Absinthe & Cocktails


A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. ~Oscar Wilde

Take a step back into the Belle Époque era of Paris, France when poets, artists and dreamers consumed this elusive libation in hopes of meeting “La Fee Verte” (the green fairy).  Absinthe was once the drink of choice and absinthe culture was seen all throughout Europe but was banned due to tales of mystery, murder, and corruption.  Only recently have the old recipes been revived and people are once again partaking in the emerald green spirit.  Join us for the traditional absinthe ritual called La Louche which is performed exactly as it was over 100 years ago.  Our signature cocktails and traditional absinthe drips are only served when the green light in the window is lit, during The Green Hour: Thursday evenings from 8pm-12am and Friday-Saturday evenings from 8pm - 2am. 



What does Tempered mean?

Tempering chocolate is the process of heating and cooling the chocolate in order to stabilize the molecules.  This puts the chocolate in the ideal state for the ultimate enjoyment. In our opinion, tempered chocolate is perfect chocolate!

What is the shelf life of your products?

Because we don’t use any artificial ingredients or preservatives, Tempered truffles are best enjoyed within the first 2 weeks of purchase. Our chocolate bars have a 1 year shelf life.

How should Tempered products be stored?

We recommend storing your luxury chocolates at room temperature. Refrigeration is not recommended.

What kinds of ingredients do you use?

We source the majority of our ingredients from local purveyors. We use organic cream, butter, and coconut oil to ensure the highest quality and best tasting products.

Do you offer gluten free or vegan options?

Many of our truffle flavors are naturally gluten free, and some are vegan.  We are always happy to customize any of our flavors to be gluten free or vegan with advanced notice and with a minimum order.  Please call the store for details.

Are your products safe for individuals with nut allergies?

Most of our products are nut free, however we have a few items that contain nuts. Please ask in store for details. 


Tempered Cafe & Chocolate, is a sweet and savory destination specializing in small batch artisan chocolates, light cafe fare, and fine wine & cheese pairings. We are located in the heart of the historic Germantown neighborhood of Nashville, TN.




(615) 454-5432



1201 5th Avenue N.
Nashville, TN 37208


CAFe Hours


Tuesday - Friday 11a-7p

Saturday 9a-7p

Sunday 9a-7p


The Green Hour {21+}

Thursday 8p-12a

Friday & Saturday 8p-2a



Contact Us

Whether you'd like to inquire about placing a special order, hosting a pairing event at Tempered, or you'd just like to tell us how we're making your life sweeter, fill out the information here and we will contact you as soon as possible.

If you'd like to reach us during business hours, please call the cafe at 615.454.5432


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