Cozy Coffee Houses

Indie coffee shops and teahouses in St. Pete/Clearwater are a great way to start your morning or spend a relaxing afternoon with friends. Explore a 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. Pete 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 nearby.


Bandit Coffee Co., St. Pete

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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. plus 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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Beans & Barlour, St. Pete

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Inventive and indulgent drinks and desserts (both buzzy and boozy) abound at Beans & Barlour, an all-day coffee shop and dessert destination. Start the day with a Mexican Mocha (made with house-made chocolate ganache) and a bagel sandwich. For a nightcap, pop in for a sundae made with alcohol-infused ice cream that’s served in an edible chocolate cup, on a chocolate plate with a chocolate spoon. 

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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 these sweet little coffee shops tucked away into the Old Northeast neighborhood and Grand Central District of St. Pete. 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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The Blend Coffee & Wine, St. Pete

Locals just can’t get enough of the delicious java at The Blend’s three St. Pete locations. Stop by for a quick, relaxing escape from everyday stress, or hang out and meet new friends. The three-unit mini chain is known for its colorful and tasty flights of coffee drinks, matcha concoctions, mimosa variations and more. 

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The Campus Grind, St. Pete

The Campus Grind is an independently owned espresso bar and cafe located right next to USF's St. Petersburg Campus serving everything from lattes to pizza to gluten free savory breads. Gluten free and vegan items are always available, and all baked goods are made fresh. 

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Central Coffee Shop, St. Pete

Dating back to 1975, this local coffee shop and restaurant has been a go-to for locals and visitors for a hearty breakfast and a delicious cup of joe. Family owned and operated, the diner-style fare is fast and friendly. Be prepared for a crowd on the weekend, but we can assure you it's worth the wait. 

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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 Grand Central 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 coffee drinks, sandwiches, quiche and baked goods, as well as wine, beer, hard seltzers and ranch water cocktails.  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 multiple locations in St. Pete.

Craft Kafe features a selection of locally roasted coffees as well as loose-leaf teas and craft sodas. A gluten-free establishment, Craft Kafe highlights traditional baked goods, as well as artisanal sandwiches and organic salads. There's also a creamery, which features dairy and non-dairy ice cream and gelato. Organic ingredients from local sustainable sources are used to create the freshest tasting food and beverages. 

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Grassroots Kava House, St. Pete

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Grassroots Kava House has become one of the newest staple coffee shops in St. Pete. Their menu features a variety of flavors of kava, a unique drink that promotes health and relaxation; in addition to coffee, kombucha and fresh baked goods. This two-story space is perfect for catching up with friends or finding a quiet spot to work. 

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Hogg Batch Coffee, St. Pete

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

Hogg Batch Coffee may not be a coffee shop, but the twin-brother owners of this shop offer something special - single origin beans from all over the world in fresh dumped bourbon, which extracts flavor notes from the spirits and the barrel, then small batch-roasted for a unique and delicious flavor profile!

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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

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 authentic French pastries, as well as coffee by the pound. Ask your barista about the special roast of the week. It might be the Perrier’s coveted mocha java blend or a single origin selection.

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Mazarro's Italian Market, St. Pete

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If you can get a seat at the bar at Mazarro'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 Mazarro’s coffee, which is roasted daily.

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9th Bar Espresso, Dunedin

Located in downtown Dunedin, this coffee bar offers fresh, ethically acquired and properly prepared coffee in a hip and friendly environment. A few of the roasted coffees you'll find are Double Dog Espresso, Sumatra Adenia, Brazil Cerrado, Rwanda Coopac and Guatemala huehuetenango. They also offer a full menu of breakfast and lunch items including homemade egg sandwiches, red velvet pancakes, short rib hash and more. 

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Cappuccino's Altro Posto Cafe, Dunedin

If the mural here doesn’t take you to Italy, the Espresso Granita Latte (sweet and creamy frozen espresso) will do the trick. This Dunedin establishment is a favorite of those looking for a quiet place to sip specialty coffees and nosh on light lunch-style fare or fresh-baked desserts. Cappuccino's Altro Posto Cafe also has a wine bar specializing in boutique wines.

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Basimo Beach Cafe, Clearwater Beach

Love, consideration and commitment fills the food in this health-minded cafe on Clearwater Beach. You'll find delicious organic, non-GMO and locally sourced ingredients whipped together to create amazing fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, coffee, breakfast and lunch at Basimo. Great gluten-free options are available and dietary restrictions are easily accommodated at this charming farm-to-table style cafe. 

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The Haus Coffee Shop, Largo

This is the go-to spot in Largo for fresh coffee, delicious deli sandwiches and locally baked desserts. Often referred to as warm and inviting, The Haus offers coffee drinks prepared with Buddy Brew Coffee, which is a local craft roaster in nearby Tampa. If you've got time, ask for a slow brew. 

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Indian Shores Coffee Co., Indian Shores

Check out this eclectic coffee house located in Indian Shores featuring organic coffee, specialty espresso and latte drinks, beer and wine. You'll also find delicious baked goods and a limited menu for breakfast and lunch options. 

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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, which is situated right on the water in Redington Shores. Gypsy Souls is a travel-inspired coffee house that offers a welcome place for visitors from near and far to come together. Offerings include coffee from Sombra Coffee Company's locally roasted beans, espresso drinks and tea. 

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Sweet Brewnette, Madeira Beach

Stop by Sweet Brewnette, a neighborhood coffeehouse in Madeira Beach inspired by people, cultures and culinary adventures from the world. 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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Coffee Grounds Cafe and Cocktail Bar, Treasure Island

Make this your new spot to wake up with a fresh cup of coffee in the morning or wind down with a cocktail in the evening. Located on Treasure Island next to Middle Grounds Grill, this cozy coffee shop serves up premium mixed coffee beverages and both regular and coffee-style cocktails! Fill your belly with something delicious from the full breakfast menu, or grab a deli or bakery items to go at Coffee Grounds Cafe and Cocktail Bar. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to midnight. 

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