Bongo Java

Nashville’s oldest, most celebrated coffeehouse.

Located in the hip Belmont/Hillsboro Village neighborhood across the street from Belmont University, Bongo Java café is a gathering place for residents, students, musicians, artists and a few employed people as well.

The cafe opened Sunday, March 28, 1993 at 4pm and became world famous in December 1996 for the discovery of The Nun Bun, a cinnamon bun that many believe looks remarkably like Mother Teresa.

Well known throughout Nashville for its proximity to Belmont University, this staple has withstood the test of time and remains a true staple of the Belmont neighborhood and community. 

Upstairs at Bongo is Nashville’s most intimate theater and music venue, the separately run Bongo After Hours Theatre. (Located at 2007 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212) (615) 385-5282


Bongo Java Cafe