Willa’s is a neighborhood restaurant that loves it’s people.
I love the meaning behind a good name other than a charming aesthetic and before visiting Willa’s I checked out their website, read their Namesake, and knew I had to pop in to give them a try.“
William was always a woman. Willa’s is named for William “Willie” Lowry a 19th-century Tampa pioneer whose original family home remains today on South Plant Avenue. Her devotion to her hometown and civic involvement still reverberates throughout Tampa. Co-owner Merrin Jenkins, Willie’s great-great granddaughter, wanted to create a restaurant that loved its people, and felt the name Willa embodied everything we want to be.”
HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THAT?
Outside of the awesome backstory Willa’s has an awesome cozy vibe that works for all meals of the day from brunch, lunch to dinner. Their farm to table style menu and herb infused cocktails are something exciting and fresh compared to a lot of other menus. They also have a sister cafe Willa’s Provisions which serves up delicious coffees, teas and light food options.