Vote for Frothy Monkey – Nashville Scene’s Best Coffeehouse

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Vote for Frothy Monkey – Nashville Scene’s Best Coffeehouse

Posted by on August 9, 2021

Voting for the Nashville Scene’s Annual Best of Nashville issue is on! YOU voted us #1 coffeehouse in 2013 + 2014 + 2015 + 2017 + 2018 + 2020 AND Best Service in 2016 – Thank you!  Cast your vote HERE until September 6, 2021.

Please consider us for the following categories:

Best Coffeehouse
Best Service

Best Breakfast
Best Bakery
Best Brunch
Best Restaurant
Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

Best Patio
Best Restaurant in Williamson County
Best Local Twitter Account
Best Place To People Watch

Best Place To Take Out-of-Towners

Cast your vote HERE.


Frothy Monkey is taking over the Urban Standard space in Birmingham!

Posted by on August 3, 2021

It’s official! Frothy Monkey will be taking over the former home of Urban Standard in the 2nd Ave North district of Downtown Birmingham, AL (2320 2nd Ave N). At Frothy Monkey we have been fans of both Birmingham and Urban Standard for a long time so when Tom (Urban Standard) reached out to us about reopening the Urban Standard space as a Frothy Monkey we jumped at the opportunity.

“I opened Urban Standard 14 years ago as an extension of my home and a place where people could gather and exchange ideas and inspiration, said Tomasz Wrzesien, Owner of Urban Standard. “I was introduced to Ryan Pruitt, Managing Partner of Frothy Monkey by a mutual friend back in 2019 and after spending time getting to know him and Frothy Monkey I knew that they would be a wonderful fit to take over the Urban Standard space and to carry on our mission to serve this neighborhood and community. Please give a warm welcome to my friends at Frothy, you’ll love them!”

No firm date has been determined for opening, but we are currently working with Creature on the space. “Excited for Frothy Monkey to open their first Birmingham location and bring life back to the Urban Standard space that played a pivotal role in the momentum of downtown revitalization,” says Mike Gibson, CEO and CO-Founder of Creature. “Their unique menu, style and focus on creating a personal experience is going to kill it downtown.”

We will post updates when we get closer to opening. We can’t wait to get to know you #Birmingham!

A little more about us…

Frothy Monkey is an independently owned all day cafe, specialty coffee roaster, and wholesale bakery with cafes in Nashville, Franklin, and Chattanooga Tennessee. Frothy serves breakfast, brunch every day (including Sundays) until 5 pm, lunch, and dinner. Beverage offerings include coffee, as well as craft beer, wine + cocktails. Food and drinks are made from scratch using original recipes and thoughtfully sourced ingredients from regional farmers and producers whenever possible.

Frothy began as a coffeehouse in a cozy bungalow in Nashville’s 12South neighborhood in 2004 and their approachable menu and hospitality have made it a favorite gathering spot for neighbors and travelers alike. Visit for more details. twitter + instagram: @frothymonkey  facebook:

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A note from Urban Standard’s owner, Tomasz Wrzesien


Frothy Monkey Cold Brew is now Available in 12oz Cans

Posted by on March 24, 2021

While some folks were perfecting their homemade sourdough in 2020, we were obsessing over cold brew. Our Frothy Monkey Roasting Co team has worked so hard to bring you what in our opinion is the best cold brew out there, in convenient 12oz cans. It is the only Cold Brew that is roasted, brewed, and canned right here in Nashville, TN (in 37210 and 37203 to be exact)!

A great grab-and-go option for a quick already brewed caffeine fix. It is natural, sugar-free, low calorie, and plant-based, and is vegan, vegetarian, keto, and paleo-friendly. A fantastic and refreshing non-alcoholic, preservative-free, energy drink alternative.

You can find Frothy Cold Brew Coffee at all Frothy locations as well as area convenience stores, liquor stores, and grocery outlets including @TheTurnipTruck, @EandRoseWellness, 4 Stop Market, @RedDogWine, and Middle Tennessee @KrogerCo stores with more being added every day!

Click here for more in-depth information and the story behind Frothy Monkey Cold Brew Coffee! #coldbrew #coffee #nashvillecoffee

Dining Room Updates + Safety Protocols (updated 1/19/21)

Posted by on December 31, 2020

You WOW us every day with your support, and we are grateful. We believe that transparency is important as we are all navigating new and unknown territory. We love to be a part of your daily routines. Please bear with us because there are a few changes we have made that may seem unexpected. 

