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Brother Juniper's College Inn

Certificate of Excellence
University Area Neighborhood Association
As featured in Best Food in Memphis
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3519 Walker Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-5917
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast/brunch

A bit out of town but worth the drive. We were there for brunch. In addition to traditional breakfast dishes, there was a fair selection of Mexican flavored breakfasts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, CA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit out of town but worth the drive. We were there for brunch. In addition to traditional breakfast dishes, there was a fair selection of Mexican flavored breakfasts.

Thank DianeLosAngeles10
Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't just a meal, it's a chance to really experience Memphis! It takes hours, so don't go if you're in a hurry. But if you can take a newspaper and enjoy conversations with those around you, every moment is enjoyable even before the food arrives. And the home fries alone are worth the wait. I sat at the bar... More 

Thank bethalewallen
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came from out of town with friends for breakfast on a tip from a local. Wow! What a menu. Difficult to make a selection, but I went with an open faced omlet with Black beans, avocado & salsa. Yum! Biscuits are a must & we were so disappointed that they were out when we placed our order. Our server sure... More 

Thank Julie B
Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wait was an hour and food took half an hour to come out. Staff was extremely friendly. When we found a hair in our pancakes (which was more likely to be our own) our waitress had the kitchen remake the pancakes immediately. I highly recommend the cinnamon roll pancakes and San Diegan. We are overall glad we waited for our... More 

Thank sokit89
Memphis, Tennessee
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, I want to give BJ a 4-star rating, but I hesitate. As I noted about Memphis Pizza Cafe, BJ is one of those long-standing places in Memphis that most Memphians remember during the darkest Memphis days when we were a (delicious) food desert. Now, there are too many options for BJ to keep winning best breakfast place. Is it... More 

1 Thank floydtrane
Evans, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We know why the tables at Brother Juniper's fill up fast. We were greeted with a friendly smile and a generous cup of coffee. The food is a cut above the chain restaurants. The omelets are huge, the breakfast potatoes are special, but my favorite request is the banana nut or raisin bread French toast! The breads are made in-house... More 

1 Thank ga70girl
Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just love this place. Don't get to go often but when we do, we love it. It's right by Memphis State (I'm from Memphis and still call it Memphis State) and has that small town college feel to it. The portions are large and quality is good. Service is usually pretty quick but they can be busy. My daughter recently... More 

1 Thank Mario R
Memphis, Tennessee
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large amount of food for a good price. Be prepared to have a long wait on Saturday morning; however, it's worth it!

Thank kittielala
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have made this a breakfast tradition. They never disappoints. Always get the #6. I give everything, except their biscuits, a five star. Biscuits are just ok. Everything else is amazing.

Thank Jamy7075
Memphis TN
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has been here for at least 4 decades and the Koplan family who runs it now has had it for maybe 15 years. Family atmosphere with an eclectic mix of patrons, a very unique menu and service second to none. Breads are homemade, home fries totally delicious and the open face omlettes so tasty. So popular with locals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3519 Walker Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-5917
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > University Area Neighborhood Association
  • Neighborhood: University Area Neighborhood Association
  • Phone Number: 901-324-0144

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children


Open Hours
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?