Most people nowadays are caffeine driven. Coffee has become a cure to a long day, and people can’t get enough of it. Hence, this generation’s growing fondness of coffee shops. Wherever you go, you can see a café and each has established a name for itself. It is the same in Memphis, Tennessee. Aside from visiting all things Elvis Prestley related, such as his mansion and his statue in Beale Street or exposing yourself to various museums and national parks, you might also want to try their cafes that serve foods and beverages just as good as the sights to see in this beautiful location. So if you happen to be in town for work or pleasure and you need something to make your day go by a little slower, we’ve listed five top rated cafes in Memphis, for you to try. Feel free to check them out below.
1. Blue Plate Café Downtown
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If you happen to enjoy southern cooking and homey vibes, you might want to visit Blue Plate Café Downtown. The locals patronize it, and the tourists love it. The servers are pleasant and engaging, and the price point is reasonable, considering that they serve food in big portions. Not to mention the coffee is excellent. They also have a wide variety of other offerings on the menu whether you prefer to book a table for breakfast or lunch. Additionally, this café also serves special diets that are vegetarian-friendly with vegan and gluten-free options.
Blue Plate Café Downtown
Address: 113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2210
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Price: Under 10USD
Website: Blue Plate Café Downtown
2. Brother Juniper’s
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Brother Juniper’s is an award-winning breakfast restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee. People have been coming here for freshly baked goods and superb coffee. It has been operating since the 1960s in San Francisco and boasts a rich history. The original Brother Juniper was a cook for St. Francis of Assisi and started a tradition of serving artistically hand-crafted food which they adopted when they started the branch in Tennessee in 1999. The café operates from Tuesday to Sunday. They serve breakfasts only. So try to wake up early to get your hands on those award-winning foods.
Address: 3519 Walker Ave, Memphis, TN 38111, USA
Opening Hours: Tues-Fri: 6:30 am - 1:00 pm/Sat: 7:00am - 12:30/Sun 8:00am - 1:00pm
Website: Brother Juniper’s
3. Rock and Roll Café
If you are in a more upbeat mood and want some good old fashioned entertainment together with your food and drinks, then you must visit Rock and Roll Cafe. They have been in operation for more than 15 years now and have mastered the art of providing quality service and quality food. They operate from breakfast to late night drinks. So whether you are in the mood for a cup of coffee or a few rounds of alcoholic beverages, Rock and Roll Cafe can cater to your preference. And the ambience is unique with its cowboy theme and an in-house Elvis Presley impersonator that sings live. In short, good food, good service, and good entertainment. In other words, worth every penny.
Rock and Roll Café
Address: 3855 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, USA
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Price: Under 10USD
Website: Rock and Roll Café
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4. Cafe Keough
Cafe Keough is a sophisticated restaurant situated in the heart of downtown Memphis. The cafe itself is visually appealing and is already a feast to the eyes. It showcases modern interiors with a touch of old Memphis with decor that tells memorable stories like travel pictures, antique pieces of furniture and other memorabilia. The cafe transforms throughout the day from a quiet and peaceful cafe that serves breakfast food which fuels one’s day to the busy lunch scenario, playing live jazz in the afternoon and finally winding down in the evening with cocktails and beers. Its menu is complete with food, perfect for any time of a day from traditional American breakfast to smoked turkey and salads to a variety of appetizers and an assortment of wines in the evening.
Address: 12 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm/ Sun: 9:00-4:00pm
Website: Cafe Keough
5. Café Eclectic
Cafe Eclectic is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, the kind of cafe that millennials love posting on social media about. Its interior is of modern and functional design. The cafe is spacious with enough chairs for everyone and available access to wifi. Some people spend their time here to study or work while dining. They also serve a variety of coffee beverages that are blended from nine different arabica beans of excellent quality. Aside from coffee drinks, they also offer croissants, donuts, and other freshly baked pastries.
Address: 603 N McLean Blvd, Memphis, TN 38107, USA
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm/ Sun: 9:00-3:00pm
Website: Café Eclectic
Have your caffeine fix in these cafes in Memphis
Touring the city of Memphis, visiting memorial parks and museums, and basking in its culture can be a little tiring and sometimes call for a quick energy refill. So while in the city, you might want to explore another side of their culture, which is their local food, drinks, and delicacies. Go on and try these cafes we have listed for you and get a taste of various southern specialties and discover their uniqueness.
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