Top 10 Brunch Restaurants In Tampa, Ranked

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Written by: Krissy Hernandez | November 23

McDonald’s and Taco Bell may be breakfast rivals with their all day breakfast menus and breakfast burritos, but fast food can only go so far. I am sure your taste buds will only find true satisfaction at one of these Tampa brunch locations.

Start your day the right way and have a power breakfast, lunch, or both at one of these 10 Tampa’s most delicious bruncheries:

1. Best All-Round Brunch: Cassis American Brasserie

170 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701

(727) 827-2927

Vive la France! Whether you are seated inside or outside, you will feel like you are in an authentic French brasserie. Bored with just a Champagne and Mimosa option for brunch? Cassis has a wide variety of specialty cocktails such as Kir Royale or April In Paris. There are many entrées to choose from, but favorites are the Croque Madame, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Benedict, and the Warm Lentils & Soppressata (with duck for delicious protein). Next door to the restaurant is Cassis’ pâtisserie where they offer a large selection of French macarons, cakes, tarts, gelato and coffee.

Brunch is served Saturday – Monday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

2. Best Eggstravaganza: Nicki’s Omelette and Grill

6805 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33634

(813) 884-3447

This place takes omelettes to a whole other level, but rest assured, as they don’t just serve omelettes. A popular dish to order is the Biscuit Debris, which is two open faced biscuits slathered in gravy and topped with sunny side eggs, cheese and bits of sausage, bacon and ham with a large side of hash browns. I’m sold!

Brunch is served everyday from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

3. Best Crêpes: La Creperia Cafe

1729 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

(813) 248-9700

Whatever you are craving, there is a crêpe that will fulfill that desire. Crêpes can be healthy, wholesome or sweet and this Ybor City location offers breakfast options all day long. Once you get your most important meal out of the way, treat yourself to a sweet crêpe and order the Romeo y Julieta. You can expect the thin flour crêpe to be drizzled in Nutella and topped with fresh strawberries, bananas, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

Monday – Thursday La Creperia Cafe is open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and reopened at 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturdays 9 am. – 11 p.m., and Sundays 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

4. Best Pancakes: First Watch

520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

(813) 307-9006

Delicious, fresh and local ingredients are served here. The best pumpkin pancakes in the Tampa Bay area can be found at First Watch during the fall season. If you are thinking of getting a stack of three, think again because these pancakes are enormous. Other flavors include the traditional blueberry favorite, carrot cake, bacon & cheddar, cranberry nut, pecan, wheat germ, chocolate chip, and banana crunch.

Enjoy brunch seven days a week any where from 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

5. Best Cocktails:  The Rusty Pelican

2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

(813) 281-1943

Bottomless Champagne and mimosas are served at this popular location. Seafood lovers can enjoy the Raw Bar that offers fresh oysters, shrimp, crab legs and mussels. Enjoy a meal overlooking Tampa Bay’s beautiful ocean views; the location has been a host to several weddings and receptions.

This Champagne Brunch is served on Sundays 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

6. Best Waffles: Keke’s Breakfast Cafe

13121 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

(813) 968-0005

Waffle enthusiasts will love the large selection of waffles Keke’s has to offer. Choose to have the traditional Belgian Waffle or a healthy, fresh strawberry topped waffle. Sweet waffles include the Banana Split that has banana, pineapple, fresh strawberries, pecans and topped with chocolate fudge syrup. Whatever the selection, satisfaction is a guarantee.

Brunch is served daily 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

7. Best For Bacon Lovers: Datz

2616 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629

(813) 831-7000

Have you ever heard of Pig Candy? Well prepare for a bacon education because Datz is all about the bacon. Try a delicious side of Pig Candy, a bucket of caramelized bacon slices. Another bacon favorite is the Mac Bites which has smoked bacon-jalapeño mac n’ cheese with strata aioli.

Datz’s brunch weekend menu is served from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. During the week breakfast is served 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Monday – Fridays lunch is served from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

8. Best Vegan-Friendly: Cafe Hey

1540 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

(813) 221-5150

At Cafe Hey, meat lovers and vegans can choose a variety of food and drink options. A delicious meatless option is the Hummus and Vegetable sandwich or the AB-B-A sandwich made with almond butter, banana and apricot jam dry-pressed with cinnamon. The cafe also has a large selection of teas and coffees featured at this Tampa location. Plus free wifi!

Monday – Wednesday the cafe is open from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday from 9 a.m – 6 p.m.

 

9. Best Dessert For Breakfast Menu: Del Frisco’s Grille

4138 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

(813) 878-6890

Wake up with a sweet tooth? Del Frisco’s Grille has you covered. Try the Red Velvet Belgian Waffles topped with whipped vanilla bean-spiked cream cheese, which comes with a side of thick-cut hickory smoked-bacon. Another sweet dish is the Banana Foster French Toast made with a banana rum sauce and a side of thick-cut hickory smoked-bacon.

Brunch is served only on Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

10. Best Breakfast Sandwiches: Hattie’s Cafe and Beanery 

17695 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33548

(813) 898-2777

Hattie’s is a place that has heart and values the quality ingredients it offers their brunch patrons. The selection of diverse sandwiches offered are all delicious. A favorite sandwich is the Birds and the Bees which has turkey, cream cheese, alfalfa sprouts and lightly drizzled honey on croissant bread.

Brunch is served daily from 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. except on Sundays where hours are from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Brunch time is the perfect time of day. Not too early and not too late to enjoy breakfast food or the traditional lunchtime sandwich. Add a mimosa and you’ve got yourself a fantastic start to a new day.

Whether you want something sweet or savory, Tampa has you covered. And, there isn’t anything wrong with having dessert or a carb-loaded meal for breakfast. Just think — you have all day to burn it off!

 

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Krissy Hernandez

Krissy considers herself to be a mass media aficionado, who loves a good story. Her friends call her “The Mother Teresa of Pop Culture” considering she graciously keeps them in the loop. Writing is her passion since it allows her inquisitive mind to find depth among her surroundings. On the weekends, you can find her at the movies or exploring Tampa’s fun activities and local cuisine.

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