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Bluff city coffee

#115 of 1,316 Places to Eat in Memphis
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505 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4458
06:30 - 20:00
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just around the corner from the National Civil Rights Museum. This is quite a nice little place. We had lattes which were excellent. We were charged $8.50 for 2 small ones to drink in, which I thought was a bit expensive. Free wifi.

Thank ukdryver
White Hall
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has a large selection of coffees teas and pretty much any specialty drink you can think of. Fresh made pastries,bagels, breads and cookies.. seating is ok just your usual coffee nook. Staff is friendly and helpful, prices are equal to your Starbucks like menu/pricing. Will definitely be back'

Thank Christina B
Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Crowded, but appropriately so for a place in a primo location. Felt like a taste of a real neighborhood.

Thank rawlinsarchive
Middletown, Connecticut
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205 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My husband and I were looking for coffee spots, and found Bluff City. It is in an old sort of free standing building just a block or so from the Civil Rights Museum. The walls are exposed brick and there are comfortable tables and lounging chairs to sit or eat at. The display case was filled with fresh cookies, muffins,... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I stepped into Bluff City Coffee after touring the National Civil Rights Museum and found delicious coffee and great sandwiches. I ordered a grilled cheese and an Americano -- fantastic! The baked goods and cakes are beautiful and taste great too. Highly recommended for people looking for a coffee fix in Memphis.

Thank Eric H
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We came out of the NCRM ready to eat and recharge our batteries. The selection of quiches/sandwiches/bagels/cakes /coffees for a small eatery was impressive. The black and white photos that adorn the walls speak to the history of the area. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Try the orange olive oil cake , a delight with flat white. Would come again.

Thank Yvonne G
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We made a quick stop into Bluff City for coffee and road snacks as we traveled through Menphis, choosing this based on others recommendations. We're adding our own recommendation now! The espresso was made very well and our pastries were excellent! Worth your stop!

Thank Doug B
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is the best breakfast and coffee that we've ever had on vacation. The cappuccino was amazing & delicious! The breakfast sandwiches with the biscuit was to die for. We would definitely recommend to anyone who wants an awesome breakfast in a really cool, restored shop!

Thank Megan F
West Sussex
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Good tea, good coffee, good grilled cheese sandwiches. Lots of variety on the menu, and lots of bakery items too. Of the eating places near the Civil Rights Museum, this looked to be by far the best option, and we're glad we tried it.

Thank adam1uk
Largo, Florida
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472 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a nice coffee shop with friendly servers, good food and good coffee. It is a bit on the shabby side which gives it character. But it really could be cleaner. The tables all needed to be wiped down (when did that become the customer’s job?) The bathroom was a mess. Floors and other surfaces are broken down so... More 

Thank Keith B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, American
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
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?