12South | Nashville

12South | Nashville


Welcome to Frothy Monkey!

At Frothy Monkey, we believe we’re better together.
We’re Nashville’s local all-day cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a focus on community and genuine hospitality. Whether you’re a neighbor or visitor, we invite you to join us for a cup of coffee, brunch with friends, or to top off the day with dinner and drink special. Through sustainably sourced coffee and ingredients, we aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment that can nourish our guests and our community relationships.

12South is the original location of Frothy Monkey. This cozy bungalow welcomed its first guests in 2004 and has maintained its charming indoor seating, while expanding outdoor space to include a beer garden. This location is nestled between historic homes and the bustling commerce of the growing 12South district.

Dining Options

Dining In

At the original Frothy Monkey in 12South, guests are welcome to dine-in with full-service wait staff at indoor and outdoor tables in the beer garden or outdoor bar. Please see the host stand to be seated.

COVID Protocols

Our dining rooms are open! Seating capacity may be limited in some cafes, but all locations are open. Safety protocols and updates are available on our COVID-19 Updates page.

To-Go Ordering

Guests are welcome to order at the counter for to-go coffee or food. Come in for a latte or signature drink before strolling the neighborhood or heading to work! Food items, drinks, and fresh baked goods from BAKERY by Frothy Monkey are available to go.

Online Ordering + Curbside Pickup

The 12South Nashville location offers online ordering with curbside pickup through Toast! Visit the link below to choose the location you’d like to pick up, and we will see you soon!


Events + Specials

Wine Down Wednesday

Wednesdays 5pm-7pm

$17 for a flight of 3 wines + your choice of an individual cheese board or $4 off of an entree from our dinner menu

Happy Hour

Monday – Friday 3pm-6pm

2 for 1 Select Draft Beer
Specialty Cocktails
$6 Select Wines

1/2 off Wine Bottles Fridays

Fridays after 5pm

Enjoy 1/2 off of a bottle of select wines. Bring your partner, your friends or family out to share a bottle of wine and relax after a long week!

Parking + Accessibility

Frothy Monkey Guest Parking:
Guest parking is available behind our cafe. Access to the parking lot by entering the alley between Sweetbrier and Beechwood Ave or the alley between MODA and the Mosque.

Parking in 12South:
Limited Free Street Parking is available on 12th Ave. S or on surrounding streets.

Public Transit: Frothy Monkey 12South is located on the WeGo Transit Route for Bus Route 17. The closest bus stop is at the Intersection of 12South and Wedgewood.

Bike Racks:
Bike racks are available outside.

Accessibility:
The entry to our 12South location is ADA compliant with an accessible ramp on the right side of our building. 

Handicapped Parking:
Handicapped parking is available behind our location.

Animal Policy:
Well behaved and leashed pets are welcome in our outdoor seating areas.

Employees at Frothy Monkey 12South
To-Go coffee cup in front of mural

At our all-day cafes, you’ll find the warmth of a coffeehouse and the hospitality of a full restaurant for every part of your day. Fresh, thoughtfully sourced ingredients are the star of breakfast, lunch, and dinner and our drink selection is endless. Between the best specialty roasted coffee in Nashville, cocktails, beer, and wine there’s no shortage of options for any occasion.

Curious how we became the Best Local Coffeehouse in Nashville? Read more about Frothy’s story below!


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You brought some of our #FrothyMonkeyRoastingCo beans, now what? Our Brew Guide has entered the chat. Here's one of the methods we use to really enjoy our beans – the Kalita Wave! Tap the image via our link in bio for step-by-step guide to brewing your own perfect cup at home. ⁠

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For our #vegan friends – you’re going to love our black bean and quinoa patty with tomato, lettuce, avocado mash and @thebehive vegan garlic mozz.

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But first, Frothy! Our lattes put the ART in the start of your week. 💛

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Slather on that SPF and enjoy some Vitamin 🌞with our coffee and brunch! Thanks to @sipsandthecitynash for the lovely shots of our 12th South location!

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Here’s to a sweet Friday and weekend! Don’t forget our 12rh South location closes at 2:30pm today and it’s regular hours for Saturday and Sunday unless specified.

#brunchgoals #frothylove #frothymonkey #frenchtoast #brunchgran #alldaycafe #nashville

Hey friends, looks like our 12South location is going to have to close at 2:30p on Thursday 5/19 and Friday 5/20 this week. All other locations are open regular hours. Check back here for any updates!

12South 7 am – 8 pm (7 am – 2:30 pm 5/19-20)
Nations, Chattanooga 7 am – 9 pm
Downtown Nashville 7 am – 3 pm
East Nashville Sun 7 am – 3 pm / Mon-Sat 7 am – 9 pm
Franklin / Sun–Mon 7 am – 3 pm / Tue-Sat 7 am – 9 pm

A good cup of coffee is your remedy to any midweek blahs.

#frothylove #Frothymonkey #alldaycafe #worklunch #remotework

Carpe di-pastrami! Life's too short to not order this sandwich for lunch or dinner. Check out the rest of our Spring/Summer menu at the link in bio.⁠

#allDayCafe #FrothyLove #FrothyMonkey #Pastrami #SandwichGoals


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