Tampa, Florida is a major business center that also packs a lot of punch in the cultural department with lots of museums and other attractions. Historic Ybor City has some amazing sights to see with its Cuban and Spanish influence and the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River. Whether you’re visiting Tampa for vacation or on business or you’re a local looking for a place to spend time with friends, here are some amazing breakfast options to try in the city.

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1.Brunchies Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch

Brunchies Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
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Brunchies is a delicious, casual breakfast and lunch restaurant in the Carrollwood neighborhood that is open daily from 7am until 2pm. Their menu includes traditional favorites like eggs, toast, hash browns, and bacon, but it also has amazing offerings like sizzling skillets, eggs benedict, “guiltless” pancakes, omelets that range from healthy to hearty, and delicious fresh baked cinnamon rolls. Brunchies also offers breakfast cocktails, including several different kinds of mimosas, bellinis, bloody marys, and sangria. Customers will love the laidback atmosphere and the amazing food at prices that won’t break the bank. Next read: cheap weekend getaways

14366 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618, Phone: 813-908-7023

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2.Goody Goody

Goody Goody
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Goody Goody Burgers is a Tampa classic that has been around since 1925 until it closed its doors in 2005. It was revamped and reopened by Richard Gonzmart, who wanted to preserve the memory of the iconic restaurant with all the things locals loved about the place. Goody Goody has a great brunch menu, with eggs “fresh from the hens,” omelets stuffed with veggies, meat, and cheese, and fantastic breakfast sandwiches. Guests will also love the giant 12-inch pancakes from the griddle and the chicken and biscuits. On the weekends, mimosas and bellinis are only $5 with purchase of a meal, and customers would be remiss if they didn’t indulge in a classic milkshake in this old fashioned, cozy diner.

601 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, Phone: 813-308-1925

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3.The Breakfast Nook

The Breakfast Nook
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Open daily from 6am until 2pm, The Breakfast Nook is a family owned breakfast eatery with a comfy dining room and a gorgeous patio where diners can enjoy their meal. The patio is pet friendly, so four-legged guests don’t have to feel left out of all the fun. The menu at The Breakfast Nook has a wide variety of foods, with many options for the health conscious as well as classic comfort foods. Their delicious breakfast offerings include peach streusel pancakes, eggs with biscuits and gravy, and a spinach and feta creamy omelet. The Breakfast Nook also offers lunch items like sandwiches and full meal platters.

1532 Land O' Lakes Blvd, Lutz, FL 33549, Phone: 813-948-4041

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4.Mom's Place Restaurant

Mom's Place Restaurant
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To satisfy that craving for some classic, traditional breakfast food, head to Mom’s Place Restaurant. This old school diner has comfy, no frills booth seating and often plays host to local celebrities and sports stars. Mom’s Place has been a Tampa staple for nearly 15 years and serves amazing breakfast and lunch cuisine to locals and visitors alike. Get classic dishes like eggs and bacon, three-egg omelets, hot cakes, waffles, and more, and don’t forget to try the gyro meat, as Mom’s Place Restaurant claims to have the best gyros in Tampa. There is also a daily specials menu, which throws even more delicious options into the mix.

4816 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614, Phone: 813-875-2670

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5.Trip's Diner

Trip's Diner
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The tables and booths at Trip’s Diner are all plastered with local maps, historic photos, and other regional tidbits to keep guests entertained while they wait for their delicious food. Hungry diners will eat their fill at Trip’s Diner, which serves heaping portions of cheesy grits, fried green tomatoes, and perfectly cooked bacon. Their Big Boy Omelets have six eggs in them, and their aptly named “hub cakes” really are as big as a hubcap with all the tasty goodness you’d expect from a diner pancake. Most of the meals at Trip’s Diner come with sides like home fries, grits, and toast.

6416 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604, Phone: 813-533-1900

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6.Brunchery Restaurant & Catering

Brunchery Restaurant & Catering
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The Brunchery in South Tampa has been proudly serving fantastic breakfast food since 1985 with some of the best omelets in town, a signature french toast dish with thick cut bread and loaded with sliced fruits and their homemade cream cheese sauce, and eight different flavors of pancakes. The Brunchery also serves some lunch dishes, like handmade ½ pound burgers, specialty soups, a wide variety of sandwiches, and some amazing sweet or savory crepes. Thirsty guests can indulge in a glass of fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice, a coffee or espresso drink, or a homemade milkshake.

