffee, beer and food under one roof. 
Photo via Jenna Rimensnyder

King State


520 E. Floribraska Ave., Tampa.
The specialty roaster’s first brick-and-mortar cafe will fuse coffee, beer and food under one roof.
Photo via Jenna Rimensnyder
Buddy Brew  
1605 W Snow Ave, Tampa, 813-575-2739
As if you need another reason to visit Hyde Park Village. This dog friendly coffee spot is packed on the weekends, but if you can snag a seat, you’ll want to stay all day. Locations are all throughout Tampa Bay.
Photo via Buddy Brew/Facebook

Buddy Brew

1605 W Snow Ave, Tampa, 813-575-2739
As if you need another reason to visit Hyde Park Village. This dog friendly coffee spot is packed on the weekends, but if you can snag a seat, you’ll want to stay all day. Locations are all throughout Tampa Bay.

Photo via Buddy Brew/Facebook
Bandit Coffee Co.  
2662 Central Ave, St. Pete
With one of the most Instagrammed murals, Bandit has recently begun serving beer and wine. Get all types of buzzy with a visit to Bandit.
Photo via Bandit Coffee/ Facebook

Bandit Coffee Co.

2662 Central Ave, St. Pete
With one of the most Instagrammed murals, Bandit has recently begun serving beer and wine. Get all types of buzzy with a visit to Bandit.

Photo via Bandit Coffee/ Facebook
Black Crow Coffee  
722 2nd St N, St. Pete, 727-580-7200
Now with two locations, this super lowkey joint has an eclectic atmosphere. A vintage typewriter, lots of greenery and art from locals. 
Photo via Black Crow Coffee/Facebook

Black Crow Coffee

722 2nd St N, St. Pete, 727-580-7200
Now with two locations, this super lowkey joint has an eclectic atmosphere. A vintage typewriter, lots of greenery and art from locals.

Photo via Black Crow Coffee/Facebook
Caffeine Roasters  
2420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, 813-644-7245
The second location of Caffeine is also referred to as “The Mothership.” Hosting 40+ seats and a drive-thru for those on the go. The shop brews up specialty coffee beverages, house-made breakfast, lunch and pastries.
Photo via Caffeine Roasters/Facebook

Caffeine Roasters

2420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, 813-644-7245
The second location of Caffeine is also referred to as “The Mothership.” Hosting 40+ seats and a drive-thru for those on the go. The shop brews up specialty coffee beverages, house-made breakfast, lunch and pastries.

Photo via Caffeine Roasters/Facebook

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