701 Chapel Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
Eastland Cafe is the restaurant I chose to visit to celebrate my move to East Nashville. It’s a great neighborhood cafe with a spectacular back patio. After a brutal summer, the heat and humidity has final begun to subside. We decided it was only appropriate to enjoy a meal outside.
I ordered the ICEBERG WEDGE SALAD. The crisp, fresh iceberg lettuce is generously topped with bleu cheese dressing, crumbled Benton’s bacon and green onions. Complimenting the wedge perfectly was the side of perfectly fried green tomatoes resting in a pool of sweet red pepper jam. This was delicious, filling and more than reasonably priced at $7.75.
I also chose a side of GREEN CHILI MAC & CHEESE that was more than enough for two to share. This was served in a casserole dish and also well-priced at $4.
The dessert was the unexpected favorite of the evening. At the suggestion of the server, we ordered the KEY LIME PIE. I was pleasantly surprised when we received a key lime tart. The crust was thick, moist and buttery, clearly accentuating everyone’s favorite part of the dish. The key lime filling was tart and delicious, making only a small layer and the dessert was perfectly finished with homemade whipped cream. The price was $6.
A sister restaurant of the beloved Park Cafe, Eastland Cafe does not disappoint. Executive Chef Hal M. Holden-Bache artfully prepares seasonal dishes with fresh and local ingredients. The restaurant also offers happy hour specials for drinks and appetizers. If you haven’t been, I highly suggest visiting while the weather is nice enough to enjoy the patio.