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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Rise and Shine, It's Breakfast Time! The 2018 CMA FEST Breakfast and Brunch Guide

Can you believe CMA fest 2018 is just one week away! Neither can we! This year is going to be action packed with days full of music, fun, and meet and greets with all of your favorite country music stars. So with all of that running from stage to stage you will need fuel for day. We gathered a list of nourishing and delicious breakfast and brunch restaurants to start your mornings right! 

Sun Diner

105 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

GOURMET FOOD AND ROCK N’ ROLL- 24 HR. SUN DINER IS THE FIRST OF IT’S KIND IN MUSIC CITY. Located in the Heart of Music City beside the Johnny Cash Museum, Sun Diner offers southern hospitality and gourmet cuisine day and night. Our specially designed menu compliments the unique interior that celebrates Sun Records’ legendary artists we have recognized for decades. Start with ‘Johnny B Good Flatbread’ or ‘Love Me Tenders’ or try one of the Classics, such as the ‘Million Dollar Quartet,’ your taste buds will not be disappointed!

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

500 Church St Nashville, Tennessee  A family-owned & operated Southern meat 'n three that serves breakfast, lunch & dinner with live music Monday through Sunday. Breakfast served 7AM ’til 11AM daily. Breakfast buffet available Friday, Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8AM.

The Southern

150 3rd Ave S #110, Nashville, TN 37201

Located on the ground floor of the Pinnacle at Symphony Place in the heart of downtown Nashville, The Southern takes its guests on a culinary journey where every entrée tells a story. Featuring a state-of-the-art, shuck-to-order oyster bar, a real wood-fired grill, locally-grown produce, deliciously tender meats and directly-sourced, sustainable seafood, The Southern combines indigenous flavors with exotic ingredients to offer an authentically southern experience with a twist. The Southern’s cuisine brings a southern sensibility to time-honored dishes from around the world. With influences from the Gulf Coast to the Carribean; from Nova Scotia to North Carolina, the menu at The Southern is truly “south of somewhere.” We invite you to gather with friends in our bustling New Orleans-style oyster circle, take a seat at the bar, tuck out of the way in a high-backed booth or host a party in the Demonbreun Room. We look forward to hosting you at The Southern. Breakfast MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:30-10:45AM Brunch SATURDAY-SUNDAY 10:00-3:00PM

Frothy Monkey

235 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219

Hours Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm Friday – Saturday: 7 am – 10 pm Sunday: 8 am – 9 pm Frothy Monkey is the breakfast through dinner coffeehouse featuring creative folks using local ingredients to prepare original dishes served in a cozy and approachable atmosphere. Our Avenue of the Arts location in Downtown Nashville offers breakfast, brunch every day, lunch and dinner with a expanded beverage offerings to include coffeehouse standards as well as craft beer, wine and cocktails. Other highlights: kids menu, Gluten-Free options, Vegetarian/Vegan friendly, mindful of other dietary needs, REAL certified by The United States Healthful Food Council. This location is adjacent to the Rymer, Tinney Contemporary and The Arts Company galleries, around the corner from TPAC and War Memorial Auditorium, up the hill from Bridgestone Arena, and two blocks from The Ryman. Wine Down Wednesdays (every Wednesday 5-7). 

417 Union

417 Union Street Nashville TN 37219

417 Union is a place where great food driv​es an ongoing celebration of vibrant community and rich history. We serve classic American fare with an emphasis on Southern traditions. Like many of our favorite Southern cooks who came before us, we are inspired to build on this culinary foundation with new innovations every season. We are proud to bring a variety of fresh, high-quality food to the Nashville community, as we have for seven years and counting. We love to draw on the bounty of ingredients produced in Middle Tennessee, and we buy local whenever possible. Nashville bakery Provence provides all our sandwich breads, and our famous house blend coffee is fair trade and organic. Open 7 Days a week: Monday- Wednesday and Sunday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday- Saturday: 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM

L.A. Jackson

401 11th Ave S Nashville, TN

We're an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar & restaurant located on the top floor of the Thompson Nashville. Brunch Available 11am-3pm | Saturday & Sunday

Sea Salt

209 Third Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201

Nestled in the heart of downtown Nashville and historic Printers Alley, the best thing since French bread has arrived in Tennessee. Sea Salt Nashville, created by Keith Zust and executive chef Mike Haggerty, is a restaurant and bar with deep roots in the traditions and authenticity of French cooking. At Sea Salt Nashville, chef Mike adds sophisticated spins on time-tested French and American classics such as scallops and grits, crab stuffed local trout, Duck Roulade and pork shanks. Both Keith and chef Mike’s vision for Sea Salt Nashville is to create a place that serves unforgettable, locally sourced food that can be enjoyed more often than solely for special occasions. After months of meeting with local farmers and purveyors around the state of Tennessee, chef Mike has carefully crafted a menu that combines farm-inspired fare with a French twist. With a firm commitment to sourcing Tennessee ingredients whenever possible, Sea Salt Nashville works to support the Nashville community while also showcasing the freshest food possible. Brunch Days & Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Deacon’s New South401 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219 BRUNCH Sat & Sun 10-3  Deacon’s New South is a modern steakhouse featuring dry-aged steaks, robust vegetable dishes and a sommelier-led beverage program. The menu includes authentic Southern favorites with global inspiration, sourcing its protein and produce from local farms whenever possible. The upscale-casual space in iconic L&C Tower features a prominent dry-aging room and an exposed kitchen setting with a wood fire grill, as well as two bars, an eclectic lounge and a private dining area that can be reserved for large parties up to 70 guests. Though L&C Tower was built in the 1950s as Nashville’s first skyscraper, the iconic building’s art-deco influences -- such as brass and copper details and bold architectural patterns -- are incorporated into Deacon’s sleek, industrial design that emulates masculinity with elegant feminine touches.

Gray and Dudley

221 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201 (Restaurant and Lounge at 21c Museum Hotel)

Gray & Dudley brings an eclectic menu to downtown Nashville, inspired by Wallace’s West Coast roots. Market driven dishes are fresh, bright, honest and playful, with some showcasing traditional hearth cooking methods. Paying homage to the building’s past life as the Gray & Dudley Hardware Company, the reimagined restaurant and lounge space embraces and celebrates high and low, new and old. Adjacent museum galleries exhibiting contemporary art foster exploration over cocktails or following a meal filled with heartfelt hospitality. DINING ROOM: BREAKFAST MON-FRI // 7am-11am BRUNCH SAT-SUN // 7am-3pm


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