It's that time of year again, the time when Pumpkin Spice takes over. So where is the best place in town to get your caffeine fix? We have a list of coffee shops that need to be on your coffee bucket list!
These local businesses cultivate innovative and friendly communities by brewing delectable drinks that bring Tampanians together. Seriously, who can resisted a freshly roasted espresso?!
With offerings from Open Mic Nights to local art displays, these coffee shops bring out the best of the bay!
Foundation Coffee Co.
Where: 1607 N Franklin St
Foundation Coffee Co. has one of the best outdoor seating areas of any coffee shop in the Tampa/St. Pete area. It's a great place to hang out on a warm Florida morning! The murals on the side of the building make for great Insta pics, too. It's a two-for-one win!
Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails
Where: 1111 Central Ave, St. Petersburg
Intermezzo's sleek, modern decor inspires creativity whether you're there working on a school paper or hanging out with friends. With both caffeine and cocktails on the menu, there's something for everyone and every time of day!
Where: 1540 N Franklin St
The name of this coffee shop alone makes you want to yell, "Heyyy!!!" Coupled with over-the-top sweet drinks and Instagrammable walls, Cafe Hey is a must on your coffee bucket list!
Buddy Brew Coffee
Where: 2020 W Kennedy Blvd
Buddy Brew is perhaps the most iconic coffee company in the Tampa area. With multiple locations across Tampa and St. Petersburg, you don't have to travel far from wherever you are to enjoy an amazing locally brewed cup of joe!
Indigo Coffee House + Social Bar
Where: 514 N Franklin St
Indigo Coffee House + Social Bar has both delicious brews and incredible sights. Even the floors are Instagrammable! (The moon and stars cups are pretty rad, too!)
Where: 2105 Central Ave, St. Petersburg
You can't say the name of this locale without smiling! Swah-Rey is the perfect place to go when you want a sweet pairing with your espresso. From bite sized to sharable desserts, there's something for everyone!
The Lab Coffee
Where: 1703 W State St
The Lab Coffee is a great place to go when you need a break from the library this semester. With large tables, it's perfect for when you have a group project! Have a furry friend? The Lab is dog friendly, too!
Where: 2500 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg
Ride your bike over to Bula Kafe for some locally brewed espresso and fun crowd that are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing (Seriously, their funky mugs are inspirational!) And don't forget to snap a pic with the iconic sign on the building's exterior - it's perfect for your next Insta post!
Where: 2609 Dr M.L.K. Jr St N, St. Petersburg
Neighobrhood Joe is a must when you're on the St. Pete side of the bay! This coffee shop couples its grinds with delicious breakfast sandwiches that will get your day off to an awesome start!
The Bikery Coffee & Bicycle Shop
Where: 2222 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg
Does your bike need a tune up? The Bikery Coffee & Bicycle Shop is a jackpot with its coffee-and-cycle-shop duo. And that's not all - you can also grab some yummy grub and even a beer!
Grassroots Kava House
Where: 957 Central Ave, St. Petersburg
Grassroots Kava House is the quintessential St. Petersburg locale with its colorful walls and friendly community - a community that includes dogs! So make this a stop on your next outing with your furry pal!
Where: 3928 Henderson Blvd
Sprinkles in coffee? Yes, please! Kahwa Coffee's multiple locations across the bay area make this delicious brew accessible to all corners of town. You may even spot a local celebrity since we've heard that the Tampa Bay Rays like to hang out there!
Where: 2420 W Kennedy Blvd
Is there anything better than curling up on a comfy couch with a book and freshly brewed latte? Caffeine Roasters has the perfect vibe for a cozy Saturday afternoon! It's also a great pick for getting together with friends and enjoying one of the gourmet sandwiches on the menu!
The Portico Cafe
Where: 1001 N Florida Ave
The Portico Cafe is an excellent pick when you're in the bustle of downtown. Grab your camera for a pic with one of the nearby murals, then grab an espresso at Portico!
Muddy Water Kava
Where: 6111 10th St N, St. Petersburg
Muddy Water Kava is known for its epic Open Mic Nights! Whether you're looking to take center stage or in need of a low key date night with bae, Muddy Water Kava is your go-to coffee shop!
