On one of our very first dates, we went to the Loveless Cafe. As we wait for our little forker to come along, we wanted to revisit it sans child.
The meal started with all you can eat buttery biscuits, served with blackberry, strawberry and apricot jam. The biscuits are light and just about melt in your mouth. They are not the ginormous size we’ve gotten used to, but just the right size for that one drizzle of honey or spread of butter or bit of jam.
The country fried steak was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, the gravy was nice and creamy with a little bit of pepper to it, and the biscuits worked great to sop up the last bits of egg and gravy.
The country ham was chewy but not tough. The salt wasn’t overwhelming, but the ham had a very strong taste. The acidity of the red-eye gravy was a nice accompaniment as it did cut the strength of the taste.
The waffle was hot, chewy and not too sweet. The bacon was cooked to perfection… not too soggy, not to crisp. Surprisingly this is hard to find. The cheese grits were a little overwhelming to the point I couldn’t really eat them. The sharp cheddar was more of a main ingredient than an accompaniment to accent the flavor.
The Loveless is an experience in itself with all sorts of little shops to browse through. This is great, as the wait when we got there was two hours. Luckily, we called ahead and our wait was only 20 minutes. The food was definitely worth the wait!The Loveless Cafe 8400 Hwy 100
Nashville, TN 37221