Breakfast Restaurants in Nashville (Locals & Visitors Favorites!)

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We asked Nashville locals and recent visitors their top recommendations for breakfast.

Sun Diner

Next to the Johnny Cash Museum, Sun Diner delights visitors with its Southern charm and gourmet offerings, available around the clock. The diner's design pays homage to Sun Records' iconic musicians, reflecting the rockabilly fusion that characterized the label’s historic sound. While Sun Diner does not take reservations, its doors are open wide for walk-ins, promising minimal wait times even without a reservation system.

Another Broken Egg

Located on Commerce Street in downtown Nashville, Another Broken Egg Cafe offers a sophisticated brunch experience with Southern-inspired, chef-driven dishes and inventive cocktails. This café features a variety of brunch staples, seasonal offerings, and drinks from a full bar. It welcomes guests for dine-in, takeout, and catering, making it a prime choice for those seeking a high-quality meal. The cafe does not take reservations but provides online ordering and a waitlist for convenience.

Biscuit Love

Biscuit Love, born in Nashville and located in several areas, including The Gulch and Hillsboro Village, serves a creative menu dedicated to biscuits. This popular eatery crafts unique dishes like the “Bonut,” their famed biscuit-doughnut hybrid. The restaurant thrives on Southern traditions and offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere where no reservations are needed. Catering and online ordering are available, enhancing its accessibility and convenience for diners looking for a unique meal experience in the South.

The Gulch

Hillsboro Village

Pancake Pantry

The Pancake Pantry in Nashville, established in 1961, is a local favorite, drawing lines daily with its extensive menu of scratch-made pancakes, including 23 varieties, and other breakfast and lunch options such as omelets, waffles, sandwiches, and salads.

Located on Molloy Street, the restaurant offers a cozy dining experience from early morning to early afternoon. Convenient parking options are nearby. Catering and event hosting are also available, adding to its community appeal. No reservations are needed, ensuring easy access for all visitors.

Downtown Nashville

Hillsboro Village

Monells Nashville

Monell's Dining and Catering

Monell's, a beloved Nashville dining establishment, offers a unique Southern experience with family-style meals in a historic setting. The menu rotates daily but includes staples like skillet fried chicken and biscuits with gravy. The restaurant emphasizes community with large shared tables where diners pass dishes to one another.

Located in Germantown and at the Manor, Monell's also caters to various events, including weddings, with its Southern charm. No reservations are needed, welcoming guests to enjoy its hospitality and home-cooked meals.

Loveless Cafe

The Loveless Cafe, a Nashville staple since 1951, is renowned for its made-from-scratch Southern dishes, including fried chicken, biscuits, and BBQ.

Located just west of the city, it offers a nostalgic dining experience with a menu that honors traditional Southern cooking.

The cafe features a full range of homemade sides and desserts and is equipped to handle catering and events with Southern hospitality. No reservations are needed, allowing diners to enjoy its offerings with convenience.

Milk and Honey

Milk & Honey Nashville, located at 214 11th Avenue S, welcomes guests daily from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. This cafe and restaurant offers a diverse menu that includes breakfast, brunch, and lunch options.

Known for its modern atmosphere and quality ingredients, Milk & Honey provides a fresh take on dining with options for dine-in, takeout, and catering services. Although reservations are recommended, walk-ins are also accepted.

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