We’ve all been there, it’s 9 a.m. on Sunday, you’re hungry and ready for brunch in Tampa. But then you remember an old law on the books in Tampa means you can’t enjoy a mimosa or Bloody Mary with your meal until 11 a.m. But we can now say goodbye to this conundrum as Tampa City Council recently passed a new ordinance that has officially pushed that time back to 7 a.m. (the same time as all other days of the week). Although many local brunch spots don’t open until 11, we’ve rounded up our favorites that open earlier on Sundays so you can finally enjoy a nice Sunday morning cocktail. If you’re not an early-riser, don’t miss our list of bottomless mimosa spots.
The doors of this famed South Tampa eatery open at 8:30 on Sundays. Known for its over-the-top brunch menu, Datz’s cocktails are also amazing. Try a color-changing mimosa, or a boozy cold brew topped with a powdered donut. They even have a brunch edition margarita. Datz offers a nice-sized patio for outdoor dining.
The no. 1 spot to impress out of town friends just so happens to open at 9 a.m. on Sundays. They’ve got a great champagne list, including the option for a flight of bubbly if you simply cannot choose.
Steelbach is a favorite spot for waterfront al fresco dining, and now you can have a boozy beverage with your brunch as early as 9:30 a.m. If you’re brunching with a group, we recommend the extra tasty brunch punch, which serves 3-6. Or, keep all the mimosas to yourself with a photo-worthy mimosa flight.
The Mill’s South Tampa location opens at 10 a.m., giving you a bit of a head start to the day. We love the Carrot & Schtick, a blend of fresh carrots, tarragon, vodka, Aperol and Charteuse, and the El Duderino, cold brew coffee with vodka-infused syrup, Frosted Flakes and half and half.
Graze’s brunch menu has something for everyone, with light and gluten free options as well as delicious burgers and mac & cheese. They open at 9 a.m. and offer local craft beers, Bloody Marys and Prosecco served with Hyppo Pops.
This high-end brunch spot located inside the Epicurean Hotel in SoHo opens at 10 a.m. Order from their elevated brunch cocktail menu or get mimosas for the whole table.
This brunch spot on Bay Street at International Plaza opens at 10 a.m. on Sundays, with a nice list of brunch cocktails. We’re fans of the Cold Fashioned — a twist on the classic with coffee infused bourbon.
Get a little head start with brunch beginning at 10:30 on Sundays at this popular waterfront eatery. Bottomless mimosas are just $18 and allow you to mix and match with watermelon fresca, tangerine ginger, or pineapple juice. Specialty brunch cocktails are just $6!
For a unique brunch in Tampa, visit this SoHo spot where brunch begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Enjoy Italian classics (including breakfast pizzas), a vegan menu and even a kids menu. The Sundaze drink menu features bottomless mimosas for $15 and plenty of fresh and tasty brunch cocktails.
Brunch begins at this beautiful waterfront spot located inside Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay at 10:30 a.m. Formerly a buffet, the menu is now a la carte, and each entree comes with two mimosas or Bloody Marys.
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