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“How can a "coffeehouse" have bad coffee?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey
2509 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204 (Bellmont/Hillsboro)
+1 615-292-1808
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Ranked #100 of 1,662 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Bellmont/Hillsboro
Description: Frothy Monkey is the breakfast through dinner coffeehouse feat. Creative folks using local ingredients to prepare original dishes served in a cozy and approachable atmosphere. This location offers breakfast, brunch every day, kids menu, lunch + dinner with a expanded beverage offerings including coffeehouse standards as well as craft beer, wine, mimosas + bloody mary's.
Fresno, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“How can a "coffeehouse" have bad coffee?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went here for late lunch. The food was decent and even the atmosphere was nice. However, for a "coffeehouse" the coffee was horrible! The first cup tasted so bad I took it back (which I rarely ever do). Since they had two types of coffee brewed I asked to try the other coffee. I thought maybe the coffee somehow would be better. I finished my meal, but ultimately paid for coffee I was unable to drink because of the poor taste. Maybe it was the time of day I went in and the coffee was old? I don't know. All I know is I'll never go back. It was THAT bad. I am a serious coffee drinker…so serious in fact I researched it online before I went and was so disappointed I walked out and tried coffee at Puckett's down the street. And I bought two bags of coffee…because their coffee was better. So if you want cute surroundings or you drink something other than regular coffee, maybe this place is for you.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good coffee and brunch. Long wait!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This is your typical nashville coffee house. They have fantastic coffee and brunch items but you will almost always be greeted by a line. I am not really into waiting 20 minutes for a cup of coffee but if you are a serious coffee drinker this is your spot. People are friendly and laid back atmosphere. If you want to have great coffee and get to set down quickly go to the perch.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Serious coffee drinkers only”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are expecting Starbucks type of drinks then this is not the place for you. If you want an authentic macchiato then you should try it. Cookies were very good. Good atmosphere and friendly knowledgeable staff. Coffee snobs would enjoy.

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere and great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

You walk up, you order and you pick a table! The food was fresh and delicious and it had the coffee house community vibe! I really enjoyed myself there!

Visited March 2014
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Loveland, Ohio
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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“Yummy Monkey Mocha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stopped at the downtown location for a late night espresso fix as all the "chains" were closed and we were delighted. Nice service and delicious coffee. I recommend the monkey mocha - a typical mocha with a touch of banana flavoring. If in Nashville again, we will be back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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