Situated just steps away from City Hall, Kahwa is a nice meetup spot in a rapidly changing section of downtown. Which means the outdoor seating is nice, but you may need to duck inside to escape the screech and clatter of nearby buildings going up. The coffee’s worth it, with an affordable mix of drips and espresso drinks made from beans roasted in the Tampa Bay area. The company began as a wholesale purveyor back in 2006 then opened its first St. Pete location two years later. The downtown Sarasota location popped up last February; a Lakewood Ranch location followed on its heels.