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Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
+1 865-523-2860
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Diner
540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Pete's is the best when it comes to a "cozy" place for a great lunch. The food is great and the cost is very reasonable. There's always daily specials.

Thank roym671
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This place has been here for years and I have never tried is out till a few weeks ago. Probably because it is downtown and parking can sometimes be a pain, but so much better that the chain breakfast stops. Good prices, order what you...More

Thank CatbirdEastTN
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you like to get up early and travel downtown, and walk around the city admiring the hidden treasures within the architectural shadows of Knoxville, you have to stop at Pete's to eat. It is good southern inspired food. I love the breakfast. It reminds...More

Thank johnnydurango
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We have friends that we were visiting in Knoxville and they took us there for lunch one day...a table of construction guys were next to us and their burgers looked so good and they were in and out in 1/2 hour. I had chili which...More

Thank doorcountytraveler
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great prices. Very clean. Service fast. Wonderful coffee. Most people would have loved the food. It was not my favorite. It was downtown,easy to walk to. We ate there 2 days of 3 days of our trip. It was very good.

Thank Phil Kathy V
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you're meeting friends or for business over breakfast, Pete's is the place to go. Convenient either by walking or by parking garage, Pete is the classic coffee shop with a little bit for everyone. From egg dishes to pancakes to daily specials it is...More

Thank Rick I
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Food is always good, consistent and a great value. It's the service that keeps me coming back. I've been going for several years and the servers are the same. They always remember you and are excellent. Both breakfast and lunch is always tasty. My favorite...More

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Food was great. Atmosphere was great and if your going for lunch or breakfast your going to love it.

Thank B8617IDjamesh
Reviewed 24 February 2017

GREAT food - especially breakfast if you are in the Downtown area. WAY above average food - quick and friendly and great service. And just that ¨feeling¨you get when eating back in the day at Grandmas´s house. AND the Sweet Tea is GOOOOOOOOOD.

Thank eddbissell
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you're in the city you can't go wrong at Pete's place. Good food, fast service, everything you want for a good start of the day.

Thank L V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-523-2860