The Portico Cafe


1001 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33602

7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Saturday
[ New Hours ]
Closed Sundays

Want to socialize? We have indoor and outdoor seating, delicious made-to-order sandwiches, premium locally-roasted coffee, plus food choices for kids, adults, hearty eaters, light eaters, snackers and sharers with additional breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering for larger gatherings. 

Want to work? Our Wi-Fi is crazy fast. We have power outlets everywhere. There are tables for 2-4 people, a meeting table for 8, arm chairs and a wonderfully comfortable sofa.

Want to impact people’s lives? Our baristas are transitioning out of local social service agencies, offering them their first opportunity to rebuild their employment lives. We also help homeless men secure safe and affordable housing, provide them jobs, helping them climb the ladder to permanent employment.

We support homeless initiatives that:

1. Raise awareness
2. Mobilize tangible efforts to address this systemic issue: Homeless Jesus – Homeless Memorial – Housing initiatives with The Portico and Love, Inc.

Spaces are available for your next meeting, event or workshop (with purchase of food and drink).

  • The Conversations Room inside the Cafe seats 25 people.
  • The Community Hall across the breezeway from the Cafe seats up to 400 people.
  • View Catering menu here.
  • Contact Bob to reserve space.

Open Mic Nights

The Portico Cafe hosts Open Mic Nights the fourth Friday of each month. Live art, musicans, singers, standup comedy and more welcome. Contact Greg Balo to reserve a time slot.