Provence Breads & Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 1705 21st Ave S

    Nashville, TN 37212

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  • 615-386-0363

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You have to try going in here once in a while, my friend told me, and then I tried to go here and I was really amazed by the amount of bread that they have.

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You have to try going in here once in a while, my friend told me, and then I tried to go here and I was really amazed by the amount of bread that they have.

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The bread in this place is just amazing. They really make sure that their customers have the freshest and the best tasting bread. This place will strive through quality.

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The bread in this place is just amazing. They really make sure that their customers have the freshest and the best tasting bread. This place will strive through quality.

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This place is terrible. The food/dessert is rarely fresh and outrageously priced. The staff seems like they hate their lives. The bathrooms are filthy and lack any sort of decor. Every few months I brave to go in, there's a new manager.

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This place is terrible. The food/dessert is rarely fresh and outrageously priced. The staff seems like they hate their lives. The bathrooms are filthy and lack any sort of decor. Every few months I brave to go in, there's a new manager.

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I have been going to Provence in Hillsboro Village since I first lived in the area 10 years ago. Even when I moved out of the area, I continued to patronize them for the wonderful pastries and sandwiches.

But there's not getting away from

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I have been going to Provence in Hillsboro Village since I first lived in the area 10 years ago. Even when I moved out of the area, I continued to patronize them for the wonderful pastries and sandwiches.

But there's not getting away from

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Went to Province today at 11:30 am. Had two sandwiches to choose from and the other three slots where sandwiches should have been had NONE, asked the person at the counter who should have had on a hair net on why only two sandwiches and he

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Went to Province today at 11:30 am. Had two sandwiches to choose from and the other three slots where sandwiches should have been had NONE, asked the person at the counter who should have had on a hair net on why only two sandwiches and he

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I have been a customer of Provence for fifteen years, ever since they opened in Nashville. I liked their bread, and how consistently good it was, their pastries were also great. I did not mind the somewhat hectic atmosphere and slow

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I have been a customer of Provence for fifteen years, ever since they opened in Nashville. I liked their bread, and how consistently good it was, their pastries were also great. I did not mind the somewhat hectic atmosphere and slow

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Today at the Hillsboro location I paid for a lavender lemonade and they refused to give me my money back when they realized they didn't have anymore.

If I could give zero stars I would because ethics are very important to me.

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★★★★★

Today at the Hillsboro location I paid for a lavender lemonade and they refused to give me my money back when they realized they didn't have anymore.

If I could give zero stars I would because ethics are very important to me.

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I remember when I first stepped into Provence, After spending several years as an ex pat in Central Europe, I was thrilled that we now had a European cafe to enjoy here in Nashville. For several years, my expections were met and occasionally exceeded. We would always bring our out of town guests here for lunch.

Last night I stopped by to pick up some bread and I thought I would take a box of cupcakes home to surprise my family. Upon walking in the back entrace to the store in Hillsboro village, I was greeted with a foul odor and I began to notice how unkept the place had become. There was someone to help me and the exchange went fairly well. The bread was great but the cupcakes were not.

I hope that Provence has hit bottom and are now ready to retool and return to the original vision of high quality and warmth. They could take a page or two out of the Picnic Cafe's book where Kathy Bonnet has created a sparkling clean, warm, well run cafe with food that never fails. It may cost a bit more than other places, but you know you are paying for high quality, well prepared food.

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★☆☆☆☆

I remember when I first stepped into Provence, After spending several years as an ex pat in Central Europe, I was thrilled that we now had a European cafe to enjoy here in Nashville. For several years, my expections were met and occasionally exceeded. We would always bring our out of town guests here for lunch.

Last night I stopped by to pick up some bread and I thought I would take a box of cupcakes home to surprise my family. Upon walking in the back entrace to the store in Hillsboro village, I was greeted with a foul odor and I began to notice how unkept the place had become. There was someone to help me and the exchange went fairly well. The bread was great but the cupcakes were not.

I hope that Provence has hit bottom and are now ready to retool and return to the original vision of high quality and warmth. They could take a page or two out of the Picnic Cafe's book where Kathy Bonnet has created a sparkling clean, warm, well run cafe with food that never fails. It may cost a bit more than other places, but you know you are paying for high quality, well prepared food.

