Bongo Java

Row 1

2007 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 385-5282
Coffee Shop, Entertainment
Mon–Sun: 7:00 AM–11:00 PM

The oldest coffee shop in Nashville, Bongo Java is located across the street from Belmont University. It is famous for the discovery of The Nun Bun, a cinnamon bun that looked like Mother Teresa. The coffeehouse Fido, is Bongo Java's sister store. 


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  • Fist-time visiting. Saw this place profiled on Food Network. Had the salmon plate and a "McBowl" specialty coffee. Fantastic!
  • Perfect place to get your Sunday started! Sit outside!
  • Great environment to hang out, chill on the porch, and the hot chocolate is amazing.
  • 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.)
  • Past the baristas follow the steps up to the right. There's a roomy table perfect for working if no one is there.
  • Good coffee, small back room good for studying. Wi-fi password is bongojavaguest
  • The grilled cheese = delicious!
  • Little known fact....the chili is delicious.
  • Bongo Basic is a deal that can't be beat.
  • Soooo wish they'd at least make either the top of the porch or bottom SMOKE FREE. #mercy #needtobreath
  • Staff is unfriendly and borderline ride. If it want across the street from Belmont I'd avoid at all costs.
  • The granola is amazing!!
  • Kids: us regulars like our baristas happy. tip them. Don't be assholes.
  • Sliiiiiick willllllyyyyyyy
  • 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.
  • An Icy samoan between classes is the best pick me up ever.
  • Fantastic joint for a weekend lazy breakfast.
  • 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.
  • reasonably prices good food. nice vegetarian options and OK coffee. wifi is not too fast but allows you to work efficiently nonetheless.
  • The coffee is good here, and their seasonal drinks are fun!