Proino Breakfast Club Review

It’s been some time that Dayana and I have gone out to eat together because we have been really busy or because we’ve already made plans. We decided to schedule something and I told her she could pick since I know she’s pretty good at finding yummy breakfast places and like always I wasn’t disappointed. She said she’d been wanting to try this place in Largo, so we decided to go on this lovely Saturday morning and it was better than we imagined.

Proino Breakfast Club

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Proino Breakfast Club
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Street facing Proino Breakfast Club

It wasn’t hard to find Proino and although we feared we would have to park far because we didn’t see much parking available, we were able to find a parking spot in front of the building.

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Parking
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Parking in front of Ulmer Park

Loved the location! We parked right in front of a small park called Ulmer Park right next to the little plaza Proino was located in. There were a few other businesses in the same plaza including a cute little cafe called Evermore Cafe which we will have to visit soon!

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Ulmer Park next to Proino Breakfast Club
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Ulmer Park next to Proino Breakfast Club
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View of the little plaza Proino Breakfast Club was located in (Proino was at the other end)
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The front of Proino Breakfast Club
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Front of Proino Breakfast Club (loved the pretty trees by the sidewalk)
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Front of Proino Breakfast Club

Once we were in we were seated immediately which was great because we were starving. The place looked full but had enough tables to accommodate plenty more if they needed to. They also had outside seating which would’ve been nice, except it’s been extremely hot & humid here lately, so we decided to pass and went straight inside. The decor wasn’t great and has the potential to look better in my opinion, but I guess it’s not as important to them as serving good food and that’s alright with me. We also noticed they are on UberEATS!

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Outside tables
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Inside Proino Breakfast Club
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Inside Proino Breakfast Club
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Inside Proino Breakfast Club
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Inside Proino Breakfast Club
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Inside Proino Breakfast Club

When we opened the menu it was a little overwhelming because, like I said before, we were hungry and there were SO MANY options and all of them seemed like the “right choice” lol. Once we decided, the waitress placed the order and I would say that we waited about 20-25 minutes for our food. Our waitress was nice and gave me her recommendation on what to get as far as waffles or french toast. She also checked up on us enough times.

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Menu at Proino Breakfast Club
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Menu at Proino Breakfast Club
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Menu at Proino Breakfast Club

The food was delicious and we liked that they serve big portions. I loved how they make their home fries, they were so yummy! The waffles were really good as well and my cousins loved their Banana, Strawberry Crepe, which looked amazing!

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Coco-choco Waffle #34 on the menu
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Banana, Strawberry Crepe #58 on the menu
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Fruitti Waffle #32 on the menu

 

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Create your own omelette #75 on the menu
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Proino Special #5 on the menu

 

We had a great experience at Proino Breakfast Club and will most likely come back to pick something else from their awesome menu!

-Daylin

They have TWO locations in Largo

Proino Breakfast Club BAY DR LOCATION

201 W Bay Dr, Largo, FL 33770

Ph: (727) 444-0937

Hours: Mon-Sat 6:00AM-3:00PM &

Sundays 7:00AM-3:00PM

Proino Breakfast Club WALSINGHAM RD LOCATION

14400 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL 33774

Ph: (727) 303-3896

Hours: Mon-Sat 6:00AM-3:00PM &

Sundays 7:00AM-3:00PM

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Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar Review

I’m always looking for new places to eat at and small local ones are my favorite. My friend found Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar on Instagram and immediately sent me a screenshot. After looking at the few pictures I realized they were still new but already looked amazing. I knew it was a must try and asap. Also, it wasn’t too far from my home, so decided to go with my husband on a Saturday.

It was located in a part of St. Pete I had never been to and I don’t recall there being any other places to eat around there. So I thought it was a random location. We drove right by it and didn’t even notice it so we had to turn back. Maybe we were just distracted by the location, not the nicest street in St. Pete. There were many people walking around and the parking was behind the building in a grass area. I was so glad I went with my husband because around the building there were a bunch of men just standing around looking “sketchy” I was ready to turn back but then I thought it would all be worth it.

