Hillsboro Village

Breakfast is served all day at this fun coffeshop and cafe. Rustic brick walls, old tile floors, and marble countertops create a comfortable atmosphere conducive to hanging out or studying, allowing it to serve as a necessary part of the Hillsboro Village scene. Menu items include a breakfast Meat and Three, Salmon Scramble, Egg McFido, and bagel sandwiches like the Bachelor Bomb or Hangover Bomb.

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JJ's Cafe

The friendliest coffee shop in town (Sam, the owner, will never forget your name) is just steps from Vanderbilt University and Music Row. JJ's serves Lavazza coffee, has beers on tap, offers muffins and sandwiches, and boasts one of the best selections of European and exotic chocolates in Nashville. You'll also find a sampling of imported cigars and fine teas, along with a well-stocked magazine section.

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Hillsboro Village
Jackson's Bar and Bistro
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Jackson's is a bar, coffehouse and cafe all rolled in to one. Breakfast items such as the biscuits and gravy, steaks and eggs, and made-to-order omelettes are served with an extensive wine and beverage list. Sit out on the patio for some top-quality people watching and dining.

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Hillsboro Village
Bongo Java

Local Expert tip: Great little coffee shop, try the iced coffee.

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Berry Hill
Sam & Zoe's

This cozy cafe and coffeehouse, located near the Oaks Mall, serves excellent breakfast and lunch items, from bagels and pastries to soups and sandwiches. Of course, the desserts and coffee blends are what draw in the evening crowds, who use the relative quiet of the place to reflect on their day or discuss current events.

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Elliston Place
Cafe Coco

Students love this quaint little coffee bar, and here's why: It's close to the university and it's always open. Folks find it easy to kick back and relax in one of the cozy rooms here, especially sampling one of their great desserts and some great Columbian brew. To complete the whole coffee house mystique, a few nights each month Cafe Coco hosts poetry readings.

Local Expert tip: Come for the coffee, stay the music.

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