A fairytale 2D Cafe is coming to Tampa Bay

inside a monochrome cafe with black and white hand drawn fixtures.
Photo of Twenty Pho Hour 2D Cafe in Orlando | Photo for reference

Visit Florida recently put us in the 2D cafe mood with their feature on Twenty Pho Hour in Orlando. The ready 2D cafe concept lets guests feel like they’re entering a classic storybook. It looks like the viral trend is set to arrive this year in the Tampa Bay region at 2105 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. Called “2D Cafe,” this hand drawn concept is teasing European delicacies, sensational coffee, and an atmosphere that lets you be the art.

The story was first reported by our friends at I Love the ‘Burg.


The interior will be drawn up by prolific Tampa Bay muralist Chad Mize. Owner Maria Merello plans to have the cafe open by the end of February or early March 2022.

You can keep up with the latest updates by following The 2D Cafe on Instagram.

The 2D Cafe lets guests be the art

The interior of these popular concepts use clever tricks to fool your eyes. The décor seems to be entirely monochrome, with white floors, tables, and chairs. The black lines around the edges of the furnishings help you decipher what is flat and what is not.

This seems like a spot well worth the trip to St. Pete. Now we just need one to open in the city of Tampa.

If you are looking for a dreamy cafe in Tampa, we highly recommend Lady and the Mug.


The dreamy cafe features a butterfly bench, and two floral swings at its center. Start your morning with an espresso flight, or kick it into overdrive with iced nitro brew. Match lattes, hot chocolate, and a variety of teas are also on the menu. Its monthly specials offer a kaleidoscopic spectrum of color and flavor.

Lady and the Mug is located at 510 W Grand Central Avenue.

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