This week on Maxing Out Nashville, we decided to stop by Bongo Java in the Belmont/Hillsboro Village area to grab a quick cup of coffee. Touted as Nashville’s oldest coffeehouse, they are also known for the world famous “NunBun”, which was discovered that it looked eerily similar to Mother Teresa. If you have 5 minutes to kill, try googling the story on this infamous cinnamon bun for an entertaining read.
While we were only having coffee this go around at Bongo Java, we have found their breakfast in the past to be excellent and at a very fair price. Last time, I had the Bongo Basic, which included two eggs, hash browns, toast and a cup of coffee for only $5.
When Max comes with us, we will usually sit out on their large deck out front that is shaded by huge trees. It’s a nice relaxing place to unwind and take in the local scene. Because of its close location to Belmont University, there are always a handful of students with their heads buried in their study materials
We were also surprised to find out that Bongo Java houses the Bongo After Hours Theatre. Voted as “best theatre venue” by the Nashville Scene’s Reader’s poll, it is one of the most intimate places to catch a show or live music and is located directly above the coffee house.
If you haven’t tried this landmark in Nashville, then it is definitely worth putting it on your list of places to visit and don’t forget to bring your pup.