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1812 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

(615) 777-3436

Today: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fido, founded in 1996 and located in Nashville, Tenn., is a full-service caf and restaurant. The cafe offers a wide range of food, including soup, appetizers, salads, chicken, fish, pasta, sandwiches and beverages. Its appetizers menu include faux meat, bubba burrito, steak and eggs, cheese and herb eggs, granola, Cheerios, applewood smoked bacon, bachelor bomb and grilled andouille sausage. Its menu also includes chutney cheese, veggie burger, grilled portbello, grilled cheese, eggplant tower, chicken chipotle, and steak and hash. It offers its services seven-days a week. Additionally, Fido offers West Coast java drinks.

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Hillsboro West End
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Coffee Shops, Coffee & Tea, Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Bakeries, American Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Health Food Restaurants, Vegan Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Burgers, Family Style, American, Sandwiches, Coffee House, Hot Dogs, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Healthy, Vegetarian, Bakeries, Vegan

Wi-Fi: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good for Kids: Yes

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Victoria H.



Over priced and not very good. I was pretty disappointed considering how highly rated Fidos is. The pancake pantry is just down the street, go there instead.


Cute, local coffee shop. They have good coffee and espressos. Great place to go for lunch, their food is high quality and fresh. They have good salads and sandwiches with a variety of options. The only downside is it's so good everyone loves to go there so during rush lunch time they are packed and you may have to wait in line for 30 minutes just to put your order in. The staff is fast and efficient, they just get a lot of people through.


Back in the time when I ate like a carb-addicted caveman (oxymoron?) who couldn't tell the difference between fresh salad and one made three weeks ago, Fido seemed overpriced and silly to me. Since I have started to be able to vaguely discern what fresh and quality food tastes like (apparently not like the Kraft blue box), Fido has changed in my mind. It is a haven of fresh, often local, and organic foods, for not unreasonable prices (except on the fancy coffees front). They have a diverse selection of salads, sandwiches, and breakfast foods, as well as a rotating menu of soups and daily specials. Not only that, but they serve delicious gluten-free pancakes! A list of highly recommended foods (both from before and after my gluten downfall):

Gluten-free buckwheat pancakes
The McFishy bagel sandwich
The Bachelor bagel sandwich
The Eden salad
The Liberal salad
The smoked turkey and brie sandwich

A note to customers: Fido is often crowded, and so will turn off its wifi during peak hours in the hope of driving you out.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Don't waste your time or money

Surprised to see so many good reviews. Went to Fido today-the service is horrible. They are rude and act like they don't need your business.

Of course it was busy because of Sunday brunch, but we ordered a pretty simple meal-pancakes and bacon and my bf ordered fried eggs, hash browns, toast and bacon. His eggs were completely overcooked-the middle was hard, hash browns are just cut up baked potatoes and not so great bacon.

I ordered a vanilla latte which is usually OK, but I think I picked up someone else's coffee at the bar. When I told them it was the wrong thing I got interrogated as to what I thought it was and was treated horribly.

Our table had not been wiped off and when we asked for them to clean it, the server only cleaned half the table and left a piece of bread and an empty coffee mug. I love to support a local business and would love for Fido to be great, especially for brunch, but I will NOT be returning and would suggest that its not worth the time or the



Provided by Citysearch - 
They don't need your business and they act like it

As someone who spends 5 days a week meeting in coffee shops all around nashville, I can safely say that Fido is the among the worst in nashville.

It, of course, depends on what you are looking for so if you just need to pop in for a cup of coffee and then be on your way then fido will do. And given all the factors that make up fido, my bet is that its owners, who clearly care most of all about making money, would prefer you not to stick around either.

This is evident in its purposefully uncomfortable environment. The seats are packed closely together (despite the shop taking up nearly 4 store fronts) which are all wooden for maximum ""get butts out of the seatness."" There are no couches or interesting seating areas. They once had plugs but removed them to keep people like myself who sometimes need to plug in from staying any longer than my battery would allow.

The staff attitudes are the worst part. They have so much business that they could care less if you are treated like a valued customer. Don't believe me? Slip your foot outside your sandal and see how long it takes for a waitress of manager to come over and tell you to ""put your shoes back on."" They will be sure to say it as if Fido where a 5 star restaurant too. Then again, I know of several 5 star restaurants that feel less policed than Fido.

I hate to say it, but Starbucks down the street is LESS corporate feeling than Fido.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Love Hillsboro Village's Fido

My sister and I recently visited Nashville for the All For the Hall Concert and read that the breakfasts at Fido's were fantastic. Rachel Ray had recommended the brother shop (Bongo Cafe), but because we wanted a really good breakfast we chose to try Fido's. We are so glad that we did. If we had had more time, we would have gone back again and again. Next time we go to Nashville this is definitely going to be our spot. The Huevos Cubana was wonderful and my sister got the blueberry pancakes. Check out their menu on Fido's website. Of course, the coffee was a highlight and the prices were very reasonable.

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Provided by Citysearch - 
Love their changing specials!

I have read some of the other reviews on this site, and I am surprised by them. I can't speak to the quality of the coffee because I don't drink it, but I love the hot tea selections they have, and I have had a great chai tea latte and some yummy steamers here. I am really surprised about the reviews that say that the service is slow or surly. I have never had a surly person either take my order at the counter or deliver food to my table. The people at the counter are always super nice and friendly and the servers that walk around usually stop back by after delivering the food to check on it and I've had several bring me more water for my tea. I am not sure whether the people writing the bad reviews have had bad isolated experiences or whether I expect good things and so good things happen. That said, the main reason that I wanted to write this review is the food that they have on the specials menu that changes every day. This menu usually contains local ingredients, and everything that I have tried from there has been DELICIOUS. I also don't find it that expensive to pay 11.99 for a good piece of fish that is well flavored and a salad. Food of this caliber would cost that much or more in some places. I also appreciate that the portion sizes aren't out of control. I usually feel the right amount of full when I eat something off the special menu. I have also really enjoyed the cakes/cookies/bars that I've tried. Fido is also a cool place to grab a beer at night if you are going for something more casual/relaxed and less smoky than a bar. The beer selection can feel limited, but it's good enough. I love Fido and will continue to go here.



Provided by Citysearch - 

My godmother took us here. I am so glad we went. It was a great little place. I really enjoyed the food, the staff, everything. Perfect place to enjoy a meal and it's eco friendly. Love it!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
WONDERFUL for breakfast!

You wouldn't think a place called ""Fido"" would be so good for breakfast, but it's one of the best in Nashville! We've tried almost everything on the menu, and it has yet to disappoint. From the simple bagel breakfast sandwiches to the sit-down-and-eat meals, it's all delicious. The coffee menu is also creative and tasty, and the atmosphere is fun and comfortable. A great place to study or hang out, where you know the food and coffee will always be great!



Provided by Citysearch - 
overpriced, don't order the salad....

Overpriced salad arrived after about 15 minutes during a slow time.
It was small and insignificant, not worth 8.99 and the waitress was surly.Coffee is good, so stick with that.

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