A delightful menu of reasonably-priced, freshly made food for the whole family.

  • Turkey Saga Sandwich

  • Chicken Salad Sandwich

  • Frist Center's homemade potato chips

  • Tuna Melt

  • Traditional Cobb Salad

  • Club Sandwich

The Frist Center Café offers a variety of fresh fare to visitors on the run as well as those desiring a more leisurely dining experience. From signature sandwiches, salads and homemade soups to corn dogs, pizza and chicken fingers, the Café always has something for everyone in the family.

Made fresh daily by our culinary staff, items offered include quick snacks, deli sandwiches, entrees for the health conscious, soups, salads, fresh fruit and a bakery case filled with delicious desserts.

Be sure to ask about daily specials. See below for a sampling of our menu options.

A variety of beers and fine wines are available.

Wi-Fi is available in the Café.

CAFE Hours
Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00–5:30 p.m.


Dessert Happy Hour
Everyday from 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a FREE coffee with the purchase of any dessert at the Frist Center Café!



Monday, February 27
Broccoli Cheese or Tomato Basil

Tuesday, February 28
Potato Leek or Indian Veggie Lentil

Wednesday, March 1
Chicken Noodle or Roasted Red Pimento

Thursday, March 2
Ham & White Bean or Edamame Veggie 

Friday, March 3
New England Clam Chowder or Beer Cheese 


All Sandwiches are $5.75 for a half and $9.00 for a whole. All sandwiches served with a choice of one side: chips (made in house daily), fruit (cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes), or a house salad.

  • Portobello Sandwich: grilled portobello mushroom, basil pesto, sliced tomatoes, and fontina cheese on focaccia
  • Turkey Saga Sandwich: sliced turkey, crisp bacon, chipotle cheese, guacamole, and crumbled blue cheese on panini bread
  • Tuna Melt: tuna, sweet relish, celery, artichokes, diced eggs, mayo, mustard, dill havarti, and monterey jack on sourdough bread
  • Club Sandwich: sliced turkey and ham, crisp bacon, leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and cheddar cheese on wheatberry bread
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich: diced white and dark meat chicken, dried apricots, sunflower seeds, Craisins, celery, champagne vinegar, green onions, parsley, and mayo on a croissant
  • Southern-Style Bahn Mi: slow-roasted pork glazed with chipotle citrus BBQ sauce, fresh pickled vegetables, cilantro, and garlic-infused mayonnaise on a French sub roll
  • Ruben Sandwich: corned beef, provolone cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing on marble rye bread



Add grilled chicken to any salad for $2.50

  • Caesar: romaine lettuce, grated parmesan, garlic croutons, tossed to order with Caesar dressing ($7.00, with chicken $9.50)
  • Cobb Salad: turkey, ham, tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, black olives, red onions, boiled egg, and bacon bits over romaine lettuce ($9.50)
  • Greek Salad: grilled chicken, cucumber, red onion, carrots, parsley, tomatoes, pepperoncinis, kalamata olives, and feta cheese on a bed of romaine ($9.00) 
  • Sweet Potato Salad: sweet potatoes, craisins, mandarin oranges, and red onions on a bed of baby spinach ($8.50)
  • Chicken Salad on Greens: scoop of our chicken salad on a bed of romaine lettuce ($8.50)
  • Tuna Salad on Greens: scoop of our tuna salad on a bed of romaine lettuce ($8.50)
  • Salad dressings: blue cheese, Caesar, chipotle ranch, ranch, cucumber wasabi, honey mustard, balsamic vinaigrette, sesame ginger, strawberry vinaigrette, Yasou feta cheese vinaigrette, oil & vinegar, and pesto Italian



  • Seasoned French Fries (half-basket $3.00/ full $4.50)
  • Fruit Salad: Seasonal fresh fruit (bowl $5.50)
  • House Salad: Fresh mesclun greens tossed with raw vegetables ($5.00)
  • Soup ($3.25 cup/$4.25 bowl) Soups change daily


Kid's selections served with chips, fruit, or salad

  • Chicken Tenders (4 pieces for $7.50 or 2 pieces for $5.50) served with Honey Mustard or Barbecue
  • Grilled Cheese ($5.50)
  • All Beef Corn Dog ($3.25)
  • French Fries ($2.50)
  • Kid's Pizza ($4.00)



Fruit Tea $1.75
Unsweetened ice tea $1.25
Coke Products, bottled water, milk $1.50
Coffee, Hot Tea $1.55
Beer (domestic or imported/select) $4.00/$5.00
Wine (by the glass) $6.00



Granola Bar $1.00
Cookie $.75
Whole Fruit $1.25
Bag of Chips $1.00


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