The Frothy Monkey

Coffee Shop$$$$
Bellmont-Hillsboro, Nashville
127 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • lively
  • breakfast food
  • trendy
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  • Al J.
    Al JJanuary 6
    First time here and everything was amazing! Although we had to take our food outside for lack of seating, I still can't complain. Coffee, food, and atmosphere were great. I will definitely be back.
  • Katelyn S.
    Katelyn SApril 20, 2016
    The snicker doodle cookies are amazing! The cowboy cookie is also very good! I had the iced green tea and on another visit, monkey mocha with almond milk. I wish the coffee was a little stronger.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMarch 10, 2014
    Reasons for this coffeehouse’s cult-status? An addictive caramel blend, indie-rock tunes, and shelves of crocheted simians. Go for the cinnamon-and-chili chocolate, but stay for Prosecco on tap.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CafourekAugust 24, 2016
    You've got to get up pretty early in the morning or be lucky to lock down the best spots, but the awesome food and fast wifi make it worth the effort.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinMay 19, 2015
    A great spot to grab a quick bite and do some work. Luckily there were no primates with rabies while I was there, which is what I assume they mean by frothy monkey.
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    We recommend the Buck and the Ida (our favorite of the many unique sandwiches) for lunch and the Trout or the Steak & Eggs for dinner!
  • Paige M.
    Paige McCauleyDecember 30, 2014
    It was good! I had the PMP and a peppermint mocha. The mpm sandwhich was very good. My friend had chili and was not impressed at all. The mocha was a little watery. Good... But Fidos is better.
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeAugust 3, 2014
    Tasty coffee house with lots of food options throughout the day and specialty drinks. Have a seat on the porch outside and relax. Read more
  • Savannah R.
    Savannah RamseyAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Solid espresso drinks and great food. Can't go wrong here, everything is awesome! However, the ICED FRUIT TEA is a total game changer!
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Another fantastic coffee destination serving up some of the freshest food in town, as well as craft-inspired beer & wine!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BowenAugust 14, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Just had the oatmeal for the first time and it's awesome. Comes with brown sugar, steamed milk, and your choice of 3 toppings. I went with strawberries, dried blueberries, and almonds.
  • Michael
    MichaelJune 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Iced Turtle Latte is my go-to, no matter the time of year. Also, the California is an awesomely delicious breakfast!
  • Bruce H.
    Bruce HumphreyJanuary 1, 2016
    Very busy on News Day, service struggling to keep up but worth the wait. Coffee is good and a pleasant atmosphere.
  • Kate
    KateMay 23, 2015
    Fantastic ambiance! Lights are lit up outside of the cafe at night, and it's beautiful
  • RaleighWhatsUp
    RaleighWhatsUpApril 22, 2013
    Great breakfast spot! Busy. Good for people watching. Great area of town.
  • Alex
    AlexJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The "Red Eye" sounds like it's reserved for adrenaline junkies, but don't let that deter you. Drip Coffee+espresso is delicious.
  • Logan L.
    Logan LeasureMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    White Monkey Mocha with an extra shot of white chocolate. You will not be disappointed.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew M.October 27, 2015
    Fantastic food and coffee. Had the latte. Environment is chaotic, but I wouldn't mind working in there once a week...
  • Christine M.
    Christine McKennaOctober 11, 2014
    can be crazy busy, but food & coffee is good - i especially love the "gail" salad with roasted chicken... mmm...
  • Levaker
    LevakerMarch 19, 2016
    Meet me at the frothy monkey for some killer coffee to talk about my forthcoming album. Kidding. But also the coffee is v v good
  • Krista R.
    Krista RoseJuly 22, 2013
    Service is great! I swear I've never seen a worker there look sour. Also, hazelnut latte with almond milk is 👌
  • Christina
    ChristinaFebruary 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The rosemary honey latte is seasonal so make sure you try it while it's available!
  • Eric S.
    Eric SatzJune 10, 2016
    Great energy and people watching. Good coffee and food. Overall really positive atmosphere.
  • Franz S.
    Franz StrasserMay 17, 2012
    Make the trip to Gilmore Ave for this very local, very hip coffee place. They do serve sandwiches, too.
  • Drew T.
    Drew TaylorJuly 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee, always bustling. Slowest water dispenser ever. Seriously. Think they just fixed the AC in the vestibule, too.
  • Kryshee' B.
    Kryshee' BellFebruary 18, 2013
    The white monkey mocha is delicious! But be prepared to wait for a free table!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MenefeeJuly 5, 2014
    Hazelnut white mocha is the best I've ever had. ☕️
  • Jade S.
    Jade SweeneyNovember 15, 2013
    It's a little loud in here and it was hard to find outlets to plug in my laptop so do with that what you will.
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto Cocco JrJanuary 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Be nice to the kitchen guys they work hard to make frothy custys happy and they are a good bunch of guys and girls
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AlvarezOctober 29, 2012
    Bought the most comfortable sweatshirt I've ever owned here. Coffee is great too
  • Isis M.
