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


Elliston Place Soda Shop

Neighborhood: Elliston Place

Elliston Place Soda Shop serves breakfast all day long Monday through Saturday. This classic destination offers eggs, pancakes, French toast, omelets, ham, fried bologna, biscuits, and more. Be sure to order one of their famous floats or milkshakes before you depart.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 7:30am – 8:30pm (closed Sundays)

View Elliston Place Soda Shop’s Breakfast Menu


Stompin’ Grounds

Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown

Stompin’ Grounds is a ground-level restaurant located within the JW Marriott Nashville. Breakfast is offered every single day starting at 6:30am. Whether you need a great spot for a breakfast meeting or just want to fill up on some Broadway Scramble or buttermilk pancakes, you’ll love the experience at Stompin’ Grounds.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Sunday: 6:30am – 2:00pm

View Stompin’ Ground’s Breakfast Menu


The Nashville Grange

Neighborhood: Downtown

The Nashville Grange, a Southern-inspired restaurant, is located on the main level of the renowned Grand Hyatt Nashville. This restaurant serves breakfast daily starting at 7:00am, making it the perfect early-morning destination. Complimentary two-hour valet parking is included, too!

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 7:00am to 2:00pm

View The Nashville Grange’s Menu


Biscuit Love

Neighborhoods: GulchHillsboro Village

Biscuit Love started out as a food truck in 2012, founded by Karl and Sarah Worley. After a couple of 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). The East Nasty and Southern Benny are a must-try.

Locations:

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 7:00am to 3:00pm

View Biscuit Love’s Breakfast Menu


Cafe Roze

Neighborhood: East Nashville

Cafe Roze is a New York-style, all-day café tucked away in East Nashville. The incredible “day” menu is served from 8:00am to 3:30pm daily. The menu features everything from toasts and breakfast bowls to salads and sandwiches. Don’t forget about the “day” drinks, including our favorite, the Pimms Cup.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 8:00am to 3:30pm

View Cafe Roze’s Day Menu


Proper Bagel

Neighborhood: Belmont Boulevard

Proper Bagel is an upscale New York-style bagel joint and market located on Belmont Boulevard. They serve Crema coffee, 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. There will be a line out the door on busy mornings.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 8:00am – 3:00pm

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 popular diner offers a variety of breakfast classics, burgers, and sides. Menu items include options like the short rib hash, breakfast tacos, “Feelin’ Good” breakfast burger, and donut breakfast sandwich. Whether you’re craving breakfast in the afternoon or want a great business meeting spot, Sun Diner has you covered.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 7:00am – 3:00pm

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 avocado toast and brown butter waffles, 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

View Pinewood Social’s Breakfast Menu


Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

Neighborhood: Downtown

Although they are known for their BBQ, Puckett’s breakfast skillets won’t go uneaten. The breakfast items are hard to choose from because everything is so delicious. 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

View Puckett’s Breakfast Menu


Sky Blue Café

Neighborhood: East Nashville

Sky Blue Café is a quaint, hidden treasure of East Nashville. The tables are draped with mismatched table cloths and topped with an eclectic collection of salt and pepper shakers. The breakfast menu is hard to beat with items like Florentine Benedict and the GO burrito.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Thursday – Monday: 8:00am – 2:00pm

View Sky Blue Cafe’s Breakfast Menu


Milk & Honey

Neighborhood: Gulch

Milk & Honey is a popular destination for breakfast during the weekdays and brunch on the weekends. Centrally located in the Gulch, you’ll find tourists and locals at this hot spot. The Nova Lox Bagel or fig and prosciutto toast won’t disappoint. They also have craft coffee drinks, smoothies, and juices if you prefer a liquid breakfast.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 6:00am – 3:00pm

View Milk & Honey’s Breakfast Menu


Nashville Biscuit House

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, Thursday, Friday – Saturday: 6:30am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday: 7:30am – 1:00pm

View Nashville Biscuit House’s Breakfast Menu


Pancake Pantry

Neighborhood: Hillsboro Village | Downtown

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 keep people coming back. It’s always worth the wait. Pancake Pantry now also has a Downtown location!

Locations:

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 6:00am – 3:00pm

View Pancake Pantry’s Breakfast Menu


Frothy Monkey

Neighborhoods: 12 South | The NationsDowntown

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 is that they serve their breakfast and brunch menu until 5:00pm daily. With easily accessible locations, you should consider Frothy Monkey a go-to for your A.M. or P.M. coffee and breakfast needs.

Locations:

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 7:00am – 5:00pm (breakfast and brunch menu served until 5:00pm daily)

View Frothy Monkey’s Breakfast Menu


417 Union

Neighborhood: Downtown

Come for the 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):

  • Thursday – Monday: 7:30am – 1:30pm

View 417 Union’s Breakfast Menu


Monell’s

Neighborhood: Germantown 

Come hungry when you head to Monell’s for their daily 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 a 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:

  • Monday – Saturday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

View Monell’s Breakfast Menu


The Loveless Café

Neighborhood: Bellevue area

Get out of the city and discover a piece of Nashville history at the intimate, one-of-a-kind Loveless Café. 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:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 7:00am to 8:00pm

View Loveless Cafe’s Breakfast Menu


Also see our guide to the best brunch in Nashville:

Best Brunch Restaurants

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