One place that was a “must” when visiting Nashville was Marché Artisan Foods. Marché is a European-style cafe and marketplace serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner in the heart of Historic East Nashville. It was super busy on Saturday morning (an hour-long wait), so instead we brunched there on Sunday. I ordered the Migas Hash which had scrambled egg, potato, tortilla, cheddar, and pico de gallo.
Great decision! It was so tasty, I did not want it to end. The tortilla bits were thrown in there and cooked with the eggs and potatoes. I need to try this at home.
Lunch on Saturday was eaten at Calypso where their motto is, “Eat Better, Be Better.” Calypso Cafe offers fast, affordable meals that are good for you! For over 24 years, their restaurants have been serving up Cuban black beans, bountiful salads, rotisserie chicken, island burgers, and vegetarian side items in the Nashville area. Their mission is simple: high quality, hearty, healthy dishes at a reasonable price in a fun, relaxed, and efficient setting. Plus, I loved the style of the restaurant!
For lunch I ordered their “beans & three” where I got to choose my three sides alongside my Cuban black beans. Here’s what I went with:
- Martinique Callaloo: mustard greens with tomatoes and onions
- Boija Muffins: Carribean sweet corn bread topped with coconut
- Bean & Corn Salad: mix of various beans and corn in a cilantro vinaigrette
The entire plate was just six bucks and absolutely delicious! The muffins were a tiny bit dry, the greens were almost a little sweet, and the black beans and corn salad were awesome! I would definitely recommend this place for not your typical lunch!
For our big night out on Saturday, we went to Cabana for dinner. I kept it simple and substantial with a burger and fries for dinner since we had a long night ahead.
The burger and fries were good, but nothing to write home about. However, the actual ambiance at Cabana is what made the evening! We had our own cabana where we could draw a sheer curtain around us to make for a private dining experience. It was cool because we could even plug our phone in to play our own music. Eating with ten people can be tricky, but not with the cabana. We were all close without being squished. Great place for a large party!
That’s it! Those were my Nashville eats!
What were some of your tasty eats as of late?