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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

: Brother Juniper’s is the place Memphians take out-of-town guests for weekend brunch, and regulars frequent it on Sundays after church or before a day of lazing about. At the coffee bar in the lobby, patrons sip lattes during their half-hour to 45-minute wait for tables (pop by on a weekday for quicker service). Fluffy omelets --- the San Diegan is an open-face number 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 location still in business. Since they only serve breakfast, Brother Juniper’s doesn’t serve alcohol. But they do have breakfast-type desserts: try the fresh-baked cinnamon rolls or homemade banana nut bread.

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