Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport
Located in Tampa International Airport in Concourse E serving Delta, WestJet and Air Canada. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily, offering family recipes that have made the Columbia famous for over a century, like the Original Cuban Sandwich ( proclaimed by Tampa's City Council as the City's "Signature Sandwich"), steaming hot bowls of Spanish Bean Soup and Black Bean Soup, and the too good to miss, Original "1905" Salad, named "One of the 10 Best Salads to Make a Meal Out Of" by USA Today. Other menu favorites include Miranda's Ybor City Devil Crab Croquettes, Chicken and Yellow Rice "Ybor," and Picadillo "Criollo." Breakfast choices include Eggs Malagueña, Tortilla Española, French Toast and the Ybor City standard breakfast of Café con Leche and Cuban toast. The original Columbia Restaurant was founded in Tampa's Historic Ybor City in 1905 by Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez, Sr. It began as a 60-seat corner café known for its Cuban coffee and authentic Cuban sandwiches, frequented by the local cigar workers. Today the Columbia is Florida's Oldest RestaurantSM. Inside the Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport, guests can dine at a scaled down version of the original mahogany bar at Columbia Ybor City, built over a century ago in 1905 by the Brunswick Company. A full bar is available. For those looking for the perfect souvenir, they can choose a Taste of The Columbia with signature food items including "1905" dressing, Sangria mix, Columbia all purpose seasoning, hot sauce, and Columbia Cuban and American coffee.