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50+ brunch spots in Tampa Bay

TBAY restaurants, cafes, and diners serving up all the eggs, pancakes, mimosas, and other brunch favorites you want to eat.

A stack of pancakes. There is caramel syrup drizzing on the top with bananas, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and they are on a white plate and white surface.

Now that’s what I call a stack of pancakes.

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Brunchin’ ain’t always easy but it is necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles, or mind-blowing bloody marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times.

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We’ve compiled a whole bunch of brunch options, along with menu recs + pro tips. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas. Note: All times listed are brunch-only.

Weekday wonders

Another Broken Egg Cafe, multiple locations | Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | All day every day, this local spot serves up seasonal fare + gluten-free options, paired with spiked cold brews for your caffeine fix.

Willa’s Provisions, 310 N. Rome Ave., Hyde Park | Daily, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | If you’re craving something lighter, try the delicious selection of bagel bites. And the chai latte is a classic.

Kissin’ Cuzzins, 951 34th St. N., North Kenwood | Daily, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Savor hearty homestyle meals at the Burg’s revered breakfast + brunch place — the pancakes are killer.

Pinky’s Diner, 3203 W. Bay to Bay Blvd., Palma Ceia | Wed.-Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Enjoy a cozy vibe and bite into eggs, bacon, pancakes, and other brunch classics.

Stella’s, 2914 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport | Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Try the award-winning breakfast spot’s Southern fare + reimagined comforts along with good vibes, and even better bloody marys.

Harvest Bowl, 6109 N. Florida Ave., Seminole Heights | Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Grab brunch bites any day any time with fresh ingredients in casual surroundings. We recommend the Steak and Eggs Bowl.

Wooden Rooster, 104 Second Ave. NE., Downtown St. Pete | Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. | Get your brunch fix every day of the week in the heart of the Burg at this spot where crepes steal the show.

Maple Street Biscuit Company, multiple locations | Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | You might have to get in line for a bite at this popular chain, but it’s worth the wait for a biscuit-encased breakfast sammie.

Social Roost, 150 First Ave. N., Downtown St. Pete | Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Savor flavors from far corners of the globe like shakshuka, samosas, tagine, and Peruvian chicken.

A plate of French toast with bananas, icing sugar, and dollops of what looks like ice cream or cream.

Brunch time at Steelbach.

Weekend musts

Datz, multiple locations | Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. + Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. | Give your taste buds a present with a Nashville Chicken Doughnut or Eggs Barbacoa at this energetic gastropub.

Meat Market, 1606 W. Snow Ave., Hyde Park | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Treat yourself to high-end delights right in the heart of Hyde Park Village with oysters, crab, Wagyu tartare, and almost too many other tempting treats.

The Library St. Pete, 600 Fifth St. S., Downtown St. Pete | Saturday + Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Make a reservation to eat at this modern refined spot. We recommend the Breakfast Burrito or Maple Snickerdoodle Pancakes.

Steelbach, 1902 N. Ola Ave., Tampa Heights | Saturday + Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Catch up with friends over a Southern Breakfast plate or B.E.L.T. Sandwich — the E stands for “egg” — and Lavazza coffee at the Armature Works spot.

Forbici, 1633 W. Snow Ave., Hyde Park | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Feast on Italian brunch bites in the heart of Hyde Park, like the Buongiorno Sandwich. Heads up — this place gets busy.

Neptune Grill, 5501 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport | Sunday, 11 a.m-3 p.m. | Chow down on Greek and Mediterranean inspired brunchy options — a perfect spot for feta enthusiasts.

Caracara, 730 Broadway Ste. 4, Dunedin | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Enjoy pan-Asian-tapas fusion fare with inventive options like Falafel Bao, Beef Curry Queso, and Thai Style Elotes.

Front Porch & Bart’s Tavern, 5924 N. Florida Ave., Seminole Heights | Fri.-Sun., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | This 19th century Victorian house turned Seminole Heights staple serves up omelets, eggs benny, huevos rancheros, and other satiating selections.

Florida Cracker Fish Company, 7604 Ehrlich Rd., Citrus Park | Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.-when supplies run out | Gorge on Southern breakfast classics like country fried steak + eggs, or shrimp + grits, in a casual beachy setting.

A breakfast plate at Dattz. There are eggs, beef, cheese, and potatoes covered in sauce and toppings.

Short Rib Biscuit Benedict from Datz.

Photo by Datz Marketing Team

Bottomless mimosas

The Attic Cafe, 500 E. Kennedy Blvd. #400, Downtown Tampa | Saturday + Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy views of downtown Tampa from the fourth floor at this picturesque cafe with a mimosa in your hand + breakfast tacos on your plate.

Bulla Gastrobar, 930 S. Howard Ave., Hyde Park | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sit down for a prix fixe three-course brunch experience tailored with exquisite Spanish + Mediterranean-style cuisine.

Bearss Tavern, 2802 E. Bearss Ave., North Tampa | Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Grab a scramble bowl or the Hangry Burrito at this energetic eatery.

American Social, 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd. #107, Harbour Island | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy views of the water with shareable bites, salads, and a whole host of staples to choose from.

Thirsty First, 119 First Ave. N., Downtown St. Pete | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Feast on creative brunchy inventions like Crabcake Bene or rib eye with eggs, while sipping endless mimosas, BroMosas, or aperol spritzes.

