These are the best spots for brunch in Tampa, Florida.
Local brunch addicts, please consider this list your new go-to. From Cap N’ Crunch crusted french toast to bottomless blueberry mimosas and funky waffles, here are the restaurants and dishes you need to have on your weekend bucket list.
Another Broken Egg
4041 S. Dale Mabry Highway
Another Broken Egg is a place of dreams. I mean, only if you dream about thick-sliced cinnamon-roll-battered French toast, topped with cream cheese icing, Foster sauce, mixed berries and whipped cream, but who doesn’t? Try their Cinnamon Roll French Toast and make your dreams come true.
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd.
American Social offers a standard brunch menu as well as an egg bar. You get to be a the chef of the hour and create your own made-to-order omelets, with pecan cured bacon, house made sausage, home fries, seasonal fruits, and pastries and muffins for $19.50.
Armature Works & Steelbach
1910 N. Ola Ave.
Steelbach offers a sweet, southern breakfast of scrambled eggs, fried green tomatoes, bacon, and a buttermilk biscuit (Personally, I’m here for their biscuits with smoked honey butter). Or try their Hangover Burger—a burger topped with a fried egg, American cheese, shredded hashbrowns, bacon, and a special bloody mary ketchup.
718 S. Howard Ave.
There are a few options at this Italian haven that make our mouths water. We suggest trying the Tiramisu French Toast as our number one. Imagine a mascarpone-stuffed brioche bread topped with a coffee chocolate sauce. If dessert for brekkie isn’t your deal, try another favorite: the House Italian Benedict. This poached egg is complemented with pancetta and hollandaise, and paired with a house-made biscuit.
601 N Florida Ave
Bizou is tucked away in the hotel Le Meridien. Drawing inspiration from form French Culture and cuisine, Bizou delivers on its brunch. We recommend the Sautéed Spinach and Mushroom Eggs Benedict.
3225 S MacDill Avenue
Quaint, quick, friendly, and tasty, The Brunchery is one of Tampa’s best brunch stops. This classic style brunch runs from 8a.m. to 2p.m. Customers’ personal favorite item is the Bayshore Benedict — fresh croissant with scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese, topped with bacon, tomato slices, and hollandaise.
The C House
6005 N Florida Ave
Housed in a former transmission repair shop in Seminole Heights, The C House showcases consciously-crafted food, beverage, and housewares that each start with the letter c. Visitors need to treat themselves to the Challah French Toast, and their breakfast platters are savory, and bountiful.
Counter Culture Tampa
2909 W Bay to Bay Boulevard
Chef Pierola’s modern homage to classic counter dining and its barstool kinship between diners and the kitchen. Elevated kitchen bar dining, open air mixologist bar, Florida patio, and Bay views. The macadamia nut pancakes, and buttermilk Belgian waffles are divine. But you need to try the signature “hoe cakes” when you brunch. These delicacies are made with serrano chile pimiento cheese, crispy lardons, burnt peanuts, shaved scallion, sriracha honey.
901 S. Howard Ave
Daily Eats offers a food and drink menu full of delicious concoctions and pairings, ranging from a Cap’N Crunch hand-churned milkshake to a Blueberry Mimosa. This spot is our favorite among the Ciccios Group of restaurants for brunch. A staff favorite would be The Gigante, two eggs with applewood smoked bacon and whole wheat buttermilk pancakes!
2616 S MacDill Ave
Datz is one of Tampa’s most popular and irreverent spots. Their social media ingenuity is only matched by the creativity with which they craft each of their dishes. Every Saturday and Sunday, starting at 8:30a.m. you can experience their most savory menu items, including Bloody Mary’s with their special, homemade house mix and chicken fried waffles. When you visit we suggest you splurge. Datz’s funnel cake fries, served with caramel dipping sauce, strawberry pound cake, and Datz good hash — Sy Ginsberg’s corned beef, two eggs, crispy hash browns and challah toast — are all calling your name.
Egg Town New Tampa
17507 Preserve Walk Ln
Egg Town is a place where brunch is sacred. EggTown’s menu is stacked with a variety of options, from sweet to savory, where everyone can find a favorite. Every meal is freshly handmade using premium ingredients available and so meticulously plated for a new translation of the traditional breakfast and lunch. They’re famous for their county skillets, huge omelettes, and the crab cake Benedict is divine.
