The next stop on my coffee house tour of Tampa took me to Buddy Brew Coffee – a little gem near Hyde Park that came highly recommended from fellow Tampa-ian Sarah.
First of all – LOVE the logo. How adorable is that doggy face?
Buddy Brew is a very chic and modern coffeehouse. They roast all their own beans in store and always brew fresh to order.
The menu was a little limited – there were no tea options and I’m not a huge coffee drinker – but I have a rule about ordering something if I plan on taking up a seat for a good while at a coffeehouse. Gotta support local businesses! 🙂 After speaking with the girl ahead of me, I ordered the BBC Caramello based on her recommendation. She told me it was basically an iced caramel latte and one of her favorites.
This was my first time trying any sort of iced latte and I was immediately impressed. The cold drink reminded me of melted coffee ice cream. Yum. 🙂
My only complaint? Too much ice. Not enough drink.
That baby was gone in 30 seconds flat. Easily. 😉
This place is so cozy. I may never leave.
Between breakfast and coming to Buddy Brew I was able to get some much needed chores taken care of around the house. Our place is currently a mess with several projects happening at once. My parents are visiting in a couple of weeks and my plan is to have the living room done and the ‘office’ somewhat organized before their stay. Can I do it? Probably not, but it’s worth a try. 🙂
Derek made a comment yesterday about my tendency to ‘stock’ the freezer (the frozen veggies were on sale – plus, I had a store AND manufacture coupon – of course I needed to buy three bags!), so I promised him I would eat up some of the bulk of it this week.
The first to go? A frozen pizza.
Frozen pizzas are one of those purchases that always seem good at the time, but end up staying in the freezer for weeks (months) at a time.
Nothing bores me more than a plain ole frozen pizza. They always need a little extra sumthin’ sumthin’ to please my taste buds.
The addition of roasted red pepper, mushrooms, and eggplant did the trick for today. I just threw the trio on top before going in the oven and baked per usual.
I had half the pizza for lunch
Because – let’s face it – the suggested ‘1/3 serving’ never cuts it.
So pretty. 🙂
With a side salad of spinach, strawberries, and grapes.
Loved my lunch today. Lots of colors, textures, and crunch. Spring is in the air and on my plate. 🙂
My A-Ha Moment
My monthly Attune post went up today! 🙂