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Top cafe recommendations from locals

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“The Old City in downtown Knoxville is the place to go for late night fun. There are many bars, clubs, restaurants, and fun things to do. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
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“We love to sit outside and enjoy brunch here on a Saturday morning. The Farmers Market takes place here and it is great people watching and dog watching too”
  • 12 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Crepes. Yummy. My favorites are the beignets (weekend only but crepes everyday)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“This is one of Downtown's Oldest Diners - It's super tasty and located right next to Market Square. If you're looking for a great way to start the day downtown, I would highly recommend Pete's for their breakfast/brunch options.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“Award winning pastries and coffee right around the corner! Take your loved one there for a treat or stick around and get some work done.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The perfect spot to grab a coffee when you're in downtown Knoxville. Just around the corner from Market Square, you'll find specialty coffee, delicious pastries and friendly baristas. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“YES! Stop and treat yourself to some Cruz Farms ice cream or an awesome sandwich”
  • 2 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“This gelato is unreal. Great after-dinner setting. They also have surprisingly good sandwiches. Good for a quick lunch and Italian soda.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“This is the closest coffee shop to the loft. If you need a quick fix, this will do the trick. Walking distance.”
  • 1 local recommends