    Isis MenaJanuary 31, 2012
    -Cafe ole with vanilla almond milk. :) And look in the basket, I found a gluten and dairy free oatmeal cookie last time!
  • Kristin E.
    Kristin EriksenJuly 12, 2014
    Cute location but usually overcrowded. The chicken salad sandwich is amazing
  • Krista R.
    Krista RoseJuly 22, 2013
    Sadie salad is incredible. Strawberries, blue cheese, sliced almonds, spinach and balsamic. Mmm. :)
  • Kristine Y.
    Kristine YappAugust 4, 2013
    Must go to if you are in Nashville! Amazing coffee!
  • Scott M.
    Scott McLaughlinNovember 25, 2013
    Plenty of power outlets so you can get some work done.
  • Colette Q.
    Colette QAugust 15, 2014
    🌴Get the California! it lives up to the hype ⭐️
  • Joy J.
    Good coffee, always busy and lively ... not the best study place
  • Mark W.
    Mark WeatherlyOctober 26, 2011
    Try EVERYTHING!!! the bacon is off the chain, never had a bad cup here!
  • Brian C.
    Brian CrowMay 20, 2010
    The salsa here is amazing! Nice and garlicky with an awesome black pepper flavor. Super delicious. Give it a try.
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BraddyJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tip the baristas well. They're always really nice and helpful.
  • Robert P.
    Robert PirainoMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The breakfast is great, but be prepared to wait. Try the drinks iced! Mmm
  • Smiley R.
    Smiley RayAugust 2, 2014
    It has a very crowded and chaotic atmosphere. The customer-friendly employees were the best part of my experience.
  • Kristina H.
    Kristina HoertnerFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The oatmeal and fresh fruit is incredible! Delicious and filling :)
  • Katie L.
    Katie LumMay 31, 2016
    The white monkey iced was DELISH and refreshing on a hella hot day.
  • Rachel F.
    Rachel FigleyJune 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I always ask them to surprise me. They always mix up the best concoctions!!
  • Greg L.
    Greg LawrenceOctober 7, 2012
    Try the Cafe Latte - Much better than my last trip here. They are back on my list now.
  • Chaney L.
    Chaney LumMay 30, 2016
    Rosemary honey latte, also try the house specials.
  • Matt A.
    Matt AndersonOctober 16, 2011
    The green tea lemonade is so good for a sunny day like today!
  • Zac Z.
    Zac ZelaznyAugust 17, 2015
    Best coffee shop in #Nashville @peebspounds
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CarterJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If there's a line out the door, don't worry. It moves fast!
  • Amy J.
    Good breakfast food and specialty coffee drinks.
  • Len ❤.
    Len ❤❤❤January 2, 2014
    They don't monkey around when it comes to foam!!!
  • Logan H.
    Logan HartlineSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask Adam to make your Vanilla Latte. Your life will never be the same. Or it might. Still-solid Vanilla Latte.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniDecember 28, 2014
    Low key hip coffee spot. Plenty of seating.
  • Sheryl C.
    Sheryl ConnellyNovember 16, 2013
    Try to come early...gets crowded fast!
  • Johnathan H.
    Johnathan HollyfieldApril 19, 2013
    They have the best goddamn bacon I have ever had!!
  • T
    TApril 9, 2011
    Don't ruin the hazelnut coffee with sweetener, soooo good plain
  • Tom B.
    Tom BooneJanuary 2, 2012
    Great cold brewed coffee and they have stevia.
  • Scott M.
    Scott McIntoshOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Tofuben and don't forget the Sriracha!!
  • Corey
    CoreyNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Top-notch quality coffee and chai.
  • Trey H.
    Trey HarrellJuly 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The PMP is much better than the Royale. Just had half of each
  • Ronald C.
    Ronald CrockOctober 30, 2014
    The coffee is great.
  • Kenzella D.
    Kenzella DixonOctober 23, 2012
    Go when they first open that is best Coffee!
  • mattygroves
    mattygrovesMay 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee, food & service are exemplary!
  • Salman S.
    Salman SuhailJuly 3, 2013
    Very good coffee but SUPER loud atmosphere.
  • Courtney J.
    Courtney JillJanuary 4, 2015
    Get the rosemary honey latte. Amazing!
  • Knight S.
    Knight StivenderMarch 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Runners should try Frothy Monkey's Nathan sandwich both pre- and post-run. Peanut butter, banana and honey. Yummy carb-loading!
  • David P.
    David PlylerJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    White Monkey Mocha is the way to go.
  • Todd E.
    Todd EarwoodJune 1, 2014
    The Royale sandwich is solid.
  • Greg V.
    Greg ValenskiMarch 28, 2015
    The biscuits and gravy were great
  • Bruce H.
    Bruce HumphreyJanuary 1, 2016
    Just went for a latte and was exactly what I wanted.
  • Barry H.
    Barry HestermannJuly 9, 2014
    i had a really good cup of coffee, no frills needed...
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PolotanMarch 21, 2015
    One of the best cafes in Nashville.