Addicted to the Bean
Where: 5901 Sun Blvd, St. Petersburg
Mini cinnamon buns? Flavored lattes? We're all for Addicted to the Bean! And yes, we are definitely addicted!
Southside Coffee Brew Bar
Where: 3922 6th St S, St. Petersburg
Southside Coffee Brew Bar is a proud participant in the St. Petersburg Craft Coffee Tour, which is all the more reason that it needs to be on your Coffee Shop Bucket List! Enjoy a sunny afternoon under one of the outdoor umbrellas while you sip on a cappuccino and biscotti.
Cry Baby Cafe
Where: 710 Harbour Post Dr
Cry Baby Cafe will have you crying tears of joy when you dig into a slice of freshly baked banana bread and indulge in an iced latte while you watch the sunset over Harbour Island.
Tre Amici At The Bunker
Where: 1907 N 19th St
This local spot is innovative both in its photo-worthy design and delectable menu! One of the most impressive aspects is the plethora of flavor options with choices like pomegranate and brown sugar cinnamon! (And of course, pumpkin spice!)
Where: 101 N 12th St
Victory Coffee is an Instagram haven! With creatively curated decor and delicious drinks to boot, you're definitely missing out if you haven't been here!
DI Coffee Bar
Where: 214 E Davis Blvd
DI Coffee Bar located on Davis Islands in South Tampa emanates island vibes while serving the famed Panther Coffee. The sidewalk-facing bar is perfect for people watching and soaking up Vitamin D!
Bandit Coffee Co.
Where: 2662 Central Ave, St. Petersburg
Bandit Coffee Co. in St. Petersburg has one of the most Instagrammable storefronts of any coffee shop in the area! Go with friends to enjoy a group photoshoot, then go inside for palatable drinks!
Jet City Espresso
Where: 5803 N Florida Ave
Jet City Espresso is as quaint and cozy as the Seminole Heights neighborhood in which it resides. This house-turned-coffee-shop is filled with Instagrammable backdrops, from its unique yard art to trinket-filled mantel. The coffee is awesome, too!
Black Crow Coffee Shop
Where: 722 2nd St N, St. Petersburg
Doughtnuts, espresso, and local art? Black Crow Coffee Shop in St. Petersburg is a win-win for all! The funky decor enhances the innovative atmosphere of this local business that is perfect when you're in need of some creativity and caffeine!
The Blind Tiger Cafe
Where: 1901 E 7th Ave
Challenge bae to a round of chess while you sip on a warm brew at The Blind Tiger Cafe. With multiple locations in the Tampa Bay area, there's no reason why you shouldn't venture over to this speakeasy-inspired coffee haven!
Brew D. Licious
Where: 667 Central Ave, St. Petersburg
Brew D. Licious is known for its nitro cold brew and creative atmosphere. With inspirational quotes and colorful paintings adorning the walls, both interior and exterior, this coffee shop fills both your need for caffeine and your social media fix!
Don Pan International Bakery
Where: 202 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Don Pan International Bakery serves some of the best Cuban coffee in the area! Pair your cup of joe with a sweet treat and you have a winning combination! Seriously, the guava pastries are divine!
Where: 420 W Kennedy Blvd
Oxford Exchange is a treasure box of opportunity and IG pics! This bookstore-restaurant-coffee shop is an adventure in and of itself. Indulge in a book on one of the leather sofas, bring your laptop to work at the marble bar, or have coffee with a friend in the sun room. Whichever you choose, you can't go wrong at Oxford Exchange!
Guanabo Coffee Shop
Where: 3300 W Columbus Dr
Guanabo Coffee Shop is a two-for-one win with coffee and a delectable array of Cuban sandwiches. It's a local favorite for lunch and an afternoon pick-me-up!
Campus Grind Coffee House
Where: 121 7th Ave S, St. Petersburg
With school back in full spring, The Campus Grind in St. Petersburg is perfect for a study break! Geared towards students and students-at-heart, this local spot has outdoor seating that will brighten any day and give you the inspiration to reach for that A+!