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“The Real McCoy”
Review of City Cafe

City Cafe
Ranked #31 of 485 Restaurants in Murfreesboro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$12
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: In business since 1900, the City Cafe experience is like stepping back in time to the days of the hometown diner--the place where you knew everyone and they knew you. Good food, great service and friendly people combined with good value for your money left you with a smile on your face. Breakfast was always hot and fresh and included all your favorites--like eggs, grits, bacon, country ham, or omelets filled with anything you could want. Homemade desserts, and hand-patted burgers were just some of the treats that awaited, and that plate lunch with Fried Chicken, Homemade Meatloaf, and side dishes that reminded you of Sunday Dinner at Grandma's house. If you miss that kind of place, or if you've never experienced it, you don't have to have a time machine to go back and do so. Just get in whatever mode of transportation you have and then . . . Come see us!
Reviewed January 23, 2018

This venerable spot, just off the square, is holding up very well for its age. Down home, southern style large breakfast menu. All omelettes are three eggs, and can contain just about anything you can imagine. Owners haven't gone out of their way to upgrade decor , it's all very retro. Still, a great place for hot coffee and breakfast on a very cold January morning. If I lived in the 'boro, I'd be a regular!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank mhenry53
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

We stopped here by chance on our way from one place to another. My husband had catfish and I had a stuffed pepper. Our meals included side dishes and fried cornbread. Everything was well prepared and tasty. This was a great value.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

City Cafe takes you back to a slower, more calm time. You get food like mamma made. The fried okra is super good and the Mound Cake is very good. If you are looking for a quality meal (breakfast, and lunch is what we did), with a quiet charm, and enough food for two... this is the place!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 2flylo
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

They still serve home cooking or a meat and three. The food is great but the facility has a lot of 1950 decor and it not a modern place. They serve Breakfast and lunch and are open until 2:00 PM each day.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Earl P
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

This place has been around since the dawn of time and what's great is the traditional aged decor that has seen many diners over the years.
I love these places that offer no frills dining where you can mix with the locals who have grown up eating here. Great breakfast joint, homemade desserts at reasonable prices. Visit this place if you are not scared of real food

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Christopher S
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