8171, 3225 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629, Phone: 813-831-4694

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7.Ellie's Breakfast & Lunch

Ellie's Breakfast & Lunch
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Ellie’s Breakfast and Lunch puts a classy new twist on an old fashioned diner. The interior is homey and comfortable, and the atmosphere feels somewhere right between a greasy spoon diner and a cozy cafe bistro. The food, served on colorful plates and even more colorful tables, will make your mouth water just to look at it, and the taste lives up to the hype. Serving all the classic diner staples, from standard eggs, bacon, and toast to fish and chips, Ellie’s Breakfast and Lunch is open seven days a week for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, and it’s a great place to take the whole family for a weekend meal or get-together.

12008 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626, Phone: 813-854-2483

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8.International Cafe

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Stop by International Cafe for a taste of the world right in the heart of Tampa. Named for the internationally inspired sandwiches, which are all pressed with butter and vary from Elvis’ favorite peanut butter and banana to a Cubano sandwich that is packed near to bursting, International Cafe offers fast, friendly service in a casual cafe setting. Aside from their sandwiches, they are also well known for their simple but delicious breakfast offerings, which are incredibly reasonably priced and pair superbly with some of International Cafe’s delicious coffee. The cafe also serves delicious fresh smoothies, which are great for any time of day.

501 N Morgan St, Tampa, FL 33602, Phone: 813-218-3735

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9.Daily Eats

Daily Eats
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It doesn’t matter what time of day it is – breakfast food is always a tempting option. Daily Eats is well aware, which is why they offer breakfast all day long. Part upscale bistro and part classic diner, Daily Eats serves spectacular breakfast and brunch items that are not only delicious, but also Instagram-worthy in their creative plating and presentation. Eggs benedict, gluten free pancakes, and even the Chef’s Famous Cap’n Crunch French Toast are all on the menu at Daily Eats, as well as parfaits, breakfast bowls, omelets, and “egg-sential” breakfast platters.

901 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, Phone: 813-868-3335

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10.La Creperia Cafe at Ybor City

La Creperia Cafe at Ybor City
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This classy bistro located in the center of Tampa’s historic district serves amazing espresso drinks, croque monsieurs, paninis, and of course, crepes. The crepes on the menu at La Creperia Cafe run the gamut from sweet to savory, and guests can choose breakfast crepes stuffed with cheese, egg, and sausage, or fresh fruits, nuts, and sweet ricotta cheese. The ambience in La Creperia is urban and European inspired with exposed brick walls, cozy small tables, and plants growing everywhere. Customers can enjoy their meal at a table, outside on the patio, or sitting right up at the bar so they can watch all the action.

1729 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, Phone: 813-248-9700

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11.Mamas Kitchen

Mamas Kitchen
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Mamas Kitchen makes all the best traditional breakfast food fresh each day from scratch, and the quality of their menu is clear. They’ve been voted “best breakfast” by the community of local businesses in Tampa and have received numerous certificates from TripAdvisor and Yelp as a food staple in the region. Mamas Kitchen has an extensive breakfast menu of eggs, omelets, biscuits and gravy, waffles, pancakes, breakfast burritos, and more. They also serve giant skillets heaped with potatoes, eggs, veggies, and meat. Mamas Kitchen serves lunch as well as breakfast and is open Monday through Saturday from 6am until 8pm and Sundays from 6am until 3pm.

9312 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33612, Phone: 813-932-7111

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12.Moxies Cafe and Caterer

Moxies Cafe and Caterer
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Moxies Cafe and Caterer is a cozy, laidback bistro with high ceilings, comfortable lighting, and a casual setting. Their baristas craft personalized espresso drinks for guests, from hot lattes to frozen mochas, and their breakfast menu includes fluffy omelets, delicious breakfast sandwiches, and decadent French toast. Moxies offers healthy options on its menu and has plenty of offerings for vegetarian and gluten free guests. They serve fresh fruit smoothies and even have a wide selection of fresh baked desserts and pastries, made daily. Moxies is open from 6:30am until 4pm on Monday through Friday. It is closed on the weekends.

