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The Portico

The Portico



The Portico is a community gathering space designed to facilitate important conversation, connection and community change. The Portico will enhance the social, spiritual, and artistic fabric through:

  • Cafe: that employs people transitioning out of homelessness and provide them ladders to self-sufficiency.
  • Homeless Initiatives:that raise awareness and provide tangible support. We help get people in beds and give them ladders.
  • Event Spaces: event venues designed for events, exhibits, and

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The Portico

1001 N Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602


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Free parking for patrons on property (31 spaces)



Monday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Breakfast served all day!
813.222.CAFE (2233)

Presented by The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay at The Portico

Apr 18, 2020

Presented by Periphery Media at The Portico

Jan 24, 2020

Presented by Nonprofit Learning Lab at The Portico

Dec 4, 2019

Presented by Crisis Center of Tampa Bay at The Portico

Apr 20, 2019


  • Grab and Go Lunches


  • The Portico is a gathering space for conversation, connection and community change. But what is "community change"? The lives we touch and transform in front of and behind the counter at The Portico Cafe are the essence of community change. The Portico is committed to enhancing the social, artistic and spiritual fabric of Tampa by offering a cafe with a mission, where every cup of coffee purchased supports our homeless initiatives and the lives of those in transition. Every day, every morning and every moment grants us an opportunity for a fresh start. Our team of talented baristas have taken on positions that celebrate new beginnings in each other's lives. Whether it's with a hot espresso, cool smoothie or tasty pressed sandwich, The Portico Cafe provides a variety of delicious ways to help you conquer the week. The Portico Cafe is dedicated to providing our customers with excellent quality coffee and intentional customer service--all while impacting the community. How are you starting fresh today?

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