We are not following phases exactly and in most cases are operating in a more conservative way.

After nearly 16 years of counter service, you will now check-in with a friendly masked and sanitized host. They will seat you, and then a server will take your order at your table. This will allow us to limit the number of people in our spaces, the number of guests at each table (no more than 6), and ensure that your table is sanitized and socially distanced before you sit. 

We are requiring our staff to wear masks. We are asking that all guests who are able, wear a mask when not seated at their table or when interacting with us.

Staff is required to be symptom-free before reporting to a shift. We are utilizing CDC guidelines promoting handwashing, facemasks, social distancing, sanitizing, and training staff on health measures. We will be maintaining our already high standards of cleanliness while adding more frequent cleaning practices. We want to thank the medical professionals at Complete Health Partners for their guidance and support. 

We have made changes in order to manage lines, eliminate paper menus (although they will be available if needed), and cut down on other high touchpoints such as condiment bars. We have also installed contactless payment options (yay Apple Pay!).

Due to the unique features and layout of each location, the flow may vary. But, the general policies, safety changes, and high levels of service will be the same. We will also be keeping some of the products and amenities we have added in the past few months including groceries and prepared foods, as well as online ordering for curbside pickup or delivery.

Hours will continue to be 7 am – 8 pm at 12South, East, Franklin, and Chattanooga; 7 am – 3 pm in Downtown Nashville; 7 am – 9 pm in Nations until further notice. We are looking forward to seeing you soon! As always, please email us at if you have any questions. 

// Dining Room Update //

Limited seating with table service is available at all locations.

Online ordering with curbside pickup is available at all locations.

2020 Festivus Blend

Posted by on November 18, 2020

A blend of coffees from Sumatra & Ethiopia, with tasting notes of dried fruits, vanilla, and baking spices

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Festivus! For our 2020 Festivus Blend, we have once again selected two of the finest coffees Sumatra and Ethiopia have to offer. Wildly different and distinct, yet harmonious when combined, this coffee is our take on a traditional Mocha Java blend.

We commissioned the incredible local artist Jessie Pickren of Hew & Co to illustrate the Festivus packaging, while screen printing for these limited bags was done in Nashville, TN by the always-amazing Grand Palace.

This year’s Ethiopian component is a naturally processed coffee from the Konga cooperative, grown in the world-famous Yirgacheffe region. This complex coffee adds plenty of dark fruit attributes to the blend, like delicious cherry and blueberry notes

The Sumatran component comes from the famed Aceh region in northern Sumatra.  Here the coffees are picked at peak ripeness and then processed in the “wet hull” method that has made Sumatra famous for their unique flavor profile. This adds deep, warming notes of vanilla, oak, and baking spices to our Festivus Blend. 

More on Mocha Java

Together, these coffees create our version of one of the world’s original coffee blends, Mocha Java. This style of coffee blend dates all the way back to when traders were sailing from Europe to Indonesia. Ships would stop in the port of Java and pick up the typically bold and earthy coffees that Indonesia had to offer. Then, on their way back, they would stop in the busy port of Mocha in Yemen, picking up more coffee. Like the nearby coffees from Ethiopia, coffees from Mocha were lighter, fruitier, and brighter than their Java counterparts.

Coming back to Europe, coffees from these two parts of the world were mixed together resulting in one of the first known coffee blends. The bright, fruity notes of the African coffee paired beautifully with the deep, rich undertones of the Indonesian Java coffee and became known as the Mocha Java Blend

Today, you rarely find Mocha Java coffees that are blended with exactly these two components. Typically, roasters like us will get a similar mix by using coffees from Sumatra, and bright coffees from Ethiopia to make their Mocha Java blend. That’s what we’ve done with Festivus Blend. It’s a fantastic mix of bright, fruity Ethiopian coffees and deep, rich, full bodied Sumatra. And, if you’re like most people and hear “Mocha Java” and think “chocolate”, about the only thing a Mocha Java blend has to do with chocolate is some of the rich, chocolate flavors you get in the cup from our Sumatra Aceh coffee.

Festivus Blend will be available at all Frothy Monkey locations and from our online store starting on Black Friday and throughout the holiday season!

