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The Central Coffee Shoppe

530 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3704
+1 727-821-1125
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
“grits” (4 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe
530 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3704
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This out of the way place jas the best breakfast! I had the "John's Special". Home fries had onion, cheese, and bacon scattered over. There was do much bacon---Loved it!!

Thank Patsy M
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
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...More

Thank PelicanDave
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...More

Thank SusaninFLA
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...More

Thank debit7
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....More

Thank pagewald
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
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
Reviewed 16 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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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
  • E-mail
530 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701, (727) 821-1125
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