Pros: Wonderful Selection

Cons: Bad smells, disengaged staff, high prices

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My husband and I first visited Nashville last summer while moving our daughter to Vanderbilt University and we just happened upon Hillsboro Village. Our daughter spent much of her time shopping at the various clothing stores while we checked out the restaurants and cafes. Much to our delight, we wondered into Provence. We've been back twice since spring break and think their soups and sandwiches are better than anything Orlando has to offer. If only Provence would come to FL and open in Orlando. I would be sipping coffee and having lunch with my girlfriends every day if we had a place like this. Things to try: the coffee, the croissants, paninni sandwiches, and the SOUPS. The staff remembered us from our last visit and the manager insisted we try the bread basket with jams...delicious, crusty breads and homemade preserves.
Can't wait to return to Nashville and Hillsboro Village!

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★★★★★

My husband and I first visited Nashville last summer while moving our daughter to Vanderbilt University and we just happened upon Hillsboro Village. Our daughter spent much of her time shopping at the various clothing stores while we checked out the restaurants and cafes. Much to our delight, we wondered into Provence. We've been back twice since spring break and think their soups and sandwiches are better than anything Orlando has to offer. If only Provence would come to FL and open in Orlando. I would be sipping coffee and having lunch with my girlfriends every day if we had a place like this. Things to try: the coffee, the croissants, paninni sandwiches, and the SOUPS. The staff remembered us from our last visit and the manager insisted we try the bread basket with jams...delicious, crusty breads and homemade preserves.
Can't wait to return to Nashville and Hillsboro Village!

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Great sandwiches

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★★★★★

Great sandwiches

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Came in ordered a Frittata, told to wait 10 minutes. Not sure why, as all is done is reheat this in a Microwave. Well after 10 minutes went by, I came up to the counter to inquire about it. The counter person, like peaved and nodded towards the coffee machine. After asking, the person was like getting rattled and said, I put it over on that counter 5 minutes ago!
No one told me, apparently it was just sitting there getting cold again.
I've been seeing this behavior over and over again, and Provence just lost another long-term customer! The service here is not worth it! No wonder the store is empty most lunch hours thru the week. They must hate their customers to get treated this way.

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★☆☆☆☆

Came in ordered a Frittata, told to wait 10 minutes. Not sure why, as all is done is reheat this in a Microwave. Well after 10 minutes went by, I came up to the counter to inquire about it. The counter person, like peaved and nodded towards the coffee machine. After asking, the person was like getting rattled and said, I put it over on that counter 5 minutes ago!
No one told me, apparently it was just sitting there getting cold again.
I've been seeing this behavior over and over again, and Provence just lost another long-term customer! The service here is not worth it! No wonder the store is empty most lunch hours thru the week. They must hate their customers to get treated this way.

Pros: Coffee

Cons: Too many locations, need to close them all

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You know I have read all the reviews of this establishment and most were very sincere and some were just down right discruntled employees talking. I wonder why did you get fired? Was it your strict morale code or your keen buisness since that made it just unbearable to stay. The fact that you write things like this about a wonderful cafe let's me know you still wish you were there. So I ask all the readers to make their own assesment of an awesome taste of France in Nashville. I love Provence and always will.

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★★★★★

You know I have read all the reviews of this establishment and most were very sincere and some were just down right discruntled employees talking. I wonder why did you get fired? Was it your strict morale code or your keen buisness since that made it just unbearable to stay. The fact that you write things like this about a wonderful cafe let's me know you still wish you were there. So I ask all the readers to make their own assesment of an awesome taste of France in Nashville. I love Provence and always will.

Pros: Great Service

Cons: Not enough locations

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I tend to visit the Green Hills location of Provence the most but I also like the Hillsboro Village cafe. Check out the new paninis. I had one the other day and it was absolutely delicious! The employees were also super nice and outgoing even though there were so many people in there! Provence rocks!

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★★★★★

I tend to visit the Green Hills location of Provence the most but I also like the Hillsboro Village cafe. Check out the new paninis. I had one the other day and it was absolutely delicious! The employees were also super nice and outgoing even though there were so many people in there! Provence rocks!

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Provence is great! You should try their cheesecake! Your tastebuds will be overwhelmed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

Provence is great! You should try their cheesecake! Your tastebuds will be overwhelmed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Provence Breads & Cafe in Hillsboro Village is one of the most enjoyable places to eat in Nashville. It offers a great atmosphere, wonderful food and an experience unlike any other. I visit the cafe with clients, friends and family as often as possible.

My personal favorite is the Turkey sandwich. It is awesome! However, I also love the gourmet cookies and especially the cookies and scones. My gosh... they are great!! It is no wonder why Provence has earned a reputation as being such a great place to eat. The breads are equally impressive.

So, if you live in Nashville or just visiting for the day, check out Provence Breads & Cafe in Hillsboro Village. You are sure to look back on the experience with great appreciation!!!!

