Looking for a new spot for brunch? Check out one of Nashville’s most buzzed about new restaurants, Marsh House! We all know brunch is the most important meal of the day, so that’s what we enjoyed on our first trip to this Gulch hot spot. tart your meal with one of their awesome house drinks and an option (or two!) from their raw bar menu. We opted for oysters and the Millwood – pineapple, rum, blackberry, lime, and prosecco. And let us recommend the best, most magical appetizer on the menu: the shrimp toast. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so we’ll definitely be coming back to try their other menus!
If you’ve been in Nashville for more than 24 hours, you have surely seen something from Bongo Java around town. If you’re looking for breakfast or lunch, stop in Bongo Java on Belmont Blvd. Located next to Proper Bagel and across the way from House Of, Bongo Java has a great porch and spacious inside for a meal or afternoon of work. On the East Side, visit its counterpart in Five Points, Bongo East. Both locations serve up seriously delicious bagel bombs. You can also visit the source of all things Bongo Java coffee at their roasting facility here in town and get a tour of how their coffee is created!
Riverside Grillshack is the ultimate hangover cure on the East Side. We tried the applewood bacon on roasted garlic and rosemary bread with egg and cheese. Yowza! The cheese oozed out onto the griddle and made a crust on the outside of our bread – crunchy, cheesy perfection.
We also ordered the breakfast philly on the same bread with a fried egg. Another winner! Toasty, eggy, and just plain delicious. We can’t wait to go back to try the burger and fries!
Provence Breads and Cafe is another Hillsboro Village mainstay. This French-inspired bakery and cafe is the perfect spot for a quick bite, cup of coffee, or to pick up baked goods or a cake for a special occasion. On the made-to-order menu, you’ll see a variety of breakfast and lunch items. The pre-made options are also delicious. Choose from sandwiches, like chicken salad, ham, or hummus with fresh veggies, or pick up a salad with grilled chicken or tuna salad. And of course, don’t forget about the bakery!
If you or anyone you know works in the Cool Springs and Franklin vicinity, you’ve surely heard of The Puffy Muffin! It’s a fan favorite for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and sweet treats. It’s quite a hike from central Nashville, but more than worth a visit if you’re heading out that way. We visited for brunch and…
Fox’s Donut Den is a true Nashville original. If you’re looking for a classic donut shop, with fresh glazed goodness hot out of the oven at nearly any hour of the day, Donut Den is the place for you! Open at 5 a.m., Fox’s is the perfect place to stop for a quick breakfast or to pick up treats for your coworkers. You’ll be greeted by smiling faces, the smell of fresh baked sugary goodness, and trays of donuts.
Here at the blog we’re clearly big fans of sandwich shops, and Little Mosko’s is no stranger to a delicious sandwich! Their mission is to bring you delicious remixes of everyday food that won’t break the bank, and they are succeeding at doing just that. The menu is short and sweet, because Little Mosko’s focuses on what they do best – quick, simple food with local ingredients that pack each dish with fresh flavor. Every day, the glass case is stocked with delicious baked goods made fresh that morning, so be sure to treat yourself when you order. And don’t forget about the coffee!
Nashville’s Berry Hill neighborhood is filled with tasty finds and friendly faces, and Sam & Zoe’s fits the bill. Sam & Zoe’s is a coffee shop and eatery that is always bustling with locals. On the menu, you’ll find several different breakfast sandwiches that don’t disappoint. If you’re stopping in for lunch, we recommend the TLT deluxe. Cajun seasoned tofu, vegan pesto, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and avocado – it’s our favorite sandwich on the menu! Make the most of your breakfast or lunch break and check out Sam & Zoe’s.
Looking at Big Al’s menu, you might think the food sounds good. But after your first bite, you’ll realize it’s way better than good – it’s great!! We tried out Big Al’s for breakfast on a Saturday. We ordered the Big Al’s Breakfast (two eggs, biscuit, bacon, and hashbrowns) and the bacon biscuit (with fried egg and cheese). The biscuits were big and the perfect textural balance – fluffy on the inside with a crunchier crust on the top. The bacon was thick and flavorful, and the hashbrowns were to die for. We’ll be back to try their lunch specials and some of their sweeter breakfast options soon!
Bread & Company has been a longtime staple in Nashville, and the location on West End Avenue recently underwent an impressive facelift. With the remodel comes a totally new B & Co attitude. We’ve been back several times since the updates, and the staff is always extra friendly, attentive, and service is fast. For a real treat, we recommend the grilled cheese and tomato basil soup. It’s one of our go to comfort meals since our days at Vanderbilt! Check out the new and improved Bread & Co, and keep an eye out for the re-opening of their Green Hills location soon.