Best of Knoxville Series
Top 5 Coffee Houses
If there is one thing that we have plenty of in Knoxville, it is coffee houses/shops. This is due in part to many locally owned establishments. Even though you will find the popular chains scattered throughout the city, the true gems are the individual coffee houses that fuel the residents on a daily basis. While many only serve your standard coffee and tea drinks, others will offer delicious pastry assortments including donuts, bagels, and more.
These coffee houses not only keep everyone fueled with their daily cup of java but they also employ residents so they serve a double purpose. For our second installment in our Best of Knoxville series, we will be sharing with you the top 5 coffee houses that we think everyone should try.
Pike House Coffee – This locally owned coffee shop, has been in the Corryton community for several years. The owner keeps the menu simple but full of flavor with options for coffee & tea lovers in the area. He is all about serving the community and often stays open late for groups to hold meetings and/or events in the evenings and on the weekends. His commitment to the area makes it our go stop when we are craving a nice warm or cold coffee drink.
Address: 7404 Tazewell Pike, Corryton 37721
K Brew – This coffee house has been serving the residents of North Knoxville since 2013. They are open seven days a week and have quickly become not only an amazing coffee house but a popular hangout for those that are looking to work or study, destress, or meet up with friends. They offer a variety of seating from outside tables, indoor community tables, private booths, and even an area with swinging hammock chairs for those that want to really unwind. Whether drinking their coffee in-house or taking it on the road, you can’t go wrong with a selection from their menu. They have also recently announced that that joining their coffee by the end of this year will be delicious New York style bagels.
Address: 1138 N. Broadway, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
The Empty Cup – This new kind of coffeehouse is a gathering place with coffee, local food, a market, and live music. They opened up with a goal to show how fundraising for adoption can be different and hope to be a sustainable source for adoption fundraising. As people pour into the business they pour out into individuals hoping to make a difference in a child’s life by adopting. They encompass the heart of the Knoxville area by caring for those in the community. So when you get your cup of java here you are also helping those in need.
Address: 9111 Executive Park Dr., Knoxville, TN 37923
Honeybee Coffee – Coffee houses are the new gathering spots and here they are all about fostering a community. They have two locations in Knoxville and also offer catering for a variety of events. The staff is well informed and happy to answer any questions you may have about a drink. They offer both hot and cold drinks and change their menu with the seasons. You can also find a variety of on-tap and canned/bottled beers for when you want to transition from coffee to something a little stronger after work.
West Knox Address: 10716 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37934
South Knox Address: 700 Sevier Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Life House Coffee– Those living outside the downtown city limits still crave a delicious cup of coffee and for those living in the Powell area they have been serving them amazing coffee for just over 2 years. They know that coffee always goes best with dessert so you will find a variety of sweet treats to tempt you when you stop in. Plus tea lovers will love that they now carry loose teas for even more options when coffee just won’t do.
Address: 7545 Brickyard Road, Powell, Tennessee 37849
We know that these 5 coffee houses are only a handful of the great coffee houses in the Knoxville area and we ask that you share your favorite coffee house with us in the comments so we can discover even more places to grab a nice cup of java when we need our daily coffee. We will add them to our reader recommendations as you comment so don’t stop sharing your favorites.
Reader Coffee House Recommendations
- Coffee and Chocolate
- Cafe Vicola
- Awaken Coffee
- Pete’s Restaurant
- Old City Java
- Pearl on Union
- Vienna Coffee at The Regas Building