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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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“biscuits” (17 reviews)
“home fries” (4 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 14:30All hours
American, Cafe, Diner
540 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-2113
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Was staying closeby and found this nice place to have breakfast. It was already pretty busy so I sat at the counter which had enough space. Coffee was there quickly and I had the eggs and bacon with toast. The toast was really good (not...More

Thank AvdV80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place downtown to eat and meet. I have been visiting Petes for years. Great lunch menu. Only place in downtown Knoxville that I go for breakfast. A throw back with great service and quality food.

Thank Tyler C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Place for the price and quality, family run business. You won't go wrong coming here. I have eaten several times and never had a bad meal. Great Place for the whole family

Thank garysY86UR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have morning meetings at Pete's and it's wonderful. The staff is really friendly and the food is GREAT!

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a favorite place of mine for breakfast or brunch on Saturdays. Down to earth, diner style restaurant that is a long-time fixture of Knoxville.

Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While in town, we heard Pete's diner had a great breakfast, so we went. It was a great diner type breakfast, nothing fancy, but everything was cooked right and very tasty. I asked for eggs over medium, and they were perfect. The bacon was crispy,...More

Thank music_fanatic1
Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you want a good burger, breakfast, home cooking... go to Pete's! They have a good variety of food. Lunch specials are available every day and range from spaghetti to fried chicken to chicken livers. They make great burgers and my favorite is the fries....More

Thank mmflatt
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped here for breakfast on a Saturday while in Knoxville and the place was packed. After getting our breakfast, we could understand why. I got an omelette and it was excellent. My husband got bacon and eggs over easy and was very pleased. Even...More

Thank Katgoo55
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a classic place for breakfast, serving all the standards (eggs in various ways with toast, potatoes, bacon, sausages ...), omelets etc. Highly recommended if you are craving a good, hearty meal in the morning. They also serve lunch (have not tried that yet).

Thank Silke72
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Pete's is part of iconic Knoxville--simple, uniques, and super-friendly. If you are staying downtown, you should not miss the opportunity to stop here with the many locals and visitors who enjoy a solid, basic breakfast at this Union Street staple.

Thank Heminway
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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