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5 Best Coffee Shops in Tampa Heights to Start Your Morning Right

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There is nothing better than getting your caffeine fix in the morning at one of the coffee shops in Tampa!  With so many coffee shops in Tampa Heights, there are many to choose from based on the vibe you’re looking for.

Check out our master guide on the best coffee shops in Tampa Heights and let us know which you are visiting first!

King State

Known for their perfect aesthetic and approachable atmosphere, King State has risen to become one of the most popular coffee shops in the Tampa area.  Upon walking in, you’re going to want to take pictures – with their plant filled, airy decor.  It is the perfect spot to meet up with friends, coordinate meetings, or even chill out by yourself with a drink!  Their indoor and outdoor seating is super relaxing, with tons of places to sit so you’re not pressured to get up for people waiting for a spot.

At King State, the coffee is crafted perfectly with great snacks and meals to go along with your drink.  From breakfast sandwiches to elaborate charcuterie plates, there are so many items to choose from.  If you are looking for something a bit stronger, it is also a craft brew and wine bar, making it perfect for any craving.

Sunday | 8AM–4PM
Monday – Saturday | 8AM–11PM

📍 520 E Floribraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Located in Armature Works is Buddy Brew, a Tampa coffee classic.  Their most recent and 8th location provides the same great coffee and food that we know and love. This location features a full service coffee and espresso bar as well as their BOLT cold brew on tap. Their food menu is friendly for many diets featuring gluten free and vegan options. (We love the Hale Life donuts)

Pick up one of their coffees when on the go or hang out at their coffee bar!  Their high seating is the perfect place to set up with your laptop and get some work done.  Then after, meet up with some friends and enjoy the rest of the food stalls and bars that Armature Works has to offer!

Monday – Thursday | 7:30am – 10pm
Friday | 7:30am – 12am
Saturday | 8am – 12am
Sunday | 9am – 9pm

📍 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

This may seem like an unconventional selection, but do not worry Flower Crown has your caffeine fix covered! On Saturdays and Sundays they will be hosting a full service coffee bar. During all other days they also offer a nitro cold brew for those that can’t wait for the weekend. Flower Crown’s kombucha also offers a light dose of caffeine, about 1/3 of a normal cup of tea.

Ideal for instagram pictures, their location is absolutely stunning hosting indoor and outdoor seating accented by murals, tropical plants, and original industrial architecture. 

Pro-tip: Bring your laptop on Wednesday’s to “work from FC” and enjoy a $1 discount on any non-alcoholic drink.

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday – Saturday | 10am – 6pm
Sunday | 11am – 4pm

📍 1607 N. Franklin St. Tampa, Florida

Ginger Beard At Magnanimous Brewing

A cult favorite in the Channelside area, Ginger Beard is a great place for coffee conniseurs and those who are looking to get into coffee to enjoy a good brew!  Ginger Beard specializes in creating their own unique nitro cold brew.  Nitro is a nitrogen infused cold brewed coffee, creating a fizzy coffee with a frothy top – similar to the perfect pour of Guinness!  If you haven’t tried it, then you have to visit.  With no milk or sugar needed, it is the perfect drink for a huge kick of caffeine.  

Grab a Nitro Cold Brew and hang out at their indoor and outdoor patio!  This is a great place to work from, as their hot coffee is bottomless – so you can stick around as long as you’d like without breaking the bank.  Their friendly service and great atmosphere combined with the quality brews will have you returning back for more!

Monday – Friday| 7AM–2PM
Saturday | 8AM–2PM
Sunday | 8AM–12PM

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

Cafe Hey

Cafe Hey is a long time favorite of the Tampa Heights community.  This indie coffee stop shop is the epitome of the neighborhood vibe.  Adorned with exposed brick and filled with local art and photography, this coffee shop is all about community!  

Stop in to Cafe Hey for lunch and a coffee!  This spot is a great option for vegans and vegetarians – we love their Vegan Bacon VLT sandwich, a spin on the classic BLT!  Their coffee creations are some of the most unique in the area as well.  Check out their huge specialty menu with unique creations like the Gorilla Hug – with macadamia, banana, and chocolate, yum!

Quick tip if you are looking for something to do in the Tampa Heights area!  Check out Cafe Hey’s event schedule online for more information on local events like weekly open mics and more!

Monday – Friday | 8:30AM–2PM
Saturday – Sunday | 10AM–3PM

📍 1540 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Best Coffee Shops in Tampa Heights to Start Your Morning Right

Excited about exploring different coffee shops in Tampa Heights? Let us know your favorite by tagging @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

Jacky is a blogger 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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