The Frist Café offers an assortment of beverages, tasty sweets, salads, and sandwiches provided by Grams, The CommuniTea Spot and The Southern V.

The café is open until 5:00 p.m. on the days the Frist is open.

Please note, the café will close to the public at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, for a special event.  


Vegan Chickpea Tuna Melt
Grilled panini on sourdough with housemade chickpea tuna, tomato, and vegan cheddar cheese

Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich
Slow simmered jackfruit topped with coleslaw on a potato bun (gluten free bun available)

Turkey Club
Grilled panini on sourdough with smoked turkey, hickory bacon, gouda cheese, lettuce, tomato, and garlic aioli spread

Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Wood-fired chicken, hickory bacon, gouda cheese, tomato, and chipotle spread on a potato bun


Base House Salad
Mixed greens, carrots, tomato, and red onion. Add your choice of protein including grilled chicken, bacon, vegan chickpea tuna, or vegan chick’n

Dressings: ranch, vegan ranch, vegan sweet mustard, and vinaigrette


  • Frappes (Mocha My Day, Berry Strawberry, Plain Ole Vanilla)
  • Fruit Smoothies (Bahama Mama, Strawberry Banana, Mango Tango, Cream Dream)
  • Cold Brew/Iced Coffee
  • Plain Ole Coffee
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
  • Hot Tea
  • Just Water

Bakery items:

  • Muffins (blueberry, chocolate chip)
  • Scones (spiced apple cinnamon)
  • Snap-Crackle-Yum (crunchy rice cereal with gooey vegan marshmallows)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie

Menu selections are subject to change based on market availability.
Vending machines are also available and offer a variety of beverages and light snacks.

Please consider supporting the Frist Art Museum with a donation. Your gift is essential to our mission of serving the community through the arts and art access in particular. We truly appreciate your generosity.