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The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

8th and Roast opens new Midtown location, joins Taste of Nashville

The local Nashville-based coffee shop just opened a new location at The Broadview at Vanderbilt — don’t miss out!
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Lexie Perez
Graphic depicting a person working at a coffee shop. (Hustler Multimedia/Lexie Perez)

With midterms piling up, a cup of coffee coupled with the perfect study spot is the best possible combination. However, all of the nearby coffee shops seem to be filling up with frantic Vanderbilt students. Slightly overwhelmed, I lingered down at the Broadview and came across the newly established and recent Taste of Nashville edition of 8th and Roast — a friendly, inviting coffee shop perfect for studying. 

The new 8th and Roast location opened about two weeks ago in the Broadview at Vanderbilt, a mixed-use development in Midtown. Recently, the Broadview has been used to house students displaced from a large-scale flood at Warren College. The coffee shop’s close location to campus naturally attracts Vanderbilt students eager to study. Depending on where you are on campus, the walk to 8th and Roast ranges from a few minutes to around 15. 

8th and Roast has a lengthy history in Nashville. The shop first opened in 2009 with the premise of serving Nashville the freshest coffee available. Its first location was in the Melrose area, and its second touched down in Sylvan Park. The chain eventually opened a location in BNA, broadening the scope of customers who came across the ethically-sourced coffee shop. Since its founding, 8th and Roast has witnessed massive growth within and support from the Nashville community — and the coffee shop’s apparent success can be backed up by its latest opening in Midtown. 

If midterms aren’t enough to get you to check out the new 8th and Roast, maybe their new fall drinks are. They have just come out with a variety of different seasonal drinks, including Mom’s Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie Latte, We Were in Paris and Butter Pecan Cappuccino. The coffee shop even allows you to make personalized customizations to perfectly fit your taste buds. 

The new coffee shop’s ambience is definitely one of its most captivating features. The quaint cafe is filled with woody decor and turquoise-blue accent pieces. Beautiful light fixtures hang above some tables in order to provide the perfect lighting for work. The various seating options — high-tops or standard tables — add to the dynamic nature of 8th and Roast’s interior. This new coffee shop is guaranteed to make you feel cozy amid the impending cold weather. 

Order ahead or in-store — and don’t forget to try a seasonal drink or a carefully crafted breakfast sandwich. Most importantly, don’t miss out on the new coffee shop’s alluring ambience — perfect for kicking back with your laptop and your favorite study treat. 

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About the Contributors
Nicolette Tolitano, Staff Writer
Nicolette Tolitano (‘27) is from Nashville, Tenn., and is majoring in economics in the College of Arts and Science. She loves to read, run and travel with friends. You can reach her at [email protected].
Lexie Perez, Graphics Director
Lexie Perez (‘26) is from Northern Virginia and is majoring in climate studies and human and organizational development and minoring in business in the College of Arts and Science. She enjoys listening to 70s and 80s pop music, doing the daily Wordle and rooting for the Nashville Predators and Cincinnati Bengals. She can be reached at [email protected].
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