Welcome back! The Bistro is open, following all CDC heath and safety guidelines. We miss you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

At By-The-Bay-BISTRO we like to combine both of our passions: handcrafted coffees and freshly baked European style pastries and breads. The name By-The-Bay BISTRO is a combination of the French word “Bistro” and the wonderful location on the bay between Osprey and Casey Key. The definition of bistro or bistrot /ˈbiːstroʊ/, is, in its original Parisian incarnation, a small restaurant, serving freshly made simple meals and drinks in a marketplace style setting.


Come in and enjoy our delicious, barista made espresso based drinks. Like the “Cafe Mocha” made by our wonderful barista Dalila. We only use real chocolate instead of sirups. Just 48%, 56% and 72% Belgian and German chocolate.


By-The-Bay BISTRO’s great quality coffee comes from Latitude 23.5, an awesome roaster located in Sarasota,FL. We will serve traditional and specialty espresso beverages (Hot and Iced), a variety of brewed gourmet coffees, artisan hot and iced coffee drinks, cold brew and German style Eiskaffee. 


Our delicious croissants are imported directly from Belgium, the baguettes and rolls from France. The danishes come from Denmark and the pretzel rolls and hand twisted Brezeln (German for pretzels) are from Germany. Baked fresh daily in the store.


How about a Palermo sandwich for lunch today? We have 11 scrumptious, uniquely created sandwiches to choose from, all served on fresh baked baguettes or ciabatta. 

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I still need to make a trip down to that bakery again. more deliciousness is needed.

– By The Bay BISTRO customer via Facebook

Some of the best European pastries I’ve tasted.

– By The Bay BISTRO customer via Google

These are the friendliest servers we have ever had and the sandwiches were incomparably good,…fresh salad and grapes, very delicious cheese  and turkey on a  crispy, fresh made ciabatta. We also had the Cafe Latte in a preheated cup which was awesome.

– By The Bay BISTRO customer via Square

About Us

Our family run European style Bistro restaurant and coffee shop offers a variety of freshly baked pastries, homemade sandwiches and most importantly a wide selection of coffee and espresso beverages. For in house and take out. Right on Tamiami Trail US 41 (North of Walmart) in the Bay Street Town Center.

Open weekdays from 8am to 3pm, Saturday from 9am to 2pm (in season December to April). The bistro will be closed Memorial Day,  4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Our holiday hours this year are:  CLOSED December 21st – January 6th 2020.
(941) 444-1940
3976 Destination Dr Unit 103, Osprey FL 34229, USA

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Making a Difference

Stay up to date with all of our latest news and culinary notes. Learn how things are made differently at By-The-Bay-BISTRO. We look forward to your comments and suggestions. Just click on one of the pictures or visit the Bistro Blog

Bridge Wood Tables

Our unique counter top and display table is made out of bridge wood. Bridge wood is from the ‘Old Gandy Bridge’ over Tampa Bay. When it opened in 1924 at a cost of $3 million, the original…
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The Art of Making Coffee

There are two main types of latte art: free pouring (pattern created during the pour) and etching (using a tool to create a pattern after the pour). Free pouring is far more common and requires little…
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Fresh out the oven – Order now!

Are you looking for a fresh baguette or pretzel for you party at home? Not a problem. We will put French Baguettes (thiner), Baguettes Parisienne (thicker) or German hand twisted Brezeln right in the …
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Celebrate with us

You want to celebrate your birthday? Come with your friends, have a bite to eat and a real nice birthday coffee. If you planning to come with more than 6 people, please let us know in advance. By the …
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Perfect Crema

Creating Espresso based is like an art. Our Barista prefer to prepare espresso with a bottomless porta filter. For an unbelievable rich crema.
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