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Blue Plate Cafe Downtown

#35 of 1,212 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 523-2050
Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super breakfast. Friendly and energetic staff. Never for want for coffee refill

We enjoyed a high quality and tasty breakfast. Eggs, pancakes, bacon, oatmeal - all were pleased with a well-served breakfast. Friendly and attentive staff - always there to get a fresh cup of coffee. Very clean and bright atmosphere. I did notice a line forming as other reviewers mentioned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a high quality and tasty breakfast. Eggs, pancakes, bacon, oatmeal - all were pleased with a well-served breakfast. Friendly and attentive staff - always there to get a fresh cup of coffee. Very clean and bright atmosphere. I did notice a line forming as other reviewers mentioned - but once seated and food ordered - you'll be pleased.

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Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stumbled on this absolute gem of a cafe when looking for somewhere for breakfast. The biscuits (scones to Aussies) were the best we have had. Still get some strange looks when we put butter and jam on them instead of gravy. There is a wide range of choices and all are generous serves. 3 hot cakes as a side for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Breakfast was excellent! Would really recommend the hash browns and the waffles with strawberries and bananas on the top

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Cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We got here about 10 on a Saturday morning and waited a good 30 mins for a table, even though there were obviously clean and unoccupied tables - not an efficient system. Having been seated, we must have then waited a good further 30 minutes for our breakfast, and it was not piping hot when it arrived. We all had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended by friends living in Memphis. We were not disappointed. The food was hot and delicious and the service was top shelf and friendly.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great southern cooking and several health conscious items on the menu. Great atmosphere. Service can be a little slow so allow yourself some time. Open for breakfast and lunch only.

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Tomball, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Excellent breakfast, great waitress! The only reason i did not give them an excellent rating is because the restaurant looks tired. Walls need new paint, doors are dirty, the fabric on many of the bench seats are torn and worn out. This is a great place, but have a little pride in the appearance of your restaurant.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place is a must-stop on our trips to Memphis (about once every couple of years). I look forward to it even. The breakfast is always hearty, delicious, and fast. The service has always been polite and consistent - just what you would expect from a southern diner. I have eaten here probably 4 times and have no reason to... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Next to a nice park this breakfast place is really okay for money you pay for. Good we did not think too much about negative quotes here so we enjoyed it. Service okay for the place it should be.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

OMG don't miss this place, they have the best breakfast in town. Very reasonable, very good. The pancakes are to die for and the biscuits, well you will have to try them hehe so so good. Eggs made just the way you ask for them, great home fries. But take this warning, get there early 8:30 9 am it does... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Plate Cafe Downtown

Address: 113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: (901) 523-2050
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 S Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (901) 523-2050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?