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Mitchells Coffee Shop Downtown Lakeland FL

First time in Downtown Lakeland this morning. While walking around watching the Saturday Morning Market vendors get set up I stumbled upon this gem. Mitchells is a welcome contrast to the Starbucks routine, a quiet easy-going home-town place with wooden tables and chairs.

Several artistic creations for sale on the walls, flanking a tall bookcase with reading materials. Large dining floor with several tables. Order and pay at the counter, take a number to your table and they will bring your order to you.

Although at over eight bucks for a huge lemonade glass and a bare ham omelet with no toast or potatoes on the side is a bit high, the experience was worth it. The tasty omelet arrived quickly. Will try something else next time.

Earl of Sandwich at 5004 4th Street North in St Petersburg FL

First time visit for lunch today about noon. Friendly welcoming cashier waited patiently as I perused wall menu. Chose Italian, one of their least expensive offerings, he asked if I wanted the combo with chips and drink and I agreed. He gave me their buzzer and I waited a few minutes even as there was nobody ahead of me.

After over 5 minutes went to get my drink as I waited for the buzzer, then returned to my table. Walked back to pick-up station as the sandwich maker was wrapping my order, all interesting.

Small tasty offering dripping vinegar I guess, had a bit of tomato and lettuce in there. Long chips rack in front of cash register, kettle-cooked potato chips bag about one and a third ounce with medium drink rounded out the combo.

Wood-paneled floor and wood tables give an upscale feel, dark metal chairs complement. Wood paneling along part of a wall, which continues with a large drawing of a vintage Earl, whimsical.

Large dining area with plenty of seating in front and to side of cash register. The entire concept looks like a deluxe super-sized Subway with upscale ambiance and pricing and downsized sandwiches. Music was playing, pleasant place to linger while reading or on your tablet.

That combo came to just over nine bucks including tax.