1. Food

Downtown St. Pete's 24-hour diner 2nd & Second is open

The 2nd & Second diner at the corner of Second Street N and Second Avenue in St. Petersburg. [CHRISTOPHER SPATA | Staff]
Published Dec. 12, 2017

Downtown St. Petersburg's only 24/7 restaurant has opened and doesn't plan to close, ever.

The 2nd & Second diner at the corner of Second Street and Second Avenue N will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week offering a spot for downtown's night owls and early risers.

"Looking for Our Hours? Sorry, but you won't find those, we're open 24/7! (not sorry)," reads the announcement on "... All Day, Non-Stop, Never-Ending, Always Open."

The restaurant will be open with limited seating for the first few weeks to ensure quicker service as the staff gets up to speed, management said.

The extensively renovated space, most recently a RE/MAX real estate office, features an outdoor patio, booths and lots of bar stool seating, and specializes in breakfast and traditional American classics "along with some fresh takes," the owners said.

Specialties listed on the menu include a breakfast burger served on slices of french toast, fried chicken and biscuits and a country fried cheesesteak sandwich. They also serve cocktails, beer and wine.

The restaurant is a collaboration between Kahwa Coffee owner Raphael Perrier, chef Jeremy Duclut of Cassis American Brasserie and Tryst owner Renaud Cowez, Perrier told the Tampa Bay Times in February.

Another 24-hour diner, Diner24 DTSP, opened at 350 First Ave. N. in April, but closed two months later.

Another addition: Ichicoro Ane is now open in St. Petersburg

Review: 1895 Kitchen Bar Market

Bar to Try: Bru Florida Growler Bar in Odessa


  1. Winter squash at Lucky's Market Lucky's Market
    Butternut, acorn, spaghetti can all bring big flavor to the holiday table.
  2. Logan Skinner and James Lampkin cook chicken on a stick in 2017 at the annual Plant City Pig Jam. Times (2007)
    The Plant City Pig Jam brings a barbecue competition, food trucks drive the Italian Food & Wine Festival and Vintage Wine Cellars samples Thanksgiving-friendly wines.
  3. The versatile dessert is similar to pie, but more forgiving.
  4. Simple Thanksgiving stuffing. MICHELLE STARK  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Keep it simple this year.
  5. This July 31, 2019, file photo shows an Impossible Whopper burger at a Burger King restaurant in Alameda, Calif. Restaurant Brands International (QSR), operator of Burger King and Tim Hortons restaurant chains, on Monday, Oct. 28, reported third-quarter earnings of $201 million. BEN MARGOT  |  AP
    In a lawsuit filed in Florida’s Southern District, Phillip Williams is suing Burger King for $5 million.
  6. A turkey surrounded by side dishes. Associated Press
    Tried-and-true techniques for the big meal.
  7. A Brooklyn Blackout Cake. LORRAINE FINA STEVENSKI  |  Special to the Times
    This rich, intensely chocolate cake was inspired by the original Ebingers blackout cake.
  8. White bean stew with salami and kale MICHELLE STARK  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Salami and kale bolster this creamy one-pot meal.
  9. Elevation Coffee Roasters will serve everything from lattes to cold brew when it launches in the Northdale area of Tampa. Elevation Coffee Roasters
    Owners Jonathan and Michelle Mitchell will roast on-site.
  10. Sweet Buns Bakery & Cafe has premiered in Tampa with savory and sweet Asian goodies. MEAGHAN HABUDA  |  Times
    Tampa has also scored Old School Bar & Grill and another Tampa Pizza Company.