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Last November, Belle Meade gained a new coffee house and eatery when Steve and Natasha Gordijn opened 37 Degrees Sth, an Australian-style cafe that shares a shopping complex with 360 Bistro, Juice Bar and other retailers.
To commemorate one year of business, 37 Degrees Sth is hosting a week-long celebration beginning Monday. See the full schedule below.
The cafe serves coffee, gourmet sandwiches, salads and a weekend brunch. While you may be familiar with items like avocado toast and other breakfast sandwiches, you’ll also see savory meat pies and Melbourne-style coffee, both of which are a nod to the Gordijns former home.
Here's how you can help celebrate the milestone
Monday, Nov. 12 — Sunday, Nov. 18
• Vegemite Challenge - Stop by the cafe and order Vegemite on toast or sandwich, video your reaction to the taste and tag the restaurant on social media. One winner will be randomly selected from the entrants and will win a $200 gift card.
• Coffee for a Year - To be entered to win a year of free coffee, customers must check in during the birthday week, post a photo of their coffee or meal and tag 37 Degrees Sth. One winner will be selected.
Monday, Nov. 12
• Free coffee all day and birthday cake
Tuesday, Nov. 13 — Friday, Nov. 16
• Half-priced coffee from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Here's what the owners had to say about the story behind the name:
Natasha is from Auckland, New Zealand, and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. When you’re naming a restaurant, it’s like naming a baby. So during that process, we looked at both cities and realized they are both on the 37 parallel south. By naming it 37 Degrees Sth we were able to bring part of that culture. It creates a great talking point, and we’ve even put the story up on the wall
Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.
She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.