10 amazing tampa coffee spots

I have always loved places where I can take my time, and that is how my love for coffee shops started. After exploring the coffee places in in Tampa, I have realized that every coffee shop is wonderful in its own way! Although Starbucks is readily available in this city to suit your caffeine needs (it is not on my list), I definitely recommend popping into one of the more locally owned places for a magical coffee experience.

I plan to create an ultimate guide to Tampa Bay coffee one day, but first I am excited to share 10 of my favorite shops- in no particular order. 


THE LIST + MAP

  1.  Blind Tiger - Ybor City

  2. Jet City Espresso - Seminole Heights

  3. Caffeine - Kennedy

  4. Bungalow Coffee - Seminole Heights

  5. Buddy Brew - Kennedy

  6. Spaddy's Coffee - Seminole Heights

  7. DI Coffee Bar - Davis Islands

  8. Foundation Coffee - Tampa Heights

  9. The Lab Coffee - North Hyde Park

  10. Felicitous on 51st - USF Area


THE COFFEE BREAKDOWN

01. Blind Tiger - Ybor City Location | Website 

What I Like: Have their own roasts, local goods for sale, dog friendly, long hours (also my regular coffee spot)
My Usual Orders: Cold Brew, Iced Honey Lavender Latte, Iced English Breakfast Tea, Dirty Thai-ger (seasonal), Bagel
Atmosphere: Friendly, cute dogs, mix of tourists and locals
Good For: Taking a break from Ybor shenanigans with good coffee and local goods

02. Jet City Espresso - Seminole Heights Location | Website 

What I Like: Organic/healthy food made with love, super welcoming coffee shop (also in my neighborhood!)
My Usual Orders: Latte, Ned Head Smoothie, The Tony sandwich with bacon
Atmosphere: Cozy, homey, peaceful
Good For: Feeling like you're in a warm living room relaxing or working on a rainy day

03. Caffeine Roasters - Kennedy Location | Website 

What I Like: Have their own roasts, Nice interior, good vibes, great & affordable food, dog friendly, drive-thru
My Usual Orders: Iced Latte, Avocado Toast, EVERYTHING on their lunch/dinner menu
Atmosphere: Relaxed, trendy, modern
Good For: Getting things done with endless food & drink options

04. Bungalow Coffee - Seminole Heights | Website 

What I Like: Coffee shop tucked into a cute shop of fun gifts & goods
My Usual Orders: Cold Brew
Atmosphere: Friendly, cozy, laid-back
Good For: Grabbing coffee on the go or shopping the store

05. Buddy Brew - Kennedy Location | Website 

What I Like: Have their own roasts, bommmb playlists, good vibes
My Usual Orders: Iced Coffee, Chili Lime Avocado Toast
Atmosphere: Trendy, busy
Good For: People watching while being productive done or hanging out

06. Spaddy's Coffee - Seminole Heights | Website 

What I Like: Fun environment, cool coffee truck, supports local roasters, dog friendly
My Usual Orders: Iced Lavender Latte, Cold Brew, Breakfast Sandwich
Atmosphere: Outdoors, laid-back, backyard-chic but in a good way (it's AWESOME)
Good For: Hanging out, listening to music, & just chillin' at a cool outdoor space

07. DI Coffee Bar - Davis Islands | Website 

What I Like: Panther Coffee roast from Miami, cute interior with goods for sale, dog friendly
My Usual Orders: Cold brew, breakfast sandwich
Atmosphere: Laid back, neighborhood feel, modern beachy
Good For: A little island escape coffee shop while still being in the city

08. Foundation Coffee - Tampa Heights | Website 

What I Like: Have their own roasts, located in a great area, great indoor and outdoor space
My Usual Orders: Cold Brew, Iced Tea
Atmosphere: Industrial modern, laid back
Good For: Coffee dates & taking a break from a busy day in a city-vibe coffee spot

09. The Lab Coffee - North Hyde Park | Website 

What I Like: Have their own roasts & roasting room, no frills & good coffee, minimal & bold
My Usual Orders: Cold Brew
Atmosphere: Warehouse, minimal, chill
Good For: Good, honest coffee, laid-back environment, & coffee education

10. Felicitous on 51st - USF Area | Website 

What I Like: A cute, quaint, quiet escape, with an eclectic interior
My Usual Orders: Iced coffee and a yummy pastry
Atmosphere: Comfy, college coffee shop vibes, artsy, eclectic
Good For: Getting inspired and spending time inside on comfy indoor days

What do you look for in your favorite coffee shop or cafe? Tampa friends, are any of these on your favorites or must-try lists? I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts in the comments! 

xx Luci