Breakfast & Coffee


This unassuming coffee shop is located in a former diesel engine repair shop close the the heart of downtown Nashville.  Their commitment to ethically sourcing coffee from trusted farmers that are paid well and roasting in a way that honors the nuances of the coffee is unwavering.  You’ll find some of the finest espresso drinks in the city here along-side an assortment of pastries, muffins, macaroons, avocado toast, granola bowls, and more.  For a quick breakfast or an afternoon coffee, you’re sure to enjoy this local favorite.  www.crema-coffee.com  Address: 15 Hermitage Ave., Nashville TN 37210


Nationally recognized for their commitment to the highest quality coffee, Barista Parlor has three locations in Nashville and while they each have their own personality, they are all equally worth a visit.  Each location pays homage to a restored building with updated garage doors, locally handcrafted furniture, and coffee sourced from around the world.  They also have the best biscuit sandwiches in the city, assorted donuts supplied from Five Daughter’s Bakery, and bagels supplied by Proper Bagel.  The lines can be lengthy on a Saturday morning, but you’ll get a true taste of the city and the caffeine fix you’ll need for a day of sightseeing or shopping.  www.baristaparlor.com  Address: 610 Magazine Street, Nashville TN 37203


A long time staple in the 12th South neighborhood of Nashville, Frothy Monkey now has additional locations in Franklin and Downtown Nashville as well.  You’ll feel at home here with their friendly service, breakfast until 5pm, and fun espresso drinks like the Monkey Mocha or the Turtle Latte.  Their menu aims to please with pre-made or make-your-own options for omelets, waffles, pancakes, and more.  They even offer a special menu for Little Monkeys.  www.frothymonkey.com  Address: 2509 12th Ave. South, Nashville TN 37204


As the oldest coffee shop in Nashville, Fido has quite the reputation in our city.  Aside from the occasional Taylor Swift sighting, Fido is typically filled with a relaxed crowd of college students, young professionals, and families.  Nestled in the heart of Hillsboro Village, it’s a popular place to start before a Saturday morning of boutique shopping.  With one of the largest breakfast menus in town, there’s something for everyone.  With an emphasis on organic and locally sourced ingredients, you cannot go wrong.  Try the Sweet Potato French Toast or the Village Scramble with one of their signature espresso drinks like the Local Latte that contains local honey and a dash of cinnamon.  www.bongojava.com/fido-cafe/  Address: 1812  21st Ave. South, Nashville TN 37212