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Pete's Coffee Shop Restaurant

540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
+1 865-523-2860
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (32 reviews)
“biscuits” (23 reviews)
“home fries” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This checks the boxes you expect from a diner: quick service, consistency in food quality, and a busy open kitchen. That being said, there are a few things that prevent this from being one of the best. It’s open seating, so you need to be...More

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you want the best breakfast in downtown Knoxville Pete’s IS THE place to go. Walking distance from Market Square and all of downtown.

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pete and his wife and sons plus a great staff add to the wonderful breakfast. Eggs bacon French toast waffles pancakes home fries - you name it and you will like it. We enjoyed the counter instead of waiting for a table. Nice place with...More

1  Thank TheCapitol127
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I were in the city with plans to visit a local historical Home and market square farmers market. Although the restaurant was relatively busy for a Saturday morning we were seated within 10 mins. The staff were all very friendly and the...More

1  Thank mariaD1968
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend! Our food came out in less than 4 minutes, no joke! On a Saturday at a lunch time! We had the southern breakfast as well as the special (2 pancakes, eggs, sausage or bacon, biscuit and gravy). Both were delicious! Great service, great...More

1  Thank sarobinson7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found Pete's on Trip Advisor and it turned out to be a gem. A diner obviously frequented by locals. We ended up visiting twice. We were seated quickly and despite it being a seat yourself location, the waitstaff helped my family find a table large...More

2  Thank sfox517
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided on Pete's because I like diners, and I was interested in an inexpensive breakfast before I wandered around Knoxville. I had a breakfast of eggs, bacon, biscuits, and a very nice sausage gravy. The waitress was very professional and the food was good.

1  Thank Megan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pete's has a full southern breakfast that is second to none. Treat yourself to a trip to Pete's...You will not be disappointed!

Thank B C
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Food was excellent, fresh, scrambled eggs perfect. Good hashbrowns, crispy bacon. We were there at the tai end of the breakfast hour and they were very accommodating and quick. Reasonably priced and fun atmosphere.

Thank Martha C
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Loved the food, great/friendly (and FAST) service. Very reasonable prices. Disappointed with the weak coffee (though I’m a strong coffee guy).

Thank BeerVenturer
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17 October 2017|
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Response from JymResciniti | Reviewed this property |
Yes petescoffeeshop Scroll down to the bottom and click on “breakfast and lunch menu”
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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