1705 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN | Directions 3721236.137102 -86.800966
Neighborhoods: Hillsboro West End
Wonderful food! – 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!
Provence is great! You should try their cheesecake! Your tastebuds will be overwhelmed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Provence Breads & Cafe is a personal favorite of mine!!! – 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!!!!
Start by noticing – 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.
Overpriced slimy meat and stale bread! – 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?
Bad Business – 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.
Bad Business practices – 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.
Okay for coffee, but not much else... – 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...
DANCING GOAT COMING BACK...IT IS CONFIRMED! – 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!
Great place if you like to wait a long time for bad service and overpriced food – 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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