We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

City Cafe Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Coffee Shop, Diner
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
901 Carter Street, Bonny Oaks at Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37402
+1 423-634-9191
Website
Today
12:00 am - 12:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue 12:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Description: City Cafe Diner in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Cleveland, Tennessee offers...
City Cafe Diner in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Cleveland, Tennessee offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a choice of 400 different menu items any time of day or night. We feature traditional American fare plus five different varieties of ethnic food, including Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Choose from over 90 home made cakes, cheesecakes, and pies. We provide a full bar and live music.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 559 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 284
    Excellent
  • 172
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good breakfast

I only ate breakfast at this restaurant, but the food was good. Pretty much your average breakfast at a very reasonable price. It is within walking distance from the Marriott. Be sure and check out the cakes, cheesecakes, etc!! They look fabulous! I'm going to make sure and try a piece next... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
havingaball-12
,
Ramer, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

559 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ramer, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I only ate breakfast at this restaurant, but the food was good. Pretty much your average breakfast at a very reasonable price. It is within walking distance from the Marriott. Be sure and check out the cakes, cheesecakes, etc!! They look fabulous! I'm going to make sure and try a piece next time!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Breakfast all day. Wide variety of sandwiches and burgers. Staff was friendly and cheerful. We stop in most times we are in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have to admit they have wonderful food here. Great deserts. They also have poor management, think would you want to eat were your waitress was sick and running a fever? Susan at Lee highway fired a waitress for not coming in while she was sick, weird right? Christina (management) supported this. Wonder what news channel 3 would think about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Top Contributor
296 reviews 296 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have eaten here several times and have always been so full afterward that I did not want dessert. So, today, we decided that we would go there just for dessert. This place has mega-cakes….one slice which is about six to seven bucks is large enough to satisfy two people. The flavors just were amazing, they exploded in your mouth.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Tonight we desired dessert for Supper....showed up a little after 5....we were quickly seated then waited 6 minutes for someone to show up....ordered Coffee....my wife ordered Almond Joy cake and I got the Crumbled crumb apple cheesecake....it took 22 minutes to get out desserts...(it should not take that long)...her cake was very very good....mine was made from a powered mix... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was our first time at the City Cafe Diner in Chattanooga and it was okay, but not great. My wife had the chicken pot pie and thought it was pretty good, but like most pot pies took forever to cool down enough so she could eat it without burning her mouth. I ordered the t-bone steak, medium, but it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you're in the mood for breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast, this is your spot. Open 24 hours, the menu is classic diner. An almost embarrassing number of choices. Staff is friendly and accommodating, Portions are large, the food is good and the service is fast. We especially like what we call the 'pizza' omelette (Italian omelette). This... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
detroit
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Loved the food here. The portions are grand, you can split anything and have enough for two. The cakes are enormous and delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tennessee
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Our party of 5 enjoyed hamburgers, fries, double decker club, roast beef club and eggs and toast. Everyone said their meal was delicious. The menu has a large variety of choices; from Italian to steaks to seafood, salads, veggies and breakfast food. The real gem of this place are the desserts: huge cakes of every kind, cannoli, cheesecake. Always rush... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ocean City, Maryland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We ate here at different times over a wedding weekend including dinner, late night snack and breakfast. The food was good and reasonable. Service was good, but depended on how crowded the diner was at the time.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed City Cafe Diner also viewed

 
Chattanooga, TN
 

Been to City Cafe Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 Carter Street, Bonny Oaks at Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-634-9191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

City Cafe Diner in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Cleveland, Tennessee offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a choice of 400 different menu items any time of day or night. We feature traditional American fare plus five different varieties of ethnic food, including Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Choose from over 90 home made cakes, cheesecakes, and pies. We provide a full bar and live music.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of City Cafe Diner and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
praireiveille, United States
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from City Cafe Diner staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?