Commonly referred to as Bread & Co., this casual breakfast and lunch spot specializes in straightforward staples such as sandwiches, soups, and salads. It is perhaps most well known, however, for its fruit tea – to the extent that numerous bloggers and fruit tea fanatics have even done their best to replicate Bread & Co’s take on the sweet beverage. Bread & Co. is a must-visit for those looking for the quintessential Nashville fruit tea, made with just the right amount of orange juice, lemonade, and pineapple.
Frothy Monkey is one of Nashville’s most popular local coffee shop chains, and for good reason: its espresso drinks are consistently some of the best in town, and its full menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters (especially recommended: their build-your-own omelets and seasonal lattes). If you’re searching for an alternative – or an addition – to your daily coffee fix, however, Frothy’s iced fruit tea – made with just the perfect level of sweetness – is a failsafe option.
Hillsboro Village’s Fido is a favorite for locals, tourists, and college students alike. With perhaps the most comprehensive food menu of any Nashville coffee shop, this restaurant/cafe has something for every taste palette, from its all-day breakfast to a variety of off-the-wall seasonal coffee drinks to its robust selection of pastries (including a to-die-for blueberry lavender cake). Much like Frothy Monkey, however, while the joint may be most well-known for its caffeinated beverages, it also offers its own take on fruit tea. While Fido’s version may be a little more fruity and a little less tea-like, it is nonetheless a delicious way to quench your thirst on a warm summer day. (Or during winter, fruit tea in Nashville knows no seasonal boundaries.)
While a locally-owned independent burrito shop is perhaps not the first place that would jump to mind for those in search of classic Nashville fruit tea, Baja Burrito – located in Nashville’s Berry Hill neighborhood – is a must-try for its take on the Music City staple. Its bajafruit tea will satisfy any craving for the fruity sweet tea that you may be harboring, and while you’re at it, be sure to try a made-to-order burrito or taco plate.