Eating breakfast out is generally not my thing. It’s usually just too much for me – time, money and calories. An exception is made, though, when I travel and more than one person had strongly recommended the same spot. So, on our first morning in town, I made a reservation and we took the short walk over to the very cool space that is home to Pinewood Social. On approach, it wasn’t immediately obvious to me if the brick building was a new build or a reclaimed industrial space. Once we were inside, though, it was clear that a well-executed renovation had taken place in what I’ve come to learn had been a series of trolley barns. The facility was beautiful inside with areas which were well defined, yet open. All of the attributes of the original building remained intact – exposed brick, gorgeous windows and original woodwork.
We were given a spacious booth with an excellent view (through a series of windows) of the bowling alley. Yes, bowling alley. This place is designed to have a little something for everyone! We looked over the menus and made our selections. I’m a good eater and
overordered starting with the yogurt with fresh fruit and house made granola. This was a generous and delicious portion of berries, Greek (?) yogurt and an outstanding granola whose only failure was a lack of availability for purchase to go. It was an excellent primer for my less virtuous next course – 2 eggs over easy, biscuits and pork belly.
I’d have to say the biscuits and the yogurt were my favorite things, not that any of the food I ate wasn’t really good. I’m just picking favorites here! Coffee was rich and strong, accompanied by liquid versions of sugar, and the orange juice was freshly squeezed. Music was exceptional – a great playlist, and service was competent and friendly. It was definitely a terrific way to begin our first day exploring Nashville, despite what the oddly less than glowing Yelp reviews might say. And, while I’m not a convert to breakfast out, I kind of regret not going back for a second morning meal. If you’re in Nashville, I suggest this place for sure, y’all.