Tampa’s Downtown Gathering Place

The Portico is a gathering space for conversation, connection and community change.

A Cafe

"with a mission," where every purchase supports our homeless initiatives

Homeless Initiatives

that raise awareness and put tangible efforts into motion


that gives voice to important societal issues

Silent Meditation

practices that create stillness in a busy world

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Fourth Friday Open Mic Night

Join us this for Open Mic Night 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at The Portico Cafe Enjoy us for new music and talent in the new year! This event is free and open to the public. Acoustic musicians, poets and performers are welcome to share their talents, perform and...

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All Star Porch Party

Ahoy Matey! It's a Gasparilla Season once again and, this year, the city of Tampa will have some special guests. In addition to the usual marauding of local pirates, Tampa plays host to the NHL's All-Star Game at the Amalie Arena. You can join us for an All-Star Porch...

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Burnt Offerings | Cigars & Conversation

6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 at John Rolfe in Downtown Tampa A PLEASING AROMA TO THE DIVINE Men do not tend to sit down and have in depth conversations about important things out of nowhere. But put a pipe, a cigar, or a beverage in a guy's hand (who enjoys that sort of...

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The Portico Cafe is a coffee shop with a mission. 

Excellent quality coffee. Intentional customer service. Impacting the community.

A portion of the staff are transitioning out of not-for-profits, paid a livable wage and offered healthcare.


The Portico gives voice to important societal issues such as homelessness. Come and see the signature Homeless Jesus sculpture, For The Love of THIS City mural and art installations in the cafe.


Sunday Worship Service
Come as you are to experience a casual, intimate and welcoming worship service including elements such as music, Scripture, a message, silence, discussion and Communion.

Weekly Meditation & Silence
Experience connection with God and community through the practice of silence. The gathering occurs in a serene setting, surrounded with beautiful stained glass and candles.

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