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Cafe 1912

) #292 of 1,249 Restaurants in Memphis ££ - £££
243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
+1 901-722-2700
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“mussels” (9 reviews)
“veal piccata” (4 reviews)
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243 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-4222
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food wasn't particularly bad at this restaurant, but it was barely French and was not cooked with attention to detail. The restaurant has a semi-open kitchen, which can be a fun experience for the diner, but there was a plastic tub of oysters sitting...More

Thank albertacf
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I love Cafe 1912 and especially find it to be treat for a special occasion like my birthday. A bit pricey but well worth it! One of my favorite appetizers is their mussels which come in a "sauce" of white wine, butter and garlic surrounded...More

Thank Sarah C
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...More

Thank Breen B
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...More

Thank travelindan
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...More

Thank BahnVoyage
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...More

Thank Michael D
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!...More

1  Thank Memphisbelle2013
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...More

Thank Susanne H
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...More

Thank N W
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.

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Restaurant Details

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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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