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Bluff city coffee

#144 of 1,279 Places to Eat in Memphis
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505 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4458
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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400 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great coffee shop on S. Main. Seems to have a lot of regulars. Many pastries and breakfast sandwiches to choose from. I ordered a raspberry smoothie and pastry that was delish. Will definitely go again the next time I am in Memphis.

Thank 13betty
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got a vanilla latte and it was great! A friend and I met there to catch up and it was the perfect atmosphere to sit and talk quietly!

Thank 111lovestotravel111
Kansas City, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Great place! We had breakfast beverages and food. Nice staff and unique atmosphere! If you are seeking coffee it is a place to stop.

Thank Raelynn G
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Having walked the streets of Memphis for several hours we were delighted to discover Bluffs where they serve good coffee, made to individual's requirements. According to rumour, it is the only real coffee shop in Memphis and how comforting to get a good coffee served in a proper cup and not a cardboard take-away container!

Thank NICK1137
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226 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Coffee, teas, sandwiches, breakfast served all day, salads, free wifi and delicious baked items, window seating, comfy chairs .....all the fixings for a virtual work space!

Thank Roquita C
San Francisco, California
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I was looking for a place to hang out and read for a little bit and stumbled across this little place. I got a mocha with soy and sat there for about an hour. It was lovely.

Thank NerdyTravelGirl
Banning, California
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94 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Went in for a strong cup of regular drip or filtered coffee. Looked at menu, only espresso drinks and asked do you have drip or filtered coffee....no, but our espresso is "just the same". Well, it was not the same, weak and no body. What a wise guy - nah! I wanted him to tell the truth, not try to... More 

Thank Sunlaker
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

I see that the shop is trying to up charge by using espresso as a "brewed" coffee (really, a weak Americano). Just wish that they would serve a good cup of coffee for $1.75-2.00 instead of forcing you to get a weak espresso for almost $3.00. It was a nice atmosphere though.

Thank Alex N
Memphis, Tennessee
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to grab a quick lunch and it was really great food and service. I ordered a hot chocolate, which was very pretty and also tasted like heaven. I also had a grilled cheese sandwich, which I loved. We took our strawberry cake to go and oh my god is that a piece of cake. Must have more.

Thank Ashley M
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Friendly folks who make a good cup of coffee. They have lots of yummy pastries, yogurt, and breakfast sandwiches. A great stop before going to Th Civil Rights Museum.

Thank Pam T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4458
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis

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