We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe 1912

Is this your business?
) #331 of 1,225 Restaurants in Memphis $$ - $$$
243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
+1 901-722-2700
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“mussels” (8 reviews)
“veal piccata” (4 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
Neighborhood: Midtown
Write a Review
Reviews (65)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed October 31, 2016

Glenn and Martha Hayes have been feeding great food (mostly French) to Memphis for more than 30 years, and Café 1912 continues the tradition. It offers great food of all sorts, from great burgers and frites to rack of lamb, moules frites and a crispy...More

Thank Breen B
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Had a good meal, as usual, but on this night the cafe must have been short handed. Everything took longer than it should have, from the start to the finish. But the worst was to have 6 of our 7 dinners delivered to the table...More

Thank travelindan
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Cafe 1912 is a wonderfully eclectic restaurant situated in the heart of midtown Memphis, close to Cooper-Young. With French-inspired entrees, we were more than happy to finally give it a go, and we were impressed. Thoroughly impressed. The portions were very generous, the salmon with...More

Thank BahnVoyage
Reviewed July 16, 2016

On my previous visit, food was very bland, and I didn't want to go again. But my friends insisted, and boy, were they ever wrong about this idea. Mussels were small but pretty tasty. House salad comes with a vinaigrette dressing, which I asked to...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed July 13, 2016

I have often heard from my mid-town friends how good Café 1912 is but had never had the chance to go there. It is well worth the trip from East Memphis! The service is exceptional. The prices are perfect. And then there is the food!...More

1  Thank Memphisbelle2013
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Went with friends for Sunday brunch. Restaurant was extremely busy. They must have been short staffed. Two waitresses were hustling, but couldn't keep up so service was slow. We were seated by the kitchen which was interesting to watch until the chef started chewing out...More

Thank Susanne H
Reviewed April 18, 2016

I had never heard of this little spot until I was invited for dinner this evening. Upon entering the restaurant my eye was drawn to the open kitchen in the middle of the restaurant. The restaurant was not busy and our server was excellent. The...More

Thank N W
Reviewed March 6, 2016

I have eaten here many times over the years. Always excellent. The grouper is one of the best fish dishes you'll ever eat. Reasonable prices. The dinner menu is better than the brunch menu.

Thank kbsopt
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...More

Thank mstrydiner
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...More

1  Thank irelandagainsoon
Nearby Restaurants
Babalu Tapas & Tacos
259 reviews
.32 miles away
The Second Line
151 reviews
.26 miles away
Restaurant Iris
264 reviews
.26 miles away
Belly Acres
101 reviews
.30 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Children's Museum of Memphis
205 reviews
.92 miles away
Levitt Shell
174 reviews
.95 miles away
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
158 reviews
.90 miles away
Overton Park
65 reviews
.82 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe 1912 staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-722-2700
  • E-mail