3203 W Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629
Cost range: 1.00-10.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: No alcohol
More in this neighborhood: South Tampa
Pour yourself a cup of coffee (self-serve in mix-and-match mugs) and eavesdrop. South Tampa families, lovers in next-day, omelet-eating languor, UT academics — it feels like a hip, big-city breakfast oldtimer. Jacob Shirai, formerly of Soho Sushi, Bern's and other Tampa restaurants, and Steve White, who runs Cappy's Pizzeria across the street, opened Pinky's at the site of the defunct Bean There Cafe. It's frenetic and the wait can be a while, servers with their game-day faces whisking around plates of oatmeal pancakes and cafe con leches (exceptionally rich). The core of the menu is the frittata, an open-faced omelet studded with an array of meats, veggies and herbs.