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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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was great. Atmosphere was great and if your going for lunch or breakfast your going to love it.

Thank B8617IDjamesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

GREAT food - especially breakfast if you are in the Downtown area. WAY above average food - quick and friendly and great service. And just that ¨feeling¨you get when eating back in the day at Grandmas´s house. AND the Sweet Tea is GOOOOOOOOOD.

Thank eddbissell
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're in the city you can't go wrong at Pete's place. Good food, fast service, everything you want for a good start of the day.

Thank L V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got exactly what I wanted- scrambled eggs, a biscuit with white gravy and some bacon. Didn't taste better or worse than any diner I've ever been too. Staff was nice.

Thank valzebub
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cute little dinner type restaurant. Food was very good and really affordable. Service was quick and very friendly

Thank Jason C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not that I visit much but a welcome stop in when I am wandering Market Square area. Tiny shop but surprisingly friendly for many downtown shops.

Thank heyanderson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pete's is always wonderfully the same. Nothing fancy: BLT's, meatloaf, eggs, back to the 50s. Busy staff with a kind word for all. Moderate prices, hugely mixed clientele. Local politicos, working stiffs, professionals, friends. Nothing wildly healthy, but hey, it's comfort food.

Thank IrmaV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pete's has become "the" place for breakfast whenever we visit Knoxville. We have a great diner we like to visit back home and this place makes us feel just as welcome. There can be a crowd depending on the day, but they move fast and you won't wait long. Once you're seated, you'll likely barely finish stirring your coffee before... More 

Thank ritamack71
Rockwood, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 5 went to lunch at Pete's. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Pete's has a hometown feel with home cooked flavor. It is extremely affordable. Definitely worth coming back to!

Thank Heather L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress cherie was so pleasant, attentive and accommidating Was able to walk in and sit right down. A place to visit when in Downtown Knoxville TN.

Thank Leslie R

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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?