Knoxville has so many options for a great cup of coffee. Whether you need a quick caffeine fix or a relaxing latte with a friend, there is a coffee shop option for you. Plus, as an added bonus, lots of them offer delicious treats to go along with your coffee.
Starbucks will work in a pinch, but these local coffee shops add some extra fun to your coffee experience:
25+ Knoxville Coffee Shops
The Empty Cup — Located at 9111 Executive Park Dr. Open Monday-Friday (7am-6pm), Saturday from (8am-6pm) and closed on Sunday. The Empty Cup is a non-profit coffeehouse, with a special focus on great coffee, the Knoxville community, and adoption. They proudly serve Just Love Coffee, a coffee roasting company located in Murfreesboro, TN, with a heart for helping those in need. All proceeds from The Empty Cup go towards creating adoption grants and providing adoption education in Knoxville and throughout Tennessee. Visit their Facebook page here.
Coffee and Chocolate — Located at 327 Union Ave. Open Monday-Thursday (7:30am-10pm), Friday (7:30am-11pm), Saturday (8am-11pm) and Sunday (9am-10pm). Coffee and Chocolate is a favorite place to stop in Market Square while on a date night. They offer cakes, cookies, coffees and even cater. There are a few indoor tables and some outdoor spots as well, so you can enjoy your treats while taking in the sights and sounds of the Square. Be sure to check out their Facebook page!
Old City Java — Located at 109 S Central St. Open Monday-Friday (7am-6pm) and Saturday and Sunday (8am-6pm). Old City Java offers direct trade coffees, baked goods and is a great place to unwind and listen to an amazing local band or two, or observe local artwork.
Honeybee Coffee — Four locations: 10716 Kingston Pike, inside of West Town Mall, 700 Sevier Ave, and 101 E Main Street (Sevierville location). The Kingston Pike location is open Monday – Thursday (7am-9pm), Friday (7am-10pm), and Saturday (8am-10pm) and Sunday (8am-8pm). The mall location is open Monday-Thursday (10am-6pm), Friday and Saturday (9am-6pm) and Sunday (11am-6pm). The South location is open Monday-Friday (7am-7pm), Saturday and Sunday (8am-7pm). The Sevierville location is open Monday-Friday (7am-5pm) and Saturday and Sunday (8am-5pm). Honeybee has some of the best cold brew coffee I’ve ever had in my life — pair it with one of their parfaits and your morning should be GOLDEN! They have a few other delicious items on their menu and provide an excellent place to host a business meeting. Check out their Facebook page!
K Brew — Four Locations: 1138 N Broadway; 7822 Kingston Pike; 507 S Gay St and 1000 Ebenezer Rd (This location has a drive-thru). The Gay Street location is open Sunday (8am-6pm), Monday–Thursday (7am–6pm) and Friday and Saturday (7am-8pm). All the other locations are open Monday-Saturday (7 am-6pm) and Sunday (8am-6pm). Along with amazing coffee, they also have delicious bagels. They offer a “Power Hour’ from 5pm-6pm on Monday through Friday where you can get $1 drip coffee, $1 cappuccinos, $1 bagels, and $6 baker’s dozen bagels.
Maple Street Biscuit Company — Two locations in Knoxville: 10837 Hardin Valley Road and 9314 Kingston Pike. Both locations have the same business hours: Monday – Thursday (7am-2pm), Friday and Saturday (7am-3pm), and closed Sunday. While this isn’t only a coffee shop, I felt like it HAD to be included on our coffee list. Not only are their biscuits sinfully delicious, but their coffee is ON POINT every single time. You can check out the Hardin Valley Facebook page here and the Kingston Pike Facebook page here.
SoKno Market — Located at 2014 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway. They are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (7am-1pm), and on Thursday (7am-1pm and 3pm-7pm). They are closed on Sunday and Monday. Start your day with a cup of SoKno Joe and a breakfast sandwich, or stop by for lunch and try one of their craft sodas and a panini stuffed with Fox’s Famous peachwood smoked barbecue.
Remedy Coffee — Located at 800 Tyson Street. Open Monday-Friday (7am-5pm) and Saturday and Sunday (8am-5pm). Visit their Facebook page here.
Wild Love Bakehouse — Located at 1625 N. Central St. They are open Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday (8am-4pm) and Friday and Sunday (8am-6pm). This adorable coffee shop and bakehouse has several delightful and delicious things on their menu. Visit their Facebook page here.
Awaken Coffee — Located at 125 W. Jackson Ave. Open Monday-Friday (7:30am-8pm), Saturday (8am-8pm) and Sunday (1:30pm-6pm). Hand-crafted coffee, tea and delicious pastries. You can view their menu here.
The Golden Roast Coffee — Located at 825 Melrose Place and at 2258 Sutherland Ave. They are open Monday-Friday (7am-7pm) and Saturday and Sunday (8am-7pm). You can visit their Facebook page here.
Mahalo Coffee Roasters — Three locations: 1317 East Emory Rd, 513 Union Ave, and 3163 Alcoa Hwy. The East Emory Road location is open Monday- Friday (6:30am-6:00pm) and Saturday (7am-3pm), the Union Ave location is open Monday- Thursday (7am-6pm) and Friday-Saturday (7am-7pm), and the Alcoa Hwy location is open Monday through Saturday (8am-3pm). All locations are closed on Sunday.
Perk City — Located at 3229 E Magnolia Ave. They are open Monday-Friday (8am-1pm) and Saturday (8:30am-12pm). You can find their menu here.
