We like breakfast


I’m Andy. This is Marek. And Ivo.

We live in Tampa, Florida.

We like breakfast.

About Tampa Bay Breakfasts

It all started as a plan to let mom sleep late one day each week, when Marek was 6 months old and would wake up crying at 0600. Four years and well over 100 different restaurant visits later we can say this: It’s gotten a bit out of hand. From April 2009 to June 2014, we reviewed breakfasts at mom-and-pop home-style diners and restaurants throughout the Tampa Bay area. 

We like blueberry pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, and pretty much anything on the breakfast menu.  We like strong black coffee, diner style. We have a rigorous, completely subjective, scientific, we-make-it-up-as-we-go Rating System we use to assess our breakfasts. We’re serious about breakfast.

Our territory includes all of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties and we’ll make special trips to the Levy-Marion-Citrus tri-county area (because there’s grandparents up there!). Don’t miss our Breakfast Fan Mail. If you’re not on the Tampa Bay Breakfasts Map, then you’re just not cookin’ breakfast.

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Breakfast News

Check us out in Creative Loafing!

Remember that cool newspaper article back in December? The fine folks at Tampa Bay Times are using us in their advertising campaign. Go fly Southwest or U.S. Air from Tampa International and you’ll see us on the tram!

Yet another reason to love Datz. They literally put us on their menu! . There was also a fun interview on the Datz blog for a while.

We were on on AM 820 at 1400 on 12 January 2013. First time ever on the radio! Here’s the podcast.

We’re famous! See the 5 December 2012 Tampa Bay Times (link no longer available since the merger of the Times and the Tribune).

Breakfast in 2014

Breakfast in 2013

Breakfast in 2012

Breakfast in 2011

Breakfast in 2010

Breakfast in 2009

Our breakfast “to-do” list

  1. Red Mesa on 4th Street St Pete (Sundays only), recommended by TBB fan Jennifer http://redmesarestaurant.com/welcome.html
  2. Benedicts in Dunedin, recommended by TBB fans Todd and Chris
  3. Blue Sky in Clearwater Beach, recommended by TBB fans Todd and Chris
  4. Hash House A Go Go in Orlando, recommended with much love that even though it’s not in the territory, you should really go, by TBB fan Brittany
  5. The Egg and I, Bloomingdale and Progress, recommended by TBB fan Alan C.
  6. Zudars downtown Tampa
  7. From TBB fan Jason B: http://kellyschicaboom.com/
  8. From TBB fan Scott H: http://www.dannysallamericandiner.com/index.html
  9. From TBB fan Debbie: http://www.laseptimacafe.com/ (only M-F for Breakfast!)
  10. From TBB fan Wendall: You need to try the Brunchery in Valrico on Lynx Paw. Great place and good food. Good coffee too.
  11. Tyrone Restaurant 7815 38th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33710‎ They are open 7am till 2pm.
  12. Mamas Kitchen 5885 Seminole Boulevard Seminole, FL 33772‎ They are open 6am to 8:30 pm.
  13. Skidder’s at 5799 Gulf Blvd St Pete Beach
  14. Roadies in Tarpon Springs, recommended by TBB fan Andrea
  15. Babalu on 4th in St. Pete http://www.babalueats.com/breakfast-menu.php
  16. Sandy’s Breakfast on the Beach in Indian Rocks
  17. Georges Breakfast Station in Tarpon Springs, recommended by TBB fan Kari
  18. Daddy’s Grill, Tampa Road just past the ice skating rink
  19. Ben’s Restaurant, on SR60 just East of Lithia Pinecrest Blvd, recommended by TBB fan Kyle F.
  20. Kenny’s Corner on the beach near Pete’s house
  21. Buddy Freddys in Plant City, right off the interstate I4 on 39, recommended by TBB Fan Nathan
  22. Sunset Grill on Sunset Point, recommended by TBB Fan Ed
  23. Popi’s Place in Ruskin, recommended by TBB fan Loren
  24. Sumatra Bistro and bakery in Brandon, FL
  25. Bonnie’s Breakfast (Dunedin) is packed by PA-Dutch transplants, recommended by TBB fan Lou Ann
  26. Kelly’s, Downtown Dunedin
  27. Farmers Kitchen near East Bay/Roosevelt and 56th in Pinellas
  28. Adrianos Rosie Restaurant near East Bay and Starkey in Pinellas
  29. Fiddlestix on Starkey just south of Starkey used auto parts
  30. Sugars Cafe on the south side of Linebaugh between Tampa and Westchase
  31. Barb’s Wooden Spoon, on Ulmerton just west of Starkey.
  32. Highway 60 Diner, after the causeway on the left, before the high school.
  33. Homesomething family restaurant on Seminole and 102nd, 10200 block, odd number
  34. Golden Coin, 1844 N. Highland Ave, Clearwater
  35. East Lake Cafe (http://www.theeastlakecafe.com/)
  36. Cafe 100 in downtown St. Pete
  37. Country Boy, Main Street Dunedin
  38. Gator’s on John’s Pass
  39. Pete’s Restaurant, Main Street Dunedin
  40. http://www.parksidecafeonline.com/
  41. Manna soul food on 34th, where Shirley’s soul food was
  42. Gulfport family restaurant in Gulfport
  43. VFW on Johns Pass serves breakfast on the weekends. It can’t possibly be delicious, but I AM a VFW member
  44. Sandy’s in Bellair Beach
  45. Some new place on highway 60 and Missouri area, on the way to the beach.
  46. mulitple places on the beach road between St. Pete Beach and Clearwater
  47. Village Restaurant Bar & Grill, 512 Martin Luther King Blvd E Seffner, FL 33584
  48. Riverview Sandwich Shop, Saturday only, 301 and Riverview Drive, recommended by TBB Scott H.
  49. From TBB fan Shane: Caposeys (in Pasco) http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/30/345591/restaurant/Tampa-Bay/Caposeys-Whole-Works-Restaurant-New-Port-Richey

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