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First Watch Restaurant

#31 of 1,878 Restaurants in Tampa
#32 of 2,069 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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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  • 103
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent breakfast!

Had an excellent breakfast! Service was great, food was delicious, the restaurant was fresh and clean. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Will definitely be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
TimAndJen2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Had an excellent breakfast! Service was great, food was delicious, the restaurant was fresh and clean. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Will definitely be back!

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit Tampa, I make sure to stop in at First Watch for brunch. These people really know what they're doing! They have everything from the traditional eggs, bacon etc. to fluffy Belgian waffles to inventive (and healthy) quinoa dishes. The coffee is excellent and you always get a full carafe of it left on the table for... More 

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

Thank you, Valerie! We're happy to hear how much you love First Watch, and we're honored to be your go-to spot for breakfast, brunch and lunch when you're in Tampa. We hope to see you next time you're in town! More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Breakfast was great, but the Eggs Benedict (with ham) was not to my taste. I expected ham as in Canadian Bacon, but it was cold cut style. The omlet was excellent and I had a lime, pineapple and ginger juice drink which was great. The portions were large, and food was good. Healthy options were offered.

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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 breakfast at First Watch, and we're sorry our Eggs Benedict wasn't served the way you expected. We're glad you enjoyed our Day Glow juice too! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Friendly greeting when we walked in. Service was good and efficient. Waiter was good and helpful. Food was well priced and big servings. We ate the healthy turkey, trifecta and day glow juice, all were delicious. No complaints here, we'll be back tomorrow!

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

Thank you, Rachel! We're thrilled that you enjoyed brunch with us, and we can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Delicious and healthy breakfast for the whole family. Service was quick and friendly. We would definitely go again.

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

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. More 

Houston Texas
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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

Thank you! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoy our breakfast options so much, and we thank you for all your visits! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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

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

Thanks for your comments, Wendy. We're sorry to hear you feel that way about us and that you didn't enjoy your breakfast. We sincerely hope you'll give us another try! More 

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

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

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
27 helpful votes 27 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 

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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?