Cozy Coffee Houses

Indie coffee shops and tea houses in St. Pete/Clearwater are a great way to start your morning or spend a relaxing afternoon with friends. Explore this list of some of our favorite local places to enjoy a great cup of joe.

A group of people at the bar of intermezzo in downtown St. Pete

Intermezzo, a specialty coffee shop and craft cocktail bar in downtown St. Pete, draws inspiration from the European and American cafes in the '50s and '60s.

Nothing says “vacation” like whiling the hours away by lingering over your favorite drink. And when that drink is coffee or tea, nothing feels cozier than a neighborhood haunt. In St. Petersburg and nearby, indie coffee shops and teahouses serve up a mix of locally and globally sourced drinks and food, a relaxing atmosphere and souvenir potential, particularly when the coffee beans are roasted in-house or nearby.

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2D Café, St. Pete

Coffee and pastries at 2D Café

2D Café's design by Chad Mize creates a unique vibe for your brew

Who would think two dimensions could be so very vibrant? Step inside the flat, black-and-white world of St. Pete’s 2D Café and be transported to a European bistro, where the vivid matcha lattes and avocado toast really pop amid the cartoon-y background. 2D, tucked in the Grand Central District, also serves beer, wine and canned cocktails along with its all-day menu. Local multi-media artist Chad Mize is behind the café’s immersive design.

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Bandit Coffee Co., St. Pete

a cup of cappuccino with a pretty foam design in a black cup and saucer next to the menu for Bandit Coffee in St. Pete

St. Pete has many wonderful coffee houses, including Bandit Coffee Co. on Central Ave.

You might think you're not hip enough to hang at this minimalist, black-and-white themed coffee bar in the Grand Central District of Central Ave. in St. Pete, but we're here to reassure you – you are! You'll find all your favorite espresso drinks at Bandit Coffee Co., as well as specialty imported coffee and unique techniques such as cold brew and pour-overs. Locally brewed Mother Kombucha is also on tap. 

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Black Crow Coffee, St. Pete

Exterior front view of a garage turned into a coffee bar surrounded by palm trees.

Black Crow Coffee serves up delicious brew and pastries in a courtyard setting in the Grand Central District – or grab a cup at its flagship Old Northeast location.

Cozy, eclectic, vintage, community-minded... these are just a few words to describe this sweet little coffee shop tucked away at its two St. Pete locations – Old Northeast neighborhood and Grand Central District. Order one of their specialty latte blends such as the Purple Haze (a blend of dark chocolate and hazelnut) and settle down in one of their mismatched chairs. Other quirky features at Black Crow Coffee include a book-lending library, community piano and guitar, and a card-catalogue system to track your orders, like an old-school version of a loyalty punch card. 

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Café Clementine, St. Pete

Café Clementine in the Museum of Fine Art

Café Clementine in the MFA brings art to your coffee.

Art of the edible (and drinkable) kind is featured at Café Clementine inside the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg. The café was born from the micro-bakery Le Clementine Bakeshop, which garnered many fans at the Saturday Morning Market. Café Clementine offers indoor and outdoor seating and serves an all-day breakfast menu of seasonal treats such as housemade pumpkin seed granola with fresh fruit and a delicious egg and cheese “sammy” made on fresh sourdough and topped with aioli.

 

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Cafe Tuk Tuk, St. Pete

a person with curly hair and a cap steaming milk at Cafe Tuk Tuk

Enjoy coffee on the go at European-inspired Cafe Tuk Tuk.

Named after a Thai form of urban transportation, Cafe Tuk Tuk in downtown St. Pete serves fresh brews from a charming coffee cart at Central Ave. and 1st Street. This European-inspired espresso cart offers a no-frills, simple menu including lattes, americanos, matcha, tea, or chai. Tuk Tuk also “pops up” in various places around town, so make sure to keep an eye out for their white and blue caffeine-on-wheels ride! Talk about grabbing a coffee “to go.”

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The Chelsea St. Pete

a variety of cold and hot drinks including a cappucino on the counter at The Chelsea St. Pete Coffee Shop

The Chelsea is a charming spot for coffee, drinks and conversation in St. Pete's Warehouse Arts District.

Whether you’re looking for a wake-me-up-in-style coffee shop or a new happy hour destination, you’ll find it at The Chelsea St. Pete. This all-day café in St. Pete's Warehouse Arts District features a full menu of craft coffees, teas, wine, beer and hard seltzers – as well as a daily rotating food menu that includes items like sandwiches, quiches and baked goods. You can enjoy your order in the relaxing (and dog-friendly) garden space. After your cuppa, browse The Chelsea's unique retail items or one of the shop's occasional pop-ups or night markets.