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★★★★★

Provence Breads & Cafe in Hillsboro Village is one of the most enjoyable places to eat in Nashville. It offers a great atmosphere, wonderful food and an experience unlike any other. I visit the cafe with clients, friends and family as often as possible.

My personal favorite is the Turkey sandwich. It is awesome! However, I also love the gourmet cookies and especially the cookies and scones. My gosh... they are great!! It is no wonder why Provence has earned a reputation as being such a great place to eat. The breads are equally impressive.

So, if you live in Nashville or just visiting for the day, check out Provence Breads & Cafe in Hillsboro Village. You are sure to look back on the experience with great appreciation!!!!

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High Prices does not deserve Bad Service, Improper Plating, Inconsistent Food Quality drives us away, Not these reviews, I'll bet if one polled the whole bunch of ex-employees if they would like their jobs back at any compensation they would only agree if they had a current job that was beneath this company. Or desparate in some other way. The last review is obvious owner driven. Skip over the Bread & Co., and take a look at its postings and how it seems that owners are doing the same thing. Perhaps both have ex-employees that write bad reviews, and you have to ask, why? Its obvious that Provence has had an employee moral problems for quite some time, most likely to a lack or bad training and who knows what else.

Remarkably all the products are not bad, coffee is hot, pastries are great and most of the time in stock as well if you are in the mood to try out a sandwich with soup. As far as being French in Nashville, come on who are you kidding! French culinary would blush at the notion.

Readers go out and eat at Provence during rush times, count the check and think is the price justified? Write in your comments good or bad, but do so often. If you want to keep Provence in Nashville, start by noticing, and give your comments frequently. Who knows, maybe the owners will finally do something about it.

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★☆☆☆☆

High Prices does not deserve Bad Service, Improper Plating, Inconsistent Food Quality drives us away, Not these reviews, I'll bet if one polled the whole bunch of ex-employees if they would like their jobs back at any compensation they would only agree if they had a current job that was beneath this company. Or desparate in some other way. The last review is obvious owner driven. Skip over the Bread & Co., and take a look at its postings and how it seems that owners are doing the same thing. Perhaps both have ex-employees that write bad reviews, and you have to ask, why? Its obvious that Provence has had an employee moral problems for quite some time, most likely to a lack or bad training and who knows what else.

Remarkably all the products are not bad, coffee is hot, pastries are great and most of the time in stock as well if you are in the mood to try out a sandwich with soup. As far as being French in Nashville, come on who are you kidding! French culinary would blush at the notion.

Readers go out and eat at Provence during rush times, count the check and think is the price justified? Write in your comments good or bad, but do so often. If you want to keep Provence in Nashville, start by noticing, and give your comments frequently. Who knows, maybe the owners will finally do something about it.

Pros: Location is OK

Cons: Bad Product Mix, Lack of consistent Customer Service

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If my dog pinched a loaf between two pieces of stale bread it would taste better than any sandwich on their menu and I would not have to wait 2 hours for some nose pierced pot-head to screw up my order. If I wanted slimy meat and stale bread, I would have gone through Subway?s dumpster. The food and service would definitely be better from a self serve dumpster. This is exactly where my sandwich ended up.

Did I mention that it was also too expensive?

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★☆☆☆☆

If my dog pinched a loaf between two pieces of stale bread it would taste better than any sandwich on their menu and I would not have to wait 2 hours for some nose pierced pot-head to screw up my order. If I wanted slimy meat and stale bread, I would have gone through Subway?s dumpster. The food and service would definitely be better from a self serve dumpster. This is exactly where my sandwich ended up.

Did I mention that it was also too expensive?

Pros: The parking was better than the food and the service, and I was unable to find a spot

Cons: The food, the service, and the parking were all terrible

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Everyone should know that they are a bad local business. They have not paid subcontractors on their store in Hill Center. Mr. Hill would have been embarrassed to lease to these dirt bags. Please know that they are unethical, sleazy, maggots.

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★☆☆☆☆

Everyone should know that they are a bad local business. They have not paid subcontractors on their store in Hill Center. Mr. Hill would have been embarrassed to lease to these dirt bags. Please know that they are unethical, sleazy, maggots.

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I would suggest that Provence sell or go bankrupt or just cut losses and shut-down. It is clear that you have lower quality, poor customer service and seem to be just handing on to survive. Most of all you are forced to do business that threatens us all. You have issues with the health dept by serving food out of temp, etc, you drive around without insurance because you lost your insurance due to non-payment, you fail to pay your bills because you do not have the money and you are not committed to the business (why else would the owners go to Ireland for two weeks prior to opening the Green Hills Store). Sometimes it is just time to go. Let someone else have a shot at the Artisan Bread business. You have had a good run.

