Cafe Eclectic’s Highland Strip Coffee Shop
It’s always been kind of strange to me that there weren’t any coffee shops around the University of Memphis. There’s always been plenty of cheap beer on the Highland Strip, but what’s a university district without a near-campus caffeine outlet?
Cafe Eclectic’s third location merges the best parts of the midtown and downtown shops: it’s big and there’s a ton of space to eat or hang out (as there is in Midtown), but it’s got the same cozy, coffee shop vibe as Little Cafe Eclectic.
It’s the kind of place I would have loved in college: good for a healthy meal, but inviting enough that I would have felt completely comfortable posting up with a coffee and my textbooks. It’s bright and open, the staff is friendly, and everything is reasonably priced.
The Highlander (their words, not mine) has a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, as well as a bakery case stuffed with scones, donuts, cookies and sticky buns. The drink menu is the same as the other locations.
The Cafe Eclectic Highlander is operating on summer hours right now, so expect them to change around the time that school starts back.
Cafe Eclectic Highlander
510 S. Highland
Memphis, TN 38111