Bar Louie, 2223 N. Westshore Blvd. Ste. B-202, Westshore | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Head to International Plaza to chow down on killer bar bites + handhelds, like sandwiches, burgers, and flatbreads.

Sushi Alive, 13234 Race Track Rd., Westchase | Saturday + Sunday, 12-3 p.m. | Sushi rolls and $15 bottomless mimosas. Need we say more?

For a special occasion

Oxford Exchange, 420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Hyde Park | Saturday + Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Pair options for any taste buds in tranquil surroundings with some delicious Amur Kaluga Caviar.

Boulon Brasserie, 1001 Water St., Water Street Tampa | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Treat yourself to a range of delights, from steak tartare to oysters by the half dozen and salmon carpaccio in the hopping Water Street neighborhood.

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, 5223 Orient Rd., East Lake-Orient Park | Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Located inside the Hard Rock Casino, this spot boasts a carving table, seafood options, and of course, drink specials.

Ava, 718 S. Howard Ave., South Tampa | Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. + Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Check out upscale, decadent brunch options like Wagyu steak + eggs, and lobster rolls.

On Swann, 1501 W. Swann Ave., Hyde Park | Saturday + Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | With a menu that changes through the seasons, On Swann offers sharing platters, light bites, and fresh salads in contemporary American surroundings.

Oystercatchers, 2900 Bayport Dr., Westshore | Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Bite into seafood delights at this decades-old spot on the bay, like Crab Cake Benedict, Shrimp and Polenta, or sushi rolls — and the views are divine.

Elevage SoHo, 1207 S. Howard Ave., South Tampa | Saturday + Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Inside the Epicurean Hotel, this upscale spot features upgraded twists on classic dishes, including huevos rancheros, avocado toast, and acai bowls.

A plate with eggs, toast, and potatoes.

On Swann gives American classics upscale flavors.

Photo by TBAYtoday

For the fam

Brunchery, 3225 S. MacDill Ave. Ste. 109, South Tampa | Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Sample classics from avo toast to eggs, and a whole host of gluten-free options.

Pach’s Place Restaurant, 601 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. #3948 | Daily, 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Prepare for a hard choice — Pach’s has almost any breakfast classic to choose from.

Metro Diner, multiple locations | Hours vary | This spot is known for its Chicken and Waffles. Hint hint.

Marlene’s Original Breakfast Sandwich, 7206 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Egypt Lake-Leto | Tue.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Don’t overthink this one — grab a tasty breakfast sandwich with a host of traditional tasty toppings to choose from.

Melting Pot Social, 105 W. Tyler St., Downtown Tampa | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Described as a “cheese-forward, whimsical dining experience,” there’s food dipping fun for all the fam in Downtown Tampa.

Salty Nun, 2501 Central Ave., Grand Central District | Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | This Burg joint offers up classics + faves like breakfast sammies and egg plates.

Brunchies, 14366 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Carrollwood | Daily, 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Don’t be fooled by the casual setting — familiar dishes pack flavorful punches + won’t dent the wallet too much.

Doc Ford’s, multiple locations | Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | The popular Tampa Bay area spot has seafood options at its shellfish bar, including the signature Yucatán Shrimp.

The Kitchen, 156 Fourth Ave. N., Safety Harbor | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | There’s choices for all the family just minutes from the water, with waffles, pancakes, and French toast along with crab cake benedict, and steak + eggs.

The bar at Graze 1910 at Armature Works. There is no one around and the outdoors by the river can be seen through windows in the background.

Don’t be fooled — it gets hard to find a spot at Graze 1910’s bar.

Photo by TBAYtoday

Daytime party

Red Mesa Cantina, 128 Third St. S., Central Arts District | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Pair Latin-Caribbean bites like huevos rancheros and pork belly breakfast tacos, with a range of marg + sangria choices in the heart of St. Pete’s Central Arts District.

7th + Grove, 1930 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City | Saturday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Bottomless mimosas come included in the $49 brunch buffet, featuring Southern fare + party vibes.

Graze 1910, multiple locations | Hours vary | Savor a glass of Prosecco along with a tartine before a full day at Armature Works or in South Tampa.

Luv Child, 516 S. Howard Ave., South Tampa | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Head to SoHo for modern Cuban eats + classic cocktails to wash them down.

Brick House Tavern + Tap, 1102 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., West Tampa | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Sip on $3 mimosas during brunch hours and choose from a range of 30 draft beers + American eats.

Rum Runners, 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach | Daily, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. | Get the party started early alongside the Gulf of Mexico as breakfast classics are offered with a bunch of cocktail faves.

Mother’s, 12227 W. Linebaugh Ave., Westchase | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Sometimes, moms know best, and this one serve up pancakes, steak + eggs, French toast, and bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, or sangrias.

Noble Crust, various locations | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Southern flavors meet Italian tradition in three separate Tampa Bay area locations — pair the cuisine with a sangria pitcher.

Cassis, 170 Beach Dr. NE, Downtown St. Pete | Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri.-Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soak up brunchy cocktails with artisanal breads + egg specialties close to the water.

The C House, 6005 N. Florida Ave., Seminole Heights | Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Nothing says “party” like charcuterie boards, good wines, and a long cocktail list. We recommend the espresso martini.

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