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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Tampa

From exciting theme parks like Busch Gardens to fantastic art and cultural events, Tampa has a little something for everyone. The city offers a laid-back, urban epicenter along Florida’s Gulf Coast making it a popular vacation spot in the United States. Blue skies and sunshine overlook sparkly waterfront views with ample family fun and culture all in one place! Whether you’re strolling downtown, visiting historic Ybor City, the “Cigar Capital of the World,” or heading to the pristine Gulf of Mexico waters for a day of sun and surf, there’s no shortage of amazing options here. The same goes for the town’s dining scene, which features a variety of cuisines and types of restaurants that appeal to both the locals who live in Tampa and the visitors who flock to its beaches year after year. Tampa is a town for foodies, from the authentic Mexican spots of Ybor City to the Indian and Asian eateries on the Northside of town. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? If you’re wondering where to enjoy a fantastic morning meal in Tampa, check out our Tastemaker list on where to find the best breakfast in Tampa.

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13 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:The Rosemary & Thyme, GROVE, Michael's Grill
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa
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The Rosemary & Thyme

$$$$
American
Sarasota
4.6
2157 reviews
The Rosemary & Thyme, located on Orange Avenue in the Rosemary District of Sarasota, is an American Bistro-style restaurant. They serve traditional and contemporary dishes with a focus on healthy options and local ingredients. Their breakfast menu includes amazing options like a Rosemary Roasted Chicken Salad, a Snapper BLT and a Cuban sandwich. But the real star here is The Rosemary Burger. It features 8 oz of grass-fed ground beef, lettuce, tomato, and red onion and a choice of toppings! Start your day right with this delicious breakfast for champions.

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GROVE

$$$$
American
Bradenton
4.3
2053 reviews
Grove Restaurant, Patio and Ballroom belongs to restaurateurs High Miller and Greg Campbell and is a gorgeous waterfront destination for breakfast. GROVE specializes in contemporary gourmet offerings and onsite event planning. The menu features elevated yet approachable and locally-inspired cuisine, featuring house-made dishes with fresh, seasonal ingredients as well as innovative cooking methods. The restaurant has an enormous dining space including casual patio dining, private rooms, a relaxing lounge area, and a large ballroom! They catch local Gulf Coast fish daily and prepare all fish, steaks and wild game on-site to guarantee maximum freshness. Standout menu items include Bananas Foster Stuffed French Toast, Eggs Benedict and Biscuits and Gravy.

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Michael's Grill

$$$$
Seafood
Tampa
4.8
921 reviews
Located on East Avenue South in Sarasota since 1987, Michael’s on East is one of the city’s top fine-dining restaurants. They feature award-winning cuisine and outstanding service in a fun and luxurious 1940s supper club atmosphere. Michael’s has an intimate aura with a plush design and inspired decor. The contemporary fare, world-class wine cellar and impeccable service give diners a reason to keep coming back. The breakfast menu includes dishes like Filet Hash and Eggs, Andrea’s Brioche French Toast and a Quiche of the Day.

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The C House

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.6
1201 reviews
Located on North Florida Avenue in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, The C House is a trendy restaurant that locals love. The owners think we should celebrate all things that start with C: champagne, charcuterie, cheesecake, and consciously curated goods. They feature well-crafted food, beverages, and housewares and provide a place for friends to converse and enjoy breakfast and a bakery item. Standouts on the breakfast menu include Chicken ‘n’ Waffles, Challah French Toast, Country Biscuits & Gravy and more.

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The Library

$$$$
American
St. Petersburg
4.7
2287 reviews
The Library, located on 5th Street South in St. Petersburg, is a laid-back spot to find good food on a budget. It has a gorgeous, stately dining room with the option to sit inside or outside on the patio to enjoy breakfast. You can also grab a seat at the bar for a more casual meal. For walk-up service, the pastry counter serves coffee, tea, and cheap eats throughout the day. Then you can sit and enjoy specialties like the house burger, Pork Belly Benedict, a Breakfast Burrito or a Power Bowl.

