Beat the heat in the Tampa Bay area

Fuel up for a day in the sun with these cold drinks, refreshing bites, and sweet treats.


Which flavor are you rockin’ with in this Florida heat?

Photo via Chill Bros. Scoop Shop

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Yesterday, we brought you splash pads. Today we’ve got cold brew, smoothie bowls, and other refreshing treats to help you beat the heat.

Here’s the scoop on spots to help keep those patio days going.

Brew-tifal ways to start the day

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Not feeling coffee? Try Bad Mother’s lavender Earl Grey spritz.

Photo via Bad Mother

Bad Mother | 260 1st Ave. S., St. Pete
Skip the fancy espresso and opt for a double-strength cold brew. While you’re there, cool down and catch up on your emails inside Station House.

The Lab Coffee | 1703 W. State St., Tampa
This spot doesn’t just serve warm bagels. Its espresso + CBD seltzer will keep you going through the dog days.

Black Crow Coffee Co. | Multiple locations
Get two pumps of the house-made lavender or hibiscus syrup in your next cold brew, sparkling water, lemonade, or iced tea.

Beat the midday heat

Island Fin Poke | 12913 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. #101, Carrollwood
A poké bowl with a cold can of Hawaiian Sun Strawberry Lilikoi won’t sit heavy in your stomach — perfect for a day of walking the town.

Squeeze Juice Works | Multiple locations
Squeeze will get you right on the most humid of days. Try the Mean Greens juice or a cleanse to get your gut health right.

Sweet Soul | Multiple locations
Two words. Soul Bowls. Make your own smoothie bowl with either a base of açaí, dragon fruit, pudding, or soft serve. Then, top it off with some seasonal berries.

Sundaes for Sundays

Bright Ice | Multiple locations
This ice cream shop offers a rotating list of seasonal flavors. Pro tip: Skip the warm vanilla flavor (because it’s heavy) and grab the roasted strawberries with brown sugar and balsamic.

Chill Bros. Scoop Shop | Multiple locations
Indulge in a refreshing treat of a medium-sized blueberry buckle made up of a zesty jam with hints of lemon.

Did we miss one of your fave spots? Let us know.

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