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The Blue Chair Cafe Bakery & Tavern

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41 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375
+1 931-598-5434
07:00 - 22:30
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Alta Loma, California
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited Sewanee twice as we had a nephew attending school there. Both times we at the Tavern for dinner. Both times we got the burger. Good size patty, I chose it served with sweet potato fries. It comes with the basic toppings - without cheese. We had a nice beer from the tap - they have a decent selection.... More 

Thank ClaudiaP107
Waycross, Georgia
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125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast in Sewanee. He said the coffee was great I enjoyed their selection of hot teas. He had the breakfast wrap and loved it. I had eggs Benedict with the lox instead of the CB. We highly recommend and plan to use them for catering in the future!!!

Thank Susanne G
Addison, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting in a blue chair at the Blue Chair did not give myself or my husband the blues. In fact the coffee was extra hot and delicious, the chocolate chip muffin was a sweet treat to start the day, and the service and atmosphere is bright and cheery This stop is a must!! But be careful don't eat too much... More 

Thank Squireb01
Mission Viejo, California
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This is a fun little diner restaurant in Sewanee TN. They have a decent selection of offerings and will try to accommodate anything you request. Coffee and tea were yum. One of us ordered avocado toast. Toast with ripe avocado smeared on. Not on the menu, but our waitress put it together. Friendly and quaint for sure.

Thank Mariann K
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I don't like writing bad reviews, but the owner of this place could use some lessons in customer service. As well as how to make good coffee.

1 Thank runninglineman
Marietta, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Our party of four enjoyed our sandwiches and salads. Good variety. Tempting bakery treats and ice cream...which we succumbed to! Also offers smoothies, shakes and burgers. Folks running the place were friendly and helpful with local information. Simple place with good food.

1 Thank dawnandwayne
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful quaint small eatery and bakery. Friendly service, reasonable prices, great customer service and delicious bakery options & coffee

Thank Roadtrippin42
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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300 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I found my way to the Blue Chair following a drive and while visiting Sewanee. I had a cafe au lait and a freshly baked holiday cookie -- both were very good. I appreciated the free wifi. Prices were reasonable. The service seemed a tad bit distracted, but friendly. I was in the cafe and not the pub side. I... More 

Thank Levannah
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

A present diner for all meals. It is located on the main road to the university. We had breakfast - eggs Benedict and a breakfast biscuit. Both were very good. The hash browns, not so much. Endless coffee. Nice wait staff. Basic food at a reasonable price.

Thank MidwifeSpouse
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

It deserves its reputation for having the best breakfast in the area. My wife had the Tiger Bowl, I had the croissant sandwich. It's well prepared, hot, and filling food. The interior has a large mural that depicts quintessential life in the mountains (look for the blue lounge chairs), and the rest of the place is painted in bright colors... More 

Thank Joshua H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Pub, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sewanee
  • Phone Number: +1 931-598-5434

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Monteagle, Tennessee
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?