Babushka’s opening soon in Hyde Park

Photos via @shtromvision for Babushka's

Babushka’s is one of the best brunch spots in the Tampa Bay region. The exceptional spot is a hidden gem in Temple Terrace. Now, new photos have emerged showcasing its anticipated second location at 901 W Platt Street in Hyde Park.

Prepare to indulge in a sensation Russian brunch.

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“The time has come! We are pleased to announce that the wait is almost over,” wrote the owners in an Instagram post. “After we complete our finishing touches, we would be pleased to see you in early December!”

What can you expect from new Hyde Park location?

Classic Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European plates, caviar bar & infused vodkas served in a dacha-like interior and so much more.

Babushka’s is a Temple Terrace Treasure serving up some Russian delicacies you may have never experienced before. The restaurant name comes from the Russian word [Bábushka], literally translating as “Grandmother.” 

slice of cake with sugar, and fruit scattered on the plate.
Napoleon Cake at Babushka’s | Photo by @savijphotography

One of the best brunch spots in the region

Curious what you need to try when you dine here?

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Start with a sweet drink. Babushka’s serves up a golden nectar called Medovukha. It’s a Russian Homemade honey-based alcoholic drink – stronger and stouter than beer and weaker than wine. 

Babushka’s introduced me to Russian Pancakes: Blinchiki. This is a traditional thin pancake, made with variety of sensational fillings. You can go savory with meat, mushrooms, salmon or caviar; or go sweet with farmer’s cheese, banana and nutella and ice cream. It will change the way you brunch forever. 

Taste Russian caviar 

You can go super old school with Borscht soup and beef stroganoff with pasta. This is the epitome of Russian/Ukrainian comfort food.

In the mood for caviar? Aren’t we all. Alaskan Salmon Roe Caviar on Bruschettas is a key staple of any meal at Babushka’s. The bright hue also makes the appetizer a perfect centerpiece for the table before you devour it.

Another must-try is Pelmeni. It’s a type of dumpling served at almost any restaurant you’re bound to go to in Russia. The dumpling is usually accompanied by lashings of sour cream. Fillings for Pelmeni include minced meat (pork, beef or lamb).

Blinchiki, traditional thin Russian pancakes | Photo by @savijphotography

One of the city’s top local treasures

Babushka’s opened in 2018. The restaurant’s original location can be found at 12639 N 56th Street in Temple Terrace. Follow the restaurant on Facebook to whet your appetite. 

We have a full Tampa brunch guide too, in case you need some early morning guidance. 

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Need more food inspiration? 

Check out a new date night sushi joint in the city. 

If you’re hungry for Colombian cuisine, indulge at La Pequena Colombia.

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