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109 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
+1 865-523-9817
07:00 - 22:00
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

While the place is cozy and eclectic, the coffee was overly pricey. $3.25 for a refill of a 12 oz. mug (I carry my own insulated mug) is too much for me, however, no matter how cool your shop is.

Thank Imom007
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon because the reviews were just out if this world. We walked in to a quiet shop and started looking through the pastry selections (which are delightful). The Barista was a bit scattered and had a hard time explaining selections. Maybe new? Maybe just started the shift. We ordered the daily drip. It was... More 

Thank elikeitak
Medina, Tennessee
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I both grew up in the Pacific Northwest aka Mecca for coffee shops. Our standards for a good coffee shop might be a little higher than most as a result, but I'm pretty sure that most people would agree that hot coffee (especially when you order hot coffee) is kind of a minimum standard. Neither of ours... More 

Thank Josh W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We were waiting for a table and decided to pop in for coffee. I just had a small Ethiopian and it was delicious. Hubby had an iced Mocha and enjoyed it also. Neat clean atmosphere.

Thank Elizabeth S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The craft of the coffee and attention to detail that goes into creating the perfect latte or brewing the perfect shot of espresso is evident. The environment is relaxing and friendly and nice to visit with a friend or solo.

Thank Laura H
Knoxville, TN
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211 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

OK - so its nothing fancy but the old cafe atmosphere and modern coffee making are superbly blended here. Hard to find on street parking and nearby lots are not cheap, but the Miel Breve (otherwise known as Cafe Breve con Miel translated as "coffee with steamed half-and-half plus honey") is the best here I've ever had. We discovered this... More 

Thank Stephen C
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Great coffee! My husband got a shot of espresso, and I got a cappuccino we shared a strawberry coffee cake and it was all great. Plus, sitting outside was so enjoyable and quiet.

Thank Hana S
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here as the representative local coffee shop. Nice coffee. Nice ambiance. Clientele was well focused. Not much chat until we arrived. Good background music. Nice tables. Will Davis favorite.

Thank Rafael C
Portland, Oregon
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This is the best coffee house in Knoxville Cozy and inviting inside and a patio on the side outside. Great craft coffee from Stump Town in Portland OR. Amazing pastries. In the old city part of town.

Thank Dave R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I pretty much only drink specialty coffee. You don't have to be into coffee to know this coffee is something special. Absolutely the best in town! The owners are really great people!

Thank Keith P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-523-9817

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?