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Trio Cafe

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13 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
+1 865-246-2270
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was empty on a Saturday morning so we stopped in for a mid morning breakfast. The choices are good and the prices are also good for Market Square. The service and kitchen was just plain slow. No one was rude. Everyone was working. However, just plain slow. So if you are willing to wait and not be upset,... More 

Thank Alex G
Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Had breakfast here while in Knoxville and had great service and food. The waitress (who for the life of me can't remember her name) was super friendly, we talked about Knoxville and travel. Super approachable and made me want to go back if I visited again.

Thank echittim
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Food was great, but Candace was so friendly and helpful we really enjoyed our visit. We will definitely come back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I was there for lunch today and ordered the beautiful entree featured (Salmon). It smelled very fishy when she delivered to the table, it did NOT look like the photo. No I get it, most items don't, but there were no tomatoes, no sauce over the top, there was more Arugula than spinach, the white beans under the spinach were... More 

Thank Patrice J
Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for breakfast Saturday morning. Food was good. Reason for review.. this is the first restaurant that isn't powered by tips. The waitress was happy to say her restaurant is different, they are all paid more than minimum wage and tips weren't expected. I can't believe my first experience with this novel idea was in Knoxville. Love it.

Thank Edward G
White Pine, Tennessee
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

First time at Trio's. Salads were great. Good variety of choices for the whole group. Great prices for Dining out.

Thank tbkeller
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I went here as first time diners for the Sunday brunch. When we went inside the building it appeared as if maybe 1/3-1/2 of the tables were occupied and the outdoor seating was probably about 80% occupied. A server directed us to the beverage section where you help yourself to a non-alcoholic beverage and we both chose... More 

Thank champ1464
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I love the "build your own" salad with blueberry dressing. Their sandwiches are good and just enough upscale to be interesting without being expensive. Great place to pop in if you're in Market Square before/after a movie or other event.

Thank Michele J
Knoxville, Tennessee
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have only eaten breakfast there. The egg sandwich is really good, prices are a smidge high in my opinion, but not overly high

Thank mel55138
British Columbia, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. We had the portobello mushroom omelet, which was absolutely delicious, and the pesto "quiche" which was like a breakfast potpie, also yummy. Not sure about the paying before you receive your food, but at least we didn't have to wait for the bill when we were done.

Thank EastWestWxGirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1405
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-246-2270

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