Knoxville's Coffee Shops, Knoxville

If you’re searching for relaxation and a cup of great coffee, Knoxville’s Old Town offers several coffee shops. You can enjoy not only coffee, but also baked goods and perhaps some good conversation. Take the following tour to visit some of Knoxville’s best coffee shops.
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Knoxville's Coffee Shops Map

Guide Name: Knoxville's Coffee Shops
Guide Location: USA » Knoxville (See other walking tours in Knoxville)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: Sandra
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Old City Java

1) Old City Java

Old City Java, a charming coffee shop in downtown Knoxville, serves high quality coffee, espresso and select teas catering to a variety of tastes. A very popular place, it features a friendly staff and a comfortable atmosphere. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.
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Downtown Grind

2) Downtown Grind

The Downtown Grind, housed on the ground floor of the historic Phoenix Building, features a wide selection of coffees, smoothies and baked goods. Its staff is very friendly and offers great service. It is open Monday through Wednesday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Thursday and Friday from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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Coffee & Chocolate

3) Coffee & Chocolate

Coffee & Chocolate, located on Union Avenue, offers high quality coffee, chocolate and baked goods. A very cozy place, its professional baristas serve perfect coffee and espresso drinks. It is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Friday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
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Trio Café

4) Trio Café

Trio Café, located on Market Square, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also has a coffee bar where you can enjoy a fresh cup of original brew. It also features a friendly and helpful staff and free Wi-Fi. A perfect place to relax during the day, it is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
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Golden Roast

5) Golden Roast

The Golden Roast, opened in 1995 by owner Alan Zeigel, serves delicious coffee made in an antique German roaster which provides an unforgettable aroma and taste. Be sure to visit for a great espresso drink, including cappuccinos and lattes. Serving lunch as well, it is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to noon, and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to noon.

Walking Tours in Knoxville, Tennessee

Create Your Own Walk in Knoxville

Create Your Own Walk in Knoxville

Creating your own self-guided walk in Knoxville is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Places of Worship in Knoxville

Places of Worship in Knoxville

Knoxville is home to over 450 churches of many religious denominations. Situated at the core of the Bible Belt, many of them are Protestant. The following tour highlights the city’s most impressive religious sites, including Knoxville’s first churches and other historically significant ones.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
University of Tennessee Walk

University of Tennessee Walk

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, located in downtown’s west end, draws many visitors to the city. Founded in 1794 as William Blount College, nowadays it covers 550 acres, including over 200 buildings and a faculty of more than 1,400. Take the following tour to discover UTK’s best attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Downtown Knoxville Orientation Walk

Downtown Knoxville Orientation Walk

Knoxville is home to many historic and cultural attractions, places of interest including World’s Fair Park, Market Square, Gay Street, stunning skyscrapers, the Convention Center and more. Take the following tour to become better acquainted with the best sites Knoxville Downtown has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Kingston Pike Walk in Knoxville

Kingston Pike Walk in Knoxville

Since the 1790s Kingston Pike, located on Knoxville’s west side, has been the city’s major thoroughfare and commercial district, including many cultural, religious, food, entertainment and retail establishments. The following tour of Kingston Pike includes the thriving Bearden District, the center of Knoxville’s arts community.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Museums Walk in Knoxville

Museums Walk in Knoxville

Knoxville offers an amazing collection of fascinating museums that highlight the cultural development and history of the region, honoring local achievements in sports, civic development and the arts. Take the following tour to discover some of Knoxville’s best museums.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 km
Art Walk in Knoxville

Art Walk in Knoxville

Art lovers will discover Knoxville full of creativity, with beautiful artwork on display at multiple galleries and the Knoxville Museum of Art. South Gay Street is home to several museums, art venues and shops specializing in local art. Take the following tour to explore Knoxville as eastern Tennessee’s cultural hub.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Knoxville for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Knoxville has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Knoxville, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.