Music City is known for its many tourist attractions, from the Grand Ole Opry to the Country Music Hall of Fame. But Nashville has so much more to offer! The city is also home to some of the best breakfast spots in the country.
Whether you’re looking for a hearty Southern meal or a delicious pastry to start your day, you’ll find it in Nashville. Here are just a few of the city’s top breakfast spots.
Top Review:“This place was so delicious and really hit the spot for me. It was my first time here and I spent about 10 mins standing to the side debating what to order because everything sounded so delicious. I eventually settled on ordering the Which Came First righteous box. It was a perfect blend of biscuits, gravy, fried chicken, and a fried egg. I could not have asked for anything more perfect than that box of chicken. If you want to experience a taste of heaven, I’d recommend you come here.” – Lilian S.
Top Review:“Just came across this place looking for the Johnny cash museum. It is all breakfast besides the Nashville hot chicken sandwich. The service was very quick and great which is exactly what I was looking for. The sandwich and meal itself was perfect! The chicken had so much flavor, sweet and spicy! Highly recommend this little restaurant if you want breakfast or just a great hot chicken sandwich!” – Keeley M.
Top Review:“This place has good food and a small coffee shop vibe. I would suggest the 12 South location but either early in the morning or on a day that’s not crazy busy. This place will be packed! A great place to go work on things or meet up with people! 12 South is a great neighborhood to walk around after as well. They have delicious pastries and great coffee! You can also take to go and walk around!” – Rylie L.
Top Review:“During our 4-day stay in downtown Nashville this was our favorite bfast locale. The brisket hash $16 was delicious but the brown gravy was too rich and too salty. On the other hand, the mascarpone French toast was ridiculously perfect – substantial and filling with ample everything, including four large/thin slices of French toast and twin layers of mascarpone with orange marmalade and whipped cream. Service was terrific (really appreciated the custom decaf) and the ambience is beautiful.” – Mike S.
Top Review:“We made reservations for this restaurant the day before we visited. We wanted a place to have brunch before we returned home to MD. This ended up being a great choice. It is a hidden gem in a Marriott hotel basement. The people were all really nice. The customer service was great and the food was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals. I could see a man in the kitchen who appeared to be the owner or the manager. He made sure that every plate was a certain quality before he would send it out of the kitchen. I would recommend to anyone in the area.” – Tigress J.
Top Review:“I’m drawn to anything pink and this place was no exception. It was empty and very clean when I walked in with fun foreign music playing. I was promptly greeted by a friendly barista who informed me they have a little paper menu but at this time they were just serving coffee and what was in the displays. I had a tasty iced salted caramel coffee and a delicious caramel brownie which were the perfect treat on a hot Nashville day. This place has an excellent vibe, definitely somewhere you could take a friend to chat or even get some work done!” – Kiley K.
Top Review:“There will be a line but it’s worth the wait! I got the Hungry Hash Bowl and I was worried the portions would be too big but it was perfectly sized, as the meal is a bit heavy. We also had to try the bonuts – so delicious, and not too sweet. Would definitely come back again!” – Maggie T.
Top Review: “Amazing breakfast! When checking in our hotel the front desk said this place usually has a line but when we arrived we got sat right away. We took a table outside and I ordered the banana pancakes with chocolate chips. It was some of the best pancakes I ever had. Oh- and when we left, there was a line outside!” – Frank A.
Top Review:“It was a perfect spot for us to visit with family we had a lovely waitress who had us all set up in the back in the big booth! They were in between changing from breakfast to lunch so we had to wait for a bit but it was no big deal because she got our round of mimosas and bloody Mary’s going! First place we ate at in Nashville it wasn’t so loud you could actually hear each other. Highly recommend a perfect spot for a nice visit in this boutique hotel.” – Shelly D.
Top Review:“Again, this place never disappoints. The almond croissant was the best almond croissant I’ve ever had. It was huge, the perfect texture, and had tons of filling. My friend loved the reeses croissant too! The spicy hot chocolate cookie was very good and not really that spicy. The pumpkin pancakes were good, but they didn’t have much of a pumpkin flavor to them. The cinnamon twist latte was pretty good too. I think it could’ve been a bit sweeter.” – Lara S.
If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast in Nashville, you can’t go wrong with one of the spots on this list. From classic Southern staples to exotic international fare, there’s something for everyone.
And if you’re looking for a little hair of the dog to help you recover from a night of fun on Broadway, several of these restaurants offer bottomless Mimosas. So whether you’re seeking a leisurely weekend brunch or a quick bite before hitting the town, be sure to check out one of these Nashville breakfast hotspots.