4 Nashville Brunch Spots Worth The Wait

Most folks think of Nashville as Music City, USA, a haven for honky-tonks, country music and a strong Southern heritage. But beyond the twang, fiddles, boots and barbecue is a burgeoning cityscape for foodies waiting in long lines to get their breakfast on.

Here are four brunch options for those visiting the Athens of the South.

1/ Biscuit Love
Situated in The Gulch, Biscuit Love features an open-space dining room and a menu that riffs on traditional biscuit-based brunch selections.

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Photo Courtesy Biscuit Love

Appetites are treated to a menu of made-to-order comfort food. Biscuits serve as the centerpiece of each delicacy and are then paired with items like their Bonuts, Blacklock Hash or Vegetarian Grits.

The establishment first opened as a food truck before going brick-and-mortar in 2015, and has since staked out its turf as a breakfast haven that provides a culinary experience deeply rooted in the gastronomy of the South.

2/ Garden Brunch Café
Since its inception in 2009, the Garden Brunch Café has established itself as a force to be reckoned with for a hearty brunch. Located in North Nashville, it is an enticing alternative to what you might find downtown or in The Gulch.

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Photo courtesy of The Garden Brunch Cafe

Known for having a welcoming vibe and friendly service, the success of this lively cafe lies in the old-school Southern offerings they plate up for patrons, including traditional fish and grits, omelets and their pancakes, which are the talk of the town.

Popular with Nashvillians and visitors alike, the Garden Brunch Café is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. While just cutting its teeth as a go-to brunch destination, the venue also host special events, including poetry and jazz nights.

3/ Loveless Café
Yes, Loveless Café is a bit off the beaten path, and yes, it is a bit of a tourist hot spot; however, it is worth every bit of the short ride. This beloved West Nashville establishment has earned its reputation by serving up made-from-scratch Southern breakfast experiences in all of their glory, all day long.

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Photo courtesy of Loveless Café

Nostalgic, charming and perched just off Highway 100, every meal matters for this slice of Nashville history. It’s well-known for biscuits and big breakfasts, which have since made it a popular destination for more than six decades.

Generations of diners have been rewarded with a menu loaded with their legendary biscuits, country ham, bacon, cinnamon-raisin French toast and more, all served up with heaping helpings of Dixieland hospitality.

4/ Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
Puckett’s began as a grocer in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee in the 1950s and has since morphed into a kingdom of savor and sound with four locations in the Nashville metro area.

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Photo courtesy of Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

A combined general store, restaurant and nighttime music venue, Puckett’s features a robust brunch that centers on providing great food and Southern hospitality.

If you have a hankering for some home cooking, Puckett’s is the ideal spot. Whether you choose their breakfast buffet or opt for the dazzling selections from their brunch menu (highlighted by French toast, pulled pork, tender chicken, barbecue or seriously down-home skillets), you will hard-pressed to leave with an empty stomach.

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