Assignment #246 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to spend your lunch hour at Caritas Village, Binghampton's neighborhood cafe / art gallery / community center.
Founder Onie Johns has made a cozy space in an old Masonic lodge that's part coffee shop, part art gallery, part meeting hall, and part living room
They’ve easily got the friendliest staff in Memphis, and it seems like one of those places that’s impossible to visit once without becoming a regular. And the best part? Caritas serves lunch, and it's crazy cheap (think less than $6 for soup and a sandwich).
Caritas Village can be a little tricky to find. The easiest way to get there is to take Sam Cooper to Merton, head South on Merton, and you’ll see it at the corner of Harvard and Merton. There’s a lot to park in on Harvard.