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Craft Kafe, St. Pete

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Craft Kafe is a gluten-free coffee shop and bakery with several locations in St. Pete.

Craft Kafe is living proof that a gluten-free bakery can entice one and all. Choose traditional baked goods, artisanal sandwiches or organic salads, and wash it all down with their selection of locally roasted coffees, loose-leaf teas and craft sodas. Indulge in these goodies at their two St. Pete locations – 200 Central Ave. and 6653 Central Ave.

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Grassroots Kava House, St. Pete

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Kava – a unique drink that promotes health and relaxation – takes center stage at Grassroots Kava House, a two-story, dog-friendly coffeehouse with free wifi. Catch up with friends or find a quiet corner to work and enjoy your coffee, kombucha and munchies. Open morning till midnight in the 900 block of Central Ave.

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Hogg Batch Experimental Coffee Roasters, St. Pete

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Duane and David Hogg at Hogg Batch Coffee roast coffee beans soaked in bourbon, rum, gin and other spirits.

Hogg Batch Experimental Coffee Roasters ​​​​​​may not sell freshly brewed coffee on the spot, but the twin-brother owners of this coffee roastery offer something special. Imagine single-origin beans from all over the world soaked in bourbon and other spirits – which extracts flavor notes from the spirits and the barrel – then small batch-roasted for a unique and delicious flavor profile! By appointment only, you can pick up these tasty beans at the shop located on Central Ave. in the Grand Central District. You can also pick them up during regular business hours at the St. Petersburg Distillery, or have them shipped right to your door (shipping is free to any Florida address).

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Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails, St. Pete

A group of people at the bar of intermezzo in downtown St. Pete

Intermezzo, a specialty coffee shop and craft cocktail bar in downtown St. Pete, draws inspiration from the European and American cafes in the '50s and '60s.

The EDGE District pop-up-turned-permanent-coffee-shop is a coffee shop by day and a craft cocktail bar by night. In the daytime, Intermezzo offers popular coffee selections, as well as a few cool items, like a slow-drip cold brew, matcha latte and cold brew lemonade – all in a minimalistic, retro space with vintage decor and potted palms galore.

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Kahwa, St. Pete

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Pick up an iced or hot cup of one of Kahwa's popular brews at their three St. Pete locations.

Kahwa’s approach to coffee won over so many locals that owners Raphael and Sarah Perrier now operate two locations in downtown St. Pete (their roasting facility sits just a few minutes away) and one in west St. Pete. Order coffee drinks and pastries – sourced from local businesses and delivered fresh – as well as coffee by the pound. Ask your barista about the special roast of the week. It might be the Perriers' coveted mocha java blend or a single-origin selection.

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Mazzaro's Italian Market, St. Pete

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If you can get a seat at the bar at Mazzaro's Italian Market, don’t ask for anything “skinny” – much of the coffee menu reads like a dessert list, and baristas tempt you with bakery samples (biscotti!) as they move through the market. If you can’t find a seat (and they are indeed hard to come by on a Saturday morning), pour yourself a cup of coffee from the self-serve carafe and stroll the market. You can always take home a pound of Mazzaro’s coffee, which is roasted daily.

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Paradeco Coffee Roasters, St. Pete

Paradeco Coffee Roasters turquoise counter detail with store name

Stylish Paradeco Coffee Roasters serves up creative breakfast and lunch dishes to accompany their sustainably sourced coffee.

A block and a half west of the St. Pete Pier, uber-stylish Paradeco Coffee Roasters was named a finalist for the “Best Designed Café in the Americas" by Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in 2022. The coffee in this Instagrammable dig is sustainably sourced and house-roasted, and the menu is far from ordinary. Who’s craving an Immunity Booster Chia Seed Pudding, Kimchi Potato Hash or Vanilla Latte Overnight Oats?

 

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Patrona Coastal Café, St. Pete

a cup of iced coffee on a dock near a thatched hut at Patrona Coastal Cafe

Great coffee and cool water views, what could be better? Find it at Patrona Coastal Cafe.

An afternoon at Patrona Coastal Café feels like you’ve put out your “do not disturb” sign and left for a true Florida vacation with its coastal vibes, waterfront views, tropical greenery, tiki huts and laid-back outdoor patio spaces. Its coffee also follows suit – featuring tropical “flavors of paradise” like Southern Pecan Paradise, Seaside Caramel and Chocolate Macadamia. If you want to take your mini-vacation home with you, Patrona also sells whole-bean bags for your at-home roasting pleasure. P.S. Don’t leave without peering over the dock to see if you can spot a playful manatee or two.