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★☆☆☆☆

I would suggest that Provence sell or go bankrupt or just cut losses and shut-down. It is clear that you have lower quality, poor customer service and seem to be just handing on to survive. Most of all you are forced to do business that threatens us all. You have issues with the health dept by serving food out of temp, etc, you drive around without insurance because you lost your insurance due to non-payment, you fail to pay your bills because you do not have the money and you are not committed to the business (why else would the owners go to Ireland for two weeks prior to opening the Green Hills Store). Sometimes it is just time to go. Let someone else have a shot at the Artisan Bread business. You have had a good run.

Pros: Coffee; Music

Cons: New Chef is over-rated; it's all hype;

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Which is why I gave it TWO stars, instead of one. If you're looking for a cup of coffee, there are better places to go but Provence is certainly not the worst.
However, their food is not good. We went for lunch for the first time today and it was not good, at all. I originally ordered the Roasted Lamb panini, but they were out of roasted lamb. That was peachy keen. I tried again with the White Cheddar panini (roasted leeks, bacon, white cheddar...) and was given a Roasted Vegetable panini (roasted squash, spinach, eggplant). Not only was it the wrong sandwich, it was not tasty at all. My boyfriend ordered the Montecito which would have been okay if not very soggy. I also got a sparkling water that was flat...
*sigh*

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★★☆☆☆

Which is why I gave it TWO stars, instead of one. If you're looking for a cup of coffee, there are better places to go but Provence is certainly not the worst.
However, their food is not good. We went for lunch for the first time today and it was not good, at all. I originally ordered the Roasted Lamb panini, but they were out of roasted lamb. That was peachy keen. I tried again with the White Cheddar panini (roasted leeks, bacon, white cheddar...) and was given a Roasted Vegetable panini (roasted squash, spinach, eggplant). Not only was it the wrong sandwich, it was not tasty at all. My boyfriend ordered the Montecito which would have been okay if not very soggy. I also got a sparkling water that was flat...
*sigh*

Cons: Bad value ($25 for very below average food and drink), no communication from staff.

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While walking around town today, I ran into Terry, the owner of Provence. I asked about the rumored return of the Dancing Goat coffee and he absolutely confirmed it. It should be available very soon, maybe even this week...and the self serve and refill bar is also coming back. Customers do have a voice in this establishment. Cudos to them and Bon Appetit!

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★★★★★

While walking around town today, I ran into Terry, the owner of Provence. I asked about the rumored return of the Dancing Goat coffee and he absolutely confirmed it. It should be available very soon, maybe even this week...and the self serve and refill bar is also coming back. Customers do have a voice in this establishment. Cudos to them and Bon Appetit!

Pros: Dancing Goat coffe returning!

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It is no good. It used to be good but now it is not. Now it is bad. Now it is F A-R-T. Do not go there unless you want to get your face F A-R-T-Y. You will get a F A-R-T-Y plate of F A-R-T-Y food and and empty pocket full of the butty stink that is on your plate and face.

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★☆☆☆☆

It is no good. It used to be good but now it is not. Now it is bad. Now it is F A-R-T. Do not go there unless you want to get your face F A-R-T-Y. You will get a F A-R-T-Y plate of F A-R-T-Y food and and empty pocket full of the butty stink that is on your plate and face.

Pros: It will not be around muhc longer probably

Cons: everything

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Provence offers the very best gourmet sandwiches and artisan breads in Nashville! Without hesitation, I have used Provence for catering on several high profile events and my clients have always been impressed. Personally, I enjoy the Turkey and Emmentaler sandwich and the Tuscan Pullman Bread! Yum! It is obvious why Provence Breads & Cafe is always awarded "Best Bread in Nashville" by the Nashville Scene!

- James in Nashville

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★★★★★

Provence offers the very best gourmet sandwiches and artisan breads in Nashville! Without hesitation, I have used Provence for catering on several high profile events and my clients have always been impressed. Personally, I enjoy the Turkey and Emmentaler sandwich and the Tuscan Pullman Bread! Yum! It is obvious why Provence Breads & Cafe is always awarded "Best Bread in Nashville" by the Nashville Scene!

