Barista Parlor & Brunch in East Nashville

Last year I did a roundup of my favorite Nashville coffee shops. It’s a great list, but now there’s a new player in town that I definitely can’t leave out: Barista Parlor.

Once again East Nashville scores a cool new spot. And when I say cool, I really mean it. From the second you pull up to the building, you’ll know exactly what I’m saying. A  visually stunning exterior immediately had me excited for what was in store.



Of course, as our mamas taught us, it’s what’s inside that matters. And the inside definitely does not disappoint. This is a real coffee house with baristas who are passionate about coffee.

I’m not going to pretend to be an expert when it comes to coffee, but I know when the stuff is good and when it’s not. And this stuff is GOOD.



Barista Parlor is a place to go and hang with friends while you leisurely sip a lovely cup of joe. It’s not a place that you rush into and out of because you need a shot of caffeine to keep your eyes open. This is about savoring the moment. Lingering. Enjoying.

And because I’m at the point in my life that these things matter, I should also mention that they’re family friendly! When I was there, there were at least 3 toddlers hanging out with their parents, and no one seemed to mind one bit.



In addition to their interesting selection of coffees, they also have a breakfast menu featuring Porter Road Butcher, The Bloomy Rind, Dozen Bakery, and Foxy Baking.

And that’s not all – follow them on Twitter and Like their Facebook page to see the specials they run from time to time. Recently they’ve been serving up Hot Chicken and Waffles and Porter Road Butcher smoked pulled pork sliders with local pear compote and house-made pickles. Judging by the quality of the coffee, I have no doubt that the food is incredible as well!


Barista Parlor

519B Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

Mon-Fri 7 am – 6 pm
Sat-Sun 8 am – 6 pm


Brunch in East Nashville

While I’m on the subject of coffee & breakfast food, I thought I should mention some of my favorite spots for brunching in Nashville. I often get asked by readers where they should go for brunch, and 9 times out of 10 I find myself pointing people to East Nashville.

Recently I wrote a piece about all of these places for Style Blueprint, so head over there to read about them in detail.


Marche’s Cheese Plate with their incredible, I-have-died-and-gone-to-heaven Tomato Jam


Marché Artisan Foods
1000 Main Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Note: you can also get breakfast Tues – Fri from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.



Mad Donna’s Crab Cake Benny

Mad Donna’s 
1313 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Sky Blue Cafe’s Nutella and Banana Stuffed French Toast Pancakes

Sky Blue Cafe 
700 Fatherland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Breakfast served Mon-Sun 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Tomato Tart at Margot

Margot Cafe
1017 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Brunch Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.