We need it, we crave it, we love it – it’s coffee. If there’s one thing you and your date can agree on, it’s that you need a daily dose of delicious java. Let coffee bring you and your significant other together next time you’re in St. Pete with the bestl coffee shops. With so much to see and do in the area, you’re bound to need a caffeine kick to keep the day going. Check out our favorite spots for St. Pete coffee.
St. Pete Coffee Shops
- 2D Cafe
- Bandit Coffee Company
- Black Crow Coffee Shop
- Southside Coffee Brew Bar
- Craft Kafe
- Gypsy Souls Coffeehouse St Pete
- Flatbread & Butter
- Grove Surf & Coffee
- The Blend Coffee & Wine
- Patrona Coastal Cafe
Keep reading for recommendations on which St. Pete coffee shop is best for which occasions. Each one has a unique atmosphere and approach to coffee.
Updated January 2024 by Brie Gorecki
2105 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL
Best for: truly unique atmosphere
This quirky and unique cafe is known for a menu with great food, beer, wine, and strong coffee. Inspired by the great cafes of Europe, they make a point to slow things down for a relaxed atmosphere. Besides the array of coffees, libations, and sweet and savory bites, 2D Cafe is known best for its ambiance.
The entire cafe is set up in black and white and gives the feel of being in a 2D drawing! So, grab an espresso drink and a charcuterie plate and check the place out for yourself. (There’s a beer and wine menu, too!)
2662 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL
Best for: authentic coffee with a modern twist
For coffee that will steal your heart, go to bandit coffee! With an excellent location and plenty of room for you to hang out with your significant other, this is the perfect place for a coffee break (the vanilla latte is a personal favorite, plus the seasonal specialty lattes are always amazing). Bandit uses special coffee beans for their medium and dark roast coffee’s to provide drinkers with zero bitter aftertaste! Make sure to pick up a bag so you can bring home quality coffee.
Two locations: Grand Central District, 2161 1st Ave S and Historic Old Northeast, 722 2nd St N
Best for: an environmentally friendly approach
For a good ole fashioned cup of brew, black crow coffee is the best. This spot features single origin organic coffee in the form of pour overs, cold brew, bulletproof coffee and café dolces. The focus on the local community and the environment makes this a special place for St. Pete coffee.
The Grand Central District location on 1st Avenue is truly special with a cozy courtyard and a fantastic bookstore right next door.
The best part is you’re supporting a local business by choosing this as your next coffee date.
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3921 6th St S, St. Petersburg, FL
Best for: located inside a historic building in Coquina Key
For yummy coffee and some delectable accompaniments, Southside is a great little spot in Tampa Bay. Although Southside offers more than coffee, there’s a definite emphasis on providing the best cup of joe. This spot offers the finest coffee from around the world that’s freshly roasted in state of the art equipment.
If you’re ready to try something different, consider a Kombucha, Kratom and a selection of hand-crafted organic tea too. Stop by and experience something special!
Plaza Tower & Courtyard Shops – 111 2nd Avenue NE Suite 101, St. Petersburg, FL
Best for: the CUTEST vibes!!
Steps from the St. Pete Pier you’ll find the extremely Instagrammable Paradeco Coffee Roasters. Grab a coffee, tea or smoothie from the baristas to go with a local pastry. Paradeco is not just a great coffee shop, they’re also focused on working with women-owned coffee farms and their new zero-emission coffee bean roastery.
6653 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
Best for: organic, gluten free
This organic, gluten-free spot gives you the option of getting good treats and eats without sacrificing taste in the heart of downtown St. Pete! Craft Kafe St. Pete is perfect for the gluten free couple and uses fresh and clean ingredients for quality products.
515 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St N, Saint Petersburg, FL
Best for: no frills, just great coffee from exotic sources
Sometimes you just need a good cup of coffee without a fancy or imposing setting. Gypsy Souls Coffeehouse in St. Pete is the place to go for a casual date or to meet up with friends for lattes, without any sort of pretentious vibes. The coffeeshop’s sandwiches are a hidden gem too so feel free to take your time and make it a long breakfast or lunch together.
We hope this list helps you get your St. Petersburg coffee fix!
More Coffee Shops in St. Pete
Keep reading for even more ways to get your St. Pete coffee fix…
Situated in historic uptown in St. Pete, Flatbread & Butter has quickly become a local favorite among coffee connoisseurs for its signature coffees and featured food items such as the acai bowl and build your own breakfast sandwich. The shop is open 8am-2pm, so stop in for a morning or midday coffee date (they’re also slated to open a Tampa location soon).
Finding good coffee by the beach got easier thanks to Grove Surf & Coffee (formerly, Arvo). Part retail surf shop, part coffee bar, Grove Surf & Coffee has all your caffeinated favorites from matcha lattes to cold brew and a classic espresso.
The Blend has four locations in St. Pete and brews up their own signature mix of beans from Peru, Nicaragua, and Brazil. Whether you love cold brew or prefer a fancier drink like a white espresso caramel macchiato, The Blend has you covered. You can even enjoy a coffee flight featuring four of their signature brews.
Aside from the amazing freshly roasted coffees, one of the best reasons to visit Patrona Coastal Cafe is for the views. The relaxing waterfront setting gives you an escape from the everyday. In addition to their cold brews and hot coffee drinks, their food menu also boasts delicious bites such as the Guava Cream Cheese Cuban Toast, Acai Bowl, and Almond Butter Coconut Toast with Chocolate Drizzle. Patrona is also dog-friendly so you can have your furry friend in tow.
Part coffee shop, part cocktail bar, Intermezzo has a little something for everyone. This specialty coffee shop and craft cocktail bar combines with a warm and inviting space (and a cute patio) make Intermezzo a great date spot. Try their Japanese slow-drip iced coffee or a coffee infused cocktail like the Branca Brew — bourbon, cold brew and fernet menta.