  • Trenis P.
    Trenis PalmerApril 7, 2013
    The sausage and black bean soup is really good!
  • Sara P.
    Sara PApril 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best cold brewed coffee in town!
  • Theo G.
    Theo GSeptember 2, 2013
    The White Monkey Mocha just made my Monday so much more poppin'.
  • Tony C.
    Tony CassaraNovember 15, 2010
    Only place in nashville that serves almond milk lattes, try one and be converted from dairy.
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GidariSeptember 6, 2016
    Great iced coffee.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyAugust 6, 2014
    Great atmosphere and good coffee.
  • Natador
    NatadorMarch 15, 2013
    Order the California. Best breakfast!
  • Bradly Montague
    Bradly MontagueMay 12, 2014
    Just a quick stop checking the emails and have a great Ice Coffee before I run tho the next meeting ;-)
  • Rico R.
    Rico RomeroSeptember 3, 2015
    Amazing coffee, better service.
  • ashish r.
    Great coffee and vibe!
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BurgeJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Royale sandwich is AMAZING and super yummy. Coffee is the best too.
  • Robert P.
    Robert PirainoMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The food here is all fresh, made to order, but be prepared to wait.
  • Krissy R.
    Krissy R-HarrisJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The white monkey mocha is amazing!
  • David B.
    David BinkleyJune 2, 2010
    Try to sit in the main room if you love and appreciate AC. The vestibule is really hot
  • Allysa F.
    Allysa FacaianeAugust 4, 2013
    Get the hazelnut white mocha...uhmazing!
  • Pedro T.
    Pedro TJuly 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced coconut cream latte
  • Malia
    MaliaNovember 15, 2010
    love the hot chocolate made with Hatch Dairy chocolate milk
  • Price R.
    Price RainerMarch 11, 2010
    Get one of the burgers if you still can. Absolutely incredible.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieFebruary 4, 2012
    Delish chai latte served up by a rude barrista...typical
  • Dana M.
    Dana MarieFebruary 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Rosemary honey latte. Nuff said.
  • The Fabulous Ellen G.
    The Fabulous Ellen GApril 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They go organic as much as possible.
  • Tim E.
    Tim EdwardsAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place at 12 South
  • Brandyn A.
    Brandyn AndersonMay 30, 2011
    Highly recommend the iced fruit tea!
  • Iveylee T.
    Iveylee TrumpMarch 1, 2012
    Sugar free vanilla plain soy latter...mmm
  • Kristian W.
    Kristian WhitlockJuly 14, 2013
    The White Monkey Mocha is amazazing.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SzymanskiMay 8, 2011
    The fruit tea here is amazing!
  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HauNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They'll make a fruit salad to order, if you ask!
  • Joe M.
    Joe MillerAugust 18, 2015
    One of my favourite places on earth
  • Mohammad B.
    Mohammad BalobiadDecember 23, 2015
    Turkey sandwich is the best
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler RidingsJuly 8, 2014
    Great place to work.
  • Alan T.
    Alan Treadway4 days ago
    Café mocha grande!
  • Kana K.
    Kana KavonJune 10, 2013
    Turtle Latte, oh yea!
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelJuly 13, 2016
    Crowded! But tasty coffee
  • Alan T.
    Alan TreadwaySeptember 5
    A Nashville tradition!
  • Shelby B.
    Shelby BruceMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best mocha in town!
  • Scott M.
    Scott McIntoshMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    $5 breakfast plate in the evening always hits the spot!
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZajasDecember 22, 2010
    The Monkey Mocha is delicious!
  • Rick L.
    Rick LaneSeptember 20, 2014
    Great breakfast
  • Tim E.
    Tim EdwardsDecember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    We had fun
  • allen d.
    allen dukesOctober 2, 2012
    love their lattè
  • Adam A.
    Adam AudenFebruary 21, 2010
    Come here for something beyond the usual Starbucks experience.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GarciaOctober 22, 2012
    Hipster's unite!
  • Scott M.
    Scott McIntoshOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't shake the Kombucha!!
  • Tammy H.
    Soo good!!!
  • Lauren E.
    Lauren ElassalOctober 11, 2014
    Yes please!
  • Christine T.
    Christine TaylorFebruary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    We will probably stop meeting here. Too crowded and loud
  • Sandra K.
    Sandra KerriganJune 29, 2015
    Overpriced and over crowded at 2 pm in the afternoon.
  • Neil H.
    Neil HoppeApril 21, 2010
    Best Iced Americano I can find.
  • Katie C.
    Katie CarrothersAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Its always so damn hot.
  • Massey A.
    Massey ArmisteadJanuary 21, 2013
    Way too crowded. Needs more seating.
  • Lindsay
    LindsayJune 14, 2010
    Order the Zelda Tea
  • amERICa
    amERICaDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Free coffee on christmas eve
  • Trey P.
    Trey PiepmeierDecember 22, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The Pmp sandwich is amazing.
  • holly f.
    holly fApril 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    english toffee americano. 'nough said.
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