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Cool Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Fried Chicken
Beef Cheese Pasta
Baked Tilapia
Fried Chicken Livers
Hot Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
Fried Corn
Green Beans
Mac & Cheese
White Beans
Fried Okra
Creamed Spinach
Beer Boiled Cabbage
Vegetable Soup
Deviled Eggs $0.75 each
Potato Salad
Broccoli Salad
Cranberry Salad
Chicken Salad
Cole Slaw
3 Bean Salad
Pea Salad
Cucumbers & Onions
Banana Pudding
Blackberry Cobbler
Meat & 1
Meat & 2
Meat & 3
1 Veggie
2 Veggies
3 Veggies
4 Veggies
Meat only
Cool Cafe blends "Fine Southern Food" and scratch cookin' for a scrumptious and hearty meal for lunch and dinner. We serve lunch Sunday through Friday and dinner Monday through Thursday. Entrees, like Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Pot Roast, and Chef's Specials such as Lemon Baked Chicken, Baked Tilapia and Chicken Mexico, team up with a variety of freshly cooked vegetables such as, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fried Corn, Turnip Greens, White Beans, Creamed Spinach, Fried Okra and Mac and Cheese. All are served with your choice of yeast rolls or cornbread. One of our special items, served Sunday through Thursday, is HOT CHICKEN on white bread and served with homemade pickles. What a treat! If you
US$6 - US$16
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Cafe, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best hidden secrets in Franklin. Terrific hand trimmed, hand cut steaks cooked perfectly on a cast iron skillet. We ordered the petite filet and the ribeye. Both were cooked the way we like them; medium and medium rare. The steaks...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gregmTN
Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Greg, Please spread the word and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 30 November 2018

The food is very good here but they are very proud of it. It costs 25% more than any where else around. For that reason I usually go to other places with good food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Barolo-Alba
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Have eaten at this restaurant many times and always enjoyed it. Last two times--not so much The price has gone up-the servings way down. Had take-out Sunday, and at 12:40 my husband was told they were out of chicken breast. She gave him two tiny...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank aliceriley
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The manager here is a rude jerk he is rude to the customers and an even bigger jerk to his employees. The food was great though. I will not be going back till the manager is fired.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GeraldDavis
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Mr. Davis, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I assure you that we will investigate the situation and notify you of the outcome. If you have any information that you think would help us deal with the problem, would you please email us...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

It's not often that I leave reviews, but Cool Cafe has made me make an exception. On August 11, 2018 we had our annual family reunion dinner catered by Cool Cafe. We had the broccoli salad, savory green beans, creamy mashed potatoes with gravy, crunchy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Javon G
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for the great review and the 5 Star rating. Whether it is catering, in house Cool Cafe dining, or our special event on Friday and Saturday nights, Steak Night at the Cool Cafe, we love to provide our customers with the best food...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Typically like the food. The fried pork chops are awesome and so is the banana pudding. However, the manager is rude! When I asked if they had a specific side, I was told what you see is what we have. He was rude in his...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JCH1029
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Dear JCH1029, Thank you for bringing to our attention that you were treated rudely at the Cool Cafe. If you have any information that you think will help us deal with this unfortunate situation, will you please email us at coolcafefranklin@gmail.com Attn: Sherrie I assure...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner at Cool Cafe. It’s a traditional cafeteria style meat and three. But it’s some of the best fried okra and fried corn I’ve had in years. And they serve alcohol which is really uncommon for a meat and three so that’s...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank abbyd572
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you Abby D! We are glad you found us and hope you will be back soon. We have been in business for 13 years and new people just keep coming in! We are very proud of this and want to thank you for spreading...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

One of the best meals in Nashville. This small cafe is a gem. We visited early on a Friday evening. No wait when we arrived. Our server, Nicky, was fun and informative. He took a lot of time with us. The entire staff was super...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank debntodd
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Dear debntood, thank you for the detailed review of your night at Steak Night at the Cool Cafe. We love that you enjoyed the atmosphere and, of course, the food. The entire "Cool Crew" would love to have you back again soon! I hope by...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

We've come here a few times after church. Can you say fried chicken? Yes, it is good. Also, the portions were quite large. Not the cheapest meat and three out there but you're probably going to get two meals out of it anyway. The quality...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Nashville_brent_65
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you Nashville_brent_65! The Cool Crew is glad you enjoy our food! Hope you will be back soon and we would love to earn a 5 Star review from you. Let us know what we can do!

Reviewed 3 June 2018

The best fried chicken . Classic meat n three with large portions of delicious food for a more than fair price

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank sawtooth615
Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you sawtooth look forward in seeing you again.

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23 February 2017|
Response from Tim N | Property representative |
Sorry its very unlikely you will be able to sit together on a Sunday. We have a first come first serve kind of policy and we are not a very big place with Sundays being the busiest day of the week.
TonyandGayle B
31 March 2016|
Response from Tim N |
Our meat and three closes at 2:00 on Sundays, and we are not currently open on Sunday night. However, we are now serving Steak Night on Friday & Saturday nights which includes steaks, chicken, fish & burgers. If we decide... More
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