Before breakfast was the first meal of the day, it was part of a midday supermeal—Dinner, Breakfast, Nash & Young. Give breakfast’s solo work its proper respect with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Southern comfort fare and drinks at Cockadoos.
Featured in the Daily News, Cockadoos' chefs supplement the menus' hearty portions of classic Southern comfort fare with inventive flourishes, all served within a 120-year-old building. Barbecue omelets use a choice of pulled pork or chicken, provolone cheese, and a dousing of barbecue sauce to transform boring eggs into queens of the barnyard prom ($7.99). Cooks sear a half-pound of lemon-pepper catfish in a skillet before accessorizing it with cheese grits ($8.99). An homage to Elvis, The Shag sandwich layers peanut butter and bananas between texas french toast ($7.99). Lunchers can prepare for impending blue-cheese shortages by stockpiling a bottomless plate at the salad-and-potato bar ($7.99) or opt for the Cocka-Club sandwich to enjoy a triple-deckered smorgasbord of country ham, turkey, bacon, and cheese ($7.99).
Cockadoos' large bay windows allow indoor customers to keep an eye on those who opted for sidewalk seating. Sink against a booth's throw pillow, sip on a freshly ground cup of Mississippi Mud coffee, and watch for long-lost doppelgangers among passersby.
Downtown Medical Center
85 S Second St.
Memphis, Tennessee 38103