- James in Nashville

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Love this place! We?ve lived in the ?Village? for 10 years and this is part of our daily routine, especially for coffee, pastry and bread. This is also a great place to take clients that are considering moving to Nashville as there is nothing more authentic, charming, and French. This past weekend we tried the new chef?s French toast stuffed with ricotta cheese fresh peaches and it was the best ever. Sometimes the line can become pretty long and we?ve even seen it go out the door but the wait is well worth it, particularly at lunch where the salads and sandwiches are always ?off the charts? delicious.
The reason we love patronizing this bakery is because of their commitment to ?all natural? ingredients in all of their foods and the fact that they are local and unique to Nashville. Keep up the good work!

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★★★★★

Love this place! We?ve lived in the ?Village? for 10 years and this is part of our daily routine, especially for coffee, pastry and bread. This is also a great place to take clients that are considering moving to Nashville as there is nothing more authentic, charming, and French. This past weekend we tried the new chef?s French toast stuffed with ricotta cheese fresh peaches and it was the best ever. Sometimes the line can become pretty long and we?ve even seen it go out the door but the wait is well worth it, particularly at lunch where the salads and sandwiches are always ?off the charts? delicious.
The reason we love patronizing this bakery is because of their commitment to ?all natural? ingredients in all of their foods and the fact that they are local and unique to Nashville. Keep up the good work!

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Provence is making tsome of the most delicious food in Hillsboro Village. The new Chef, Kim, serves a wonderfull Whole Chicken. It is so moist when you heat it up at home and is in another class from all the "rotisserie chickens" out their on the market. As for coffee, finally someone has the desire to streamline their coffee offerings and serve quality coffee (Dancing Goat was not as good as people think). As for the soups and sandwiches, they are served on artisan bread and made daily from fresh ingredients. They now make the finest soup and great salads. Granted, the service needs improvement and the place needs a good paint job with new furniture. But you get real Europen style breads and pastry made daily from scratch. I admire these guys for opening a new store in these hard times. I can't wait til our Mother's day meal...where Chicken, ratatouille, rouille with tuscan bread, blue cheese savory tarts with leeks and mushrooms, and a chocolate cheese cake will take center stage.

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★★★★☆

Provence is making tsome of the most delicious food in Hillsboro Village. The new Chef, Kim, serves a wonderfull Whole Chicken. It is so moist when you heat it up at home and is in another class from all the "rotisserie chickens" out their on the market. As for coffee, finally someone has the desire to streamline their coffee offerings and serve quality coffee (Dancing Goat was not as good as people think). As for the soups and sandwiches, they are served on artisan bread and made daily from fresh ingredients. They now make the finest soup and great salads. Granted, the service needs improvement and the place needs a good paint job with new furniture. But you get real Europen style breads and pastry made daily from scratch. I admire these guys for opening a new store in these hard times. I can't wait til our Mother's day meal...where Chicken, ratatouille, rouille with tuscan bread, blue cheese savory tarts with leeks and mushrooms, and a chocolate cheese cake will take center stage.

Pros: Unique french inspired food

Cons: Uneven tables, needs servers who know the menu

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The most recent review before mine praised the Dancing Goats coffee. Well, you can forget that! Learned yesterday that they have changed coffee vendors and now have only one kind available. Furthermore, there are NO FREE REFILLS. When I complained, the guy behind the counter said, "You get what you pay for." First of all, the coffee didn't seem any better to me. And one of the things I pay for is a place where I can visit with friends and get up and refill my coffee when I want. I've been going there for years. I love the bread and pastries but I'll think twice before I go back, unless they change the coffee policy.

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★★☆☆☆

The most recent review before mine praised the Dancing Goats coffee. Well, you can forget that! Learned yesterday that they have changed coffee vendors and now have only one kind available. Furthermore, there are NO FREE REFILLS. When I complained, the guy behind the counter said, "You get what you pay for." First of all, the coffee didn't seem any better to me. And one of the things I pay for is a place where I can visit with friends and get up and refill my coffee when I want. I've been going there for years. I love the bread and pastries but I'll think twice before I go back, unless they change the coffee policy.

Pros: bread and pastry

Cons: no choice of coffees; charge for refills

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There are lots of reasons to go to Provence, but I go for the coffee. Their Dancing Goat coffee is about the best I've had anywhere. Get it with a bread basket for a simple meal. The atmosphere is casual, but the tall tables are unstable and small, and difficult to balance sometimes, resulting in spilling that great coffee. Not the most comfortable place to lounge, but the coffee is worth the visit.

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★★★★★

There are lots of reasons to go to Provence, but I go for the coffee. Their Dancing Goat coffee is about the best I've had anywhere. Get it with a bread basket for a simple meal. The atmosphere is casual, but the tall tables are unstable and small, and difficult to balance sometimes, resulting in spilling that great coffee. Not the most comfortable place to lounge, but the coffee is worth the visit.