514 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602, Phone: 813-221-4510

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13.Pach's Place

Pach's Place
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Pach’s Place is a popular breakfast restaurant in South Tampa, open Monday through Friday from 6am until 2pm and on weekends from 6am until 2:30pm. The dining room at Pach’s is large and casual with bright blue accent colors and a unique menu. They serve breakfast and lunch but are most popular for their morning breakfast and brunch offerings, which include items like country fried steak, creamed chipped beef on Texas toast, and massive skillets like the Everything Skillet, which is packed with home fries, eggs, ham, veggies, cheese, bacon, and sausage. Pach’s also offers a whole section on their menu for healthy breakfast options and a kid’s menu as well.

601 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609, Phone: 813-769-5712

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14.Sunday's Delicatessen

Sunday's Delicatessen
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This laidback deli in Ybor City is a low key place to get some great food. Sunday’s Delicatessen offers huge portions so their guests never leave hungry, and they vow to feed everyone like they are family. Their breakfast options include delicious lemon ricotta pancakes, a hangover hero sandwich stuffed with eggs, cheese, homefries, sausage, bacon, and ham, and banana rum french toast, as well as eggs benedict and classic egg breakfasts. At Sunday’s Delicatessen, customers would be remiss if they didn’t try one of the sandwiches, which are served on the homemade baguettes baked daily in the shop.

1930 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, Phone: 813-304-2041

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15.The Corner Cafe & Deli

The Corner Cafe & Deli
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Breakfast at the Corner Cafe and Deli feels more like enjoying a meal at a friend’s house or in an upscale lounge than at a restaurant. With a long, sleek two sided bar and casual couch seating, customers will feel right at home in this New York style cafe. Breakfast is served every day from 7:30am until 11am and includes tasty offerings like bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and breakfast wraps. The Corner Cafe and Deli is a great spot to grab a quick bite before a full day of activity or to spend hours munching on delicious food and catching up with an old friend.

100 Ashley Dr S #220, Tampa, FL 33602, Phone: 813-273-9711

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16.Tony's Ybor Restaurant

Tony's Ybor Restaurant
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Tony’s Ybor Restaurant, located in historic Ybor City, has been a Tampa staple since 1929 when this family owned Italian eatery first opened its doors. Tony’s clings tightly to its Italian roots, which is evident in its menu. Their breakfast offerings include all the classics like scrambled eggs, home style grits, bagels, and assorted pastries. Tony’s also offers a unique outdoor picnic menu, which provides food drinks, paper goods, and everything else guests might need for a delicious meal in the great outdoors. Tony’s is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 2:30pm.

2001 N 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33605, Phone: 813-247-7283

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17.Yolk, White & Associates

Yolk, White & Associates
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Diners looking for a decidedly different breakfast experience should check out Yolk, White & Associates, a quaint breakfast food cart that sets up shop in downtown Tampa. Their simple but delicious menu features frittatas, omelets, egg sandwiches, bagels, wraps, and coffee, all made and served in a tiny cart with a few simple tables set up next to it. Customers can enjoy their meal by the cart or take it to go as they wander Tampa, head to work, or find a seat on the grass by the Tampa Riverwalk. Yolk, White & Associates can be found on the Riverwalk Monday through Friday from 7am until 11am.

158-198 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602, Phone: 813-453-8256

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18.Oxford Exchange

Oxford Exchange
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Oxford Exchange is so much more than just a restaurant; it’s a bookstore, a boutique, a venue, and even a studio work space. Their breakfast menu features eggs, griddled muffins, breakfast tacos, smoked salmon, and chocolate chip pancakes. Guests can enjoy their meal with a mimosa, bellini, or bloody mary, and revel in the stunningly curated dining room, which has a decidedly upscale European ambience. After their meal, customers can wander into the bookstore, where they will find a wide selection of new releases, classics, and other great reads just waiting to be discovered, or they can simply browse the shop for knick knacks and unique products.

