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Old city java

109 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
+1 865-523-9817
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“coffee cake” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (2 reviews)
“espresso” (2 reviews)
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109 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

WHAT A GREAT PLACE! We're traveling and didn't want the usual chain coffee and OMG this place hit the spot. Right in the middle of an historic district (can you say cute cute cute?) in an historic building. I love the interior! Plus you can...More

Thank travelviapurple
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I have been acquainted with old city java for over 20 years. I remember going in when I was a teenager. Through the years, I have introduced friends to java and it has also become their favorite as well. Their location is not convenient to...More

Thank Mindy G
Reviewed 18 February 2017

While the place is cozy and eclectic, the coffee was overly pricey. $3.25 for a refill of a 12 oz. mug (I carry my own insulated mug) is too much for me, however, no matter how cool your shop is.

Thank Imom007
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon because the reviews were just out if this world. We walked in to a quiet shop and started looking through the pastry selections (which are delightful). The Barista was a bit scattered and had a hard time explaining...More

Thank elikeitak
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I both grew up in the Pacific Northwest aka Mecca for coffee shops. Our standards for a good coffee shop might be a little higher than most as a result, but I'm pretty sure that most people would agree that hot coffee...More

Thank Josh W
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We were waiting for a table and decided to pop in for coffee. I just had a small Ethiopian and it was delicious. Hubby had an iced Mocha and enjoyed it also. Neat clean atmosphere.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The craft of the coffee and attention to detail that goes into creating the perfect latte or brewing the perfect shot of espresso is evident. The environment is relaxing and friendly and nice to visit with a friend or solo.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 16 July 2016

OK - so its nothing fancy but the old cafe atmosphere and modern coffee making are superbly blended here. Hard to find on street parking and nearby lots are not cheap, but the Miel Breve (otherwise known as Cafe Breve con Miel translated as "coffee...More

Thank slc37918
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Great coffee! My husband got a shot of espresso, and I got a cappuccino we shared a strawberry coffee cake and it was all great. Plus, sitting outside was so enjoyable and quiet.

Thank Hana S
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here as the representative local coffee shop. Nice coffee. Nice ambiance. Clientele was well focused. Not much chat until we arrived. Good background music. Nice tables. Will Davis favorite.

Thank Rafael C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-523-9817
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