With warmer weather on the way, spring is a great time to explore local options for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

This list is not comprehensive. Some items may be seasonal and not available year-round.



Breakfast and brunch eateries


Biscuit Love

Dish to try: Southern Benny: An open-faced biscuit topped with shaved ham, over-easy eggs and sausage gravy.

132 3rd Ave. S., Franklin

615-905-0386


www.biscuitlove.com

Features: Outdoor seating, alcohol, kids menu

The Coffee House at Second and Bridge

Dish to try: Quattro Formaggio crepes: French-style crepes are filled with asiago, feta, mascarpone and provolone cheeses.


144 2nd Ave. N., Franklin

615-465-6362

www.thecoffeehousefranklin.com

Features: Outdoor seating, kids menu


Franklin Bakehouse

Dish to try: Smoked Salmon Bagel: A freshly baked bagel is topped with capers, onion, salmon and house-made scallion cream cheese.

100 E. Main St., Franklin

615-628-8493


www.franklinbakehouse.com

Features: Outdoor seating, alcohol, kids menu

The Good Cup

Dish to try: PB Wrap: Peanut butter, bananas, apples, honey and house-made granola fill a whole wheat wrap.


2181 Hillsboro Road, Franklin

615-591-2326

www.thegoodcup.com

Herban Market

Dish to try: Breakfast tacos: Three house-made corn tortillas are filled with beans, eggs, bacon, avocado, mozzarella, cilantro and salsa.

3078 Maddux Way, Ste. 300, Franklin

615-567-6240

www.herban-market.com

Features: Outdoor seating, alcohol, kids menu

High Brow Coffee & Tea

Dish to try: Avocado toast: Sourdough bread is topped with goat cheese, lemon, avocado, sprout, red pepper flakes and sea salt.

188 Front St., Ste. 102, Franklin

615-472-1938

www.highbrow.coffee

Features: Outdoor seating, kids menu

Just Love Coffee

Dish to try: Bacon Tater: A hashbrown waffle is topped with cheddar cheese and bacon with ketchup or sour cream on the side.

4301 Aspen Grove Drive, Ste. 138, Franklin

615-465-6661

www.justlovecoffeecafe/mcewen

Features: kids menu

Mere Bulles

Dish to try: Crab bisque: This Charleston-style soup features fresh crab in a hearty broth.

5201 Maryland Way, Brentwood

615-467-1945

www.merebulles.com

Features: Alcohol, outdoor seating, kids menu

McCreary’s Irish Pub

Dish to try: Ulster Fry: A traditional Irish breakfast including bacon, Irish bangers, corned beef, eggs, potatoes and a slice of black and tan bread.

414 Main St., Franklin

615-591-3197

Mccrearyspub.com

Features: Outdoor seating, alcohol, kids menu

Merridee’s Breadbasket

Dish to try: Stuffed French toast: Cinnamon streusel bread is filled with cream cheese and topped with syrup.

110 4th Ave. S., Franklin

615-790-3755

www.merridees.com

Features: Outdoor seating

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

Dish to try: Fried Chicken and Apple Jacks: Two pancakes are topped with whiskey-fried apples, fried chicken tenders and whiskey syrup.

120 4th Ave. S., Franklin

615-794-5527

www.puckettsgro.com

Features: Alcohol, kids menu

Ruby Sunshine

Dish to try: BBQ shrimp and grits: Gulf shrimp are sauteed with pepper, pork, onions and butter and served over grits with a biscuit on the side.

231 Public Square, Franklin

615-716-3711

www.rubysunshine.com

Features: Outdoor seating, alcohol, kids menu

Sugar Drop

Dish to try: Assorted hand tarts: The Pop-Tart-inspired pastries come in an assortment of flavors with signature toppings.

574 Franklin Road, Franklin

629-202-6949

www.sugardrop.com

The Perch

Dish to try: Florentine crepe: Crepes are stuffed with eggs, portobello mushrooms, spinach and goat cheese.

117 Franklin Road, Brentwood

615-661-9008

www.theperchtn.com

Features: Outdoor seating

Puffy Muffin

Dish to try: Crabcakes Benedict: Two over-easy eggs with Hollandaise sauce are served on top of Maryland-style crab cakes, asparagus, tomato slices and an English muffin.

229 Franklin Road, Brentwood

615-373-2741

www.puffymuffin.com

Doughnut spots to try


Duck Donuts

This newly opened Brentwood shop features an open kitchen where diners can watch doughnuts get cooked and topped with specialty icings, drizzles and sprinkles.

101 Creedside Crossing, Ste. 1000,

Brentwood

www.duckdonuts.com

Five Daughters Bakery

Located in The Factory at Franklin, this bakery offers its signature 100-layer doughnuts topped with flavors such as Oat Milk Matcha Latte and Cream Cheese Sticky Bun.

230 Franklin Road, Ste. 11J, Franklin

615-933-9332

www.fivedaughtersbakery.com

Peace Love and Little Donuts

This Brentwood bakery features miniature doughnuts in gourmet flavors such as Boston Cream Pie, Lemon Bar, Salted Caramel Macchiato and Strawberry French Toast.

213 Franklin Road, Ste. 120, Brentwood

www.peaceloveandlittledonuts.com

tiny little donuts

Two Airstream trailer locations in Franklin offer miniature doughnuts served warm with toppings such as chocolate drizzle, powdered sugar and classic cinnamon sugar.

328 5th Ave. N., Franklin

615-679-9422

1203 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin

615-224-3179

www.tinylittledonuts.com