How to make a dinner reservation

Posted by on September 11, 2020

We now offer dinner reservations!

We accept reservations for table service every day from 5 pm -close. View our menu here.

Not only are we reserving tables for table service, but we are now offering RESERVATIONS for dinner!
• Dinner only (after 5 pm) at Chattanooga, Nations, Franklin, Downtown Nashville, and East Nashville.*
• Parties of up to 6 people
• Family-friendly
• Service for breakfast + lunch are still first come first served

Check availability through OpenTable below.

Please call a location directly (numbers listed below) with any questions or for additional reservation availability.

Downtown Nashville (Avenue of the Arts) 615-891-1111
Franklin 615-465-6279
Nations 615-647-0833
East 615-988-9455
Chattanooga 423-680-6343
* Reservations are not available at 12South at this time.

About Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey was established in 2004. We offer breakfast, brunch every day, kids menu, lunch, dinner with beverage offerings including coffeehouse standards as well as craft beer, wine, cocktails. We nourish community through hospitality and our commitment to quality. Our food and drinks are made from scratch using original recipes and thoughtfully-sourced ingredients from regional farmers and producers whenever possible. We roast our own coffee and bake our own pastries and bread.

Frothy Updates

Posted by on April 26, 2020

// UPDATE Sunday 4.26.20 //

As you know, we are in a time with many unknowns and challenges which are changing day to day. In light of the communication from government officials in the past few days about plans for reopening our cities, we wanted to give you an update on what our plans are for Frothy Monkey.

We will be carefully considering factors including the unique needs of our staff, our guests, and our operations, while using recommendations from health organizations, as well as the phased plan presented by Nashville’s Mayor, as guidance for our decisions company wide. Our decisions will be data driven, not date driven, which means we do not have an exact timeline for reopening fully.

Our dining areas at all locations will remain closed until further notice until we feel it is safe for staff and guests to gather in them. We will remain open for curbside pickup and delivery, and over the next few weeks begin to expand our hours of operation as well as our menu. We will continue to innovate to stay relevant in an effort to employ more staff, and continue to offer the best quality experience possible. Our goal is to invest our resources in sustainable practices as we add staff and begin the process of reopening fully.

Thank you for sticking with us through this challenging time! We will continue to take every precaution to provide the safest possible service for our guests and work environment for our staff. We hope that you continue to enjoy Frothy Monkey with confidence. As always, let us know if you have any questions by emailing

Grocery + Family Meals

Posted by on April 10, 2020

We realize the times are tough and making as few trips out of the house as possible is essential. That’s why we’ve expanded our grocery offerings to include meat, produce, and other pantry staples. So when you order dinner or a coffee for curbside pickup you can skip a second stop.

A la carte grocery items are available to order for pickup within the hour and can be added to any online ordering purchase. Support our farmers and bakery while stocking up.

Butcher boxes, produce bundles, and sandwich kits are available for pickup on Tuesdays and Fridays (pre-order is required).

Family style meals that serve 4-6 are available by ordering by 3pm a day in advance. Just reheat and serve!

See you soon!

Brewwalker (made with frothy monkey cold brew)!

Posted by on April 2, 2020

Introducing Brewwalker! Our friends at Jackalope Brewing Company in Nashville have released this fantastic collaboration beer that is infused with our very own Frothy Monkey Cold Brew!

A rich full brew full of coffee, vanilla, and maple notes. It’s brewed with Pure Maple Syrup, so you know it pairs well with pancakes;-)

The cans are available with a 1 case limit starting Friday, 4/3. Grab a case at Jackalope and then head over to pick up your curbside pancakes with us!

Follow the links below to get your beer and pancakes!


Fresh Bread For Sale at 12South

Posted by on February 13, 2020

We are very happy to announce that we are now offering fresh loaves of our Bakery by frothy monkey bread at our 12South cafe! Stop by Wednesday and Friday for a rotating selection of delicious artisan loaves including Traditional Sourdough, Cranberry Walnut, Challah, Chocolate Cranberry, Walnut Sage, and more.

Can’t make it on those days? Not to worry, baguettes and sliced loaves of Sourdough, GF*,and other breads are available at the counter everyday!

Follow along on Instagram (@frothymonkeybakery) to see our current offerings.


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