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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%
Travellers talk about
“banana pudding” (26 reviews)
“fried chicken” (36 reviews)
“cornbread” (15 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Cafe, Pub
1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Cafeteria style, food is great! Good assortment of meats and vegetables. Good cornbread and the desserts are wonderful especially the Banana pudding, nothing artificial about this pudding. Staff are polite, friendly and helpful.

Thank 0826Jerry
Reviewed 5 February 2016

If you appreciate the real thing, you'll love the creamed potatoes at Cool Cafe. Clean and excellent service. Don't miss it.

Thank Houston N
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We eat there once a week, and it always delivers. Excellent food and huge portions. Their fried chicken and mashed potatoes are amazing.

Thank Mike P
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Thank you Mike for your review of Cool Cafe! We appreciate your business! Please send me a quick email and I will send you an email from Cool Cafe. Thanks again! Sherrie Preuss Marketing Director Cool Cafe sherrie@sherriepreuss.com

Reviewed 29 October 2015

I ate for 11.47 after tax for a meat and two with a drink. The food was great. I had Baked BBQ Chicken with homemade mac & cheese and homemade mashed potatoes. Even the roll they gave me was hot and delicious. Many places like...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Good food, good environment. Great location. They give you a good portion. There is no skimping on the portions.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Found this gem thanks to Trip Advisor when traveling. I love a good meat and three type place! We got there at 12:40 on a Sunday but the line moved quickly. This is a buffet style establishment but the staff puts it on the plate...More

Thank Jena H
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

The fried chicken is as good as any that I've ever eaten. Catfish Friday is another great treat. Great portions and wonderful friendly service.

Thank Houston N
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Best place to head after church on Sunday for lunch. Just like mom used to make...so yummy and filled with friends and good food.

Thank travelgal1994
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We love Cool Cafe! The owner's just as nice as can be, and the food is delicious as is evident by the line out the door every time we go! Kids love the mac n cheese (actually, we ALL do), the seasoning on their fried...More

Thank lmmp1118
Reviewed 8 October 2015

great cafe that serves some wonderful meals. I had the fried chicken and must say that it was some of the best I've had in a long time. Clean place with friendly staff

Thank jlantern3
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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, Delivery, Television, Full Bar, 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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