The south is full of fantastic restaurants, but all too often people get caught up in a dinner rut and forget about all of the fantastic breakfast options hiding out here in Tennessee! You may be figuring we’ve got Pancake Pantry or Loveless Cafe on this list, but no way – we’re looking at the small and the sweet, the fantastic places that don’t get tv spots. Curious? Take a look!
9) Golden Girl's Restaurant - Clinton
You'll find a solid southern home cooked meal at Golden Girl's, a fun diner-like atmosphere located in Clinton, Tennessee. We hear the peanut butter pie is to die for!
8) Bryant's Breakfast - Memphis
Greasy diner food, anyone? Bryant's is precisely what the doctor ordered out here in Memphis, with decadent biscuits and cinnamon rolls that will send you to heaven.
7) Sky Blue - Nashville
Sky Blue has been featured in episodes of the hit show "Nashville," and boasts hour long waits during the weekend for hefty omelets and their famous pancake wrapped french toast.
6) Niedlov's Breadworks - Chattanooga
Fantastic, bready morning pastries are the name of the game when it comes to Niedlov's. Plus, the vibe is super cool and laid back. Try the white wheat blueberry muffin!
5) Rankin Restaurant - Knoxville
Rankin's may not look like much from the outside, but they claim to be the best breakfast in Knoxville - for good reason. You can find their name tossed across all social media platforms by people whose lives have been forever changed by a breakfast at Rankin's.
4) The Plaid Apron - Knoxville
A local favorite, The Plaid Apron welcomes families to their hefty and well-known breakfast table. If you're looking for small town class, you've got it covered.
3) Marche Artisan Foods - East Nashville
The restaurant that earned "Best Brunch in Nashville - 2015" has croissant french toast and a fruit tartine that'll make their way into your dreams.
2) Milk & Honey - Chattanooga
It's not just the business branding that makes this place stellar - the coffee shop and gelato spot and all times of the day eatery give Chattanooga a contemporary breakfast spot that will ring true with this generation.
1) Marcy Jo's Mealhouse and Bakery - Pottsville
This sweet little home cookin' spot was founded by family and continues to be manned by family. Their Elvis Cake comes straight from the kitchen of Jesus - as do their cinnamon rolls. The 45 minute drive from Nashville is way worth it.
Have you visited any of these great breakfast places? Let us know in the comments below!