So you arrived in Safety Harbor yesterday, had a great day and evening. Maybe you were up pretty late enjoying the scene after dinner at one of the many fantastic Safety Harbor locally-owned restaurants, bars or pubs.
Now the sun has been up for a while, you’ve hit snooze on your phone alarm more than you can count and it’s time to get the day underway. But you’re hungry! Where to go and what to do about that? Relax!! We’ve got you covered. Here’s what you do…. choose from one of these awesome spots!
Daydreamers Café and Grill
143 7th Ave N, Safety Harbor FL 34695
Closed on Monday and Tuesdays
It is really hard to miss this café, when you spot the most colorful and HUGE mural wall just off Safety Harbor’s Main Street, you found it!
This is one of our most favorite breakfast places in Safety Harbor, the café somehow magically combines all the vibrant colors you could think of…the staff is dressed delightfully and colorfully, but super professional and welcoming. The menu is like no where else – be sure and check out the womelette. Yep…waffle + omelet =womelette!
The owner is a 30-year veteran restaurateur, and he and his staff bring all that experience together to make for a most excellent start to your day!
Did I mention Mimosa? Yes…there are breakfast cocktails on the menu…get over there and get you some!!
Ben’s Paradise Restaurant
443 Main St, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Paradise restaurant is another local Safety Harbor treasure. Like all the restaurants in downtown Safety Harbor, Paradise is locally owned and operated. It’s been here for decades and is a perfect example of a local diner. Very popular with locals, you will notice that folks are greeted warmly by the staff, often with questions about each other’s family, kids and pets. Non-locals are greeted just as warmly, and the conversation will often shift towards where you’re from, and maybe the staff has family, or knows someone from your area.
The food is great – breakfast classics, as well as Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The omelets are our absolute favorites! The Mimosa, a classic breakfast cocktail, is available after 8:00 AM Monday – Saturday, and after 11:00 AM on Sunday.
226 Main St, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Athens is another local favorite. Are you seeing a pattern here??!! This and many of the other wonderful restaurants in downtown Safety Harbor have been family-owned for decades. This is another classic breakfast place and diner with all the local charm. The staff and many of the locals know each other’s kids, grandkids and pet’s names…and they’ll make you feel like a local too. Highly recommended!
First Choice Food and Deli
335 Philippe Pkwy, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Ok…I’ve saved my pro tip for last. You’d drive right past this place and have no clue what you’ve missed. It looks like a convenience market, and sure…they have that. BUT…go in there and do what I do.
Get Eddie to make you one of the best Cuban sandwiches you’ll find in the Tampa Bay area…for breakfast. Yeah…for breakfast. Just do it. Large or small, whatever your appetite demands.
Chilled wines and OJ in the cooler to make your own Mimosa if you’re so inclined. Then hang a left out of the parking lot, head north down Philippe Parkway for a couple of miles and hang a right into Philippe Park. Circle around, find a parking spot and make your way to one of the picnic tables right on the Tampa Bay waterfront. Congratulate yourself on finding the best place in Florida and enjoy!
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