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Bluff city coffee

#117 of 1,308 Places to Eat in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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505 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4458
06:30 - 20:00
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Longmont, Colorado
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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449 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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180 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Stopped by for a snack, it was so good we went back the next day! The bakers make wide variety of treats - look at all the options before you choose.

Thank Curly_W706
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I were milking time. It was on a Tuesday afternoon and the place was not crowded. We sat outside to watch cars passing by and leisurely enjoy the coffee and brownie but our mocha was not great and the brownie is just 👌.

Thank Mimi P
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a coffee prior to going to the Civil Rights Museum. Lots of choice so being British we took a while! Coffee was good as was the bacon and maple bun we had. Staff were friendly and efficient. Nice place to people watch as well.

Liberty Hill Texas
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to grab a drink. My wife ordered a smoothie and the chocolate shortbread. I had an iced tea and the blueberry pound cake. Both were good but mine was better! Great spot to stop in!!

Thank JasonTuggle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?