Best Breakfast in Nashville: Breakfast can be both unifying and divisive. Some argue for its importance, while others choose to skip it. There is something to be said, despite deep-rooted beliefs, for perfectly cooked eggs, crisp bacon and stacks of fluffy pancakes.
Best Breakfast in Nashville
We all know about the popular Nashville first-meal spots Biscuit Love, Loveless Cafe and Pancake Pantry. But there are a few more options for those hungry mornings.
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1. Nadeen’s Hermitage Haven
Nadeen’s Hermitage Haven is a new restaurant that opened in Hermitage in 2017. The menu features chicken and waffles and huevos rancheros. This quirky ex-pizza joint also offers craft cocktails.
3410 Lebanon Pike Hermitage, TN 37076
2. Nashville Biscuit House
Nashville Biscuit House makes some of the most delicious breakfast biscuits around. Don’t let exterior appearances fool your eyes. The little East Nashville restaurant is open at 6:30 a.m. on weekdays (closed Tuesday/Wednesday). There’s also a drive-thru, so you can grab a quick bite before heading to work. NBH also serves pancakes, French Toast, omelettes and many other items.
805 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
3.Big Al’s Deli
Big Al’s Deli is located in Salemtown. It opens at 7 a.m. every week, and at 9 a.m. each Saturday. They offer classic breakfast options such as French toast, pancakes, and biscuit sandwiches to both commuters and their next-door neighbors. Big Al, also known as Alfonso Anderson has been a Nashville legend.
1828 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
4.Sky Blue Cafe
Sky Blue, a East Side favorite, is open from Thursday to Monday at 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. (with limited sidewalk table seating). There are often long waits at weekends so it is worth planning a weekday visit to Sky Blue. You can try their stuffed French Toast pancakes, hot chicken biscuits, and three egg omelets with home fries.
700 Fatherland St. Nashville, TN 37206
People flock to Sean Brock’s casual tribute to fast food of yesteryear, for huge burgers and buckets full of fried chicken. But it’s also a great spot to grab breakfast on-the-go. Brock’s Joyland biscuits are topped with everything, from bacon to sack sausage to fried chicken. They are undoubtedly some of Nashville’s best. Joyland’s Instagram feed will show you the latest breakfast hours. They change often, but they are generally Saturday and Sunday mornings.
901 Woodland St. Nashville, TN 37206
6.Silver Sands Cafe
Silver Sands Cafe, Nashville’s soul food institution, is known for its lunchtime meat-and-3 but also for Sophia Vaughn’s tried-and-true homestyle breakfast recipes. Silver Sands’ third generation owner serves crowd-pleasing pancake stacks and country ham from 6 a.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays.
937 Locklayer St, Nashville, TN 37208
7.Monell’s Dining and Catering
Monell’s has been a Germantown favorite for many years. They serve country breakfast seven days a week, starting at 8 am.
1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
Fido has been a breakfast favorite since its opening in 1996. They serve breakfast every day, starting at 7 a.m.
1812 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
Yes, tourists flock to this Hillsboro Village institution at all hours. This Nashville breakfast institution has been serving pancakes since 1961. You can save yourself the long lines on weekends by visiting the restaurant for breakfast during the week.
1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
Pinewood is a beautiful place that serves great food. Pinewood is a great place to have a “working breakfast” during the work week due to its relaxed atmosphere and comfortable booths. You can choose from challah French Toast, bruleed grapefruit or a smoked pork chop and red eye gravy. Crema coffee is available to wash it all down, with a view of the six reclaimed wood lanes at the Indiana Bowl O’Rama.
33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210
Anzie Blue, which is now in a larger location in Hillsboro Village has a warm and inviting interior that immediately soothes. The CBD and cocktails help. Modern and satisfying breakfast options include chorizo breakfast tacos and lox-topped bagels. There are also steak and eggs and acai bowls. But there are also breakfast boards for 2 — chicken or sausage and a variety of other components. Open at 8 a.m.
2111 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
12.Wendell Smith’s restaurant
In 1952, Sylvan park was the first restaurant to open by Wendell Lee Smith. It is now in its eighth decade of serving breakfast and lunch to the masses. Morning favorites include the western omelets and biscuits and gravy.
407 53rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209
13.Biscuit Love Gulch
Biscuit Love has been a popular breakfast restaurant in the area since its opening in 2015. The original location in The Gulch has been closed. Two additional locations have since been added to Biscuit Love. You can avoid crowds by stopping in during weekdays to get your bonut and ‘East Nasty” biscuit sandwiches.
316 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Yeast is East Nashville’s best choice for a quick breakfast or a long line of pancakes. You can find Czech-style sweet-filled Kolaches and savory Klobasneks here. It’s easy to grab and eat while you ride to work.
805 Woodland St #300 Nashville, TN 37206
Since 2016, Proper Bagel has been a popular Belmont location for fresh bagels, bagel sandwiches and baked goods. It’s not uncommon to see long lines but it’s worth it.
2011 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212
16.Elliston Place Soda Shop
Elliston Place is in the Neighborhood
Elliston Place Soda Shop offers breakfast every day, Monday through Saturday. You can find eggs, pancakes and French toast at this classic spot. Also, you can get ham, fried bologna and biscuits. Before you leave, make sure to get one of their milkshakes or floats.
Monday through Saturday: 7:30am to 8:30pm (closed Sundays).
SoBro/Downtown Stompin’ Grounds is a neighborhood.
A ground-level restaurant within the JW Marriott Nashville. Every day, breakfast is served starting at 6:30am. Stompin’ Grounds is a wonderful place to have a breakfast meeting, or simply enjoy some Broadway Scramble and buttermilk pancakes.
Monday through Sunday: 6:30am – 2:00pm
18.The Nashville Grange
The Nashville Grange is a Southern-inspired restaurant located on the main floor of the Grand Hyatt Nashville. The perfect place to start your morning with breakfast, this restaurant is open daily at 7:00am. You also get complimentary valet parking for two hours.
Daily: 7:00am – 2:00pm