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Cafe Alona

1154 Highway 126, Bristol, TN 37620-3226
+1 423-574-3333
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Italian, International, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1154 Highway 126, Bristol, TN 37620-3226
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Salad was very unique but so delicious. Blackbean cakes was something I had never heard of but they came highly recommended. Mwah! So tasty and topped with the best salsa. Prime Rib ordered medium rare and it is rare it comes out perfect and this...More

Thank Melinda G
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

First Thank you for taking time to tell other foodies about us. So glad you had a good experience. It make our job after all it takes in the restaurant business easy and fulfilling because of review like this. Our doors are open and busy...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We were traveling through Bristol and chose this restaurant based on TA reviews. I ordered the international special (Irish!) while my husband ordered the smoked salmon and angel hair pasta from the menu. I cannot say enough about how delectable everything was. The prices were...More

Thank lhread1
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

It was a pleasure to meet you both on your travels. We hope we become a stop for you both ways. Foodies always welcome. Thank you for the review. Bless you both and thanks again. Jeff And Alona

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! I was amazed at Cafe Alona's! The variety of cuisines 'visited' in the kitchen is impressive. The five course special dinner is described on their website. We were there on 'Cajun' night. The portions were very generous and well prepared. You'll be glad you...More

Thank Buffypita
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! Great service. Great environment. Fantastic Food . Make sure you bring your wine with you. We had oysters Rockefeller, salmon crepe, chicken marsala, prime rib, death by chocolate and of course creme brulee

Thank Deano D
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

First we would love to thank you for the great review. Next we would love to have you guys as regular foodies. Travel the world by taste under one roof! A new country each week. Jeff & Alona

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We have eaten at Cafe Alona four of five times now. I have never eaten anywhere that does not need salt and pepper added. The owner is charming as well as a genius cook! She plays pictures on tvs with music that coincides with the...More

Thank Sheilaallen
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

Thank You, The review was very spirit lifting for our team and Chef Alona. Thanks for getting the word out. Love to have you as regular foodies to travel the world by taste under one roof with a new country's food featured each week. Thank...More

Reviewed 27 January 2017

Dinner at Cafe Alona. Special menu was Philippine cuisine and we don't eat pork. So, we chose to order form the menu. Artichoke dip w pita bread was very good and our three sons devoured it. we had spaghetti, Smoked Salmon Rockefeller and the prime...More

Thank 2bemullins5
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

Thank you first for taking time to help us with a great review. The next thing is letting our guest know if you do not want International Cuisine weekly special that we have some wonderful options on our Italian based in house menu. 30% of...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! I am so grateful for my TripAdvisor travelers! This little 'hole-in-the-wall' is a great find! The country of the week we dined was Israel: a 4-course meal encompassing the traditional chicken matzo ball soup, Smoked salmon with soda bread (to die for), Mango chicken...More

Thank Charles S
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2016

What a great Christmas gift. Your review. Thanks for the great review and kind words. We would like to invite you back for other countries Cuisines as well. Jeff and Alona

Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were in town for a college visit. This place was recommended to us by one of the locals. I am so glad we went! It is very quaint. You can BYOB. They offer a four course special from another country. The selection rotates and...More

1  Thank wavybeach
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thanks for the great review! Looking forward to seeing you again. Hope you enjoyed our area. Safe area for college students. Thanks again. Jeff and Alona

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

You need to BYOB. We found out once we got there. Food menu rotates weekly reflecting a different region. Food is good and nicely presented. Service is ok but needs a bit more polish. Location is out in the middle of nowhere but nice once...More

Thank Dave TN Y Y
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for the review. It is very important to us to hear about our service issues. We will us this as a tool to help them grow. Their hearts are in the right place but polish is great term. We hope to fix it...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016

My wife and I read about Cafe Alona in a magazine and, after checking with TA, decided to give it a try. Wow! Were we pleasantly surprised. Outside the building doesn't look like much. Old and rather bland, actually. We arrived a few minutes early...More

Thank ClinchMtnMan
Jeffrey S, Owner at Cafe Alona, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

I see we have found us some new foodies. Our favorites type of foodies are well traveled guests who appreciate authentic flavor of how they are traditionally prepared. Especially that Philly steak and cheese. I have never while Visiting Philadelphia had the first green pepper...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What will be your international menu the last week of June?
26 June 2016|
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Response from Jeffrey S | Property representative |
Sorry not to answer on time but we post every Monday our market fresh menu of International cuisine on Facebook and cafealona website
Jeffrey S
Are you a true foodie?
21 May 2016|
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Response from Jeffrey S | Property representative |
Sure you will be.
What are your hours of operation?
20 May 2016|
Response from Jeffrey S | Property representative |
w-f lunch 11am-3pm t-s dinner 5pm-9pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1154 Highway 126, Bristol, TN 37620-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-574-3333
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Warm cozy environment designed for a true Dining Experience different from any in our area. Secured parking lot small outside dinning with fresh herd gardens and tulip and landscaping beds.Most of all trained warm service that cares.
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