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Kahwa Cafe

As featured in Romantic Guide to Tampa
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400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
+1 813-225-2040
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
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Lakeland, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a nice winter day (well ... it was 80F. and sunny on this Jan. 20th) walking around downtown Tampa with my wife and stopped in here for the first time ever. Seldom am I able to find decaf coffee with such richness as I did at Kahwa. Also, the chocolate chip cookie was excellent. Friendly staff behind the counter,... More 

Thank bob k
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't often veer away from my GoTo (SBUX) but had no choice and this is a really nice find if you're a visitor and don't already know how good this is.

Thank Steve B
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Kahwa has excellent coffee. It's in a perfect location for needing a pick me up before taking the kiddo to Glazer's. I had a cappuccino and it was fantastic, while my wife had some sort of coffee...not exactly sure which kind it was but it was very good.

Thank Kevin D
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

It is hard to compare the coffee from Kahwa and a place like Starbucks. Kahwa is 1000% better. Friendly staff also.

Thank Soccermike1015
Tampa, Florida
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625 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Their coffee is pretty good most definitely better than Starbucks but in my opinion it's not that difficult to beat Starbucks coffee. The place has a really cool interior and is most spacious although it lacks a cozy intimate feeling you get from a more closed space. I would generally describe it as a very clinical, sterile atmosphere . You... More 

Thank 8ric
St. Petersburg, Florida
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Hands down the best iced coffee I've ever had--and even better prices! Very friendly and helpful service. Would go here every day over any chain if I could!

Thank 811kristinr
Tampa, Florida
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143 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I give that national chain with the siren plenty of business, but when I'm downtown I head to Kahwa. I usually order a double espresso to see what kind of shop it is and did so on my first visit to Kahwa. It's good. If you are sitting down to enjoy it there they will serve it to you in... More 

Thank 3lionsfan
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Kahwa is a favorite of myself and my teen daughters. We visit the drive-thru a few times per week and the inside perhaps twice a month. They have regular and vegan/vegetarian options, plenty of yummy breakfast foods, free trade, almond milk, etc. I'm so elated that Kahwa is close by!!

Thank Julia L
Seattle, Washington
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391 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Great coffee, pastries, and customer service. So much better than Starbucks and much more flavorful coffee. With some outdoor seating available, this is a great little cafe to meet up with friends, do some work at or just simply take some time for yourself with a handmade latte. Tip: Try several different items, they are all great!

Delray Beach, Florida
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49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

my daughter had coffee and breakfast here and raved about it, local coffee house with international flair and menu

Thank IgnatzPaul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-225-2040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?