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I get all of my sandwich bread from here. I like the museli and the cranberry wheat walnut bread. I don't know of any other place to get fresh bread like this. They have so many different types! The pastries are fabulous too. I like the berry tart and the Louis XVI. They always have different little cookies also. The cheese selection is good.

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★★★★★

I get all of my sandwich bread from here. I like the museli and the cranberry wheat walnut bread. I don't know of any other place to get fresh bread like this. They have so many different types! The pastries are fabulous too. I like the berry tart and the Louis XVI. They always have different little cookies also. The cheese selection is good.

Pros: great bread and pastries

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I have been there a few times recently and no brie and pear sandwich served most days at all (i asked). The creme brulee used to have the firm crust of sugar on top but no more..i dont understand, things seem to be going down hill for what used to be a great place.

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★★★☆☆

I have been there a few times recently and no brie and pear sandwich served most days at all (i asked). The creme brulee used to have the firm crust of sugar on top but no more..i dont understand, things seem to be going down hill for what used to be a great place.

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I lived within walking distance of Provence for four years and it was right on my way home from school, so needless to day I had many meals there. The soups were always inventive and flavorful, the sandwiches delicious, and the side salads were out of this world! It was one of the places that I liked to take friends to show them how cool Nashville was, and hope that when I go back to Nashville, a friend will do the same for me!

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★★★★★

I lived within walking distance of Provence for four years and it was right on my way home from school, so needless to day I had many meals there. The soups were always inventive and flavorful, the sandwiches delicious, and the side salads were out of this world! It was one of the places that I liked to take friends to show them how cool Nashville was, and hope that when I go back to Nashville, a friend will do the same for me!

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The best coffee in nashville is Dancing Goats at Provence. You can get a bread basket and 2 cups of coffee and you have a cheap yummy breakfast for two. The bread basket has a couple slices of different breads and nearby theres a condiment station with jams, butter, and honey to spread on top. I think the total is about $6 or $7. I used to take the bread basket to go to work and feed about 5 people before our shift started. More people should show up to work with Dancing Goats and Provence Breads, the world would be happier.

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★★★★★

The best coffee in nashville is Dancing Goats at Provence. You can get a bread basket and 2 cups of coffee and you have a cheap yummy breakfast for two. The bread basket has a couple slices of different breads and nearby theres a condiment station with jams, butter, and honey to spread on top. I think the total is about $6 or $7. I used to take the bread basket to go to work and feed about 5 people before our shift started. More people should show up to work with Dancing Goats and Provence Breads, the world would be happier.

Pros: Yummy sandwiches, Best Coffee in the world, Divine Bread

Cons: .... no

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I ordered French Onion soup, Tiramisu and fruit tea. The soup was average at best, with no cheese. The fruit tea was $2 for probably 6 ounces of tea, glass full of ice and no free refills. The worst part was the Tiramisu. It was not moist and taste like it had been in the refrigerator for ever, every bite was worse than the one before. Customer service was no good either. This terrible meal (if you can call it that) cost me $12. I refuse to eat there again.

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★★☆☆☆

I ordered French Onion soup, Tiramisu and fruit tea. The soup was average at best, with no cheese. The fruit tea was $2 for probably 6 ounces of tea, glass full of ice and no free refills. The worst part was the Tiramisu. It was not moist and taste like it had been in the refrigerator for ever, every bite was worse than the one before. Customer service was no good either. This terrible meal (if you can call it that) cost me $12. I refuse to eat there again.

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Provence has the best soup and desserts ever!! Parking stinks, but boy is the food good!!

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★★★★★

Provence has the best soup and desserts ever!! Parking stinks, but boy is the food good!!

Pros: fresh soups, desserts, salads

Cons: parking, little pricey

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Although the ever-popular Pancake Pantry is located right across the street, you will not envy the long line as you sit at a cozy table in Provence. Whether you try the soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and pastries, or just a cup of coffee, you will not be disappointed. The employees (at least on weekends) are friendly, helpful and efficient. Although it is usually bustling with customers and the seating can be congested, you can always find an open table for two. The atmosphere is very pleasant with soothing music, and beautiful pictures on the walls. It is the perfect place to have a congenial conversation or read a good book while savoring the wonderful food.

