The 22 Best Places to Brunch in Knoxville, TN

Ah, brunch. The perfect meal to enjoy with friends on a lazy Sunday morning.

There's nothing quite like indulging in a leisurely brunch, and Knoxville has no shortage of delicious options for comfort foods.

Here are our top picks for the best brunch spots in Knoxville, TN.
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Table Of Contents
  • Cafe 4
  • ​Season's Innovative Bar & Grille
  • ​Maple Hall
  • ​OliBea
  • ​The Bistro at the Bijou
  • ​Wild Love Bakehouse
  • ​Maple Street Biscuit Company
  • ​Chesapeake's Downtown
  • ​Lakeside Tavern
  • ​Parkside Grill
  • ​Copper Cellar Restaurant
  • ​Cracker Barrel
  • ​Pete's Coffee Shop
  • ​Plaid Apron
  • ​Sami's Cafe
  • ​Old City Java Café
  • ​J's Cafe
  • ​Tupelo Honey
  • ​Tomato Head
  • ​French Market Creperie
  • ​Connor's Steak House
  • ​Apple Barn Near Great Smoky Mountains
  • ​Conclusion
  • ​FAQs
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1. Cafe 4
Cafe 4 is a small cafe in Knoxville, Tennessee that has a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The cafe offers a variety of coffee drinks, pastries, and sandwiches.

Try the fried green tomatoes or indulge in the lobster BLT flatbread in their stylishly decorated mezzanine, a very popular choice.
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2. Season's Innovative Bar & Grille
Season's is a place to eat, drink, and be merry. Our food is made with love and care, using fresh ingredients from local farmers whenever possible.

We have something for everyone - whether you're in the mood for a juicy burger or a tender steak.
3. Maple Hall
Maple Hall is a locally owned and operated restaurant that specializes in classic American comfort food. Their brunch menu features items like chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, and pancakes with bacon.

They also have a full bar, so you can enjoy a mimosa or Bloody Marys with your meal.
4. OliBea
OliBea, located in the popular Central St. area, is another local favorite that serves up Southern-style comfort food. Their brunch options include items like shrimp and grits, chicken fried steak, and biscuits with gravy.

They also have a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, so you can customize your drink to perfection. In addition to the comfort foods, OliBea also includes classics like pancakes, eggs, bacon, and sausage on their menu.
5. The Bistro at the Bijou
The Bistro at the Bijou is a great place to go for a fancier brunch experience. Their menu features items like eggs Benedict, crab cake Benedict, and smoked salmon tartine.

They also have an extensive list of champagne cocktails, so you can really treat yourself! The Bistro at the Bijou offers a refined yet relaxed dining experience perfect for brunch.
6. Wild Love Bakehouse
Wild Love Bakehouse is perfect if you're looking for something sweet. They are known for their blueberry pancakes, cinnamon rolls, and chocolate chip cookies.

They also have a wide selection of coffee drinks, so you can get your caffeine fix while enjoying your brunch sweet treat in an inviting atmosphere.
7. Maple Street Biscuit Company.
Maple Street Biscuit Company is one of the most memorable restaurants in Knoxville. They call your order in a fun way and create a welcoming environment all around.

This place is known for their delicious food including biscuits and gravy and their chicken biscuit which is definitely not to be missed. They've also got a great selection of sides, including sweet potato fries and fried green tomatoes.

And if you're looking for something a little lighter, they've got you covered there too with a variety of salads.
8. Chesapeake's Downtown
Chesapeake's in Knoxville, TN serves brunch in addition to their delicious fresh seafood menu.

They offer a buffet-style brunch with both hot and cold food options, as well as a variety of beverages including brunch menu featuring mimosas.

With their desirable locations, you can sip on a Bloody Mary then check out some of Knoxville's other hot spots as Chesapeake's is within walking distance to Market Square.

Chesapeake's Downtown is known for live Maine lobster, Maryland Crab cakes, a variety of fresh fish, and assorted oyster selection.

Chesapeake's Downtown features a Sunday brunch and happy hour in the bar/lounge.
9. Lakeside Tavern
This romantic restaurant serves up a variety of delicious brunch items. Some customer favorites include their biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles, and smoked salmon benedict.

They also have a wide variety of sweet and savory breakfast items to choose from, so there's something for everyone! They have a great atmosphere for enjoying drinks and good company. 

The bar is long and spacious, with plenty of TVs to watch sports games or the news. There's also a large patio overlooking the Tennessee River that's perfect for enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

So if you're looking for a great place to enjoy some delicious brunch food in Knoxville, TN, be sure to check out Lakeside Tavern!
10. Parkside Grill
Parkside Grill near Kingston Pike Knoxville TN has a great brunch for all taste buds! You can choose from items like eggs benedict, stuffed french toast, omelets, and more.

Plus, their mimosas are delicious! If you're looking for a great brunch spot in Knoxville, Parkside Grill is definitely worth checking out.
11. Copper Cellar Restaurant
The Copper Cellar Restaurant on Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN specializes in items like eggs benedict, shrimp and grits, and a build-your-own omelet bar.

Plus, there's also a variety of sweet and savory pastries to choose from, along with juice and freshly brewed coffee.

So whether you're in the mood for something classic or want to try something new, the Copper Cellar has you covered!
12. Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel is a popular restaurant chain that specializes in Southern cuisine. Some of the most popular items on the brunch menu include the applewood smoked bacon, country fried steak, eggs benedict, and bacon wrapped shrimp.

