Best Breakfast in Nashville

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Nashville is chock-full of amazing breakfast restaurants. This is the Nashville Guru guide to the best breakfast in town. If you’re looking for brunch spots, check out our Brunch Guide.

NASHVILLE BREAKFAST GUIDE


Biscuit Love

Neighborhoods: The Gulch & Hillsboro Village

Biscuit Love started out as a food truck in 2012, founded by Karl and Sarah Worley. After a couple years of food trucking and building a strong following, they decided it was time to solidify things with a brick-and-mortar location in the thriving Gulch neighborhood. In 2017, they opened a second location in Hillsboro Village. Now, Nashville can enjoy Biscuit Love’s southern-focused, locally-sourced cuisine any day of the week (without tracking down the food truck). You’ve got to try the “East Nasty” or “Southern Benny” menu items.

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Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 7:00am to 3:00pm

View Biscuit Love’s Breakfast Menu


Caviar & Bananas

Neighborhood: Midtown

Caviar & Bananas, a South Carolina-based restaurant and market, opened in Midtown in June of 2017. It’s is a great addition to the neighborhood that lacks other breakfast options. Caviar & Bananas has an open floor plan with bar, window, community, or two-top table seating options. Whether you want to grab-n-go or dine with friends, this place does it all.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 11:30am

Brunch Weekend Hours:

  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 1:00pm

View Caviar & Banana’s Breakfast Menu


Proper Bagel

Neighborhood: Belmont Blvd

Proper Bagel is an adorable New York-style bagel joint and market located on Belmont Blvd. They serve Barista Parlor coffee, some of the best bagels in town, sandwiches, and salads. Proper Bagel also has a grab-n-go market with options like one-of-a-kind smoked fish flown in directly from Brooklyn, New York. The space is impeccably designed and welcoming, albeit, small, so get there early! This place is known to have a line out the door on busy mornings.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

View Proper Bagel’s Menu


Sun Diner

Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown

Sun Diner is located in the SoBro / Downtown area, and pays homepage to Sun Records’ legendary artists. The 24-hour diner offers a variety of breakfast classics, burgers, and sides. Menu items include options like the Hangover Flatbread, breakfast tacos, “Feelin’ Good” breakfast burger, and Bananas Foster’s Pancakes. Whether you want breakfast at 3:00am after honky tonkin’ or want a great business meeting spot, Sun Diner has you covered.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 24 hours

View Sun Diner’s Breakfast Menu


Pinewood Social

Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown

Pinewood Social is another great option for weekday breakfast in Nashville. With breakfast items like the The Graceland, Egg in a Jar, and Short Rib Hash, you’ll leave with a full belly. Although they only serve breakfast from 7:00am until 11:00am on the weekdays, you should also check out the weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 11:00am

Brunch Weekend Hours:

  • Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

View Pinewood Social’s Breakfast Menu


Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

Puckett's - Downtown - Nashville, TN

Neighborhood: Downtown

Although they are known for their BBQ, Puckett’s sweet potato pancakes won’t go uneaten. The breakfast platters are hard to chose from, and on the weekends, choosing isn’t necessary because they have a breakfast buffet. This is not fancy, delicate food — this is Southern food. So if you’re in the mood for country ham and thick gravy over biscuits, this is your place!

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 7:00am – 11:00am

Breakfast Buffet Hours:

  • Friday – Sunday: 8:00am – 1:00pm

View Puckett’s Breakfast Menu


The Southern

Best Breakfast in Nashville-10

Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown

The Southern may not be the first place you think of in Nashville for breakfast, but they should be! Served Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 10:45am, they serve-up a delicious first meal of the day. Just like the menu they serve at lunch and dinner, all breakfast items are made from scratch with fresh ingredients that turn out to be a delicious dish with a southern spin. One of our favorite things about eating breakfast at The Southern is the free wifi and parking as well as the semi-private booths. It’s a perfect business meeting spot.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 10:45am

Brunch Weekend Hours:

  • Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

View The Southern’s Breakfast Menu


Sky Blue Café

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Neighborhood: East Nashville

Sky Blue Café is a quaint, hidden treasure of East Nashville. The tables are draped with mismatched table clothes and topped with an eclectic collection of salt and pepper shakers. The breakfast menu is hard to beat with items like Nutella and banana-stuffed French toast pancakes, 3-egg omelets, and homemade chocolate milk.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 7:00am – 4:00pm

View Sky Blue Cafe’s Breakfast Menu


EiO & The Hive

Neighborhood: The Nations

EiO and The Hive is a healthy, fast-casual restaurant created by restauranteur and wellness entrepreneur Jennifer Masley. The all-organic eatery opened in The Nations in June 2017. Guests can expect global flavors using locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients in a welcoming environment. This is a healthier option for your breakfast cravings.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 11:00am
  • Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am – 3:00pm (breakfast or brunch menu)

View EiO & The Hive’s Breakfast Menu


Nashville Biscuit House

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Neighborhood: East Nashville

