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Cafés in Channelside

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Are you trying to find a place to sit back and do some laptop work? These café atmospheres have all the good vibes to enjoy with their select menus at each location. From Nitro Cold Brew at Ginger Beard Coffee and special pastries at Milkin’ It Café, your taste buds will get all the flavors with this ultimate Channelside cafe list!

7 Cafés in Channelside to check out:

📸Victory Coffee

Looking for a hangout that has fresh roasted coffee and expresso drinks, tea, breakfast and lunch? Victory Coffee has an assortment of handcrafted coffee brews and teas to put your mind at ease! If you are wanting to order food, they have everything from egg and cheese sandwiches or croissants to cubans. Did you know that if you order a chai latte, you can add a shot of expresso for an extra pick me up? Thank us later!

Monday – Sunday | 7am – 2pm

📍101 North 12th St, Unit 101, Tampa, FL 33602

📸Ginger Beard Coffee

What do you get when two of the best ginger beards in Tampa Bay serve up some delicious coffee? Ginger Beard Coffee. Ginger Beard Coffee is a coffee shop operating out of Pour House at Grand Central.  The coffee beans are roasted by Buddy Brew, who is a Tampa local that roasts each bean to create natural flavors and can be served brewed, expresso, expresso with milk, and nitrogen infused cold brew. Find out how they make their special Nitro Cold Brew on their Facebook! Don’t like coffee? They have kombucha, chai latte, nitro tea, and hot tea as well with their simple menu!

Ginger Beard Coffee at Pour House
Monday – Friday | 7am – 2pm
Saturday | 8am – 2pm
Sunday | 8am – 12pm

Magnanimous Coffee
Monday – Thursday | 7am – 2pm
Friday – Sunday | 7am – 12pm

📍Pour House
1208 E Kennedy Blvd #112, Tampa, FL 33602

📍Magnanimous Coffee
1420 N Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida 33602


If you love tea, you will love Bamboozle! With more than 20 varieties of piping hot tea, it’s hard to choose which one to go after. While enjoying a cup of tea, you can also enjoy their diverse Vietnamese cuisine menu consisting of fresh rolls, sandwiches, rice dishes, salads, bowls, and smoothies. 

Monday – Friday | 11:00am – 9pm
Saturday | 11:30am – 9pm
Sunday | 11:30am – 4pm

📍109 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602

📸Milkin' It Café

Did you love cereal as a child? Milkin’ It Café brings all your inner child cereal dreams to life with their homemade cereal delights and coffee creations. Milkin’ It also offers a food menu avocado toast, bagels, cookies, and sandwiches. 

Monday – Thursday | 7am – 4:30pm
Friday – Saturday | 7am – 7pm
Sunday | 8am – 4pm

📍1000 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602 cx

📸Columbia Cafe

With it’s first location in Tampa Ybor’s City known for Cuban coffee and Cuban sandwiches, Columbia has grown to 7 different locations across the Tampa Bay area with a broad Cuban menu. One location being in the channel side district called the Columbia Café! From salads, cuban sandwiches, and entrees to cocktails and wine, Columbia has their delicious recipes down to a T. 

Sunday – Thursday | 11am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday | 11am – 10pm

📍801 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602


Are you down for a little hole in the wall cafe/breakfast place? Zelda’s Cafe & Deli has so much to offer with its American and Jamaican food menu selection. If you’re wanting a typical breakfast dish with eggs, sausage, and toast…they’ve got it. If you are looking for jerk chicken, they’ve got it. Make sure to go to Zelda’s Cafe hungry because we guarantee that you’ll be stuffed walking out!

Monday – Sunday | 7am –  9pm

📍1239 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

📸Gelato Go

Healthy Italian Gelato, let’s go! Between ingredients that are imported from Italy and fresh fruits grown by local farmers around Tampa Bay, you can’t go wrong with these sweet treats! Gelato-Go doesn’t just have gelato, it has coffee, pastries, savories, and drinks. Come out and grab a delicious cup of gelato with a cannoli on the side…ItaliYUM!

Monday – Friday | 8am – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday| 10am – 10pm

📍1208 E Kennedy Blvd, Unit 115, Tampa, FL 33602

Make sure to check out each of these cafes in Channelside! Tag your experience with us and tell us your favorite by tagging @thingstodointampabay!

Meggan Thomas

Meggan Thomas

Meggan is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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