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American, Cafe, French
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for breakfast. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The portions are large and the coffee was hot and free flowing. Will def visit again when in the area

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 26, 2022 via mobile

We had to wait 45 minutes for the food to come. The food was worth the wait. I loved their Crepe Picasso and salad. The waiters are very nice

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 5, 2022

Mom and pop feel but great service and food. French owner has a few French dishes that are excellent. Fresh and very tasty. My husband is in the food industry and he mentioned they use high end ingredients without the high end price. Had some...baked goods as well and brought some home. We will definitely come back next time we are in town.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 24, 2022

Breakfast was fine- very average, nothing remarkable. Zero ambiance, with some relatively new banquettes and others ripped and worn. While our server was friendly, hostess and rest of staff.....not so much.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 20, 2022 via mobile

Diner style… Eggs Benedict, huge portion, utterly delicious. Server was a bit abrupt and restroom in corridor with a queue, but that’s a minor. Would highly recommend otherwise.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2022 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite. Grabbed a pastry and coffee. The pastry was nothing special, not fresh. When advertising as a bakery I am expecting a selection of fresh baked goods. Unfortunately this place only had a couple croissants.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

Some of the reviews say just another smoothie place. No it is much better than that. Fresh ingredients and sandwiches with flavor. Got the pesto chicken, Tuscan chicken and raspberry chicken. All delicious and healthy

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022

Loved it! The food was very good and so was the service. Definitely coming back. They have amazing fresh juices and French specialities .

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022 via mobile

Great service, we had an excellent Pressed Cuban and an avocado omelet, they have also yummy French items, as croissant, crepes.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022 via mobile

If you’re in downtown Tampa and looking for a great place for breakfast this is it. We went on a Sunday morning. The place was busy but not too crowded. Service was excellent. Coffee was hot and plentiful. The food was excellent. Lots of different...choices.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 18, 2022

Went with our family of 4 (wife and I with two young adult sons) on a busy Sunday morning and then had such a good experience we returned on MLK Day for breakfast. The egg dishes were all terrific - some of the best eggs...benedict I've had (the canadian bacon they use is excellent), great omlettes, outstanding home fries, and the quiche was great and came with a very nice fruit bowl. We also had strawberry smoothies and they were really really really good. The pancakes were good, but the egg dishes were better. Service was very quick, so we were in and out in about 45 minutes both mornings, but we weren't rushed. They just were very attentive and everything was prepared quickly. Service, as noted, was very attentive and very friendly. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 7, 2022 via mobile

Family friendly restaurant that serves great food at a reasonable price! We ate outside but the inside was so clean and neat! Great decor, a breakfast bar and colorful tables and chairs. Very inviting!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 25, 2021

Great service and convenient location. I enjoyed one of the best turkey wraps I have ever had coupled with tasty fresh fruit. One family member had eggs benedict with avocado toast. This is one item the restaurant can improve on. The eggs were fine but...not the avocado toast as it was rather very salty soggy avocado bread.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2021

The most important meal for me breakfast. That’s why i am so picky to find places. I searched in google and I saw the reviews. And I came to try breakfast here . It was amazing taste . Fresh squeezed orange juice , veggies omelette...and hash browns. Everything is here awesome. I was so full I couldn’t try their pancake . Absolutely I will come soon and try new things . Thank you for great service !More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 1, 2021

My wife and I were looking for a place for breakfast and found it. The food and service were excellent!

Date of visit: October 2021
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call up, the owners are Greeks. If you have some greek blood in your group and /or can say / speak a few words in greek, you will be in for a treat. Its big enough for large groups.
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Samaria Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4