Must-Visit Nashville Breakfast Spots

I've lived in Nashville for 10 years. Since I'm an early riser, the first time I visited I was looking for the best Nashville breakfast in town.

I've been to many of the breakfast restaurants listed below. In fact, the first one I ever went to was The Pancake Pantry. It's well known to have a line that seems to be always wrapped around the building. I usually hate lines but I was encouraged by the locals to put up with it. It was totally worth it because the line goes quickly. I'm not a pancake person really, but this was great. Plenty of non pancake options. I got the rolled, pancakes with an omelet. All delicious and I got gluten free.

In this post you'll not only find the best pancakes. Listed below are the best Nashville breakfast burrito's, all day breakfast, breakfast buffet's, and vegan breakfast options.

I've tried to capture every neighborhood in Nashville including the best Nashville breakfast downtown, The Gulch, Germantown, SoBro etc. These should all be within walking distance of downtown or at least a short Uber ride.

Make sure you check out our post on the best Nashville brunch restaurants.

What are your favorite spots? Let us know in the comments below.

Best Nashville Breakfasts

The Nashville Grange

Menu | 1000 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 | 615-622-1234

Neighborhood: Downtown

The Nashville Grange is a family-owned and operated restaurant where you can find some of the best breakfast options in downtown Nashville.

In addition to its great food, The Grange offers a casual, inviting atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.

They have a huge variety of delicious and filling breakfast foods. Whether you want something savory or sweet, they have something for everyone. The food comes out quickly, so no waiting around while your breakfast gets cold.

Elliston Place Soda Shop

Menu | 2105 Ellison Place | 615-327-1090

Neighborhood: Midtown

Serving up some of the best Nashville breakfast, Elliston Place Soda Shop is a popular spot for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Located just off of Elliston Place, this restaurant has been serving up food since 1939. You will find a variety of entries, including pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, and more.

The menu also includes sides like hash browns, bacon or sausage links with scrambled eggs and toast. If you are looking for brunch in Nashville on Saturdays or Sundays, this is definitely a great place to try.

Proper Bagel

Menu | 2011 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212 | 615-928-7276

Neighborhood: Hillsboro Village/Belmont

This new café offer many types of fresh, locally baked bagels, iced coffee (or hot cocoa), and other delicious breakfast favorites like avocado toast and bacon egg cups with sriracha aioli.

Kitchen Notes

Menu | 250 Fifth Avenue South | 615-761-3700

Neighborhood: East Nashville

Kitchen Notes is a restaurant and bakery located in East Nashville, Tennessee. It offers a variety of breakfast dishes, brunch items, and sandwiches.

The menu changes daily based on seasonality and what ingredients are fresh from local farms.

Kitchen Notes is also available for catering events during other times of day if you are looking for something a little more intimate or formal than your typical sandwich at lunchtime.

Silver Sands Café

Menu | 937 Locklayer St. Nashville, TN | 615-780-990

Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville

Silver Sands Café is one of the top breakfast places in Nashville. The restaurant has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, serving breakfast all day, every day.

They offer an assortment of breakfast dishes including pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict and more.

They also serve lunch and dinner with many different options for each meal. The prices are affordable for any budget.

Nashville Biscuit House

Menu | 805 Gallatin Ave, Nashville | 615-228-4504

Neighborhood: Eastwood

The Nashville Biscuit House is a popular breakfast destination. The restaurant serves Southern-style biscuits and gravy, but also has an array of other breakfast options.

It is known for its wait times, so it's best to get there early (or be prepared for a bit of a wait).

Pancake Pantry

Menu | 1796 21st Ave S, Nashville | 615-383-9333

Neighborhood: Hillsboro

If you are looking for some of the best breakfast spots Nashville, then you should head over to The Pancake Pantry. It is one of the best breakfast places. You can't go wrong with a delicious stack of pancakes, but they also have plenty of other menu items including eggs and bacon, sandwiches, salads, and more.

If you are looking for something sweet, they also serve up some great waffles that are topped with all sorts of delicious toppings like fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

Sky Blue Café

Menu | 700 Fatherland St, Nashville, TN 37206 | 615 770-7097

Neighborhood: Near East End

Sky Blue Cafe is a quintessential breakfast spot in 700 Fatherland St, Nashville. The menu offers eggs, French toast, pancakes, and bacon but also has a variety of other breakfast dishes for those who aren’t into traditional fare.

It has an updated feel with exposed brick walls and eclectic paintings on the wall. Sky Blue Cafe also serves lunch and dinner so you can have your eggs anytime of day.


Menu | 1812 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212 | (615) 777-3436

Neighborhood: Hillsboro

Fido is a breakfast and brunch spot that has been serving Nashvillians since 1996. Fido's menu includes classics like eggs benedict and pancakes, as well as some newer dishes like tofu bacon and avocado toast.

