Bongo Java

2007 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212
Closed until 7:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
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  • "... and I have heard the McBowl is good too." (4 tips)
  • "The bongo basic breakfast with a little cheddar cheese on..." (3 tips)
  • "... all day. Try the Egg McBongo with bacon and mayonnaise." (2 tips)
  • Christy F.

    Bongo's porch is one of the best in Nashville and the espresso drinks are awesome. Also if you're not into parallel parking, don't forget about the gravel lot in the back (entrance behind Circle K.) Read more

    Christy F. · November 23, 2009
  • Nate B.

    Past the baristas follow the steps up to the right. There's a roomy table perfect for working if no one is there.

    Nate B. · November 21, 2009
  • Adam A.

    Fantastic joint for a weekend lazy breakfast.

    Adam A. · February 21, 2010
  • Griffin W.

    The granola is amazing!!

    Griffin W. · August 23, 2011
  • Stephen S.

    Big Bad Hashbrowns will never let you down. Add ham to them and you'll never look back. Also, don't dwell on it if your barista is rude. No one cares.

    Stephen S. · March 18, 2011
  • Jeff B.

    The original Nashville coffee shop.

    Jeff B. · July 23, 2010
  • Jack W.

    If you are a coffee fan, it's great! If you like specialty drinks, the apple pie is AMAZING and I have heard the McBowl is good too.

    Jack W. · March 26, 2010
  • Ben M.

    If you hear a group of people talking about touring, just go talk to them. They are most likely in a band on tour, and could possibly be big! Robert Plant and Jack White are semi-regulars.

    Ben M. · December 5, 2009
  • Sarah P.

    Yummy coffee. The lines can get a bit out of control... Try the fancy grilled cheese!

    Sarah P. · November 24, 2009
  • Damon S.

    Fist-time visiting. Saw this place profiled on Food Network. Had the salmon plate and a "McBowl" specialty coffee. Fantastic!

    Damon S. · November 14, 2013
  • Dywuan B.

    Great environment to hang out, chill on the porch, and the hot chocolate is amazing.

    Dywuan B. · November 25, 2012
  • Noelle M.

    Soooo wish they'd at least make either the top of the porch or bottom SMOKE FREE. #mercy #needtobreath

    Noelle M. · September 9, 2011
  • Ryan B.

    Egg McBongo

    Ryan B. · April 13, 2010
  • Wannado

    Perfect place to get your Sunday started! Sit outside!

    Wannado · July 28, 2013
  • Alyssa H.

    The grilled cheese = delicious!

    Alyssa H. · July 28, 2013
  • David S.

    Little known fact....the chili is delicious.

    David S. · January 13, 2013
  • Isis M.

    I've had some nice baristas! And the coffee is worth it anyway :) The Mochahontas is yummy. Wish everyone didn't smoke on the front porch though.

    Isis M. · January 31, 2012
  • Rick T.

    They have the best vegan muffins

    Rick T. · January 10, 2012
  • David W.

    The bongo basic breakfast with a little cheddar cheese on the eggs is the way to go!

    David W. · August 27, 2011
  • Kenny H.

    Staff is unfriendly and borderline ride. If it want across the street from Belmont I'd avoid at all costs.

    Kenny H. · August 25, 2011
  • John P.

    Kids: us regulars like our baristas happy. tip them. Don't be assholes.

    John P. · August 23, 2011
  • Jaclyn O.

    Sliiiiiick willllllyyyyyyy

    Jaclyn O. · March 30, 2011
  • Dorothy (deZevallos) M.

    try the Mexican mocha, it has a touch of cayenne which amps up the chocolatey-yumminess!!

    Dorothy (deZevallos) M. · October 23, 2010
  • Brandon H.

    An Everything Breakfast Bagel and iced coffee is the best way to start the day

    Brandon H. · August 10, 2010
  • Erin M.

    An Icy samoan between classes is the best pick me up ever.

    Erin M. · June 25, 2010
  • Janelle

    Chai Latte - iced - still the best ever.

    Janelle · June 14, 2010
  • Juan G.

    Got to try their's the BEST!

    Juan G. · April 17, 2010
  • Jason K.

    love the b-fast burrito and sitting on the patio with the munchkins

    Jason K. · November 30, 2009
  • Denise A.

    I love this place!! please open one in Brooklyn. It will be worth it :)

    Denise A. · January 3
  • Graham S.

    You can use their free wifi for two hours--then they cut you off. Plan accordingly.

    Graham S. · October 5, 2013
  • Christa

    Try the McBowl. It brings out the lucky side o' life.

    Christa · April 1, 2013
  • Charley C.

    If you love hearing annoying barista's sing "Benny and the Jets", get some coffee here!

    Charley C. · December 21, 2012
  • Norma D.

    Beautiful view from porch even on a dark evening. Husband ordered a drink that hasn't been on the menu for years and they remembered!

    Norma D. · November 18, 2012
  • Robert P.

    Breakfast is served all day. Try the Egg McBongo with bacon and mayonnaise.

    Robert P. · October 29, 2012
  • David S.

    Bongo Basic is a deal that can't be beat.

    David S. · September 30, 2012
  • Ken X.

    Try the jack-o-latte during season

    Ken X. · September 23, 2012
  • Katie D.

    If you feel like you are being judged, it's because you probably are! I cannot believe you wore THAT to Bongo Java!

    Katie D. · June 3, 2012
  • Kelsey M.

    Can't go wrong with a bongo basic! Only $5.65 (that's including tax) for two eggs, hashbrowns, two pieces of toast, and a cup of coffee :)

    Kelsey M. · February 28, 2012
  • Joylynn H.

    Breve is creamy, while the McBowl has great aroma and the right amount of swtness.

    Joylynn H. · February 12, 2012
  • Andrew T.

    Pumpkin cheesecake and dark coffee with cream....WIN!!!

    Andrew T. · February 11, 2012
  • C. A. C.

    The oatmeal is awesome!

    C. A. C. · October 23, 2011
  • Wendy M.

    There's a regular customer that looks exactly like Robert Plant. FYI it is not Robert Plant

    Wendy M. · July 19, 2011
  • John P.

    Try not to mind the high school children, the summer is not that long...

    John P. · May 28, 2011
  • Ryan W.

    PC Muffin, all the way!

    Ryan W. · May 23, 2011
  • B. Matthew

    Get the Salmon Plate. You will not be sorry!

    B. Matthew · August 12, 2010
  • Jeff B.

    Problem is, they don't open til late - around 7:30 am, I think. And the staff is nowhere near as friendly ac Starbucks.

    Jeff B. · July 23, 2010

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