Rise and shine! We’ve compiled a great list of downtown Nashville’s most delicious, traditional breakfast restaurants. Whether your fancy is a gourmet breakfast bowl, traditional pancakes or biscuits and gravy, we’ve got you covered.
Puckett’s has been a true Nashville staple for years. Popular among tourists and locals alike, Puckett’s has some of the best traditional breakfast dishes in town — not to mention a full breakfast buffet on the weekends. Choose from Southern dishes like biscuits and gravy, Elvis-inspired French toast (with peanut butter and bananas), a hearty breakfast burrito or Nashville’s take on eggs Benedict. Puckett’s serves breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Sunday.
Address: 500 Church Street
The Southern is best known for its traditional dinner menu, but the breakfast menu shouldn’t be underestimated. Sip a mimosa with fresh-squeezed OJ as you take in the early morning sights and sounds of downtown Nashville from the Southern’s expansive patio. Order the Highway (chicken and waffles) or T for Tennessee (steak and eggs). The Southern serves breakfast Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Address: 150 3rd Avenue S.
Not an early riser? No worries. Another Broken Egg serves breakfast until 2:00 p.m. every day of the week. Their extensive breakfast and drink menus have a little something for everyone. Popular dishes include Bananas Foster Pancakes, the Southwest Scrambler, and the Broken Egg Chicken & Biscuit Sandwich.
Address: 208 Commerce Street
Breakfast food isn’t limited to the a.m. Hermitage Café serves breakfast food 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. This old-fashioned diner offers traditional favorites like biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and smothered hash browns. One of Nashville’s most popular “greasy spoons,” Hermitage Café is a hot spot to visit after concerts or late nights along Broadway. Hermitage Café is open from 10 p.m to 1:30 p.m. every day of the week.
Address: 71 Hermitage Avenue
This 24-hour diner is conveniently open any time you happen to have that breakfast craving. Located in the Heart of downtown beside the Johnny Cash Museum, Sun Diner celebrates some of Sun Records’ legendary artists with their. Menu favorites include Banana’s Foster pancakes, the Donut Breakfast Sandwich, or traditional Breakfast Tacos. The Sun Diner serves breakfast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Address: 105 3rd Avenue S.
Have you tried any of these spots? Where is your favorite place to eat breakfast in downtown Nashville?