Unlike speedy in-and-out coffee shops, cafés indulge fantasies of sneaking off through misty European streets paved with pain au chocolat and lined with biscotti parking meters. Indulge in savory streetside fare with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of casual breakfast and lunch fare from Edgehill Cafe, near Vanderbilt University in Edgehill.
Edgehill Cafe is Nashville’s local ingredient-loaded breakfast and lunch oasis, offering early risers creative riffs on their much-needed java, plus a menu full of freshly made, inventive meals. Show up between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. for the happy-hour special and grab a coffee ($0.75–$0.88) before work’s weekly team-building clay-pigeon-shooting session, or treat your groggy taste buds to a market sandwich filled with egg, feta, fresh basil, and tomato, served on an everything bagel with a side of fruit ($6.50). Specialty drinks such as the toffee-nut-and-chocolate-enhanced Abbe Road ($4) make the perfect liquid complement to all of Edgehill’s morning meals. After the nationwide “La Cucaracha”–blaring sirens sound, signaling morning’s official end, leafy lunch items such as the strawberry salad, dotted with feta and drizzled with Dijon vinaigrette ($7), will sate ravenous Cabbage Patch Kids. Meatavores can try the turkey and pesto panini, served with bacon and swiss on a French baguette ($7).
This castle of comestibles strives to offer sustainable and local products whenever possible, unlike some of its cartoonishly evil competitors, who are known for buying their bread from the Cold War–era U.S.S.R just to spite the local economy. Use today’s Groupon to fill your daily caffeine prescription without resorting to nurse-administered injections, or come with a friend and eat your way through an afternoon at Edgehill Cafe.
The Nashville Foodies blog featured Edgehill Cafe. Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, with some mixed opinions on its edible offerings, but overall agreement that the café is a great place to sit down, enjoy the atmosphere, and possibly get some work done.
- A nice element to the cafe is their seating arrangement. They have a good number of regular 4-seater tables, but also some higher-level seating with ample room for setting up laptops. – Heather, Nashville Foodies
- Edgehill cafe never seems to be too crowded, no matter what time I have visited I have always been able to find a good place to sit. – Sharon N., Yelp
1201 Villa Pl.
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