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Robin’s Downtown Cafe 428 12th St W Bradenton, FL 34205

Had a pleasant breakfast here a few days ago. On Old Main street Bradenton just a few blocks from the Riverwalk is this nice cafe where I was greeted by a gracious lady with a British accent.

Ordered a ham omelet with home fries, got a generous dish in a few minutes. Coffee cup reloaded once, then cashier asks if I wanted a cup to go. Came to about $10 including tip.

Walls adorned with landscape paintings for sale by a local artist. Sit outside in the cool morning if you wish, either way a good choice.


Krispy Krunchy Chicken at 364 First Avenue North in Downtown St Pete

The place for downtown chicken lunch, first time here today. Three dark pieces of chicken and butter biscuit plus side and drink for $6.99 filled me well. Only one size drink is same as medium at Mickie D. Delicious rice and red beans, and they also have jambalaya, fried okra, corn on the cob and fries. Big breast and thigh plus drumstick in tasty krispy covering. Cajun fish also available.

Cashier there as I walked in, got my order in less than five minutes. One other customer when I walked in, then a take-out customer after that. Narrow hallway as you walk in, with bottled drinks cooler on one side. About six tables along window wall offers view of Williams Park across street.

Several chicken choices here at prices slightly less than KFC, well worth it. Unknown breakfast menu


Park Street Diner by Tyrone Boulevard

Another unassuming gem that I passed by for years, but yesterday as I was walking toward a packed Steak and Shake across the street I had second thoughts. Walked back to the Pinellas Trail pedestrian bridge, crossed and went in. Although the square footage is about the same as a big house, the place will grow on you with gracious hospitality.

Friendly waitress tells me to sit at any empty spot, so landed at rear table with panoramic view of Park Street. Menus already at the table along with all condiments, great time saver. What would you like to drink, coffee please. A huge cup appears in seconds. Do you need a minute? Yes please. Never been so let’s observe the menu.

Opted for the fish plate at $6.95, three breaded fish fillets and tartar sauce plus plenty of fries, cole slaw and two garlic bread slices. Kept me full for several hours. One refill on that huge cup was plenty coffee.

Not packed when I arrived early afternoon but coming and going steady. Split wood ceiling for that country barn look. Seats along counter plus tables in center and along windows. Subdued ornaments along wall shelf.  Two small TVs useless from rear tables. Outdoor seating.

My waitress asked four times if I all was well, a new record for outstanding customer service.  Will return for breakfast soon.