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1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-599-0338
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10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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
Good country cooking

If you love good Southern country cooking, a stop at Cool Cafe is a must. Everything is made from scratch (you can see the teenagers in the kitchen peeling loads of potatoes) and tastes like you're eating at your grandma's table. The menu changes daily. Be sure to try the fried chicken and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Nashville, TN
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Nashville, TN
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you love good Southern country cooking, a stop at Cool Cafe is a must. Everything is made from scratch (you can see the teenagers in the kitchen peeling loads of potatoes) and tastes like you're eating at your grandma's table. The menu changes daily. Be sure to try the fried chicken and cornbread. Yummy desserts from seasonal fruits. Wash... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Sometimes nothing will do except a plate of really good crispy fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, & a bacon drizzled green veggie reminiscent of Sunday lunch at a favorite aunt's house. That's when I head to Cool Cafe. The food is always good and the staff is friendly and anxious to please.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I am not a fan of the typical meat and three kind of place but this place rules. Food was great, there was a bit of a line but thats a good sign. Things are not overly salty which is good too. Its obvious they cook the food onsite and its not all just delivered from some vendor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I walked in at 12:30 and the line was backed up to the door. I got my meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, fried okra, cold slaw, roll, drink cup and banana pudding (for around $15, mind you) at a couple minutes before 12:50, not too bad of a wait. It seems the best time to go in there is around... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

For about 10- you get a gargantuan serving of fried chicken and two delicious southern-style sides. I got beans and cole slaw. Lots of variety. Others at the table got the pork chop and beef noodle dish. Heavy, tasty food. Someone got a banana pudding that was amazing. There's a lunch rush. Get there early, but if not, the line... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I'm a vegetarian and they do have quiet a few selections. The potato salad a was great but the pea salad was a lot of mayonnaise and not many peas. Very crowded.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I tried this for the first time tonight. Got our meal to take home. The fried chicken was excellent and everything was still hot when we got home. Mashed potatoes green beans and Mac and cheese were all yummy. Good food for a good price. After a long day at work it was awesome to have a... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee, United States
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Cool Cafe opens as Cool Cafe by Mangia during Fri to Sun nights. They serve a ten course meal for around $50 and this is prepared by a chef who has a cooking show in Nashville. You have to reserve 1 to 2 wks before via facebook. We arrived at 6 and was seated with others to complete the... More 

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Murfreesboro
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I went here for lunch and were very pleased. Walked right in and service was fast, food was hot and delicious. Portions were HUGE. We both opted for the chicken but I tried the hot chicken and it was AWESOME. The flavors were really good. Sides were plentiful and pleasing. Will visit again when in the area.... More 

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Midland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We came here at the recommendation of a local family. This is a buffet serving style restaurant like Furrs or Ruby's but a grade higher in quality. The seating area was open. We made the mistake of sitting next to the door. I was ok with my friend chicken and mashed potatoes. I did not like their version of fried... More 

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Additional Information about Cool Cafe

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

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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