We've been searching for a local coffee shop in Tampa that has it all - good coffee (obviously), friendly service, plenty of seating and free wifi - and we finally found it: Ginger Beard Coffee!
First of all, we love the name and their logo. A play off the owners' long red beards. Second, we love their concept of being a coffee shop in the mornings and a bar (Pourhouse) at night. Genius!
We met the friendly owners, Josh and Derek, on our first visit to Ginger Beard and appreciated the time they took to explain their different types of coffee and even gave us multiple samples. Their specialty is in nitrogen-infused cold coffee brews on tap with interesting flavors. The peanut butter flavor was one of the best. It doesn't taste like peanut butter at all, but had more of a hazelnut flavor. They also serve regular coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, teas, donuts, oatmeal and granola.
The vibe is very relaxing, there's plenty of room for everyone to sit and their wifi is super fast, which we really appreciate. Many of the coffee shops we go to in Tampa either don't have enough seating or there's no wifi. The owners of Ginger Beard really want their customers to feel comfortable in their space, to the point where they ask you if the volume of the music is ok.
Another bonus: they are very pet friendly! We've seen plenty of dog owners bring in their furry friends as they enjoy their coffee. There's at least one dog in the coffee shop every time we go. We've taken Kuma, our corgi, with us and she gets so much attention from the friendly workers and customers.
The coffee shop is located next to downtown Tampa in Channelside and parking is great because there are two garages that offer 2 hours of parking for free. The perfect amount of time for a coffee shop visit.
We love Ginger Beard Coffee so much that we go there every Saturday morning now to relax and enjoy that delicious nitrogen-infused coffee. Cannot say enough good things about this place. It's the best!
GINGER BEARD COFFEE
ADDRESS: 1208 E Kennedy Blvd #112, Tampa, FL 33602
HOURS: Mon - Fri 6am-2pm / Sat 8am-2pm / Sun Closed