Casual and a little rough around the edges, the Nashville Biscuit House gets loud and crazy. Waitresses race by with eggs and coffee in their hands as the line of patrons builds. The food is good and cheap, and there’s plenty to go around. If you come solely for the scrumptious, doughy biscuits, order extra, because only one comes with most meals.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 6:30am – 2:00pm
  • Sunday: 7:30am – 2:00pm

View Nashville Biscuit House’s Breakfast Menu


Fin & Pearl

Neighborhood: The Gulch

You may not know that Fin & Pearl serves breakfast Monday through Friday starting at 7:30am. While they are known for an amazing dinner and brunch service, the breakfast menu should not be overlooked. From farm eggs to a lobster and crab omelet, Fin & Pearl is a perfect breakfast spot.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 11:00am

Brunch Weekend Hours:

  • Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

View Fin & Pearl’s Breakfast Menu


Pancake Pantry

Neighborhood: Hillsboro Village

Get to Hillsboro Village early and wear comfortable shoes. The line at Pancake Pantry can be intimidating at first sight, but the delicious food and wonderful service keeps people coming back. It’s always worth the wait.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 6:00am – 3:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 6:00am – 4:00pm

View Pancake Pantry’s Breakfast Menu


Frothy Monkey

Neighborhoods: 12 South & Downtown

Frothy Monkey is a well-known coffee shop with multiple locations in Nashville, but they also have an amazing food menu. What’s great about this breakfast option in Nashville is they serve the breakfast and brunch menu until 5:00pm daily. With easily accessible locations in 12 South and downtown Nashville, you should consider Frothy Monkey a go-to for your A.M. or P.M. coffee and breakfast needs.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 7:00am – 5:00pm (breakfast and brunch menu served until 5pm daily)
  • Sunday: 8:00am – 5:00pm (breakfast and brunch menu served until 5pm daily)

View Frothy Monkey’s Breakfast Menu


Noshville

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Neighborhood: Green Hills

Simple and without frills, this 1950s-themed diner is laid-back and inviting. Noshville has every kind of omelet you need plus unique hash brown/potato rounds. This is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy eggs, bacon, bagels, and coffee. There’s plenty of parking, too!

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 2:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 7:30am – 3:00pm

View Noshville’s Breakfast Menu


Athens Family Restaurant

Neighborhood: Melrose

You may have seen these tight quarters on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives. Athens Family Restaurant holds a lot of character, both in the décor and the food. If you want a small taste of Greece in your breakfast, this is where to get it. Eggs, bacon, and toast are pretty universal, but try the Gyro omelet and take your taste buds on a quick flight to Athens. And with their around-the-clock weekend hours, it’s the perfect late-night hangout.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:00am – 10:00pm
  • Friday: Open all hours starting at 7:00am
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open all hours until 9:00pm

View Athens’ Breakfast Menu


417 Union

Neighborhood: Downtown

Come for food and a dish of history when you visit 417 Union in Downtown Nashville. As you walk in the front door, you step back to the World War II era. Keep traveling to the dining room upstairs, and you’ll find yourself in the Civil War. The food, however, is what you will remember most. Enjoy mountains of caramelized pancakes and thick bacon while you soak up the past at 417 Union.

Breakfast Hours (served all day):

  • Sunday & Monday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tuesday – Saturday: 7:00am – 9:00pm

View 417 Union’s Breakfast Menu


Monell’s

Neighborhood: Germantown 

Come hungry when you head to Monell’s for their “Weekend Country Breakfast.” Though best known for their skillet fried chicken, Monell’s in Germantown is also one of the best weekend breakfast places in Nashville. You sit down with other diners in family-style fashion, passing dishes and stories. The food is as Southern as it gets, and you get plenty of it. The breakfast is complete with eggs, grits, pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits, and more.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Saturday: 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:30am -11:00am

View Monell’s Breakfast Menu


Pfunky Griddle

The Pfunky Griddle - Berry Hill - Nashville, TN

Neighborhood: Berry Hill

If you’re in a restaurant rut or sick of dining out, this is the place to turn it all around. Be prepared to use a spatula and Pam Spray, because at the Pfunky Griddle, you are the cook! Each table has a built-in griddle in the center, and you’re equipped with the raw ingredients (batter, eggs, bread, etc.) to whip up a creation. Pfunky Griddle is a house turned restaurant, so it’s cute, quirky, and adorably designed. Parking may be a challenge due to its location and popularity, but it is worth it once inside!

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Friday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday: 7:00am – 3:00pm

View Pfunky Griddle’s Breakfast Menu


The Loveless Café

Photo Credit: Loveless Cafè

Neighborhood: Bellevue area

Get out of the city and discover a piece of Nashville history at the intimate, one-of-a-kind Loveless Cafe. Their country-style breakfast will make you feel right at home with warm biscuits and thick chocolate milk served in mason jars. The breakfast platters will overwhelm you, but not as much as the southern hospitality and charm. The waitresses are the sweetest and the gift shop next door cannot go unvisited.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 7:00am – 9:00pm

View Loveless Cafe’s Breakfast Menu


Also see our guide to the best brunch in Nashville:

Best Brunch Restaurants

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