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1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-599-0338
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Cool Cafe blends "Fine Southern Food" and scratch cookin' for a...
Cool Cafe blends "Fine Southern Food" and scratch cookin' for a scrumptious and hearty meal for lunch and dinner. We serve lunch Sunday through Friday and dinner Monday through Thursday. Entrees, like Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Pot Roast, and Chef's Specials such as Lemon Baked Chicken, Baked Tilapia and Chicken Mexico, team up with a variety of freshly cooked vegetables such as, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fried Corn, Turnip Greens, White Beans, Creamed Spinach, Fried Okra and Mac and Cheese. All are served with your choice of yeast rolls or cornbread. One of our special items, served Sunday through Thursday, is HOT CHICKEN on white bread and served with homemade pickles. What a treat!
If you would like something "Cool", try our Cool Salads: Broccoli Salad (Tim's special recipe), Cole Slaw, Cranberry Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Pea Salad, Potato Salad, and delectable Chicken Salad made with green grapes and a special creamy sauce. And don't miss the old fashioned, just like Grandma
used to make, Deviled Eggs!

A must have is dessert, and oh, what choices there are! The house special served everyday is the World Famous Banana Pudding, made from scratch pudding, fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and a 5 inch cloud of real meringue! Then there are the fruit cobblers, two choices daily, apple, cherry, peach, and blackberry. The daily specials rotate and there are choices like made from scratch Brownies with house-made caramel sauce, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. There are a variety
of cupcakes, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, and Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing! Be on the lookout for new and/or seasonal desserts, such as Pumpkin or Pecan Pie!
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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Real Idaho potatoes!

If you appreciate the real thing, you'll love the creamed potatoes at Cool Cafe. Clean and excellent service. Don't miss it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Houston N
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Franklin, Tennessee
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896 reviews
499 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you appreciate the real thing, you'll love the creamed potatoes at Cool Cafe. Clean and excellent service. Don't miss it.

Helpful?
Thank Houston N
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat there once a week, and it always delivers. Excellent food and huge portions. Their fried chicken and mashed potatoes are amazing.

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Thank Mike P
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Mike for your review of Cool Cafe! We appreciate your business! Please send me a quick email and I will send you an email from Cool Cafe. Thanks again! Sherrie Preuss Marketing Director Cool Cafe sherrie@sherriepreuss.com More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I ate for 11.47 after tax for a meat and two with a drink. The food was great. I had Baked BBQ Chicken with homemade mac & cheese and homemade mashed potatoes. Even the roll they gave me was hot and delicious. Many places like this cook a ton of bread and throw it in a basket to sit and... More 

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Thank Chris D
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Good food, good environment. Great location. They give you a good portion. There is no skimping on the portions.

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Thank Tom F
Huntsville
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Found this gem thanks to Trip Advisor when traveling. I love a good meat and three type place! We got there at 12:40 on a Sunday but the line moved quickly. This is a buffet style establishment but the staff puts it on the plate (so no worries about everyone touching the food or sneezing in it). You have a... More 

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Thank Jena H
Franklin, Tennessee
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896 reviews
499 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The fried chicken is as good as any that I've ever eaten. Catfish Friday is another great treat. Great portions and wonderful friendly service.

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Thank Houston N
Franklin, Tennessee
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193 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Best place to head after church on Sunday for lunch. Just like mom used to make...so yummy and filled with friends and good food.

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Thank travelgal1994
Franklin, Tennessee
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We love Cool Cafe! The owner's just as nice as can be, and the food is delicious as is evident by the line out the door every time we go! Kids love the mac n cheese (actually, we ALL do), the seasoning on their fried chicken is yummy, and their lemon chicken is one of my favorites! They change the... More 

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Thank lmmp1118
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,349 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

great cafe that serves some wonderful meals. I had the fried chicken and must say that it was some of the best I've had in a long time. Clean place with friendly staff

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Thank jlantern3
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

First visit to this wonderful cafe that has amazing comfort filling food. The food is just like mom/grandma used to make and fills your senses and stomach. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The Cool Cafe has wonderful food, great staff, and a down home feel. I can't wait to go back.

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Thank Lisa G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-599-0338

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Cool Cafe blends "Fine Southern Food" and scratch cookin' for a scrumptious and hearty meal for lunch and dinner. We serve lunch Sunday through Friday and dinner Monday through Thursday. Entrees, like Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Pot Roast, and Chef's Specials such as Lemon Baked Chicken, Baked Tilapia and Chicken Mexico, team up with a variety of freshly cooked vegetables such as, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fried Corn, Turnip Greens, White Beans, Creamed Spinach, Fried Okra and Mac and Cheese. All are served with your choice of yeast rolls or cornbread. One of our special items, served Sunday through Thursday, is HOT CHICKEN on white bread and served with homemade pickles. What a treat!
If you would like something "Cool", try our Cool Salads: Broccoli Salad (Tim's special recipe), Cole Slaw, Cranberry Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Pea Salad, Potato Salad, and delectable Chicken Salad made with green grapes and a special creamy sauce. And don't miss the old fashioned, just like Grandma
used to make, Deviled Eggs!

A must have is dessert, and oh, what choices there are! The house special served everyday is the World Famous Banana Pudding, made from scratch pudding, fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and a 5 inch cloud of real meringue! Then there are the fruit cobblers, two choices daily, apple, cherry, peach, and blackberry. The daily specials rotate and there are choices like made from scratch Brownies with house-made caramel sauce, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. There are a variety
of cupcakes, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, and Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing! Be on the lookout for new and/or seasonal desserts, such as Pumpkin or Pecan Pie!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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