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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
06:30 - 13:00
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Saint Petersburg
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Old Reliable. Excellent breakfasts, extensive menu, efficient and polite waiters, all without paying downtown prices. Always full, indoors and out, on weekends, but meals move along swiftly while you feel comfortable in a casual neighborhood institution.

Thank Barbara S
Palm Harbor, Florida
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 

Thank PelicanDave
St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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!

Thank SusaninFLA
Lindsay, Ontario
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157 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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 

Thank debit7
St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank pagewald
Largo, Florida
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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

Thank Scott W
2 reviews
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

Thank David L
Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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

Thank Lui E
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank Mariel L
pgh penna
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

Thank 1westie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 13:00
06:30 - 13:00
06:30 - 13:00
06:30 - 13:00
06:30 - 13:00
06:30 - 13:00
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
530 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701, (727) 821-1125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?