“Food & Drink in Nashville, TN”
Bongo is a small yet world-famous company: we began with a single café in 1993 and have since grown to five cafés and two wholesale businesses (supplying organic coffee and gourmet baked goods). We got world-wide attention in 1996 with the discovery of the NunBun, a cinnamon bun that looks remarkably like Mother Teresa. Mission Statement Bongo World supports communities by expanding the definition of quality to include how stuff is produced, purchased and served. Therefore, we buy as much organically produced foods and coffee from regional producers as is practical. 100% of our coffee is organic, bought almost directly from small-scale producers and we likely buy more organic and regional produce, meats and cheeses than any restaurant group in town. We hire a professional staff who are focused on customer service. We have a large group of SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) and BGA (Barista Guild of America) trained baristas and barista trainers. Our businesses are a collection of oldest, firsts and only-s in Nashville. Bongo Java (est. 1993) is Nashville’s oldest and most honored coffeehouse. Fido is Nashville’s largest buyer of local ingredients and the only café housed in a former pet shop. Bongo Java Roasting Co. is Nashville’s only certified organic coffee company. Grins Vegetarian Café is Nashville’s oldest vegetarian café and its first certified kosher restaurant. Hot & Cold is the only place we know that takes its coffee as seriously as its ice cream and, more importantly, it was the first place to dip Las Paletas into Olive & Sinclair chocolate.
This place is so rad. It's an institution in Nashville. They make a mean latte, first of all. Second, there's a venue upstairs that puts on all kinds of neat shows. They have good baked goods too. And they're open pretty late, which I love in a coffee shop.
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- Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Sun, Sat: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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