Stylish yet homey, the Euro-chic market, brunchery, breakfast cafe, coffeehouse, and all-around-food-lovers haven Marche
(1000 Main St.
, 615-262-1111) is a big reason so many of the city's residents are flocking regularly to offbeat East Nashville. Marche serves some of the best coffee in a city already known for it (nearby Bongo Java, a sister of Fido cafe
in Hillsboro Village, is no slouch either). There's also artisan cheese plates, smoked-salmon scrambled eggs hash, crepes with chicken and ricotta, chocolate ganache fondue with fruit, and all sort of other savory and sweet delectables. The same owners operate the gay-popular Margot Cafe & Bar
, which is just around the corner. Other gay-friendly businesses of note in East Nashville include Lipstick Lounge
, Rumours Wine and Art Bar
, and Pied Piper Ice Creamery.