420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602, Phone: 813-253-0222

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19.1823 Kitchen And Bar

1823 Kitchen And Bar
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1823 Kitchen and Bar is located in the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel. The classy, beautifully lit setting is perfect for a casual breakfast with friends or coworkers or a lovely meal with family. Breakfast is buffet style with fluffy omelets made to order and a wide variety of foods and drinks. There is also a sizeable a la carte menu, which features dishes like eggs benedict and 1823’s delicious Orange French Toast. Breakfast starts each day at 6:30am and goes until 10:30am on Monday through Friday and until 12:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations can be made in advance by calling the Grand Hyatt front desk.

3000 Bayport Dr, Tampa, FL 33607, Phone: 813-874-1234

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20.Three Coins Diner

Three Coins Diner
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Three Coins is an all day diner that stays open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This classic, historic diner is a Tampa landmark that has been proudly serving the community since 1984. Customers can choose to sit inside or out on the deck for their dining experience, as they enjoy some of the best traditional diner favorites in Tampa. Breakfast menu items include biscuits and gravy, steak and eggs, omelets, breakfast wraps, pancakes, french toast, and waffles. The prices at Three Coins are incredibly affordable, and the old timey feel inside the diner will help to take customers back to the good old days.

7410 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604, Phone: 813-239-1256

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21.Nicki's Omelette & Grill

Nicki's Omelette & Grill
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Diners can enjoy a delicious eggs benedict, meat and egg sandwich, or a signature breakfast dish at Nicki’s Omelette and Grill in Tampa. From the biscuit debris and the huevos rancheros to the Popeye’s Revenge omelette and sweet potato pancakes, Nicki’s has an expansive menu full of unique and mouth watering selections. Guests will enjoy the low key atmosphere with booth, bar, and table seating options. Nicki’s Omelette and Grill features delicious food with detailed touches like their homemade cinnamon raisin bread and is a great place for the whole family to enjoy, with a dedicated “Nicki’s Kiddies” menu for the little ones.

6805 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33634, Phone: 813-884-3447

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22.Samaria Cafe

Samaria Cafe
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Samaria Cafe is a casual coffee shop and diner near Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa. With an all day breakfast menu that features fluffy omelets, crispy home fries, and perfectly cooked bacon, guests can relax in the diner and enjoy watching television, talking with friends, or people watching in the bustling space. Hot pancakes fresh off the grill, steaming cups of fresh brewed coffee, yummy gyro omelets, and more adorn the menu at Samaria Cafe, which has lots of Greek inspired dishes in honor of the owner’s home island of Crete.

502 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602, Phone: 813-223-1674

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23.Shelly’s Cafe

Shelly’s Cafe
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The unique mural depicting a bustling city street draws the eye at Shelly’s Cafe, a small and cozy restaurant offering breakfast and lunch fare to Tampa. Their delicious menu features items like banana nut french toast, New Orleans inspired beignet bites, and pancakes stuffed with eggs and bacon as well as more traditional items like omelets and egg platters. Shelly’s is closed on Tuesdays but is open every other day of the week from 7am to 3pm, and as the space is quite small, customers should note that there is often a bit of a wait on busy weekend mornings.

14837 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33613, Phone: 813-373-6108

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24.Keke's Breakfast Cafe

Keke's Breakfast Cafe
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Keke’s Breakfast Cafe is a beloved local chain in Florida that serves great American breakfast food in a modern, comfortable diner setting. Their menu takes classic items like pancakes and adds new twists to them by stuffing them with nuts or granola, topping them with fruit and drizzling homemade specialty sauces over the top. Their omelet options are extensive and unique, like the Hawaiian Omelet or the Cheesesteak Omelet, and if customers simply can’t decide on one item, there’s a create your own combo menu option as well. Keke’s is open daily from 7am until 2:30pm.

13121 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618, Phone: 813-968-0005

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25.The Broken Yolk Cafe

The Broken Yolk Cafe
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The Broken Yolk Cafe, located in Tampa’s Carrollwood neighborhood, has a cheery ambience in warm tones of browns and yellows and an extensive menu. Customers can try the crunchy french toast, which is rolled in Frosted Flakes cereal and topped with berries and almonds or a healthy acai bowl topped with granola, coconut, honey, and berries. There’s also an entire section on the menu for Mexican breakfast food, like breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, or breakfast enchiladas, and a heavy selection of farm fresh omelets. The Broken Yolk Cafe is open daily from 7am until 3pm.

10428 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618, Phone: 813-769-9358

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