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10 Spots to Grab a Delicious Breakfast & Coffee in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee

10 Spots to Grab a Delicious Breakfast & Coffee in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee

Plan an early morning and stroll through downtown Franklin to enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many local eateries featuring a variety of fresh breakfast and coffee options! Keep reading to find out where you should fuel up for an afternoon out on the town or for a day of outdoor activities!

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Frothy Monkey Franklin

Located in Downtown Franklin, this all-day cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a full-service wait staff. With locally sourced ingredients and an inviting atmosphere, they offer a menu of homemade pastries and fresh breakfast entrees as well as a coffee menu featuring signature lattes, traditional coffees, and seasonal flavors! Frothy Monkey will easily make its way into your morning routine!


Biscuit Love

This family-owned and operated restaurant is located in Franklin’s Historic Corn House, an 1800s home experienced in food and entertainment. Biscuit Love offers meals made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients and their merchandise sales benefit local non-profits! With a menu full of breakfast classics and customizable coffee options, you can’t go wrong with Biscuit Love! 


Biscuit Love in downtown Franklin offers breakfast, brunch, coffee and more.

Biscuit Love


The Coffee House

The Coffee House at Second and Bridge is just that: a house! With handcrafted breakfast and coffee selections, you are invited to relax and make yourself at home. If you’re looking for a local spot to get cozy with a cup of coffee, The Coffee House at Second and Bridge has what you need!


1799 Kitchen & Cocktails

Located inside The Harpeth Hotel, 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails partners with local farmers to create seasonal menus showcasing the flavors of the Middle Tennessee region. Their brunch menu features breakfast favorites including biscuits, pancakes, bacon, omelets, and more as well as options of coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos! 


1799 Kitchen & Cocktail offers brunch in downtown Franklin, located in the Harpeth Hotel.

1799 Kitchen & Cocktails


Franklin Mercantile Deli

Referred to as “The Merc” by locals, the Franklin Mercantile Deli has been a staple in the community since 1999! With a casual environment consisting of well-loved furniture and local art as well as delicious Southern breakfast favorites and hot coffee, this deli is the go-to spot for breakfast lovers!


Honest Coffee Roasters

Honest Coffee Roasters found its home in The Factory at Franklin and has only kept growing! This location is the only one that also houses their roasting facility, so you know you’ll be getting fresh coffee each and every time. Explore their menu of homemade pastries and unique coffee blends next time you’re at The Factory!


McGavocks Cafe in downtown Franklin Tennessee - Provisions inside The Harpeth Hotel, European-style bar features coffee beans made from Honest Coffee Roasters, specialty breakfast items, and more!

McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions


McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions

Located in the Harpeth Hotel, this cafe and bar has it all! Their European-style bar features coffee beans made from Honest Coffee Roasters, specialty breakfast items, and more! In addition to their meticulously crafted selection of food and drinks, they offer an assortment of provisions from both local and regional artisans. 


Merridee’s Breadbasket

With scratch-made menu items and an ever growing list of accolades, Merridee’s Breadbasket features a rotating menu of seasonal specials! With dozens of breakfast options and fresh pastries to choose from as well as baristas ready to make whatever coffee beverage your heart desires, you are sure to find what you’re looking for at this beloved local bakery!


Merridee’s Breadbasket in downtown Franklin offers breakfast options, fresh pastries, and more!

Merridee’s Breadbasket


Onyx + Alabaster

ONYX + ALABASTER consists of an interior design studio, a home market, and a coffee lounge – this quirky store has it all! Their coffee lounge is a local favorite with signature lattes, seasonal drinks, and a unique atmosphere. Spend a bit of time with friends at O+A while grabbing a coffee and browsing their design studio or home market. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind coffee experience, ONYX + ALABASTER is the spot for you!  


Ruby Sunshine

Ruby Sunshine has an extensive list of breakfast options, featuring scratch-made specialities, customizable omelets, sweet and/or savory pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, french toast, and more! Their coffee selections include a variety of personalized cold brews, lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos, so stop by Ruby Slipper – the eatery that’s crazy about breakfast!


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