With its original location in Nashville’s 12 South neighborhood, Frothy Monkey opened in downtown Franklin in January 2013. Jennifer Sheets, Frothy Monkey’s creative director and chief marketer, says the decision to expand to Williamson County was an easy one; not only are two of Frothy Monkey’s owners, Ryan Pruitt and Chef Chase Ingalls, from the area, but they also felt drawn to Williamson County’s charm and proximity to both rural and city amenities.
This coffee shop and dining spot offers a little bit of everything – coffee and espresso drinks, daylong brunch, dinner service after 5 p.m., and beer, wine and cocktails – along with special events like weekly Wine Down Wednesdays from March through November and quarterly Wine Dinners that include five courses with wine pairings.
In addition to its impressive menu, Frothy Monkey’s Franklin location offers plenty of historic charm.
The building, which is more than 100 years old, originally served as the manse for the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church. Frothy Monkey owners took great care to maintain the structure’s design and architectural integrity during renovations, and as a result, the property was honored with an Award of Merit for Historic Renovation from the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County in 2013.