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Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
+1 865-523-2860
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Apex, North Carolina
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Friendly staff, warmly greeted. Breakfast of eggs, pancakes, sausage, coffee was great, quickly served and coffee reheated along the way. Sausage was huge! Photo decor on walls with sports and other figures neat. Convenient location to downtown hotels, Tennessee River, etc.

Thank ncaronna7
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want a taste on local flavor and step into the past, you must go here. The food is delicious and plentiful. Not a fancy place with fancy food. Just good old comfort food at a good price in a warm, friendly atmosphere. It gets quite busy for breakfast and lunch, so plan accordingly. When in Knoxville, plan a... More 

Thank SuzanB76
Oak Ridge, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I had breakfast at Pete's and we were pleasantly surprised to find such an affordable spot in downtown Knoxville. The breakfast is not upscale or fancy, but it is tasty and well prepared. I had an omelet with toast and my husband had a simple American style breakfast with bacon and egg. What made the visit most... More 

Thank Pamela B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My favorite place for Saturday breakfast if I'm not rushed and just want to chill, eat and watch the people. Good menu, all the breakfast stuff you would expect at a Southern breakfast place. The servers are all local, and have been at Pete's for a while. Big windows to look out to the street and watch people go by,... More 

Thank Charles S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the veal and the spaghetti for lunch with the salad. I was good and full. Needed a nap afterwards. I told the waitress, if they are going to cook good they need to put some Lazy Boy Loungers in the back for quick naps before we return to work. Great place. Great service.

Thank 563francesh
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a native of Knoxville, TN and have eaten at Pete's, and find it to be over priced and over rated. Eggs, usually luke warm, bacon very salty, and gravy to spicy but the biscuits are ok. I give Pete's a 4 out of 10.

Thank mark b
Knoxville, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Saturday Morning, Race Day it was busy, you line up and had maybe a 5-10 minute wait and were escorted to your seats, ours were at the counter. We came in for breakfest I had a fresh spinach Omelot with Swiss Cheese, bacon and coffee. Our Coffee cups and waters were refilled as getting low and after we were asked.... More 

Thank Rose C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great spot to go for biscuits and gravy and meat and three! Sit at the bar or outside table with your dog.

Thank Henderson02
Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I have ate here several times throughout the years as I work downtown. the prices are great , food is good, daily specials and the staff is awesome

Thank mcmahan865
Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

After traveling for the past week between NC and TN finally found a very good breakfast spot in downtown Knoxville. Convenient, good and very reasonable prices.

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?