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The Central Coffee Shoppe

American, Diner, Cafe
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530 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3704
+1 727-821-1125
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06:30 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 13:00
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No, it ain't the Ritz; The Central Coffee Shoppe is only the best breakfast in town, reasonably-priced, in an old-fashioned, eat-at-the-counter (if you want) little place you'll come back to many times. You'll notice the owner is a Marilyn Monroe fan. Eat streetside if it's comfortable and a table is available. One warning, the omelets are HUGH. Unless you're REALLY... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in early one Saturday before my hair appointment next door and had the MOST amazing veggie omelet and grits ever! FAST service, a little on the loud side as lots of regulars are there "back slapping each other", but it was a great breakfast and VERY inexpensive!

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Lindsay, Ontario
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136 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will not be hungry when you leave this diner. The name 'Central Coffee Shoppe' doesn't do this restaurant justice. It is much more than just a coffee shop. The menu offers a full range of breakfast and lunch items. It was my very first experience at having catfish for breakfast. Much better than I expected. A very busy spot,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Right in the midst of many bigger and better known eateries on Central Avenue is this little coffee shop. No one would even notice it if not for the crowd of locals packing it. It has, hands down, The Best Pancakes I have ever eaten. Light and fluffy, hot and delicious. Everything else is good, too. Not the best coffee... More 

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Largo, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the veggie omelette and the coffee is first rate. Fun place if you are in St Pete. Fast and friendly service

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Thank Scott W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Very good food and great service, but the decor is very rustic. The specials are very good and highly recommended

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The central bagel, french toast, ultimate omelet, and breakfast potatoes have been on point every time. Hard to find a place that good for that cheap. Im not down with waffle house

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Thank Lui E
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We always stop in for breakfast when we're in St. Petersburg. Love it! Breakfast is always quick, hot and yummy. The pancakes are really good too! See you next visit!

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Thank Mariel L
pgh penna
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great breakfasts and lunches had by all..omlet just perfect W/ great homefries.. BLT's amazing server awesome..very interesting place ..crazy busy

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Thank 1westie
Saint Augustine, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This amazing place is a throwback, old school diner. You're greeted with a "Mornin! Sit where ya like!" and then you hear plenty of "Youse guys". Servers are very friendly and attentive. They refilled water and coffee before it really needed it. My Central Omelet was cooked perfectly and her pancakes were GIANT and fluffy. Very reasonable prices. Great place!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 13:00
Monday
06:30 - 13:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 13:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 13:00
Thursday
06:30 - 13:00
Friday
06:30 - 13:00
Saturday
06:30 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-821-1125
Description
530 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701, (727) 821-1125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?