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The Blue Chair Cafe Bakery & Tavern

41 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375-2265
+1 931-598-5434
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (31 reviews)
“chicken salad” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
American, Pub, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375-2265
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we went to sit down we were were told they were running behind, I guess I thought that was 15 minutes, it was more like 45. The food was OK, but nothing to get excited about.

Thank William B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grandson and I stopped in for brunch/lunch . First, I love the connection to Blue Monarch which is a residential, therapeutic facility for women and children to break adverse cycles and rebuild their families. Second the food is good and reasonably priced. Service was...More

Thank barbara115de
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My frend's children all went to Sewanee, University of the South. So, I wanted to visit the college while I was nearby. The college is a collection of architecturally magnificent buildings. It was time to eat so I went to a place recommended by the...More

Thank SunshineCindyT
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Charming location and atmosphere. Better than some of the other restaurant options in the area. Good omelette and average muffin for breakfast. Decent coffee. Not a must, but not bad if you’re in the area.

Thank Goodtimesrus105
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

A quaint coffee shop right down the road from Sewanee (the University of the South), they had great service and great coffee. Try the “Hello Dolly”, excellent!

Thank Mark H
Jimmy W, Owner at The Blue Chair Cafe Bakery & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

We try our best to serve quality products in our eclectic setting with great service - thank you for taking the time to rate us and I will pass along your compliments about the “Hello Dolly’s” to Lucy our 👩‍🍳 Jimmy Wilson - Owner

Reviewed July 20, 2018

My coworker and I stopped here for lunch before heading to the university. The place has a lot of charm. There are two sections, the cafe side for breakfast and lunch and tavern for later in the evening. The tavern side was not open when...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Dinner was delicious, burgers are perfect, salad was delicious. Beer was ice cold and the staff was very attentive and helpful. Onion rings were great, only negative we had was one item was incorrect, The Hagi was advertised as a lettuce wrap burger, but came...More

Thank david z
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Stopped by recently for lunch. We all ordered sandwiches ( Club, Chicken Salad and Patty Melt ). We noticed that most people were ordering from the Meat and 3 menu. The fried chicken and veggies looked very good. Sweet folks working there. My highlight of...More

Thank SLBHAM1960
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Just a really cute place and they carry a line of granola called Blue Monarch - good coffee and scones - great for lunch, too.

Thank Bebe E
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Always a favorite of our group. Service can be slow depending on when you arrive but it is a relaxed place with good food. Breakfast items always look good. They have ice cream you can walk out with on a cone. Lunch menu has many...More

Thank bdcdaddy
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Response from JBG50 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry; I don't know either. But they are very helpful.
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I would be unconfirmed recommend the following: A. check menu via website B. Contact the business direct. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375-2265
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sewanee
  • Phone Number: +1 931-598-5434
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