The restaurant was named one of the best breakfast spots in Nashville by Thrillist last year in 2021.

The Loveless Café

Menu | 8400 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221 | 615-646-9700

Neighborhood: Natchez Trace

This Southern diner-style restaurant specializes in biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, waffles, pancakes and more.

 The Loveless Café is also known for their fried green tomatoes, which are served on top of a melt-in-your-mouth buttermilk biscuit.

Pinewood Social

Menu | 33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210 | 615-751-8111

Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville

Pinewood Social is an all-day restaurant, bar, bakery and event space. One of their most popular dishes is their breakfast sandwich. It has bacon or sausage, fried egg and a choice of cheese on brioche bread.

They also offer a variety of other breakfast sandwiches, including one with fried chicken, another with avocado and eggs (which we highly recommend) and finally a simple but tasty ham sandwich for those who are not looking for anything too heavy.

Cafe Roze

Menu | 1115 Porter Rd, Nashville, TN 37206 | 615-645-9100

Neighborhood: East Nashville

Café Roze is a cute little restaurant with an atmosphere that is cozy and perfect for breakfast or brunch.

You will find classic breakfast dishes like oatmeal, pancakes and eggs benedict as well as more unique items such as red beans and rice with eggs, smoked salmon frittata, or huevos rancheros.

If you are looking for something special for breakfast this morning, head over to Café Roze.

Milk & Honey

Menu | 214 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 | 615-712-7466

Neighborhood: The Gulch

Milk & Honey Gulch is a hidden gem of a restaurant in downtown Nashville. The breakfast menu features items like eggs benedict, chicken & waffles, and biscuits with sausage gravy.

For those looking for something on the lighter side, there are plenty of options such as oatmeal with fruit and yogurt parfait.

In addition to breakfast, they serve up tasty lunch and dinner options. A favorite among locals is their meatloaf sandwich that's served on garlic bread with tomato sauce.

Milk & Honey Gulch is also known for brunch in Nashville.

Yeast Nashville

Menu | 805 Woodland St #300, Nashville, TN 37206 | 615-330-7521

Neighborhood: Near Edgehill

If you are looking for some of the best breakfast spots Nashville has to offer, head over to Yeast Nashville.

With a variety of options, including a vegan and gluten-free menu, this is one of Nashville’s most popular breakfast spots.

And not only do they have an amazing variety of healthy food items, but they also have delicious coffee with local ingredients.

They open at 7AM – 12PM Wednesday to Sunday.

417 Union

Menu | 417 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219 | 615-401-7241

Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville

417 Union is a restaurant that offers both breakfast and lunch. It's one of our favorite spots for brunch in Nashville, because they have great food, and it's located right next to Music City Center.

They offer something for everyone, with eggs benedict on their menu, alongside waffles with bacon. And if you want something healthier, they have some great oatmeal options.

The prices are also reasonable. Most entries are under $10.

So, if you are looking for good breakfast places near downtown Nashville, then 417 Union should be at the top of your list.

Frothy Monkey

Menu | 235 Rep. John Lewis Way N, Nashville, TN 37219 | 615-600-4756

Neighborhood: The Nations

If you are looking for a place that has a fun, trendy atmosphere and delicious coffee, Frothy Monkey in the Nations Nashville is the perfect spot.

The interior is hip and has a lot of natural light coming in from their large windows. It is open 24 hours so it's great for grabbing breakfast or brunch anytime of day.

Plus, they have vegan options which makes this one of the best breakfast spots in Nashville.

Stompin' Grounds

Menu | 201 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 | 629-208-8450

Neighborhood: SoBro

Nashville's Stompin' (Coffee house) Grounds is a favorite among college students, families and professionals. It provides a casual atmosphere with great food at an affordable price. The best part is that it's open 24 hours a day, so you can go anytime.

Breakfast is served all day everyday, with all-natural ingredients that are sourced locally whenever possible.

Biscuit Love

Menu | 2001 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212 | 615-610-3336

Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville

Biscuit Love Gulch is a beautiful and popular breakfast spot downtown. It is famous for their biscuits and gravy, but also offers bacon, eggs, pancakes and more.

If you are looking for a classic meal that's sure to hit the spot, head over to Biscuit Love Gulch Nashville.

It is located close to Locale Nashville – The Gulch and only about a 10 minute walk from Bar Louie. We would highly recommend checking this place out for breakfast or brunch if you are looking for delicious breakfast food.

Sun Diner

Menu | 105 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

Neighborhood: The District

Sun Diner is a local favorite for breakfast. With a wide variety of options, you are sure to find something you will like. But Sin diner is one of the top breakfast places in Nashville.

Sun Diner is known as one of the best breakfast spots in town and has been serving up food since 2016.

They have plenty of foods in the menu such as Avocado toast with fried eggs, crispy fried chicken with home made sausage gravy, beef steak burger topped with fried eggs, etc.

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