Last weekend we paid a visit to the newly opened Cafe Roze in East Nashville. We’d heard only great things since its opening, so we figured we’d make a stop for our favorite meal on the weekends: brunch. Cafe Roze was opened by the highly acclaimed chef Julia Jaksic who is known for playing a major parts in popular restaurants like Employees Only and Jack’s Wife Frieda. I’m always excited to see cute cafes and casual hangout spots open near us. I typically look at them as potential for ‘remote work’ locations.
I cannot say enough great things about Cafe Roze. The overall aesthetic of the restaurant is beautiful, clean, and a combination of all my favorite things: pale pink, marble countertops, black accents, industrial walls, and tin ceilings. The service was friendly and the food was top-notch. I ordered the rose latte and the grilled chicken sandwich with fontina, avocado, and smoked paprika aioli. Steve ordered a cold brew and the stout waffles with mascarpone and poached fruit. We shared both dishes and were pleased with every bite. He said the waffles tasted like Christmas morning.
It was the perfect place for us to have a quiet and slow Saturday morning. The service was excellent and friendly. I won’t be surprised if this becomes a go-to spot for us. Cafe Roze currently serves breakfast and lunch and will eventually be serving dinner. Their hours are currently 8am-4pm and they’re located at 1115 Porter Road on Nashville’s east side.