Little Gem in Downtown Safety Harbor

Coffee, the nectar of the gods, as they say. Like most Americans, I love coffee. My morning routine always consists on grabbing a cup of joe on my way to work. Although this little gem is not on my route to Tampa, I love this little “retreat” and being able to unwind with some delicious coffee and relaxed ambiance.

So Many Drinks, So Little Time!

Cafe Vino Tinto, located in Downtown Safety Harbor, is my “Treat Yourself” cafe. That’s not to say that it’s expensive in any way, it’s sadly just on my route to work to become everyday coffee shop. *sigh*

The cafe is nestled right on Main Street and offers expansive seating indoors & outdoors. They offer a variety of coffees from your brew to lattes with your choice of their standard or unique flavors. They also offer a variety of biscottis, frittatas and waffles that are all fully loaded!

Waffles, Frittatas & Biscottis…Oh My!

My fiancé, David, and I decided to go enjoy the weather and take our dog, Hudson, with us. One of the things that I love the most about living in the Tampa area is that it’s extremely dog-friendly! Cafe Vino even puts out water bowls for your little pups. We sat outside which was shaded and Hudson plopped himself under the table for maximum shade and comfort. The decor of the cafe reminds me of New Orleans and has a very authentic feel to it. You can tell these people are passionate about coffee.

“You can tell these people are passionate about coffee.”

David ordered a small Americano and I ordered a large iced coffee with their seasonalLavender Vanilla syrup. It was delicious! The flavors worked well together; it tasted smooth and calming. The usual downside to ordering iced coffee in the Florida heat is it becoming watered down, but the people at Cafe Vino thought of that and serve theirs with iced coffee cubes! SAY WHAT?! Now I can truly take my sweet ass time with every sip. Did I mention they also offer a variety of non-dairy milk alternatives? I have a new love for cashew milk….yum!

Along with our coffees we decided to try their biscottis, which were delicious! We had the Butter Pecan & Mexican Mocha flavors; they truly did not disappoint. It tasted the way a biscotti should taste…nice crunch, loads of flavor and perfect with any coffee.

The variety, ambiance, flavors and price point literally make this the perfect spot for a Saturday morning with your friends, family or significant other.

Have you been to Cafe Vino Tinto yet? If so, what’s your go-to order? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! Stayed tune to see where I head next and follow me on Instagram @LifeWithMarrs.

Until next time friends!

The Journey Begins…

Relocating from Long Island to Tampa

Two years ago, my soon-to-be husband and I decided to start anew and move from New York to Tampa. It was a huge decision and step for us as individuals and as a couple. While living in Long Island, we were spoiled with plenty of fantastic eateries and bars. Weekly date nights were always spent trying a new restaurant. Once we settled into Tampa we sought out new spots and unfortunately in the beginning delicious food was hard to come by. Of course once we got to know the area we found the city has plenty to offer when it comes to quirky joints with delicious eats, we were just looking in the wrong areas. Now being better versed and having tried a few spots, I thought what better time to start this blog. Here I plan on showing you all the food this beautiful city has to offer, whether this is your long time home, vacation spot or soon-to-be home; I got you covered!

“…we found the city has plenty to offer when it comes to quirky joints with delicious eats, we were just looking in the wrong areas.”

What makes me qualified? Well, other than my love for food….seriously, I’m always down to eat! I’ve gone to trade school in my past life and earned a certificate in Baking & Pastry Arts. Not to mention, I’ve been cooking all my life and while I may not be a Michelin Star Chef, I can definitely throw down in the kitchen. Plus I am a self-proclaimed foodie. Be sure to stick around and check out my adventures. You can also follow me on Instagram @LifeWithMarrs

Drop a comment below on some of your favorite eats in the area!