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I walked up to the front clueless about what I wanted. The lady was very friendly and super patient with me trying to figure out what to order. She recommended what Coffee I might like that was sweet enough since I don’t really drink coffee. My husband had the Costa Rica Coffee since we’re visiting pretty soon. I also had waffles of course! That’s why I went there. With strawberries and chocolate, please!

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Their description of “Craft Coffee” is nicely written on a chalkboard. They offer a variety of different coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, and teas. They also have “Inventive Waffles” with many toppings. For example strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, banana, blackberries, raspberries, mango and peach. And sweets like marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate, white chocolate, coconut, macadamia nuts, peanuts, almonds, pecans, caramel sauce, brûléed ice cream and Nutella. Making pretty much a million different possible combinations.

The coffee and waffles were amazing! I look forward to visiting again and I’m literally craving it right now. I liked the feel of the place, it would be a very nice date or hangout place. If the pictures look yummy trust me you have to go! And take me with you.

-Dayana

Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar

Location: 1437 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6PM, Saturdays 8AM-4PM & Sundays 8AM-2PM

Ph: (813) 479-7585

The Marietas Islands in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

When we looked up Puerto Vallarta on Google the one picture that caught our eye was the one of the Hidden Beach in The Marietas Islands. The Marietas Islands are completely uninhabited by humans & are home to 44 different species of plants and wildlife. The Mexican government had to close the islands to the public for some time so that they could restore the damage that was done due to the many tours that would go to the island destroying it’s coral and contaminating the island’s surrounding water with excessive oil from the many boats. The islands are opened to the public again, but only certain tours are able to get you in (they have to have a special license I believe).

The tour we bought included a tour around the islands, getting off at one of the beaches (not the Hidden Beach), snorkeling, and food. The Hidden Beach was a private tour with the same tour company, but for a higher price and only an older couple (about 50-60 yrs old) and us were the ones who signed up to go. I was excited because I really didn’t want to have that experience with a bunch of people at the beach since it can get crowded easily because of its small size.

Vallarta by Boat (click on the link to see their website & what they offer)

Price for Marietas Islands tour: $1,600 pesos which would be around $86.00 US dollars (that’s the total price for 2 people)

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The first beach they took us to.

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When we got on the smaller boat to go to The Hidden Beach we found out we would have to swim there from where they stopped which was pretty far from the beach. The only thing they gave us was a life vest and a helmet. We asked them if we could get flippers to swim faster, but they said that because we didn’t know these waters they couldn’t risk us damaging the corals. We thought it made sense, but definitely had trouble getting to the beach without them. We had our tour guide lead the way once we got in the water. The older couple had A LOT of trouble swimming to the beach! We had plenty of trouble swimming there as well, but it’s only natural for them to get tired easier because of their age. The guy almost looked like he was about to pass out and the woman actually had a panic attack on the way back to the boat. We feel like it doesn’t matter how good of a swimmer you are, you will definitely have trouble swimming in those waters. The problem was the current and waves. To get to the beach you have to go through a cave and sometimes the water reaches the top so they count (they said it’s usually 6-7 waves before getting everyone to go through the cave and you have to swim quickly because if the big waves come then you’ll reach the top of the cave, which can definitely be scary and even hurt you. The problem is that even if you swim quickly the current always pulls you back. You think you’ve reached the shore when you’re pulled back in and since you try so hard to swim fast you get tired easily so it isn’t for the weak!

The Hidden Beach

Price for Hidden Beach tour: $1,200 pesos which would be around $65.00 US dollars (that’s the total price for 2 people)

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As you can see the water can reach the top. If you get caught in that it could be really dangerous.

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The water was rising to the top here, so they are waiting before they head back.

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Total price for 2 people: $2,800 pesos (around $151.00 US dollars)

We loved that we had that amazing experience because it really is such a unique place, but we don’t think we’d do it again just because it’s so risky. I would say, make sure to do your research and train beforehand, if you can, before you go.

-Daylin