9 Of the Best Places to Eat Breakfast in Nashville

Nashville is known not only for its live music, but its incredible food scene, catering to both locals and tourists alike. While many restaurants are only open for dinner, and maybe brunch on weekends, there are plenty of options for breakfast every day. Keep reading to find nine of our favorites.

1. Bluestone Lane

Bluestone Lane is the newly-opened, Australian-inspired breakfast and lunch eatery, located inside the Tempo Hotel. While there are likely numerous overnight guests who enjoy Bluestone Lane’s diverse menu, there is also a separate entrance for locals or those who just want to stop in for a quick bite. Their breakfast items include healthy items like their famous gluten-free Banana Bread, Soft Chili Scramble With Avocado and the Athletes Burrito, made with egg whites, sautéed spinach, roasted tomatoes, avocado, lentils, sheep’s milk feta and chimichurri mayo, and served with a dressed salad.

But if you’re in the mood to indulge a little, Bluestone Lane has you covered as well, including pancakes, pastries and more. Bluestone Lane also has a full coffee bar, plus alcoholic drinks like Bloody Marys, Mimosas and more, and plenty of items to grab and go.

127 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

2. Sky Blue Cafe

Open from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, seven days a week. Sky Blue Cafe has something for everyone, including decadent dishes, plus gluten-free and vegetarian options. If you are craving something indulgent, their Brie French Toast, or their Banana Nutella French Toast Pancakes would both be good choices. Want something a little healthier? Go for the Lo’s Bowl, filled with veggies, and topped with an avocado.

700 Fatherland St, Nashville, TN 37206



3. The Nashville Biscuit House

The Nashville Biscuit House is a staple in Music City. The family-owned eatery, open from 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM (closed Tuesday and Wednesday, and open at 7:30 on Sunday), boasts some of the most affordable prices anywhere in Nashville, with generously-sized portions. Their Nashvillian, two eggs, grits or homefries and toast or a biscuit, comes in at only $7. If you’re really hungry, get the Lumber Jack: two pancakes or two pieces of French toast, plus three eggs, bacon and sausage, home fries or grits and toast or a biscuit, for $16. They also have omelets, wraps, sandwiches and more.

805 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

4. Pinewood Social

Open at 9:00 AM, seven days a week, Pinewood Social has one of the more diverse breakfast menus in Nashville. In addition to all of the usual fare, Pinewood Social also has healthy options like the Tofu and Tempeh Chorizo Bowl, or their Salmon Benedict, served with a green salad. But rest assured, if you’re in the mood to indulge, Pinewood Social has those options as well. Try their Challah French Toast or Chicken + Waffle. And save room for a Bloody Mary or a glass of their homemade Sangria.

Also, no need to rush out after breakfast. Pinewood Social also has a bowling alley and a pool, with day passes available.

33 Peabody Street, Nashville, TN 37210

5. Pancake Pantry

If there was ever an iconic breakfast place in Nashville, it might be Pancake Pantry. The restaurant, open since 1961, offers the widest variety of pancakes anywhere in Nashville, plus plenty of other breakfast items, including omelets, breakfast sandwiches and more, plus breakfast cocktails, and a lunch menu as well.

But since it is called the Pancake Pantry, it would be a shame to not order of their many varities. Try the Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chip or the Sugar + Spice, covered in powdered sugar and cinnamon, and served with applesauce. They also offer the very popular Chocolate Sin pancakes, which are crepes topped with chocolate ganache, raspberry compote, powdered sugar and whipped cream.

Note: the line can get long, especially on weekends, but it moves quickly. Just don’t plan on lingering long after your meal is over.

6. Elliston Place Soda Shop

Elliston Place Soa Shop is a classic in Nashville. Opened since 1939, Elliston Place Soda Shop offers breakfast served all-day, reminiscent of diner food, with a flare, which both locals and tourists have come to love. Get eggs, pancakes, French toast or biscuits, or try their Tennessee Country Ham or Fried Bologna Sandwich for something truly Southern.

2105 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203

7. The Pfunky Griddle

Ever dreamed up a pancake concoction that seemed so outrageous, no one would ever make it? At The Pfunky Griddle, you can make it yourself. The Berry Hill eatery has griddles at the table, and you can order your own batter and whatever toppings and mix-ins you want, and make them yourself! Even better, it’s all-you-can-eat!

Pancakes for adults begin at just $10.99 with one topping, and $9.99 for kids ages four to ten. Their toppings include apples, Butterfingers, granola, peanut butter, coconut flakes and more. Breakfast comes with one egg, hash browns, toast, or potatoes, plus bacon or sausage.

The Pfunky Griddle also offers gluten-free and vegan options, plus French toast, eggs, a coffee bar and more.

2800 Bransford Ave, Nashville, TN 37204


8. Loveless Cafe

The Loveless Cafe has been around for more than 70 years, with its popularity continuing to grow year after year. Known for their world-famous biscuits (which come with every meal), Loveless Cafe offers true Southern food, in large quantities, and at refreshingly affordable prices.

Their Breakfast Bowl, served with your choice of pulled pork, chicken tenders, bacon, or sausage with home fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, sausage gravy, and a biscuit on top comes in at only $11. They also have pancakes, eggs, a Pulled Pork Barbeque Omelet. Biscuit Sliders and more.

8400 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

9. Puckett’s

Open at 7:00 AM, seven days a week, Puckett’s offers sweet, savory, healthy and decadent options. Try their Smoked Brisket Hash, Beef brisket, sweet onions, bell peppers, home fries with two sunny-side-up eggs and spicy BBQ sauce. Or try the The King’s French Toast, which is thick French toast layered with peanut-butter cream cheese fluff and topped with fresh bananas, powdered sugar and whipped cream, or the big-enough-to-share Skillet Cinnamon Roll.

For lighter options, try their Yogurt and Berries, or The Little Joe Omelet, which is three egg whites, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms and cheddar, with a side of turkey sausage.

Multiple locations