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The Central Coffee Shoppe

530 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3704
+1 727-821-1125
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (12 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
“catfish” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe
530 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3704
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Formerly a favorite, nothing fancy great breakfast spot. New owner has done some renovations and updates that look good but the service is bad- The tall red head guy is rude beyond words- always has been but he's worse now for sure. The food, corned...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The pancakes are especially large and very tasty. The shoppe is clean & the staff friendly as well as efficient.

Thank dmd8312cc
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Had breakfast here with my husband while on a business trip. They have nice outdoor seating on the sidewalk as well as indoor seating. We chose to sit outside as the weather was beautiful. Service was quick and friendly. Food was very good and reasonably...More

Thank Cowgirlkc
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

The perfect Sunday morning diner breakfast when you don't have access to a Bloody Mary. Really good food, served very quickly, by team of very friendly people. A real "local" neighborhood gem.

Thank Miotoni
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Plenty of great coffee, super dishes, a lot of smiles. Very friendly place, where you can get what you should and pay what you should ...Well woth visit, once downtown, St.Pete.

Thank Dimitrios P
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is a great place for an inexpensive, quick, standard "greasy spoon" breakfast. Service was 5 stars outstanding.

Thank fourlittlebirds
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Great little cafe with outside seating as well geared for breakfast but has lunches as well. Fried catfish eggs tatters, french toast plus regular breakfast items, homemade corn beef hash. Good prices beware they close at 1pm

Thank newattitudes2
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This a great local diner in Downtown St Pete. I eat here quite a bit and the "John's Special" is a must have! The staff is exceptional and they have reasonable prices.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Small local diner; worked well for a quick breakfast while in St Pete. Prices were reasonable. Coffee was surprisingly good. Kids loved the fluffy pancakes and didn't even need syrup. Eggs were a bit greasy. Staff was very attentive and friendly.

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Just a great place for breakfasts. Home fries are really good! It's solid hearty breakfast, you know, eggs, toast, breakfast meat, pancakes, etc. They have efficient and engaging servers, counter service and tables available. Looks like they have a pretty good carry out business as...More

Thank Brian B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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