If you're looking for something lighter, they also offer a variety of fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits. And of course, no meal would be complete without a delicious slice of Cracker Barrel's famous home-style biscuits and cheese grits!

Cracker Barrel is a great place for brunch, and there are lots of great options to choose from. And don't forget to top it all off with a delicious mimosa or bloody mary that are now offered!
13. Pete's Coffee Shop
Pete's is a unique stop in Knoxville because it is a family-owned and operated coffee shop that has been in business for over 50 years.

The location can't be beat as it is minutes from the exciting Market Square area and other downtown favorites. The shop is a staple in the community and is known for its friendly atmosphere, great food, and delicious coffee.

Pete's is famous for their mouth-watering breakfast and lunch options! I would highly recommend their specialty coffee drinks, breakfast sandwiches, and burgers!

Whatever you choose, I'm sure you won't be disappointed! Pete's is truly a community gathering place where people can come to relax, socialize, and enjoy good food and coffee.
14. The Plaid Apron
The Plaid Apron is a farm-to-table Knoxville restaurant that serves American cuisine and seasonal, local food.

The menu changes often, but some of the items you might find on the menu include roasted beets with creamy goat cheese, bacon wrapped dates stuffed with almonds and gorgonzola, chicken and waffles, and peach cobbler.

They also have a brunch menu that includes items like biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and eggs benedict.
15. Sami's Café
Sami's Café is unique because they serve a variety of Middle Eastern foods that are not typically found in an American restaurant.

Some of their most popular dishes include the falafel sandwich, the shawarma, and the baklava.

They also have a variety of vegetarian options, making it a great choice for people who are looking for something different. If you're visiting Knoxville, be sure to check out Sami's Café! You won't regret it!
16. Old City Java Café
Old City Java is a Knoxville favorite for coffee, sandwiches and pastries. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide variety of food options.

Some of their most popular items include the ham and cheese croissant, the turkey pesto sandwich and the pumpkin spice latte.

They also have a range of vegan and gluten-free options available.
17. J's Cafe
J's cafe is a great place for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

They have a wide variety of options for all three meals, including pancakes, waffles, french toast, burgers, sandwiches, and salads.

Plus they have a great dessert menu! If you're looking for an amazing meal in Knoxville, TN, then you should definitely check out J's!
18. Tupelo Honey
Although somewhat new to Market Square, Knoxville's Tupelo Honey is a must-visit for any foodie! The restaurant is known for its Southern comfort food with a modern twist.

From the shrimp and grits to the fried options, everything on the menu is mouth-wateringly delicious.

And don't forget to save room for dessert - the peach cobbler is heavenly!
19. Tomato Head
Market Square features a host of popular restaurant stops, but Tomato Head remains a local favorite in Knoxville. It is casual dining at its best!

There are a few places in Knoxville that serve up cashew queso, so it is a must-try if you make it in.

They make it with a mix of roasted red and yellow peppers, onion, garlic, and spices. It's creamy, cheesy, and absolutely delicious!
20. French Market Creperie
The menu at French Market Creperie in Knoxville, TN, includes both sweet and savory crepes. 

Some of the sweet crepes include Nutella and strawberry, banana and honey, and blueberry with whipped cream. Savory crepes include chicken bacon ranch, shrimp scampi, and four cheese with basil.

They also have a variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts, and drinks. Make your way in for Sunday brunch and enjoy some delicious french toast and an inviting atmosphere.
21. Connors Steakhouse
Connors Steak House in Knoxville TN serves up a stellar brunch.

They have a great buffet that includes breakfast items like eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese grits, oatmeal, etc., as well as lunch items like salads, sandwiches, and of course desserts.

You can enjoy your meal in the dining room or at the bar which will meet all your brunch beverage needs!

It's a great way to start your day or to take a break from shopping or sightseeing in west Knoxville. Hope you get to check it out!
22. Apple Barn near the Great Smoky Mountains
If you're staying in Knoxville with hopes to venture to the Smokies, there are so many great brunch places to try on your way in.

One of our favorites is The Apple Barn Restaurant in Sevierville.

They have yummy items like country ham, eggs benedict, and pancakes, as well as lunch items like sandwiches and salads. And of course they serve lots of award-worthy apple dishes too!
Frequently Asked Questions
Which restaurants are best for someone with dietary limitations in Knoxville?

There are a few great breakfast spots in Knoxville that cater to those with dietary limitations. 

First, The French Market offers an all-day breakfast menu with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. They also have a great coffee selection.

K Brew has some excellent gluten-free breakfast options like waffles and pancakes. Lastly, there's the Wild Love Bakehouse.

They specialize in gluten-free and dairy-free baked goods, so they have something for everyone. Regardless of where you go, be sure to ask about the menu ahead of time to see what your options
What restaurants have the best drink specials for brunch?

There are many great restaurants in Knoxville that offer amazing happy hours for brunch. 

Some of our favorites include The Stock and Barrel, Tupelo Honey Cafe, Downtown Grill and Brewery, and Calhoun's on the River.

They all have great menus with lots of delicious options to choose from, and the prices are unbeatable during their happy hours.

You definitely won't regret checking out any of these places!
These are just a few of our favorite places to get brunch in and around Knoxville!

Whether you're looking for something sweet or savory (or both!), there's sure to be something on this list that will tantalize your taste buds.

So grab some friends and head out for a delicious brunch this weekend!
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