Your Summer Guide to Mornings in WeHo
Also known as WeHo, Wedgewood Houston is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Nashville, TN. Thanks to its proximity to downtown, access to the interstate, interesting historic buildings, plethora of green space, and friendly neighborhood vibe, WeHo is quickly becoming a household name for residents of Nashville and tourists alike. The area also has a thriving creative community, dozens of independent businesses, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, making it an excellent place to spend a summer morning. Here’s a quick itinerary for an unforgettable morning in the Wedgewood Houston Nashville area.
8:00 AM – Americano Coffee Lounge
Start off your day with a classic coffee drink from one of the neighborhood’s newest coffee lounges, Americano Coffee Lounge. As you can likely tell by our name, we serve Americanos, but we also offer freshly-brewed lattes, espressos, and drip coffee. Compared to other cafes and coffee shops, we take pride in the fact that we are a lounge. We aim to be a community gathering place where people will want to visit at all times of the day and soak up the ambiance in our comfortable furniture.
9:00 AM – Dozen Bakery
Now that you’ve gotten your caffeine fix, you’re likely hungry for breakfast. Luckily, Dozen Bakery, one of the best bakeries and brunch spots in Nashville is practically right around the corner from Americano Coffee Lounge. Dozen Bakery is a locally-owned business that supports vendors, farmers, and artisans who believe in supporting the local community and deliver the freshest ingredients available.
The bakery is open for brunch on the weekends, and you get classics like egg sandwiches and split baguettes, as well as unique items like cornmeal sourdough waffles and tartines. If you’re got a sweet tooth, you can treat yourself to one of their croissants, scones, muffins, cookies, or brownie bars.
10:00 AM – Art Gallery Walk
Wedgewood Houston is quickly becoming the foremost arts hub in Nashville. One of the leading artists is the neighborhood is David Lusk, and his gallery showcases artists from around the country who feature a whole spectrum of artistic practices. Whether you’re seeking cutting-edge photography, video, or visual art, there’s a good chance that you can find it at the David Lusk Gallery.
After taking in the art at David Lusk Gallery, stop by Zeitgeist Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art. Featuring constantly rotating exhibitions, Zeitgeist Gallery challenges viewers to engage with a wide variety of different art.
If you happen to be in Wedgewood Houston on the first Saturday of the month, you can take part in the free Arts & Music art crawl, where dozens of venues, commercial galleries, artist-run studios, and co-working spaces exhibit their art.
11:30 PM – Fort Houston
If viewing all that art has provided inspiration, you can create your own art at Fort Houston. Fort Houston is a creative facility that provides memberships to its wood shop, photo studio, and co-working spaces. You can also take classes in drawing, painting, dance, design, and much more.
Community-Focused Wedgewood Houston Coffee Lounge
Here at Americano Coffee Lounge, we aim to be more than just your average cafe. We take pride in being part of a community as vibrant as WeHo, and we welcome people from all walks of life into our lounge. We look forward to seeing you in our lounge on one of these beautiful Nashville summer mornings!