Memphis Chess Club

195 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

About Memphis Chess Club

4.7 / 5

from reviews

    Emilee Hawkins
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    January 30, 2024

    The atmosphere of this place is incredible! Don't let the name fool you, there are many games you can play or just come to eat and drink. They do offer a membership if you plan to come play games regularly, or you can pay $5 to rent the games while you are there. We tried the breakfast on our visit, and it was good. The croissant breakfast sandwich had a real fried egg! I wish the crepes had a cream filling, they were just folded crepes with toppings. However, both items were delicious! The black coffee was good, and the chai was flavorful. We will return to try their lunch/dinner options and extensive adult beverage menu! Parking is, unfortunately, the same as most downtown places and a hassle. There are a few street parking spots nearby, but they tend to be full. I recommend carpooling or ubering if possible.

    Chase Phillips
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    March 17, 2024

    Absolutely loved everything about Memphis Chess Club. The space couldn’t be cooler. Fun history (and preservation). Seemed like an active community hub- what every city needs. Loved it.

    Ferdia O'Neill
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    August 01, 2023

    Great food, great staff. Free WiFi. Came here twice in two days while in the area. Food tastes lovely, is healthy, and for a good price. Wide selection of ice-cold drinks as well as coffee etc. Nice calming atmosphere. Wish I had a good photo of my food but it was too good to sit around taking pictures of, the Açaí bowl in picture 4 looked a lot more photogenic when I first got it.

    Michael Reed
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    September 16, 2023

    Came for a morning coffee and breakfast sandwich. Both were good. There were already people here playing chess. This place looks like someplace I'd love to go to regularly if I lived in town. How could you beat a game establishment with a full bar and coffee drinks?

    Hugh Perkins
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    March 14, 2024

    Great game-themed/playing coffee shop. If you can sit here, surrounded by people eating delicious smelling fried and pizza, and not cave in and order some for yourself, you're a strong person than me though :) Music is fairly varied, but generally fairly palatable I feel. Fairly spacious. Nice furniture. Big windows.

    Memphis Chess Club

    Our Address

    195 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA