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Review of Cool Cafe

Cool Cafe
Ranked #31 of 382 Restaurants in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$12
Description: 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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Description: 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!
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I did not expect a cafeteria line and Styrofoam dinnerware. I did not expect to see foods in serving containers that looked dry, overcooked and fried. I walked through the line several times and nothing looked appetizing. The reviews took us there and perhaps I don't really understand good southern food but I didn't read any review that said we would eat on plastic and choose food from a cafeteria line.

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Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Once you have tried our food, you won't mind the paper plates or plastic utensils. Each menu item is prepared fresh several times a day, from old, tried and true, southern recipes. We cook in large quantities to feed lots of patrons in a timely manner. Our serving line allows us to serve quickly, while greeting our customers and answering any questions they may have. We also serve very large portions and we change our menu daily. We take pride in serving the best food at a lower cost, making it a good value. We use disposable paper plates and plastic flatware to help keep down the costs to serve you our high quality, real food. It's like you are on a picnic, only with the conveniences of being inside, having many delicious food choices, large portions of our fresh Fine Southern Food, fast and friendly service, and you don't have to pack your meal! We invite you to come back and try our award winning meat and three!! Once you taste it, you will know why we have so many 5 star ratings!!

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

You get a huge plate of awesome food here for a reasonable price!! I prefer the Mon & Wed veg options, but if I'm in the area, I'm there any other day too! Most of the time I'm too full to have any of the fantastic deserts - so I may need to do what the kids do - start eating the desert first.

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Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thanks so much ChessMc!!!

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

I know that may be hard to believe but it's true. This place really stands out as the best meat and three I have ever dined at. They take pride in everything they do. Go here and see what I mean.

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Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

If you liked Cool Cafe you need to try our Steak Night on Friday and Saturday Nights from 4-9. Look us up on the web or just come by and try us out. We do not disappoint.

Thank you for your business,
Tim

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Cool Cafe is the best home cooking meat-and-three I have ever visited. The folks work hard to deliver hearty meals at a reasonable price. If you are in the area I would highly suggest a meal at Cool Cafe. Enjoy

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Thank Chad M
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Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Hi Chad M! It's Sherrie, Marketing Manager for The Cool Cafe. Thank you so much for the great review of the food and staff. The "Cool Crew" works hard to make sure our food is the best in town and all of Middle Tennessee! We appreciate our patrons and serve up large portions and smiles all around!

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Friday & Saturday night the cool cafe turns into a great steakhouse. Iron skillet steaks cooked perfect. What a find ! Steak - salad -side all included. Good atmosphere nice music playing in background. Full bar available and to finish , perhaps a chocolate-Tini or maybe cherry cobbler . Give it a try, you will be very pleased ......

Thank Nick T
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