Ella’s Folk Art Cafe
5119 N Nebraska Ave
Although Ella’s is open every night of the week, you can only celebrate their soulful brunch on Sunday. Starting at 11am, you can enjoy live entertainment, cocktails starting at $5, and the one-of-a-kind Funky Monkey waffle.
1207 S Howard Ave
With James Beard Best Chef South Semi-Finalist Chad Johnson as their Executive Chef, Élevage isn’t messing around when it comes to brunch. Their menu includes items such as Lobster & Soft Scrambled Eggs, Dill Roasted Salmon, and Burrata, Prosciutto, & Grilled Melon.
1412 E 7th Ave
Flor Fina is an exquisite dining experience in Historic Ybor City. The menu include a house made beignet basket, guacamole toast, pancakes with lemon thyme, blackberry compote, brown sugar butter, baked eggs with smoked vegetable sofritos, and a brunch burger with coffee bacon.
2205 N. West Shore Blvd
Ocean Prime take pride in using simple, pure, local, and regional flavors on their made from scratch menu. The have a special Easter Brunch coming up featuring Blood Orange mimosas, and this delicious lobster, egg, and avocado toast.
The Oxford Exchange
420 W Kennedy Blvd
The Oxford Exchange is a social hub for Tampa residents. It’s also arguably one of the most photogenic gathering places in Tampa. When you finish exploring their bookstore and event space you can make your way to OE’s restaurant. Their brunch is a revelation. Sip on an OE Bloody Mary (Grey Goose mix with a Caprese Skewer) while you indulge in their pressed french toast covered in Nutella and fresh strawberries. Be sure to make a reservation!
2900 Bayport Drive
Opened in 1986, Oystercatchers has been a local gem for over 3 decades, providing some of Tampa’s best seafood, along with a locally beloved atmosphere. Well known to our regular crowd, our Sunday Brunch has been voted “Best Brunch in Tampa”, for creating a unique twist to classical brunch items. The restaurant is famous for its Crab Florentine Benedicts, smoked salmon avocado toast, and Nutella stuffed pancakes.
2606 W Hillsborough Ave
Pickford’s hosts a monthly brunch market that everyone should attend, and they’re also offering up breakfast 7 days a week. The old school gems pays homage to a Tampa icon, while also offering an array of locally made goods to outfit your home with. They offer a huge breakfast burrito and an incredible croissant sandwich.
701 N Howard Avenue
Psomi is an experience focused on fresh food made with premium, local ingredients set amid a quintessential greek island ambiance. Their brunch includes amazing Greek donuts, avocado toast, and Greek custard stuffed French toast.
Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar and Lounge
3650 Midtown Drive
Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar and Lounge is one of the most exciting new concepts in the entire city. In addition to serving as a premier destination for sunset cocktails, it is also one of the best spots to enjoy brunch in Tampa. Savor yogurt parfait, mango blackberry French toast, avocado flatbreads and more.
1610 W. Swann Ave.
If you’re looking for a cute breakfast spot in a great location, look no further than Timpano in Hyde Park Village. We love a good breakfast flatbread, and Timpano delivers. Their flatbread is topped with sausage, peppadew peppers, green onions, scrambled eggs, and mozzarella. If you wanna try something a little sweeter, we recommend the blueberry pancakes with a cream cheese frosting and a wild blueberry reduction.
2223 N Westshore Blvd B207
Whiskey Cake is your neighborhood joint for craft cocktails and farm-fresh comfort food. Their menu is infused with & inspired by local seasonal ingredients. When you go, try the French Toast Monte Cristo duroc pit ham, cheesy goodness, housemade jam, maple syrup, mixed berries.
1700 W Fig Street
Willa’s (1700 W Fig Street) is a dreamy little restaurant in North Hyde Park. Named after Merrin’s great-, great-grandmother and 19th-century Tampa pioneer, William Lowry, the restaurant currently offers American cuisine with French influences. Their brunch is a 5-star affair that is now available Wednesday through Friday from 11am-2pm. The menu features lunch items like killer fresh salads, huge sandwiches on fresh baked breads; classic brunch dishes like our Café Breakfast, Croque Monsieur and Salmon Bagel Board; indulgent and flavorful dishes like our Smash Cheeseburger and Seared Gulf Fish with Lemon and Asparagus; Willa’s favorites like Rotisserie Chicken and Steak Frites round out the menu. Those interested in visiting can make their reservations on Resy.
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