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Coffee and Breakfast Options On the Rise Across Nashville This Summer

Two morning-focused spaces open today alone

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Things may be heating up across Music City temperature-wise, but it’s never too warm for that morning fix of hot coffee. Luckily (or not), coffee- and breakfast-focused options are popping up like weeds across Nashville. Here is a round-up of 10 upcoming high-octane options that will jolt even a Nashville bachelorette out of her morning stupor.

Retrograde Coffee opens today, July 16, in East Nashville’s Dickerson Pike Corridor

With parking option in front of and behind the colorful art deco shop, they’ll be open today from 7 a.m. -6 p.m. Full menu is immediately available — and that includes pastries from Brightside Bakeshop. Pro tip: free cups of drip coffee during opening week.

Another Broken Egg in Sylvan Park also opens today

Another Broken Egg is one of the fastest-growing breakfast and brunch restaurants in the country. This is the second Nashville location for the daytime cafe that serves a massive menu with items like a lobster and brie omelette and peach cobbler pancakes.

Humphreys Street Coffee, a non-profit business, opens Saturday, July 21st

Humphreys Street is a nonprofit that employs high school students in underinvested neighborhoods in South Nashville, teaching them the craft of roasting coffee, making handmade body products, and basic job skills. They’ve recently renovated the Wedgewood-Houston property to open their first specialty coffee shop. In addition to drip coffee, cold brew, signatures like a French toast latte or iced espresso tonic, they’ll also carry High Garden Tea, kombucha, pastries from Village Bakery & Provisions, affogato, and a toast bar. A grand opening Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature food trucks, coffee (of course), plus some other local vendors.

Stay Golden Restaurant and Roastery will likely open in late July in Berry Hill

Stay Golden is an all-day coffee bar and restaurant that will be housed at 2934 Sidco Drive. Expect a full bar, a chef-driven menu, and hydroponic gardens from the new shop that focuses on sustainability and ethical roasting.

Bare Naked Bagel hopes to open within two weeks in Hillsboro Village

Nashville’s original bagel truck (which actually began as a trailer, first) expands to their first brick and mortar location this summer. Owned by former New Yorkers, Bare Naked serves breakfast foods, bagel sandwiches, and New York style-deli foods, plus Bongo Java coffee.

Slow Hand Coffee + Bakeshop shooting for potential August opening in East Nashville

The new digs for Nick and Audra Guidry’s Slow Hand, an expanded version of the original downtown, will hopefully open next month. Beyond the larger selection they’ll offer of pastries, biscuits, and sandwiches, the new Slow Hand will also offer a menu geared towards sit-down dining.

White Bison Coffee will open in early to mid-August

Lots of construction has been happening around the large new space, sometimes disrupting the already overwhelming traffic through 12 South.

Another Wedgewood-Houston coffee shop, Americano, still hoping for summer opening

This spot near recently opened Falcon Coffee, and also nearby aforementioned Humphreys Street, originally announced a summer opening. Stay tuned for more details on Americano’s progress.

8th and Roast on Charlotte in West Nashville to open this fall

Now also found in BNA when traveling in our out of Nashville, the signage for the newest expansion of Melrose’s coffee haven has gone up recently. The in-house roasting operations will shift to the new, larger location, and they’ll be expanding their class offerings too, once open.

First Watch in Green Hills undergoing construction, aiming for fall opening

Another breakfast chain, First Watch, with eight other locations across the Nashville area has gutted the former Kohana space at 2002 Richard Jones Road.

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