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Brother Juniper's

3519 Walker Ave. (Highland Ave.) Send to Phone
901-324-0144 | Menu
Breakfast is the most important (and the only) meal of the day at this popular diner.
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Brother Juniper's Restaurant Review

: All lazy weekend mornings should start at Brother Juniper’s, so expect a long wait for a table at this modest university-area breakfast joint. At the coffee bar in the lobby patrons sip lattes during their half-hour to 45-minute wait for tables. Fluffy omelets --- the San Diegan is an open-face omelet piled high with home fries, sour cream, mushrooms, bacon, and feta and cheddar cheeses --- are worth the wait. Also on the menu are sandwiches, quesadillas, and even scrambled tofu platters. Be sure to get the locally famous spreadable fruit to slather on the whole-wheat toast. Brother Juniper's was originally launched in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district in the 1960s as an outreach mission for street people, but soon expanded its five-cent-per-cup coffee operation across the country. Today, the Memphis shop, purchased by Jonathan and Pauline Koplin in 1999, is the only Brother Juniper's still in business. Since they only serve breakfast, Brother Juniper’s doesn’t serve alcohol. But they do have breakfast-type desserts: try the gooey fresh-baked cinnamon rolls or homemade banana nut bread.

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