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Provence Breads & Cafe

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1705 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3703
+1 615-386-0363
Today
07:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, like many, had heard you MUST go to Pancake Pantry..the line is always wrapped around the corner, and it didn't move after 10 minutes..so we bailed and went across the street to Provence. The food was fresh and different, the staff was friendly, the coffee drinks were delightful. We couldn't understand why anyone would wait for a half hour+... More 

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Thank psutherland15
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a delicious pastry and coffee break or take home treats this is a great, clean friendly restaurant. Bread is worth the price.

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Thank 157loriv
Signal Mountain, United States
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

A sweet respite from the outside world... it's busy inside, but not too busy and everything in there is yummy to the eyes and the mouth. Happened upon this place while walking around 21st street with a date. We ended up curling up next to the book shelf with a tall cup of London Fog and some pastry. I liked... More 

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Thank Michelle M
Franklin, Tennessee
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We live in Hillsboro Village and love to support local business when we can, but this place is filthy. We had stopped going for a while because of that and decided to try again today. It was dirtier than ever. Such a shame.

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Thank tootski
Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I grabbed a morning snack at Provence yesterday. I had not been there in about 6 or 7 years and I can not agree more with the reviewer from Dec. 2, 2016. I remember this place as a piece of France in Nashville. The pastry and dessert section was sparce and few things looked fresh. My children... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Stopped by here for a lunch today with my ladyfriend. I used to come here a lot, circa 2003. Back then, Provence was a great place. Artisan sandwiches on freshly-baked bread, tasty soups, interesting sides, creative beverages. It was always fresh and delicate--a hipster bakery before the advent of the hipster movement. Turkey sandwiches and fruit tea--that was my go-to... More 

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Thank BrianJoynt
Raleigh, United States
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Provence is a neat restaurant in the Hillsboro Village section of Nashville. They feature a wide range of baked goods, sandwiches, and breakfast items. Except for the baked goods, everything is made from scratch. We find breakfast to be especially good, including very fine coffee. The place is comfortable, features WiFi, and includes bottomless coffee. Service is most pleasant, as... More 

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Thank David M
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Sorry. We had high expectations for this place. Wanted a quick bite after being at Vanderbilt all day. I had soup...it was ok. A roach crawled up the wall next to us as we sat down...my husband killed it quietly with a napkin.

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Thank Hungrymama73
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Love love love it. Great breads, fabulous desserts. Linzor tart cookies fantastic. Chocolate croissants scrumptious. Can't say enough of the assortment of delightful breads, sliced or not, take home and even freeze in glad wrap and defrost and they are as good as sane day purchased.

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Thank Brooklyn Girl N
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were trying to get to the Pancake Pantry across the street, but the line wrapped around the corner. We came to Provence instead and were very happy we did. Great food and amazing coffees!!! If you are looking for a breakfast spot, I suggest you check this place out. I had the french toast, it was really good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3703
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-386-0363

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