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!
Dino’s is exactly what a dive bar should be – kitschy, cheap, and fun. But that description doesn’t tell the whole story, Dino’s is so much more! Next to one of our other East Nashville haunts No. 308, you’ll find Dino’s behind frosted windows dressed up with stuffed armadillos.
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!
Graze is every veggie lovers dream! Meat eaters will walk away more than satisfied too. The best part? They serve breakfast all day! Check out the mac and chorizo. This creamy, spicy yummy concoction was one of our favorite dishes we ordered. Made creamy with cashew cheese and savory with the seitan chorizo, this one will kick your butt spice wise. If you want to tone it down a bit, ask for no cayenne on the top. We can’t wait to go back for another order! And to check out their housemade juices and smoothies.
Prima could stand on it’s own in any foodie city – New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas – but we’re lucky enough to have it right here in Nashville! This sfoodie haven is located in the Gulch at the bottom of the Terrazzo building. When we walked in, we were blown away by the dramatic high ceilings, impressive light fixtures, and beautiful open kitchen. Not to be outdone by the beautiful setting, the food was even more outstanding!
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…
Every time we eat at Epice, we wonder why we don’t eat there more often! Whether it’s lunch or dinner, we always walk away happy and full. Epice’s menu has something for everyone – meet lovers, veggie lovers, and everything in between. We suggest starting out with one of Epice’s appetizer dips. For first timers, the Hummos and the Al-Raheb (creamy eggplant puree with tomatoes) are great starting points on the menu. Share with the table or order one for yourself. We’ll be back soon to try brunch. The Shakshuka has our name written all over it!
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!