More Lunch Options: the Bon-Ton Cafe Reopens Downtown

September 25, 2012 2:07 pm3 commentsViews: 169

After a four-year hiatus (and 63 years in business before that), the Bon-Ton Cafe re-opened last week.

Bon-Ton Cafe, Memphis, Tenn.

I ate lunch at the newly resurrected Bon-Ton yesterday. I never ate at the original, so I can't speak to the menu changes, but I love that they've kept a lot of things, namely the amazing neon sign and classic stuck-in-1950 interior, the same.

The menu is a standard diner menu. It's nothing fancy – just sandwiches, salads and a daily special – but it's classic and inexpensive (there's nothing that costs more than $10 on the lunch menu).

Bon-Ton Wrap, Bon-Ton Cafe, Memphis, Tenn.

I ordered the Bon-Ton wrap, which is grilled chicken, bacon, cheese, lettuce and honey mustard wrapped in a warm, flaky tortilla. The sandwiches come with a side of fries, chips or fruit, but I recommend subbing in a coffee mug full of tomato basil soup. It's worth an extra two dollars to have a cup of soup that's the exact right thickness, creaminess and basily-ness (which I know isn't a word, but this soup was good enough to make me want to make up words).

Right now, Bon-Ton is open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Saturday. I've heard talk that they'll eventually open for dinner. I personally would love it if they were open late-night as an alternative to (or stop on the way home from) the bars.

Go there:

Bon-Ton Cafe

150 Monroe Avenue,
Memphis, TN, 38103

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  • Thanks for giving us a nice review! We have changed the menu a bit; we now offer appetizers and entrees, along with our soups, salads and sandwiches. We serve breakfast from 7 am to 11 am Monday through Friday. We serve breakfast all day on Saturday. Our hours are Monday through Saturday 7 am to 2 pm. Come see us!

  • Melissa Massie

    Thanks A Bunch!! Guess What! You can also enjoy our classic American Diner with Great Food and Great Service on Sundays now. Yeahhhh! We open from 7am-2pm. Have a Happy New Year!!

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