In The Gulch Neighborhood
Heading out of Nashville on Sunday morning, our last stop was for breakfast. After researching dozens of breakfast websites, there was only one place that stood out: Milk & Honey Nashville. One glance at the menu, and all other options were off the table.
What piqued my interest?
A Breakfast Bowl with avocado, almonds and feta, Sourdough French Toast, Bruléed Grapefruit, Shakshuka, Felafil, and Sea Salted Fries. So many fresh and interesting options, not to mention the chic cocktails!
Milk & Honey Nashville is located in the Gulch, a mixed-use LEED certified community with a focus on connectivity, walkability and public transportation. And, unlike much of the rest of the city, there was plenty of off-street parking.
We didn’t have reservations and the restaurant was packed. The hostess told us that we’d have to wait–unless we wanted to grab a stool at the bar. So we did.
Milk & Honey Nashville has four sections
Upon entering, to the left is a counter for placing to-go orders. In addition to the regular menu items, assorted groceries, house-made gelato, and plenty of Milk & Honey merch are available. Turn right, walk past the hostess, and you’re in the main dining area.
The large and cozy dining room was filled with a variety of tables, chairs and bench seats that could be easily moved and reassembled for any size party. At the far end of the room, an open kitchen. The bar sat to the right of that. Best of all, we didn’t see or hear a single TV.
Sitting at the bar, we had a great view of the entire restaurant
There was an upbeat vibe and the patrons seemed to be enjoying themselves. Even the bartender who took our order was friendly, without being intrusive.
As we waited for our food to arrive, we watched as others’ orders came out, one thing looking better than the next. Fresh baked pastries, bowls of fresh fruit, pancakes, eggs, and perfectly fried potatoes whizzed by. We asked about the firewood stacked on the floor and learned it was for wood-fired pizza oven. (Can we stay for lunch?)
We ordered the Breakfast Bowl and the Big Kid Breakfast. Both were tasty and satisfying. As we packed up to leave, we noticed for the first time something called “Milk & Honey Latte” on the menu. We should’ve ordered that. :-(
Milk & Honey Chattanooga
A few days later, we visited Milk & Honey’s Chattanooga location and tried the Milk & Honey Latte. (There are only two Milk & Honey restaurants. Chattanooga is the original.) It was sweet and creamy with a kick of espresso. Next time we’re in the area, we will revisit Milk & Honey. There are so many dishes we have yet to try!