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243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
+1 901-722-2700
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 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 chicken breast stuffed with cheese and other goodies. The wine list is not too long... More 

Thank Breen B
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 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 with the comment " I will be back with the last dinner in a minute"... More 

Thank travelindan
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 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 sundried tomato & asparagus beurre blanc was simply divine, and the drinks honest. We paired... More 

Thank BahnVoyage
carrollton TX, United States
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 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 be held and wanted ranch/blue cheese, something on the side. Served the way they wanted... More 

Thank Michael D
Memphis, Tennessee
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178 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 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! The veal piccata is the best I have had outside of Italy. Match it with... More 

1 Thank Memphisbelle2013
Great Falls, Virginia
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 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 one of the waitresses. That being said, the food and Bloody Marys were delicious. They... More 

Thank Susanne H
Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 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 menu items were very pricy. I ordered the pan seared grouper with roasted pepper and... More 

Thank N W
Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 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
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
385 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 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 

Thank mstrydiner
Memphis, Tennessee
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-722-2700

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