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★★★★★

Although the ever-popular Pancake Pantry is located right across the street, you will not envy the long line as you sit at a cozy table in Provence. Whether you try the soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and pastries, or just a cup of coffee, you will not be disappointed. The employees (at least on weekends) are friendly, helpful and efficient. Although it is usually bustling with customers and the seating can be congested, you can always find an open table for two. The atmosphere is very pleasant with soothing music, and beautiful pictures on the walls. It is the perfect place to have a congenial conversation or read a good book while savoring the wonderful food.

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Great food, but I got the same experience twice. Snotty and Rude. So Do The Next Best Thing...GET IT TO GO!!!!!!

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★★★☆☆

Great food, but I got the same experience twice. Snotty and Rude. So Do The Next Best Thing...GET IT TO GO!!!!!!

Pros: Chocolate Marquise, Framboise, croissants & cookies

Cons: Service, staff

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Provence makes a great latte at about half the Starbucks price and they have the flakiest current scones that aren't a bit heavy. It's a great spot for a quiet, light, breakfast meeting or to people watch on the weekends. Their lunch menu is also fantastic, but a little pricier.

I really love Provence for the take-home items. I can get the best baguette for bruchetta, a really lovely assortment of cheeses, a pint of mixed olives and a gourmet salad. If I park behind the Pancake Pantry, I can pick up a couple of bottles of wine from the Village Wine shop and in 15 minutes I have everything I need to invite over a crowd.

Speaking of crowds - it sometimes fills up at lunchtime, especially on the weekends. Consider taking your breadbowl of chicken florentine soup over to Vandy and sit under one of their wonderful trees.

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★★★★★

Provence makes a great latte at about half the Starbucks price and they have the flakiest current scones that aren't a bit heavy. It's a great spot for a quiet, light, breakfast meeting or to people watch on the weekends. Their lunch menu is also fantastic, but a little pricier.

I really love Provence for the take-home items. I can get the best baguette for bruchetta, a really lovely assortment of cheeses, a pint of mixed olives and a gourmet salad. If I park behind the Pancake Pantry, I can pick up a couple of bottles of wine from the Village Wine shop and in 15 minutes I have everything I need to invite over a crowd.

Speaking of crowds - it sometimes fills up at lunchtime, especially on the weekends. Consider taking your breadbowl of chicken florentine soup over to Vandy and sit under one of their wonderful trees.

Pros: great sandwiches, great take-home

Cons: , hit or miss prices

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I think the sandwiches at Provence are a pretty good value. I had the Brie and baked pear sandwich, and it was both healthy and delicious, without being too expensive. The service was friendly, and they make great breads for you to take home as well. I would recommend trying it.

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★★★★★

I think the sandwiches at Provence are a pretty good value. I had the Brie and baked pear sandwich, and it was both healthy and delicious, without being too expensive. The service was friendly, and they make great breads for you to take home as well. I would recommend trying it.

Pros: Great breads, Many cheeses, Unique

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Good selection, a TAD pricey, and so-so pretentiousness for this local favorite. It's best to order carryout and find a place at the local park to nibble. The tables are too close together. Staff is not very friendly, for the most part. The prices are a bit on the EXORBIDANT side.

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★★★☆☆

Good selection, a TAD pricey, and so-so pretentiousness for this local favorite. It's best to order carryout and find a place at the local park to nibble. The tables are too close together. Staff is not very friendly, for the most part. The prices are a bit on the EXORBIDANT side.

Pros: food, selection, food

Cons: , service, price

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My husband, child & I miraculously found a vacant table and highchair, but the tables are so tightly packed in together that it made our lunch very uncomfortable. Our table was covered with dirty dishes, so we had to clean it before we sat down. When we were done with our meal, I took our dishes over to the kitchen area and had to maneuver through tightly-packed tables, frightful that I'd trip over someone's bag or drop my trash into someone's meal. In the process, I bumped into a poor woman's propped-up and obviously ailing foot, and I felt like crawling into a hole and trying to forget the whole experience. The next time we crave their wonderful sandwiches, sides, coffees or pastries, we'll have to get it to go. I wish we could take in the bistro-like ambience and enjoy a special meal there without feeling absolutely cramped.

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★★★☆☆

My husband, child & I miraculously found a vacant table and highchair, but the tables are so tightly packed in together that it made our lunch very uncomfortable. Our table was covered with dirty dishes, so we had to clean it before we sat down. When we were done with our meal, I took our dishes over to the kitchen area and had to maneuver through tightly-packed tables, frightful that I'd trip over someone's bag or drop my trash into someone's meal. In the process, I bumped into a poor woman's propped-up and obviously ailing foot, and I felt like crawling into a hole and trying to forget the whole experience. The next time we crave their wonderful sandwiches, sides, coffees or pastries, we'll have to get it to go. I wish we could take in the bistro-like ambience and enjoy a special meal there without feeling absolutely cramped.

