Cafe Eclectic’s Highland Strip Coffee Shop (Closed)

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 24th 2013 5229 0

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.

Go there:

Cafe Eclectic Highlander
510 S. Highland
Memphis, TN 38111

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  1. Rachel says:

    Yay! It's a full menu like the little cafe – not like big on McLean yummy breakfast sandwiches and wraps but no omelettes or burgers! Thanks Kerry!!!

  2. Andy says:

    No near-campus caffeine outlet? I think CK's would disagree, if you call what they serve coffee.

  3. Craig Stewart says:

    Do they have wifi?

  4. Amanda Hill says:

    I LOVE this place! Great location and always wonderful coustomer service. They even let me hang up a poster for a pin-up class I'm offering.

  5. Ken says:

    Nice article and pics! Could we have permission to reprint it in the Normal Station Neighborhood Association newsletter? Please contact me if so. It would be greatly appreciated, but I understand if you don't allow reprints.

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