The 10 Best Breakfast Spots In The District, Nashville

Sarah Lantz

The District in Nashville is the heart of music city, where you can go and listen to all kinds of live music. Besides all kinds of venues, you’ll find some surprisingly scrumptious breakfast joints to fill up on the first meal of the day. We’ve put down our favorites below.

1. The Farm House

The Farm House

Located in a high ceilinged, cozy setting, with large windows, The Farm House has a soothing ambiance, perfect for enjoying a tasty brunch with relatives in town or just as a way to start your day. Their brunch menu includes mains like the ‘Pork Belly Poptart’ with maple syrup, lemon walnut marmalade, and a side of eggs, and brunch sandwiches like the ‘Fried Bologna Sandwich’ with egg, Alabama white sauce, chow-chow, and banana peppers.
Address & phone number: 210 Almond St Nashville, TN USA +1 615-522-0688

Inside Acme Feed & SeedInside Acme Feed & Seed © Kenneth Leung/Flickr

2. Acme Feed & Seed

Bar, Restaurant, American
© Emily B. Hall
Offering delicious brunches every weekend, Acme Feed & Seed is a brightly lit, high ceilinged, open restaurant with a scenic roof deck bordering downtown Nashville’s high rises. You’ll find tasty dishes on their menu like the ‘Beautina Hash’ of two sunny-side-up eggs over slow-cooked brisket, potatoes, and caramelized onions, and the ‘Damn Good’ with fried eggs, pulled pork, pinto beans, and barbecue sauce.

3. Another Broken Egg

Cafe, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian

The Southern Steak & Oyster
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A tasty brunch joint, Another Broken Egg offers healthy breakfast options as well as comfort food favorites. They offer killer omelets like the ‘Lobster and Brie Omelet’ with a cream cheese filling and sautéed lobster meat, topped with a light champagne butter sauce, diced tomatoes, and green onions. They also make a variety of eggs Benedict, like the ‘Crab Cakes Cavallo’ with jumbo lump crab cakes, two poached eggs, and Andouille sausage infused hollandaise sauce with diced red bell peppers and green onions.

4. Capitol Grille

Restaurant, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian

Capitol Grille, Nashville
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Capitol Grille does Southern food sustainably, sourcing food locally and using grass-fed beef for its meat dishes. For breakfast, you can order scrumptious meals like the ‘Tennessee “Jack” Egg Sandwich’ with Jack Daniel’s whiskey infused toast, a pan-fried egg, jowl bacon, and tomato gravy, and the ‘Sock Sausage Biscuits’ with house-cured sock sausage, whole grain mustard gravy, and buttermilk biscuits. It’s located inside the Hermitage Hotel, a historic Beaux-arts style building.

5. Café Lula at the Ryman

Café Lula at the Ryman

Located just outside the Ryman’s main entrance, Café Lula serves some tasty simple breakfasts along with fabulous coffee. Naturally lit by ceiling to floor glass windows that allow for people watching, Café Lula has a hip ambiance perfect for waking up in. You can find a variety of healthy breakfast options on the menu made with fresh ingredients, like yogurt parfaits, fresh baked muffins, and hot biscuits with gravy.
Address & phone number: 116 5th Ave N Nashville TN USA +1 615-889-3060

The Southern Steak & OysterThe Southern Steak & Oyster © Gayot/Flickr

6. The Southern Steak & Oyster

The Southern Steak & Oyster

On the ground floor of the Pinnacle at Symphony Place, The Southern serves fresh and sustainably sourced oysters and Gulf Coast seafood, as well as locally grown beef. For brunch, you’ll find scrumptious dishes like the ‘My Way’ with brown butter linguini, pine nuts, goat cheese, bacon lardons, and two sunny side up eggs and the ‘Southern Fried Egg Sandwich’ with Applewood bacon, fried egg, tomato, mashed avocado, and white cheddar on whole wheat bread with French fries.
Address & phone number: The Pinnacle at Symphony Place 150 3rd Ave S #110 Nashville, TN USA +1 615-724-1762

7. Puckett’s


A ‘50s grocery store that is now a full-time restaurant, Puckett’s serves scrumptious breakfasts seven days a week. You can find plenty of platters of eggs and fried and grilled steaks to order as a way to start your day. Their dishes include the ‘Southern Stack,’ with slow-smoked pulled pork over sweet potato pancakes and fried apples, topped with a fried egg, and served with a side of our home fries, and the ‘Texas Two-Step’ with a cornbread waffle and slow-smoked brisket hash with peppers and onions, served with a side of home fries, and topped with a fried egg.
Address & phone number: 500 Church St Nashville, TN USA +1 615-770-2772

8. Garden Brunch Café

Cafe, Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Fast Food

Buckwheat waffle and turkey sausage scramble at Frothy Monkey
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Using fresh herbs and vegetables for their delectable omelets, completing their pancake dishes with eggs and your choice of meat, and offering tasty eggs Benedict, Garden Brunch Café is a stellar place to go for breakfast near The District. You can order delicious dishes like the ‘Fiesta Omelet’ with turkey sausage, green peppers, cheddar, onions, and jalapeno peppers and the ‘Champagne Apple French Toast’ – French toast finished with a special savory green apple and champagne topping.

9. Frothy Monkey

Cafe, Restaurant, American, Coffee, Vegetarian

A coffee shop and breakfast joint, Frothy Monkey is a friendly neighborhood cafe that serves tasty food made with fresh locally grown ingredients. On their breakfast menu, you’ll find dishes like the ‘Plain Jane’ bagel sandwich with farm eggs, baby swiss, and tomato, and the ‘California’ with two fried eggs, avocado, and sprouts atop sourdough toast, served with house-made salsa.

10. Red Bicycle Coffee and Crepes

Red Bicycle Coffee and Crepes

A crepe-and-coffee breakfast place on the edge of Germantown and close to The District, Red Bicycle caters to both the sweet and savory palates with their creative menu of those tasty thin French pancakes everyone craves. On the menu they’ve got specialty breakfast crepes like the ‘Florentine’ stuffed with eggs, mushrooms, cheese, and spinach. They also serve savory crepes like the ‘Highlander’ with chicken, apples, blue cheese, and tarragon aioli, and sweet crepes like the ‘Funky Monkey’ with peanut butter, bananas, Nutella, and walnuts.
Address & phone number: 1200 5th Ave North Suite 104 Nashville, TN USA +1 615-516-1986

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