without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible
— frank zappa

the mission.

lulu cultivates a truly unique and vibrant community experience by inspiring everyone to connect through delicious food and lively conversations in a playful and fun atmosphere. All day. Everyday. 

behind the mission.

Miranda Pontes believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to be seen, heard and loved. This message of inclusiveness and respect is the driving force behind Lulu, her seventh contribution to Nashville’s vibrant restaurant scene. Miranda gets a ridiculous amount of joy from creating warm, friendly spaces where people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences feel welcomed to gather over healthy, delicious food and drink. To that end, she has lent her touch to almost every aspect of Lulu’s creation, from the concept and branding to the menu and design of the space. Says Miranda: “No matter who they are, I want everyone who walks in the door at Lulu to think, ‘They thought of me.’”

A native of Ruston, Louisiana, Miranda is a longtime resident of Nashville’s 12 South neighborhood, where she lives with her 14-year-old son, Landon, and 9-year-old Chihuahua, Coco – aka, Lulu.

community. inspired.