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First Watch Restaurant

#25 of 1,877 Restaurants in Tampa
#26 of 2,068 Places to Eat in Tampa
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American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Healthy
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520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
813 307-9006
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order...
First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
healthy breakfast option

great place to start the day off with super healthy breakfast options. Lots of egg white dishes, along with sides of black beans, fresh fruit etc. Definitely will be going back as often as I can

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
sirsmokeyjoe
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Houston Texas
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Houston Texas
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

great place to start the day off with super healthy breakfast options. Lots of egg white dishes, along with sides of black beans, fresh fruit etc. Definitely will be going back as often as I can

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Not much here on the breakfast menu that is gluten-free except omelettes. My $12 omelette was small and lacked flavor. This was after a 20-minute wait to get a table. The place is loud and crowded. The food and prices are terrible compared to some small local restaurants. Go support a mom and pop place instead of giving your money... More 

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Oceanless
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Perfect for breakfast, no complaints. I can't think of anything I disliked, good prices, quick service, all is good.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed your First Watch visit. We're looking forward to your next visit! More 

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

This is a big, busy breakfast spot, great for families and those who like breakfast. They have a big menu of everything you could want for breakfast. The bacon is very good, not stringy or fatty, and cooked right. I am generally critical of coffee,and their coffee is very good. The waitstaff is attentive, fast and helpful. Get here early... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Richard! We're happy to hear how much you enjoy our variety of healthy options and our Sunrise Select Premium Blend coffee! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I love their jug water bottles. I also love the organic tea and the sugar cane sugar that I didnt even realize was sugar because its brown! I do have to recommend to avoid the eggs benedict. They added tomatoes and used what looked like lunch meat and it definitely did not work. That being said clearly this is a... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback! We take pride in all of our menu items, so we will take your comments about some of our dishes seriously. We do hope you dine with us again in the future! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Mulvane, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had a great experience at First Watch. Our waitress was patient and friendly, and was very attentive. All of our food was very fresh and very tasty, and we all left happy! The price is a little high for a breakfast place, but I'm convinced you are paying for quality!

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you had an excellent breakfast experience with us. We hope to see you back for more great food and service soon! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

crittenden,virginia
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The restaurant was clean, bright and cheerful. The kale, cucumber, apple juice was very good, everyone at the table liked it. There were many vegetarian dishes to pick from for breakfast. We all ordered something different from the menu, and every dish was great.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Great idea to all try something different - perfect for sharing! We are pleased everyone at your table enjoyed our food and vegetarian options. We hope to have you all in for breakfast again soon! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

buffalo, ny
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nothing to dislike! Service is friendly and efficient, food is of very high quality with great choices. Would eat here often.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you had an excellent breakfast with us! We hope to see you again soon! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Ambler
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great healthy options on the menu. Food came out extremely quick and servers were friendly. I went here 4 times in my week and a half stay.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your visits while you were in town! It's wonderful to hear you consistently had delicious food and quick, friendly service. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

First Watch is a very busy cafe. The staff are very friendly and extremely efficient. The selection of food is immense. I ordered the Via Veneto omelet - it was excellent, very tasty and very filling.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy you had a wonderful breakfast with friendly service. Thank you for coming in! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813 307-9006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Healthy

Description

First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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