St. Petersburg Gems: Kopper Kitchen

Exterior photo of Kopper Kitchen

St. Petersburg is home to some of the most wonderful culinary concepts in the world. Am I bit biased in saying that? Yes, definitely. I love this city. I love our local restaurants. And I can never disconnect the business itself from the people who make it happen. For Kopper Kitchen, it’s been more than 40 years of happily feeding the Sunshine City.

This old-school institution serves up some of the most bountiful salads and mouthwatering pies you’ve ever experienced. Agent Dale Cooper would most assuredly call them Damn Fine.

One of the charms of this Burg icon is their all-day breakfast. Kopper Kitchen is open Monday through Friday, from 7am-3pm, and Saturday, from 7am-2pm. Everything you enjoy at the restaurant is made fresh in-house.

Their breakfast menu offers your normal diner options: pancakes, french toast, granola, fruit, eggs and omelets. Kopper Kitchen‘s thick cut French Toast, generously dusted in powdered sugar, is a nostalgia-inducing dose of sweetness. If you want to add some color to the dish, we recommend the strawberry and banana toppings.

Kopper’s egg and cheese sandwich is pure morning fuel, and an unmatched starter for Saturday mornings in St. Pete. For lunch, their giant Greek Salads and Turkey Reuben on rye should be on your culinary bucket list.

They also serve fruit platters and an array of sandwiches to satisfy any palate, like their Cuban Sandwich, Asian Chicken Wrap (teriyaki-sesame marinated chicken, spinach, carrots, cabbage), and the stacked ham club with potato salad.

For vegetarians they make a tomato stuffed quiche, falafel stuffed eggplant, quinoa and black bean stuffed sweet potatoes and more. Click here to see their full menu.

Save room for dessert. Their cream puffs are made fresh as is their Boston Cream Pie, the best we have ever had, and the supersized coconut cream pie. Kopper Kitchen is located at 5562 Central Avenue.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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