Brunch is defined as a meal that serves as both breakfast and lunch, but we know there is so much more to it than that. Brunch is the chance to catch up with friends and family after the end of a long week or a way to recharge yourself for the week ahead. It’s the perfect excuse to indulge in your favorite comfort foods or discover new ones, a time when it is perfectly acceptable to go back for seconds or even thirds. Brunch is also the perfect excuse to drink before noon.
You’ve got your whole day ahead of you, so take the time to do some people watching, really take in the view around you, enjoy your food, tell another story to your friends and go back for one more biscuit—enjoy the best of the brunch Tampa.
700 Harbour Post Drive
Brunch served: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The newest edition to downtown Tampa’s vibrant waterfront. The dining room features sweeping views of downtown and the Water Street District. Watervue’s eclectic Sunday brunch menu features elegant southern inspired creations.
420 W. Kennedy Blvd.
University of Tampa Area
Brunch served: Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Try the Kale Scramble or the Monkey Bread French Toast. Peruse the shops after lunch or enjoy the ambiance of the atrium while sipping a Bellini or matcha lemonade.
2900 Bayport Dr.
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Brunch served: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bountiful buffets with breathtaking views and superior service. Wide variety of food stations to choose from, including a raw bar and dessert bar. Buffet includes unlimited mimosas and sangria.
Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café
5119 N. Nebraska Ave.
Brunch served: Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ella’s forgoes traditional brunch in favor of Soul Food Sundays. Enjoy eclectic artwork and soulful entertainment plus shrimp and grits, fried chicken and waffles, and Kansas City-style barbecue. Specialty cocktails include one that tastes like pancakes and syrup.
11935 Sheldon Rd.
Brunch served: Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Omelet, carving, and bananas Foster cooking stations. Buffet includes crab legs, sushi and raw bar. On Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, margaritas and sangria. Live music completes the experience.
Miguel’s Mexican Seafood & Grill
3035 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Brunch served: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.One of the only Mexican Brunches in Tampa, Miguel’s has been a favorite spot for more than 20 years thanks to the family recipes made with the freshest ingredients. Try Miguel’s eggs Benedict — a classic favorite with a Mexican twist, you’ll love the flavor combination of grilled steak, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and avocado. Breakfast tacos and the mouthwatering huevos rancheros are also great choices. Everything on Miguel’s menu is delicious. Grab a seat in the gorgeous courtyard and enjoy a mimosa made with freshly squeezed cantaloupe, watermelon, or orange juice and your weekend will be off to a great start.
3225 S. MacDill Ave
Brunch served: Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why is brunch just a weekend happening? The Brunchery doesn’t believe in too much of a good thing. They love brunch so much that they serve it seven days a week. Try the signature french toast at their South Tampa location.
901 W. Platt St.
Brunch served: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Popular entrees include the BBQ Pulled Pork Benedict and the chef’s daily frittata. Add on bottomless mimosas and bottomless Bloody Marys to top it off.
Cask Social Kitchen
208 S. Howard Ave.
Brunch served: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Serving American fare with a Southern twist, brunch at Cask is guaranteed to make your mouth water. Try the Shrimp ‘N Grits with aged white cheddar, roasted tomato chutney and chorizo oil or the Lobstah 83 — delicately poached lobster on a fresh croissant with Bibb lettuce, avocado and fresh citrus and herbs. Meat lovers will enjoy the Morning Moo — a prime burger served with citrus bacon jam and an over easy egg. For a more traditional breakfast, treat yourself to the Chicken ‘N Waffles, Breakfast Tacos or a Wild Mushroom Omelet. During brunch, Cask offers bottomless mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys.
Del Frisco’s Grille
4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd.
International Plaza Area
Brunch served: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Indulge in Red Velvet Belgian Waffles, enjoy Crab Cake Benedict or Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles. Specialty drinks include build-your-own Bloody Mary and white sangria.
2616 S. MacDill Ave.
Brunch served: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Try the Datz Good Hash or treat yourself to an order of monkey bread. Specialty cocktails include the Bacon and Eggs, made with Old Forester, lemon, simple syrup, egg white, orange bitters and (yes) bacon.
17004 Palm Pointe Drive
Brunch served: Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Egg bowls are among the favorite dishes at Ciccio Cali’s Lean-Back Brunch. Try the Benny Bowl — ham over toasted, chopped English muffins, drizzled with hollandaise and scallions.
Catch Twenty Three
10103 Montague St.
Brunch served: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Serves fresh seafood dishes including Lobster Sardo, Lobster Gruyere Grilled Cheese and a seafood omelet, plus bottomless champagne. Fun patio for people-watching while enjoying live music.
2425 N. Rocky Point Dr.
Brunch served: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy gorgeous views of the bay while indulging in a buffet with raw bar and pastry and omelet stations. Also includes chef’s selection of made-to-order small plates and unlimited mimosas.
901 S. Howard Ave.
Brunch served: Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
The hip, modern diner serves breakfast every day but brunch favorites include the Cap’n Crunch French Toast, New Yorker Benedict, Mexican Omelet, and the bacon and egg bowl.
3203 W. Bay to Bay Blvd.
South Tampa – Palma Ceia
Brunch served: Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You can get breakfast every day at this colorful, quirky diner. Favorites include the eggs Benedict and the frittatas. Loyal customers love getting their java jolt at the self-serve coffee bar.
Marchand’s at Vinoy
501 5th Ave. NE
Brunch served: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Floribbean-style buffet with poached shrimp and crab claws, pates, assortment of local cheeses and fresh fruit. Also includes made-to-order items like eggs Benedict and pancakes.
21220 US Hwy 19 N
Brunch served: Saturdays & Sundays, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reminiscent of a New York diner, this has been a favorite breakfast place for 30 years. People come here for the country-style breakfasts, the fresh bagels and the Danish baskets.
400 Beach Seafood & Tap House
400 Beach Drive N.E.
Brunch served: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
400 Beach Seafood & Tap House has everything you could want from a brunch buffet. The amazing selection of delicious dishes includes omelet and carving stations, tables overflowing with fresh artisan salads, roasted vegetables, and gourmet cheeses, a seafood bar featuring Key West pink shrimp and Alaskan snow crab, meat, chicken, and seafood entrees, and an entire room devoted to dessert. Enjoy the elegant indoor dining or dine outside where you’ll enjoy perfect views of North Straub Park and the Vinoy Yacht Basin. 400 Beach offers specials on Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Screwdrivers during brunch and has various dining and banquet rooms to accommodate parties of all sizes.
Cassis American Brasserie
170 Beach Dr. NE
Brunch served: Saturdays & Sundays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cassis actually serves brunch every day of the week. Favorites include the homemade pastries, croissants and rolls. Try the Lump Crab Benedict or the Andouille Sausage and Shrimp Ragout.