Small Business Saturday: 8 Locally Owned Coffee Shops to Fuel #MOMLIFE

We love coffee and we love our locally owned businesses! Check out these locally-owned coffee shops across Tampa Bay! Most were born right here in the Tampa Bay area along with a few smaller franchises with local family owners. Whichever type of small business they are, we are here for it! Sorry, not sorry, Starbucks.

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Caffeine Roasters Tampa

Our Story began in 2016, when we, four coffee enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, opened our first specialty coffee shop at 212 E Cass Street, in downtown Tampa which we named Caffeine Roasters. From day one we have brought a democratic approach to our specialty coffee menu, bringing forth a few innovative coffee recipes to the public, and have quickly gained local community support.

Our second location, “The Mothership”, located at 2420 W Kennedy Street in Tampa, is a massive 1,800-square-foot roastery, hosting 40+ seats and a drive-thru for those on the go. Inside we are continuously whipping up a full range of specialty coffee beverages, an all-day selection of house-made breakfast, lunch and pastries, and we are already getting high marks by Tampa’s foodies.

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Ginger Beard Coffee

Ginger Beard Coffee's story didn't start like most coffee shops, with visions of corporate profit. It all started with a couple of guys and a crazy idea. The idea was a simple one: what if their love of coffee and of people could combine in a new way. What if we could bring new life to an old space?

So they quit the daily grind of corporate life to start serving coffee here in Tampa's Channelside District. And not just any coffee, but Nitro Cold Brew, and named after the ginger growing on their faces.

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Foundation Coffee Co.

If you crave great coffee, you will love knowing that we provide a real alternative to those typical coffee chains by offering handcrafted coffee and espresso drinks, an ever-expanding tea bar and real, fresh food options. Foundation definitely delivers an exceptional coffee shop experience. We work hard to deliver great taste, while providing exceptional service. Our local baristas know that great espresso takes more than just pushing a button so, make sure you order your favorite espresso, latte, chai, specialty tea or just a cup of our amazing drip coffee but don’t forget one of our amazing bakery items to compliment that perfect cup!


Spaddy's Coffee Co. (Seminole Heights)

Spaddy's Coffee Company is a locally owned coffee shop located in Tampa, Fl with a focus on coffee & community. We offer a variety of specialty coffee offerings, as well as tea, cookies, cuban bread and light bites.

Spaddy's was established in 2015 as a mobile coffee bar. We traveled around the bay area to local markets, weddings, food truck rallies and all types of different events.

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The Blind Tiger Cafe - Ybor City

The first Blind Tiger Cafe started in Ybor City – a small historic, cigar city in Tampa, Florida. The founders had a desire to bring great roasted coffee flavors back to a city that was known for its historic richness. hey wanted to sell quality, original roasts so great tasting, it would seem illegal. The Blind Tiger is a speakeasy-inspired lifestyle brand for those who desire quality and richness in the small pleasures of life.

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The Grind Coffee Bar & Cafe at Westchase

“We grind for you”… our local baristas know that great espresso takes more than pushing a button. We work hard to deliver great taste while also providing knowledgeable service, perfect if you just want to try something new.

Our Cafe delivers way beyond the traditional coffee shop favorites (although we think our homemade pastries are pretty good). We have traditional breakfast choices, including eggs, omelettes, pancakes, and plenty of healthy options (including gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan). Be sure to check out our weekend specials, when we go all out to provide you with new options that are delicious and different. Finally, we also serve a wide variety of salads, sandwiches and flatbreads for lunch-lovers.

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Buddy Brew Coffee at Hyde Park Village

We are a specialty coffee craft roaster, passionately committed to our mission Brew Good. Do Good.

We are deeply dedicated to Brew Good by boldly uniting craft and passion in our relentless pursuit of creating unparalleled coffees & experience. We are driven by our commitment to Do Good by cultivating & nourishing relationships from crop to cup that promote global & local change through a spirit of generosity, hospitality and love.

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Just Love Coffee Cafe (Brandon FL)

Locally owned restaurant and coffee shop here in Brandon, FL. Stop by to enjoy the best coffee in Brandon! Hungry? You can grab breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert from our fully “waffled” menu.