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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

$$$$
Seafood
Sarasota
4.6
4096 reviews
For some of the best breakfast in Tampa and nearby beach towns, try Duval’s. Duval’s has a large menu of both seafood and non-seafood options, so you can bring a non-fish eater here and they’ll be happy with their breakfast too. Some of the best brunch bites on the menu include the Lobster Benny, the Caribbean Crab and Shrimp Cake Benny and the Lone Star French Toast. The restaurant also boasts inventive twists on seafood ingredients, like the Siesta Key Rum-Glazed Calamari and Creamy Dijon Mussels. The bar at Duval’s is a social gathering spot, so come here if you want to meet locals and unwind.

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Brio Italian Grille - Sarasota - University Town Center

$$$$
Italian
Sarasota
4.2
2652 reviews
BRIO Tuscan Grille, located off Bay Street next to the Renaissance Tampa Hotel-International Plaza, is the place to stop for a delicious breakfast before you get started on a day of exploration. Discover the delicious Italian menu, drinks and the cozy atmosphere. The restaurant brings the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Tampa with breakfast dishes like the Sicilian Omelette, Berries and Cream French Toast and Shrimp and Polenta. They also have a fantastic wine list so you can pair your meal with a glass of vino, just like the Italians do!

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Oyster Bar

$$$$
Seafood
St. Petersburg
4.2
255 reviews
Conveniently located in the heart of Saint Petersburg’s entertainment district, The Oyster Bar offers a uniquely inspired culinary experience and is a true neighborhood favorite. They strive to offer the freshest seafood, quality meat and poultry as well as provide friendly and efficient service to create a memorable atmosphere for all. Plus, they have some of the best breakfast in Tampa. Try their Chorizo Migas, Shrimp n Grits or an Oyster Po-Boy.

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Castile Restaurant

$$$$
American
St. Pete Beach
4.3
1284 reviews
Castille Restaurant features a blend of traditional and contemporary cuisine, with a focus on fresh and delicious seafood. The restaurant is inviting and extraordinary and offers indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy breakfast with ocean views. The menu features Mediterranean inspired plates showing off the best of the seasons and waterways. Their breakfast menu features healthy starts like berry yogurt parfait and steel-cut oatmeal for a meal on the lighter side. They also have a crab benedict, buttermilk pancakes, Kahlua french toast, huevos espanoles and more. Come in to enjoy the laid back vibes and amazing beach views.

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MADE

$$$$
Contemporary American
Sarasota
4.6
1339 reviews
Made Restaurant offers a unique and upscale take on American comfort food at an approachable price. They have a strong commitment to providing excellent, old-school hospitality and they aim to become the most iconic Sarasota restaurant, meeting place and destination for all! They offer amazing food that covers a wide variety of tastes, especially on the breakfast menu. Choose from the full host of breakfast cocktails, including a Peach-Basil, Bloody Maria and The Spritz. Then try one of their famous specialties, like the Little Debbie or Old Faithful.

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Paris Bistrot

$$$$
French
Lakewood Ranch
4.8
789 reviews
Family owned and operated since 2008, Paris Bistro is a quiet, cozy place to enjoy a delicious French meal in Tampa. Alexandra and Jean-Christophe welcome you every weekday for breakfast in this quaint establishment located on Lakewood Main Street in Lakewood Ranch. They serve up authentic French bistro fare like Beef Bourguignon and Pork Tenderloin in a black pepper and cognac sauce straight out of Grandma’s recipe book! Come in and enjoy both sweet and savory breakfast treats.

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Haven

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.7
1697 reviews
Interested in a delicious Contemporary American breakfast in a stylish spot? Look no further than Haven, located on Morrison Ave in the Historic Hyde Park North neighborhood. Haven features Executive Chef Chad Johnson and Chef de Cuisine Courtney Orwig in the kitchen. They serve up modern cuisine where guests can taste different flavors and textures created in a beautiful atmosphere. Breakfast favorites include a delicious selection of oysters, Soft Scrambles, an array of bacon choices and house specialties like Lo Mein Carbonara.

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Cafe Waterside

$$$$
Breakfast
Tampa
3.9
414 reviews
For a beautiful breakfast outdoors in Tampa, head to the Waterside Grill located at Tampa Marriott on Water Street. The beautiful location just off South Florida Avenue is right on the sparkling water on Tampa's Riverwalk so you can enjoy the majestic scenery while you dine! They feature hearty breakfast favorites with freshly-brewed coffee and traditional breakfast cuisine that will help keep you energized through the day. Try one of the Modern Classics, like the Broken Yolk Sandwich or the Bananas Foster French Toast.

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