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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 good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (11 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
“catfish” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 1:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Cafe
530 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3704
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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 3 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
Reviewed 26 May 2017 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

1  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
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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
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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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