European Charm at Cafe Keough Downtown
Updated March 2018
When you walk in Cafe Keough downtown for the first time, I promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised and enchanted by the tall ceilings, aged tile floors, and general ambience of the place.
According to this article from the MBJ, Cafe Keough’s owner Kevin Keough is also a minority owner in Karen Carrier’s Beauty Shop – which is a very good thing in my opinion. It’s at 12 South Main, in the Commerce Title Building across the street from Felicia Suzanne’s.
They have breakfast items like bagels and pastries, salads and sandwiches from about $10 to $15, and several coffee options, all of which you order at the counter. They also have a full bar.
They’re open every day for breakfast, coffee, lunch, and early dinner/cocktails. The hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, but 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Here’s their French Onion soup.
It feels like a neighborhood cafe, like somewhere that has regulars who’ve been going there forever. When I went, there were several tables of folks on their lunch breaks, and a few people working on laptops.
The long bar/counter and style of chairs gave it a diner feel, but the Corinthian columns and tall ceilings made it more upscale.
12 S. Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103