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Dunedin Coffee Company & Bakery, Dunedin

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Housemade treats and coffee in downtown Dunedin

Folks looking for a pick-me-up in downtown Dunedin know the place to go is Dunedin Coffee Company & Bakery. The bright, airy spot is celebrated for its all-day offerings of locally brewed coffee, housemade baked goods and breakfast fare (try a slice of the daily quiche). 

 

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TüKrō Coffee, Dunedin

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Beautiful outdoor seating at TüKrō Coffee

Relax under an umbrella on the sunny patio at TüKrō Coffee in Dunedin, where the coffee creations are as beautiful as the surroundings. The shop specializes in made-from-scratch items, with flavoring syrups made in-house with fresh ingredients. Fancy a snack or light breakfast? The coffee shop dishes up a selection of housemade pastries and other treats.

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Café Vino Tinto, Safety Harbor

Café Vino Tinto

Enjoy "farm-to-cup" coffee from the café's Costa Rican farm

Café Vino Tinto in downtown Safety Harbor bills itself as a “farm-to-cup” coffeehouse, serving up a wide selection of coffee drinks made with beans sourced from the café’s very own farm in Costa Rica. The breakfast-and-lunch spot features a menu of seasonal lattes and other hot and cold caffeinated delights in a laid-back and charming atmosphere. Sip your drink with a freshly made waffle or egg dish.

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Southie Coffee, Clearwater

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Vegan and gluten-free options are popular fare at Southie Coffee

Whether you’re looking for something simple, like a locally roasted cup of hot coffee and a muffin, or you’re pining for something more complex, like a seasonal latte or smoothie and an empanada, you’ll find it at Clearwater’s Southie CoffeeThe shop also offers vegan and gluten-free options. Be sure to pause and to take a selfie with your beverage in front of the Clearwater coffee shop’s bright garden wall.

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The Haus Coffee Shop & Wine Bar, Largo

This is the go-to spot in Largo for fresh coffee, all-day breakfast, delicious deli sandwiches, charcuterie and locally baked desserts, as well as beer, wine and live music. Warm and inviting, The Haus also offers coffee drinks with sugar-free flavor shots, along with caffeine-free and seasonal teas.

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Indian Shores Coffee Co., Indian Shores

Grab a seat in the garden of this popular Indian Shores spot, and sip some house-roasted organic espresso (if you’re a purist) or a flavored latte drink (Caramel Knowledge, anyone? It’s mixed with dark chocolate, caramel and vanilla). An eclectic coffeehouse located on a barrier island, Indian Shores Coffee Co. also serves homemade baked goods, sandwiches, beer and wine. 

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Gypsy Souls Coffeehouse, Redington Shores

Talk about coffee with a view! Don't miss the opportunity to sip a delicious cup of fresh coffee on the back patio,  set right on the water in Redington Shores. Gypsy Souls is a travel-inspired coffeehouse that offers a welcome place for visitors from near and far to come together. Offerings include coffee and espresso drinks made with house-roasted beans as well as teas. 

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Sweet Brewnette, Madeira Beach

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Locals and visitors are drawn to Sweet Brewnette's inviting atmosphere, delicious coffee and healthy food options.

Stop by Sweet Brewnette, a neighborhood coffeehouse in Madeira Beach inspired by people, cultures and culinary adventures worldwide. The owners take pride in the importance of great coffee, flavorful and healthy food, delightful customer service and a warm atmosphere.

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Grove Surf & Coffee, St. Pete Beach

brightly lit coffee bar with a barista making coffee at Grove Surf and Coffee

Come for the coffee, stay for the surfer vibes at Grove Surf & Coffee.

Located in St. Pete Beach and offering tasty tropical flavors, Grove Surf & Coffee is a surfer's and beachgoer’s dream. Before heading out for a day of fun in the sun, grab yourself a jolt of something good – like any of their flavored lattes (think flavors like orange vanilla, toasted coconut and honey cinnamon) or go for something more straightforward, like a drip coffee of hot tea. The coffee shop also dubs as a retail surf shop, so be sure to check out Grove’s trendy beach wear and uber-sleek surfboards.

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GulfPerk Coffee Bar, Gulfport

cup of iced coffee in front of GulfPerk Coffee Bar entrance

“Inspired by the Gulf, fueled by the perk" is GulfPerk's motto

Relax on the outdoor patio or chill inside at the homey GulfPerk Coffee Bar in Gulfport“Inspired by the Gulf, fueled by the perk” is the shop’s motto, with local Florida touches dotting the space. (Say “hi” to the coffee crocodile above the condiment bar.) GulfPerk offers an extensive menu of coffees and teas, including steamed milk and hot cocoa for the kids, as well as an all-day menu of bagels, breakfast sandwiches and sweet indulgences.

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