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Cafe 1912

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243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
901-722-2700
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cafe 1912

We eat at 1912 often and only one time has an item not been to their high standards. The food is good, the service involved but not overly and the prices are just right for a night out without going broke.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
murphey1030
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tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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333 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Cafe 1912 has a diverse menu and serves some of the freshest seafood and vegetables in the city. I ordered the seafood crepe. The crepe was ok but the bechemel sauce was very garlicky. (Almost inedible) The seafood was fresh and delicious. The meal came with a petite salad which consisted of a few greens and that was it. (When... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I am giving this restaurant a middle of the road review. We have eaten here numerous times over the past few years since it opened. Sometimes it is outstanding and then it isn't. A few years ago it was excellent, then went into a less than adequate stage. Earlier this year it was back to excellent, and then lately it... More 

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tennessee
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We eat at 1912 often and only one time has an item not been to their high standards. The food is good, the service involved but not overly and the prices are just right for a night out without going broke.

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1 Thank murphey1030
Memphis, Tennessee
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Cafe 1912 is not the newest or the trendiest, but it is undoubtedly one of the most dependably outstanding restaurants in Memphis. Excellent food, wonderful service, authentic bistro ambience. My husband and I venture out and try the new places occasionally, but we always come back to 1912 when we want a good meal. Start with their caesar salad with... More 

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Thank DesigningWoman13
Memphis
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our first time at Café 1912. We had a special pasta and a fish dish with lentils along with Profiteroles with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert . The food was delicious. The wait staff was attentive and accommodating. Nice cozy atmosphere without being too formal. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Mtnbreeze
carrollton TX, United States
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We order the soup, which was their special for the evening; Sausage and chicken gumbo. All 3 of us had it and none of us found any sausage or chicken in our dish. In fact, the gumbo was devoid of it's key ingredients and very bland.........I informed the waiter of our observations and he said something to the effect of,... More 

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Thank Michael D
Memphis, Tennessee
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135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I go to 1912 maybe 4 times a year and sometimes the food Is average and sometimes excellent. This past Wednesday my entire party was raving at how good the food was I was pleasantly surprised.

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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Worst restaurant I ever ate in. We should have walked out when we were served warm bread dough and not bread. When we told our server, all she she was I know the bread is not good, something happended to the bread today. WHAT? Someone is going to get very sick on raw bread dough. How about no garlic and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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333 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Plenty of variety and diversity. Recommend the chicken with pomme frites, mussel appetizer and the burger. Consistently, good meals at Cafe 1912.

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Thank mstrydiner
Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Went there for diner on a friend recommendation's. The homemade pate was real good, meaty and flavorful. Had a great dish of fish to follow. All was fresh, well cooked and the service attentive whilst not over done. Will be going back. Dessert were tempting and I will try on my next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 901-722-2700
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?