Sleep In and Take Advantage of Tampa's Many Delicious Brunch Options

Skye Rodgers

By , Local Expert, Tampa
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There usually isn't much room to be creative in brunch. It's a staple of breakfast items and light lunch fare, maybe served buffet-style. Fortunately, because we're usually out late at night, brunch is so popular in Tampa that our restaurants have embraced it fully, even putting their own spin on your favorite dishes.

Let's start with the more upscale options that boast wonderfully prepared dishes, seemingly endless buffet stations, and best of all, a stunning view. Oystercatchers is located right on Tampa Bay with a buffet as expansive as the view. Jackson's Bistro is a great spot for people staying downtown or who plan on...  Read more »

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    • Cuisine: American, Seafood
    • Average Main Course Price: $30
    • Neighborhood: Airport Area

    Nestled on the shores of Tampa Bay, Oystercatchers features beautiful views and the best Sunday brunch in town.

    Local Expert Tip: "The champagne starts flowing every Sunday from 10:30 to 2:30. Reservations are highly suggested."

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    First Watch

    With several area locations to choose from, First Watch is a popular Tampa spot for brunch any day of the week.

    Local Expert Tip: "Coffee drinkers will love that they provide you with a whole pot on your table. No waiting for refills!"

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    Daily Eats

    Daily Eats, located in Tampa's trendy SoHo neighborhood, is the perfect spot to enjoy brunch anyt ime of the day.

    Local Expert Tip: "Breakfast is available anytime and if you visit between 2pm and 7pm, they offer $2 mimosa's."

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    The Brunchery

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $7
    • Neighborhood: South Tampa

    Located in South Tampa, The Brunchery has been cooking up classic brunch favorites since 1985.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be prepared for a lengthy wait if you visit on a Sunday."

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    Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

    With beautiful views of downtown Tampa and an extravagant buffet, Sunday brunch at Jackson's is a special treat.

    Local Expert Tip: "The downtown trolley has a stop right outside of Jackson's, making it accessible from anywhere downtown."

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    Pinky's Diner

    • Cuisine: American, Diner
    • Average Main Course Price: $8
    • Neighborhood: South Tampa

    Pinky's in south Tampa is a fun and friendly diner that serves great brunch.

    Local Expert Tip: "Pinky's is closed on Mondays. They have to sleep sometime."

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    Zelda's Café and Deli

    • Cuisine: American
    • Neighborhood: Channelside

    Zelda's serves up classic dishes for brunch in Tampa's Channelside neighborhood

    Local Expert Tip: "The only spot for brunch in Channelside, this diner is fast and convenient for cruise-goers. "

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    Sono Cafe

    Sono Cafe in downtown Tampa offers a relaxing Sunday brunch complete with beautiful views of the Hillsborough River.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try their hand-crafted antipasti and gelato."

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    Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant

    • Cuisine: European, Spanish
    • Average Main Course Price: $24
    • Neighborhood: Soho

    Located in South Tampa, Ceviche serves a popular Sunday brunch with a Spanish twist.

    Local Expert Tip: "Its location, just off Bayshore Boulevard, makes Ceviche a great place to reward yourself after a jog."

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    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $20
    • Neighborhood: South Tampa

    Datz is a popular weekend brunch spot located in Tampa's trendy SoHo neighborhood.

    Local Expert Tip: "A good spot for those who are not big fans of traditional breakfast food."



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