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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
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“Cafe with funky deck & crafts shop offering coffee, breakfast & sandwiches, plus weekend live music.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“When you go to the Arcade for breakfast, try to get a seat at the Elvis booth towards the back of the restaurant (it was apparently his favourite). Even if you can't get the coveted seat, you can still gorge yourself on the restaurant's fantastic sweet potato pancakes and other classic southern breakfast treats. The Arcade is one of the oldest restaurants in Memphis and the classic retro decor hasn't changed in years.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bakery
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“A cute coffee shop. They also sell the most amazing cupcakes and other yummy treats.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great sandwiches, pool, and Foosball in the Cooper-Young area. Open 11 a.m. - 3 a.m.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
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“Favorite Breakfast spot. They bake their breads and pastries fresh every day. Also a great lunch/dinner spot. Amazing burger and salad. Breakfast is served all day as well.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“Bluff City Coffee opens at 6:30 a.m., which may be the earliest you can get a coffee downtown, and specializes in Italian-style espresso beverages.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Boutique market with all the essentials inc wine and beer. Food Trucks on Wednesday nights. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“Caffeine & snacks in a coffeehouse with disco ball & vintage posters, plus live music & poetry.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Whether you’re looking to grind or unwind, Tamp & Tap has you covered. This Downtown shop offers both coffee drinks and local craft beers. If you’re just getting started for the day, the Tennessean (a white-chocolate caramel latte) is not to be missed. Enjoy it in the spacious dining room with an order of the Nutella brioche toast. Stop by again after work for a locally brewed beer by one of Memphis’ craft breweries.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Store
“A quaint coffee shop that sells artisan goods from around the country. City & State on Broad Avenue is a hybrid concept that combines Intelligentsia pourovers with over 40 brands of timeless handcrafted goods, ranging from blankets from an American Woolen Mill that’s been weaving heirloom pieces for over 100 years to cutting boards from third generation woodworkers in Tennessee. City & State practices this attention to local and sustainable business with food and drink items as well; the Smokey Salted Caramel Latte’s sea salt is made in state, while baked goods like the brown sugar cinnamon roll are sourced from Porcellino’s on Brookhaven Circle.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“A great place for a quiet morning. French pastries and other bites along with excellent french press coffee. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Right at the corner. They sell beer from local breweries, chips and guacamole from local restaurant Las Delicias and have sandwiches and juices.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place to stop and eat if you're on Beale and in the mood for chicken and waffles”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Wonderful, locally-owned French bistro that serves breakfast and lunch. Great coffee sourced from local producers. The Bagel & Lox is our favorite! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This place has such good food and always a creative twist. It's not super close to home, but it's worth the couple of miles and it is very close to Sun Studios, a must see while you're in Memphis. Also, it's on the way to downtown if that's part of your visit plan.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Popular dive bar with lots of varied entertainment, from shows to trivia, karaoke, comedy and more. An institution. Good burgers too. Beer only, setups sold.”
  • 8 locals recommend