Pros: diverse, unique menu, unique atmosphere, beautiful artwork

Cons: limited seating, cramped interior, limited parking

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After Moving to Nashville from a large east coast city I was going through withdrawals for wonderful european breads and great coffee and espresso. It was fate that I turned on the FoodNetwork to see a show on bakeries and there was Provence right here in Hillsboro Village. Upon entering the store I literally fell to my knees- there before me was the most incredible selection of artisan breads, fabulous french pastry, farmhouse cheeses, and foods reminiscent of Dean & Delucca. The chocolate dessert pastry is the best I've seen anywhere in the U.S. My first sampling was breads still warm out of the oven and croissants that were flakey and buttery. These local folks have also opened a store recently in the new Downtown Public Library. The space is a re-creation of an old established Parisian bistro/boulangerie and the downtown sophistication and ambience is unbelievable! This can't be Nashville.

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★★★★★

After Moving to Nashville from a large east coast city I was going through withdrawals for wonderful european breads and great coffee and espresso. It was fate that I turned on the FoodNetwork to see a show on bakeries and there was Provence right here in Hillsboro Village. Upon entering the store I literally fell to my knees- there before me was the most incredible selection of artisan breads, fabulous french pastry, farmhouse cheeses, and foods reminiscent of Dean & Delucca. The chocolate dessert pastry is the best I've seen anywhere in the U.S. My first sampling was breads still warm out of the oven and croissants that were flakey and buttery. These local folks have also opened a store recently in the new Downtown Public Library. The space is a re-creation of an old established Parisian bistro/boulangerie and the downtown sophistication and ambience is unbelievable! This can't be Nashville.

Pros: open seven days, delicious soups, easy parking

Cons: long lines of people, calories, addiction

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If you like cheese and pate, this is definitely the place to go. However, there is an air of pretentiousness that permeates throughout the restaurant. Unfortuantely for US, Nashville is not in Southern France, if you understand where I am coming from. All in all, the food selection is fresh and light. If you are a fan of "fattening foods", you'll enjoy the desserts!

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★★★★☆

If you like cheese and pate, this is definitely the place to go. However, there is an air of pretentiousness that permeates throughout the restaurant. Unfortuantely for US, Nashville is not in Southern France, if you understand where I am coming from. All in all, the food selection is fresh and light. If you are a fan of "fattening foods", you'll enjoy the desserts!

Pros: fromage, olive selection, DESSERTS

Cons: the price, the price, the price

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Great coffee; great pecan croquette, etc.; great atmosphere; this out-of-towner will come back just to re-visit this place

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★★★★★

Great coffee; great pecan croquette, etc.; great atmosphere; this out-of-towner will come back just to re-visit this place

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This is the place for coffee, It allows a swirl of the best local coffees, blended with some fresh more distance blends, to allow the best selection and flavor in town.

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★★★★★

This is the place for coffee, It allows a swirl of the best local coffees, blended with some fresh more distance blends, to allow the best selection and flavor in town.

Pros: Local Vendors, Fresh, Hot

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Provence has without a doubt the best cup of coffee in Nashville. The coffee is superb and the surroundings are spectacular (especially the new location downtown in the Library). Now We get to have a delightful breakfast in Hillsboro Village and a great lunch downtown. Ahhhh don't you love it?

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★★★★★

Provence has without a doubt the best cup of coffee in Nashville. The coffee is superb and the surroundings are spectacular (especially the new location downtown in the Library). Now We get to have a delightful breakfast in Hillsboro Village and a great lunch downtown. Ahhhh don't you love it?

Pros: Great locations, Great coffee, Really nice atmospher

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Now that they have opened a new location Downtown, I lunch here regularly. It is an escape from the grease ladded heavy food that tradtionally mean lunch in down town. Taste is king here. And a person can eat rather healthly for a reasonable price, with choices that vary day to day. And if per chance a sweet craving hits, well, there is no place better to find out of this world desserts. Plus the down town location is a lot less cramped and confusing that the Hillsboro Village location

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★★★★★

Now that they have opened a new location Downtown, I lunch here regularly. It is an escape from the grease ladded heavy food that tradtionally mean lunch in down town. Taste is king here. And a person can eat rather healthly for a reasonable price, with choices that vary day to day. And if per chance a sweet craving hits, well, there is no place better to find out of this world desserts. Plus the down town location is a lot less cramped and confusing that the Hillsboro Village location

Pros: taste, taste, taste

 

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