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.


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

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Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown

Stompin’ Grounds is the ground level restaurant located within the JW Marriott Nashville. Breakfast is offered every single day with weekday breakfast hours starting at 6:30am. Whether you need a great spot for a breakfast meeting or just want to fill up on The Cowboy Hash or Broadway Benedict, you’ll love the experience at Stompin’ Grounds.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 7:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sunday: 7:00am – 2:00pm

View Stompin’ Ground’s Breakfast Menu

The Nashville Grange

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

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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.


Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 7:00am to 3:00pm

View Biscuit Love’s Breakfast Menu

Cafe Roze

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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 4:00pm 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 pimm’s cup.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Daily: 8:00am to 4:00pm

View Cafe Roze’s Day Menu

Proper Bagel

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Neighborhood: Belmont Blvd

Proper Bagel is an upscale New York-style bagel joint and market located on Belmont Blvd. 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:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am – 3:00pm

View Proper Bagel’s Menu

Sun Diner

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Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown

Sun Diner is located in the SoBro / Downtown area, and pays homepage to Sun Records’ legendary artists. The *sometimes* 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 Donut Breakfast Sandwich. 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: 7:00am – 3:00pm

View Sun Diner’s Breakfast Menu

Pinewood Social

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Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown

Pinewood Social is another great option for weekday breakfast in Nashville. With breakfast items like the Smoked Salmon Cakes, Croque Madame, and Smoked Pork Chop, 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

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Neighborhood: Downtown

Although they are known for their BBQ, Puckett’s breakfast skillets won’t go uneaten. The breakfast items 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

View Puckett’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 Florentine Benedict, Three-egg Omelets, and Beastwich.

Breakfast Hours:

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

View Sky Blue Cafe’s Breakfast Menu

Milk & Honey

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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

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

View Nashville Biscuit House’s Breakfast Menu

Pancake Pantry

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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

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Neighborhoods: 12 South / The Nations / 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, The Nations, and downtown Nashville, you should consider Frothy Monkey a go-to for your A.M. or P.M. coffee and breakfast needs.

Breakfast Hours:

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

View Frothy Monkey’s 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):

  • Monday & Thursday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 8:00am – 1:30pm

View 417 Union’s Breakfast Menu


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 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. If you’re into the late night options, Monell’s has a Midnight Country Breakfast on Saturdays from midnight to 3:00am.

Breakfast Hours:

  • Sunday – Friday: 8:00am – 11:00am
  • Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Saturdays: Midnight – 3:00am- Midnight Country Breakfast

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:

  • Wednesday – Monday: 8:00am – 8:00pm (closed Tuesdays)

View Loveless Cafe’s Breakfast Menu

Shep’s Delicatessen

Neighborhood: East Nashville

Shep’s Delicatessen is a perfect spot for breakfast! The classic Jewish deli features an all-day breakfast menu, traditional Jewish comfort food, and a full bar serving wine, beer, and cocktails. Breakfast is served daily at 8:00am!

Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 8:00am – 2:30pm
  • Thursday – Sunday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

View Shep’s Delicatessen’s Breakfast Menu

Also see our guide to the best brunch in Nashville:

Best Brunch Restaurants

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