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Cool Cafe

1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
+1 615-599-0338
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana pudding” (27 reviews)
“fried chicken” (38 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Cafe, Pub
$$ - $$$
1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank debntodd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Nashville_brent_65
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Thank sawtooth615
Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you sawtooth look forward in seeing you again.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

My husband and I dined at Cool Cafe for lunch last week after it was recommended to us here on TA. We were spending a few hours in Franklin and looking for a good lunch spot. You order your food at a counter where its...More

Thank Deb62862
Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you so much for giving us a try and we look forward to having you back! We also serve dinner Monday through Thursday and we have Steak Night at the Cool Cafe on Friday and Saturday nights. Please come in and enjoy our dinners.

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

While visiting the Civil War sites in Franklin, TripAdvisor led us to this amazing Cafe. The Meat and three is a fantastic idea - all the food is cooked fresh and homemade. I eat gluten free, so there wasn't a huge selection (being southen style),...More

Thank llhall01
Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Wow! Thanks so much for the great review! We are glad you found us and hope that you will come back the next time you visit Franklin, Tennessee!

Reviewed 1 May 2018

Love the place! Love the food! Love the people that work there! They are SO friendly & cool!! As long as they are open I'll always be there on a weekly basis to eat lunch.

Thank gbencive
Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you so much for your great review, gbencive! We love to have you join us for lunch and hope you will give us a try for dinner, especially Friday and Saturday nights for Steak Night. The Cool Crew appreciates your business!

Reviewed 7 April 2018

Friendly staff on the serving line. Portions were very generous. And we left feeling that our business was appreciated!

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is not what I consider to be a typical meat and three. Despite being in a strip mall, it has a cool, funky interior, a nice atmosphere and the quality of the food was higher than we expected. Our server was efficient and friendly...More

Thank JCseminole
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you, JC! Our STEAK Night at the Cool Cafe is a big change from the weekly lunch and dinner served at the Cool Cafe. We "jazz" up the interior on Friday and Saturday nights and serve a completely different menu. Our goal is to...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

Great Meat & 3,and service with a smile. ;) Great desserts to. And Sara always has a smile,really makes me feel at home,with GREAT home cooking.

Thank jgarrett2000
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you so much! We are very glad to have you as a patron. Enjoy our Fine Southern Food!

Reviewed 25 January 2018

I have never had one thing that I did not like, best meat and three and Steak night is over the top, Tim and his staff do an excellent job.

Thank dcmaxwell4223
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Questions & Answers
24 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
1 April 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-599-0338
  • E-mail
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 would like something "Cool", try our Cool Salads: Broccoli Salad (Tim's special recipe), Cole Slaw, Cranberry Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Pea Salad, Potato Salad, and delectable Chicken Salad made with green grapes and a special creamy sauce. And don't miss the old fashioned, just like Grandma used to make, Deviled Eggs! A must have is dessert, and oh, what choices there are! The house special served everyday is the World Famous Banana Pudding, made from scratch pudding, fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and a 5 inch cloud of real meringue! Then there are the fruit cobblers, two choices daily, apple, cherry, peach, and blackberry. The daily specials rotate and there are choices like made from scratch Brownies with house-made caramel sauce, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. There are a variety of cupcakes, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, and Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing! Be on the lookout for new and/or seasonal desserts, such as Pumpkin or Pecan Pie!
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