Hope life is going swimmingly! I just want to say that this is probably the first time that I’ve got blog content lined up for three days in a row. It feels pretty good to have one small part of my life put together (and by that, I mean that I am still living out of boxes in my apartment that I will be moving OUT of in less than two weeks. It’s casual!). This is day two, so check back tomorrow for another new segment that I hope y’all will enjoy (I enjoyed writing it while procrastinating at work…). Anyways…
This week on Jen’s Eats I ventured to one of my favorite spots in Nashville: historic Germantown. Nestled just outside of downtown, this area has lots of cute eateries, including a crepe place that is definitely going to be making an appearance on TBL at some point this summer. But today, Kayla and I ventured to Germantown Café!
I had passed this little café a few times while in Germantown but never had really looked into it. Apparently, I’ve been missing out on one of Nashville’s favorite spots. In addition to serving lunch and dinner, they also have a weekend brunch. The café was featured in Bon Appétit: “Despite its proximity to Capitol Hill, the Germantown Café is anything but stuffy. Owners Chris Lowry and Jay Luther have given it a modern, industrial look, and the city’s politicos and business honchos seem to appreciate its stripped-down atmosphere.” The perfect amount of class without being overbearing is Germantown’s signature style.
The café is known for its incredible salads as well as it’s plum pork, but because it was a warmer day and I was in the mood for something lighter, I opted for the Open-Faced Chicken Salad. I was really excited that it featured a croissant from Provence, an incredible bakery located in the Hillsboro area.
When my plate arrived, it was clear I had made the right choice. The crossaint was perfectly buttery and a delicious vehicle for a wonderfully flavored chicken salad. The honey pecan sauce drizzled over the fresh fruit and sandwich tied it all together, creating an overall light, sunny sandwich.
I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for this café the next time I’m in Germantown. It’s bringing some wonderful flavors to an area that is classically Nashville. Also, shoutout to the two fine gentlemen who acted completely casual as I took this picture.
Have an idea for where I should nosh in Nashville next? Comment below and I’ll check it out :)