Summer Moon — Located in Farragut at 104 North Campbell Station Road. They are open Monday-Friday (6am-8pm) and on the weekends (7am-8pm). They have wonderful coffee and are known for their signature “Moon Milk.” Check out their Facebook page here.
Treetop Coffee — Located at 1206 Kenesaw Avenue. They are open Monday-Friday (6:30am-5pm), Saturday (8am-5pm) and Sunday (8am-3pm). They are known as “Coffee with a Cause.” because hey donate funds each month to help the world’s kids. You can read more about their mission here.
CommonPlace Coffee + Community — Located in South Knoxville at 6000 Chapman Hwy. They are open Monday-Friday (7am-7pm) and Saturday (8am-2pm). You can check out their menu here.
Frothy Monkey — Located in downtown Knoxville at 417 S Gay Street. They are open Monday-Saturday (7am-9pm) and Sunday (7am-4pm). They offer several delicious food options along with their coffee. You can find their menu here.
Likewise Coffee — Located at 1209 E Magnolia Avenue. They are open Monday-Friday (7am-5pm) and Saturday (8am-3pm). All proceeds go toward their ministry, Raising A Voice, which fights against human trafficking.
Scooter’s — They have three locations in the area at 10512 Kingston Pike, 8004 Kingston Pike, and 1726 Old Callahan Drive. There is also a new location that is currently being built in Maryville. They are open daily from (6am-8pm). They have tasty treats that go great with their coffee.
Sunago Coffee Co. — Located at 10736 Hardin Valley Road. They are open Sunday (7am-7pm), Monday-Wednesday (6am-8pm), Thursday-Friday (6am-9pm) and Saturday (7am-9pm). Their menu can be found here. Along with coffee, they offer local ice cream and milkshakes and local food from Knoxville businesses.
Pedal Java — This coffee shop is a little unusual because it’s a coffee cart that changes locations daily, but it’s definitely worth the effort to find it. You can follow them on their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to find out where they will be next. You can also purchase their bagged coffee at the locations listed here.
Jack’s — Located at 854 N Central St and at 133 S Gay Street. The Central location is open Monday-Friday (7:30am-5pm), Saturday (9am-6pm), and Sunday (9-5pm). The Gay Street location is open Monday-Thursday (9am-5pm), Friday-Saturday (9am-6pm),and Sunday (12pm-5pm). Along with coffee drinks, they also have plants for sale. You can find menus and pictures of their offerings on their Instagram and their Facebook page.
Life House Coffee — Located at 7545 Brickyard Road. Open Monday- Friday (6:30am -9pm) and Saturday (7:30am-9pm) and closed on Sundays. Life House Coffee exists as a place where the community can connect. It is locally owned by Michael and Jihan Cox. They serve espresso, coffee, smoothies, sweets, and anytime food. Free WiFi is available!
Ugly Mug Coffee — Located at 108 S. B St. Open Monday-Saturday (7am-7pm) and Sunday (8am-3pm). Ugly Mug Coffee serves breakfast, lunch, pastries and, of course, delicious coffee. It’s modeled after The Ugly Mug in Memphis. There is a drive-thru for moms on the go. When the weather is warm, the patio is a nice spot, especially when the kiddos are in tow. (There’s plenty of seating inside too.) Ugly Mug is open seven days a week and often hosts local musicians in the evening. When you go, don’t forget to pick up a punch card so you can start working your way to a free coffee! Love your brew? Take it home to enjoy! Ugly Mug sells its freshly ground coffee and even K-Cups. Check out their Facebook page here.
Riverside Coffee Shop — Located at 16239 Hwy 70 E. They are open Monday-Saturday (7am-3pm) and Sunday (8am-1pm). This place is wonderful and not just because they serve great coffee. They offer “…a vocational training program that promotes community inclusion and social interaction utilizing the coffee shop as a teaching platform. These new skills will lead to a more independent and productive lifestyle for teens and young adults diagnosed with Autism and other developmental differences.” So if you’re looking to support a great cause, be sure to stop by. Their menu can be found here.
Coffee Culture — Located at 560 Hwy 321 N, Suite D. They are open Monday-Friday (6am-6pm) and Saturday (7am-5pm). They offer a variety of specialty coffee drinks along with the more traditional coffee options. Their menu can be found here on their Facebook page.
Vienna Coffee — Located at 212 College St. They are open Monday-Saturday (7am-6pm). Stop in for free internet, a cozy atmosphere and freshly baked goods. There is also a great selection of retail coffee to choose from, fresh from the Vienna Coffee Company! They have live music and open mic nights, so check out special events! Their menu can be accessed here.
Southern Grace Coffee Co. — Located at 312 Tedford Street, Maryville, TN. They are open Monday- Friday (6:30am- 6:30pm, Saturday (7am-6:30pm), and Sunday (12pm-4pm). They offer fresh, baked goods and organically sourced, fair-trade coffee.
Bud’s Farmhouse Coffee — Located at 1151 Oak Ridge Turnpike. They are open Monday-Saturday (7:30am-2pm) and Sunday (8am-1pm). They serve coffee as well as espresso drinks, homemade yogurt, sandwiches, and sweets.
Love this coffee guide!
Another favorite is not in Knoxville but SO worth checking out. “Towns End Coffee” in Townsend. Cozy cabin location facing Rich Mointain, and they brew the BEST coffee & offer delicious breakfast options & grab n go homemade protein boxes for hikes, etc.
Definitely need to add cultivate to the list! It’s in fountain city and related to likewise. It’s definitely a favorite!!