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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Art Museum
“Always has great exhibits. Amazing art deco architecture in this old post office building”
  • 251 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a good place for the fan of Johnny Cash and for those who want to know more about him. There are a lot of things to see and learn in this museum. They also added a cafe to let the visitor enjoy their stay. Address: 119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201 (1.2 miles/6 mins drive) ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“You can't go wrong with anything on the menu but try a Cuban Latte for an extra special treat. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Café
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“This is my favorite restaurant in Nashville. It’s not cheap but not super expensive either. The coconut curry salmon is unbelievable as is the French onion soup. They also have a great (and inexpensive) brunch with the best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had in my life (including in New Orleans). If you’ve never had grits or don’t know what they are, these would be a great first taste.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Café
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“Great coffee and Crepes for all. Perfect for a quick breakfast and a cup of joe.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Think of this as like the Bluebird without the hype. It's also downtown, so a bit more convenient if that's where you're spending most of your time.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Diner
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“Typical breakfast diner. Not the classiest joint, but open late, and it's cheap.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Frothy Monkey is the breakfast through dinner coffeehouse featuring creative folks using local ingredients to prepare original dishes served in a cozy and approachable atmosphere.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“One of the most popular coffee spots in Nashville! ++ Great coffee! ++ Lots of seats, great for groups ++ Plugs available for those working ++ Uppity coffee snob vibes -- prepare for a bit of a snobby staff, they think they are very special in the coffee world, haha! ++ Breakfast Options ++ Five Daughters Donuts available”
  • 28 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“"Great breakfast.... Certainly the best pancakes I had in years...maybe in my life! Nice location, friendly staff as well."”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Get there early or you’ll be waiting in line! The food for breakfast and lunch is amazing. French toast is outta this world! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
“If a daytime date is the plan, Germantown’s Tempered makes their own truffles (and drinking chocolate), and pairs them with wine or whiskey. If looking for more than chocolate, there’s a cheese plate and a selection of sandwiches, all served on Dozen Bakery baguettes. At night on Thursday through Saturday, the space transforms into an absinthe bar — The Green Hour, another good choice for cocktails and conversation. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
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“Hard Rock has been rockin’ the globe for 41 years. Now where could there be a better place for Hard Rock Cafe than Music City? Located in the historic 'District' of downtown Nashville at the foot of Riverfront Park, Hard Rock Cafe is the perfect place to fuel up on specialty dishes made in house from scratch every day. Enjoy local Live Music in our newly renovated Reverb Room and partake in the best view of Downtown and the Cumberland River from our Ledge and be sure to stop by the Rock Shop to get your one of a kind Rock T Shirt or pin.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“In the Thompson hotel, cute for pics! They have a really good turmeric chai latte.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Ice cream is made in the shop and is magical! The banana pudding shake is where it's at”
  • 16 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Staff - fast, friendly. Donuts - words escape me. Cold brew - will knock you over it’s so strong. Love it ALL.”
  • 10 locals recommend