My family and I will be in Nashville next weekend for a wedding. I live in San Francisco, they live in Massachusetts, so we're looking forward to food we can't get at home. Most of our meals are accounted for because of the wedding, but on Sunday I would like to find a great place for breakfast (or perhaps brunch). There will probably be between 4 and 8 of us...I've done a bit of research but I'm hoping for some advice.
Requirements for the meal:
#1 - Good sweet tea
#2 - A menu with plenty of good breakfast choices, esp. southern specialties (grits, biscuits, waffles, ham, bacon, etc)
#3 - Room enough to fit a semi-large party without a huge wait at 10 or 11 AM on Sunday. Although if it's really good, we can wait a bit.
I forget where we're staying at the moment (near Vanderbilt I believe?) but transportation isn't an issue, and I'd be willing to travel up to 30 mins if it's worth it.
Monell's sounds good, and I think my family would enjoy the communal tables. But it sounds like they only have breakfast on Saturdays?
What about Pancake Pantry or Loveless Cafe? My parents are definitely more prone to order eggs/bacon/grits/homefries type meal (as opposed to pancake/waffles/etc), but I would love to have good waffles....so a menu with a bit of everything would be good.
Finally, if there were lunch options in addition to breakfast options, some people might be interested in that too.
I also read about Hog Heaven and Swett's....
I appreciate any help, and I will definitely report back!