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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

              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.