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New Orleans-Born Brunch Restaurant Heads to Hillsboro Village

Ruby Sunshine takes over the former home of Provence Breads & Café

Ruby Sunshine [Official Photo]

After opening its first Tennessee location in Franklin in March, New Orleans-inspired all-day breakfast restaurant Ruby Sunshine announced today they’ll be bringing the benedicts, bloody marys, and mimosas to Nashville proper — Hillsboro Village, specifically.

Setting up shop in the former home of Provence Breads & Café at 1800 21st Ave South, Ruby Sunshine is owned and operated by Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group, the people behind acclaimed New Orleans-based eatery Ruby Slipper Cafe. Ruby Slipper Cafe was inspired by the powerful sense of homecoming that husband-and-wife Jennifer and Erich Weishaupt felt after returning to New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina.

The Weishaupts opened the original Ruby Slipper Cafe in an effort to draw people back to their mid-city New Orleans neighborhood. Since opening in 2008, Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group has grown to operate 10 Ruby Slipper Café locations across the Gulf Region and is quickly expanding throughout the region.

Nashville is the fourth Ruby Sunshine location — following suit behind Birmingham, Knoxville, and Franklin. The group says they plan to add more locations through 2020. Ruby Sunshine Hillsboro Village will provide indoor and outdoor seating for 174 guests.

The menu at Ruby Sunshine offers New Orleans-inspired twists on Southern brunch classics — from bacon praline pancakes to a Gulf shrimp omelette and eggs Cochon.

Spring specials posted online include a Nashville hot catfish benedict, banana pudding French toast, and even a GooGoo Cluster pancake — traditional pancakes stuffed with Nashville’s own GooGoo cluster candy, then topped with chocolate ganache and toasted marshmallows

Once open “later this year”, Ruby Sunshine Hillsboro Village hours will be Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.