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Jul 20, 2008 02:46 PM

breakfast between tampa airport and ybor city

Will spend a night at the Tampa airport and then stopping at Ybor City before going to Longboat Key for my vacation in August. Anyone have any idea where a good place for breakfast maybe? It will be a Sat. morning,
Also anyone know a good store to stock up on things for my week. I like to cook on vacation and am used to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and farmers markets.
Any advice will be appreciated.

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  1. There is a Wild Oats about 2 miles from the airport. Dale Mabry and 275.

    5 Replies
    1. re: rhnault

      The Wild Oats was bought out by Whole Foods but they haven't changed the sign out front. Same concept but the prices are higher and the some departments (meat/produce) aren't as good as Wild Oats. It's still better then Publix (you can touch the veges) and it's on the way from the airport.

      1. re: SFGal

        I know it's Whole Foods but figured he'd do better finding it if I told him the name on the building.
        The best thing for me there is the cheese section. I have seen produce there that is mankier than Publix.

          1. re: Manderley

            yummy lol. I think that's the first time I have gotten to use that word on Chowhound

            1. re: rhnault

              Mankier - I love it! Never thought I'd see that here but congrats for getting it out there:-)

      2. I like Jimbo's BBQ on W. Kennedy for breakfast. Just regular breakfast items but well prepared and reasonable.


        1. for breakfast - First Watch downtown on Tampa St.

          1. I believe Silver Ring and La Tropicana in Ybor serve breakfast. There's also Arco Iris not far from the airport.

            La Tropicana Cafe
            1822 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

            Silver Ring Cafe
            1430 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL

            Arco-Iris Restaurant
            3328 W Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

            1. If you feel like stopping in St. Pete for breakfast, Red Mesa has pretty taste-e food with a southwest flavor. This is the only place in St. Pete where I drink the coffee - Columbian - rich and flavorful. You can search this board for opinions. They open at 9:00 and it's an easy hop off the freeway on your way to Longboat. Their menu is posted on the website to give you an idea http://www.redmesarestaurant.com/welc....

              Another diner sort of place just off the freeway (5 mins) is Kissin Cuzzins' (951 34TH St N). Don't let the name scare you...they make a blackstone benedict to die for. My SO loves the hash brown casserole. Don't get the coffee unless you like it weak.

              Good luck.