Serves meat, veg options available. Coffee house that offers vegan sandwiches and some soups and grain salads. Always a vegan soup. Uses local produce and other local products. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Coffee House, Non-veg
1540 N Franklin St (I-275)
Tampa, Florida 33602
Now Closed

Mon-Wed 7:00am-4:00pm, Thu-Fri 7:00am-9:00pm, Sat 10:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-7:00pm

  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by kmilitello
  • vegan

VLT is tasty

Posted on 01 / 14 / 2015

I had an hour to spare recently in downtown Tampa and decided to give this is a try. I ordered the VLT with the optional avocado to go. I was there on a Saturday morning, which means the shop was pretty busy and it took a while for my sandwich to be ready (the guy at the cash apologized for that). I liked the atmosphere of the place, and the VLT was tasty. Based on this one visit, I would definitely come back here. Cannot confirm staff arguing, as mentioned in another review.

Pros: atmosphere
Cons: was a little slow (but not excessively)
  • vegan

Just ok

Posted on 05 / 28 / 2014

This cafe was really close to my job so I went a few times to get their VLT(vegan bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich. They dry press it on Cuban bread. It's an ok sandwich but nothing that I couldn't make at home. The main reason I don't eat here more often is their limited selection of vegan food, the smell of incense and staff arguing. Every time I've gone in there someone is belittling someone or arguing. Not exactly a relaxing coffee shop vibe!

Pros: Close to work, Decent vegan sandwich
Cons: Stinky incense , Limited vegan menu, Not a relaxing environment
  • vegan

Few but good vegan options

Posted on 03 / 16 / 2014

Food is pretty good but I wish they had more than a handful of vegan options. The kale salad is fresh and delicious. I've had a few vegan soups there and they were ok but mild in flavor. They did taste freshly made. The VLT is good but not especially healthy. It's made with vegan bacon and served on fresh Cuban bread. The Abba is delicious, but I eat it for dessert because it is so sweet with almond butter, banana, and apricot jam, also served on Cuban bread. Neither sandwich is particularly filling and should be ordered with a soup or salad side. For vegetarians, there are a few more options with cheese or egg. They have soy and almond milks for coffee or tee and occasionally vegan cookies. Coffee is very good. Lots of events with local music and artists. Few outside tables with hooks to clip your dogs to when you eat outside.


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Last updated: 2012/02/14


Added: 2012/02/12


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