Tampa's 4 favorite spots to find affordable breakfast and brunch eats

Tampa's 4 favorite spots to find affordable breakfast and brunch eats
 Photo: Trips Diner/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on March 24, 2020.

Looking for a yummy breakfast and brunch meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable breakfast and brunch restaurants around Tampa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Yolk White & Associates

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Topping the list is Yolk White & Associates. Located at 100 N. Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa, the food truck and breakfast and brunch spot, which offers coffee, tea and more, is the highest-rated budget-friendly breakfast and brunch restaurant in Tampa, boasting five stars out of 207 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Stephen P., who reviewed Yolk White & Associates on Feb. 25, wrote, " Couldn't believe how great the reviews were for this trailer-based operation, but they're entirely deserved! I got a perfectly prepared, made-to-order frittata full of quality ingredients. Delicious! Even the grits were good, and I don't like grits. The coffee was perfectly prepared and fresh."

2. La Segunda Bakery & Cafe

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Next is Bon Air North's La Segunda Bakery & Cafe, situated at 4015 W. Kennedy Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 229 reviews on Yelp, the bakery and breakfast and brunch spot, serving sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option. 

At this spot, you can enjoy a cafe con leche with fresh pastries like the guava and cheese turnover, a media noche sandwich, soups, salads and more. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about the history of La Segunda Central Bakery that Juan More founded in 1915 after spending time in Cuba.

"He brought the recipe of Cuban bread from Cuba to Tampa to feed the cigar workers at the beginning of the 20th century," the business notes in its Yelp profile. "For over 100 years, we've used the same hand-baked process and traditional recipes to ensure a taste and texture that can't be duplicated."

3. El Cafetal Bakery and Restaurant

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Gandy-Sun Bay South's El Cafetal Bakery and Restaurant, located at 6241 S. Dale Mabry Highway, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive bakery, Colombian and breakfast and brunch spot 4.5 stars out of 87 reviews. 

We turned there for an overview of El Cafetal Bakery and Restaurant, which specializes in empanadas, desserts, fresh juices and more. 

Yelper George S., who reviewed this spot on June 21, wrote, "Authentic taste, cozy atmosphere and never disappoints!The sancocho de carne (Puerto Rican beef stew) is hearty and filling. Reminds me of the food back in Panama! Prices are fair for what you are getting. Don't leave without grabbing dessert from the dessert counter!"

4. Trips Diner

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Trips Diner, a diner and breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot in Seminole Heights, is another low-priced go-to, with four stars out of 247 Yelp reviews. Head over to 6416 N. Florida Ave. to see for yourself. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Trips Diner. Named after the owner's triplets, this spot opened in March 2012. 

"We hope to be a not-too-fancy neighborhood restaurant that offers a variety of simple food," it writes on Yelp in the specialties section. "We serve breakfast all day plus salads, sandwiches, meatloaf, pasta, chicken and more."

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