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Old city java

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American, Cafe
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Your classic ecclectic and funky coffee shop. Very good espresso (counter culture), done right, reasonable price. Friendly barista. Enjoyed the atmosphere inside and out. Would recommend...there is good reason this shop is highly rated.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WanderingSasquatch
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Great service. We loved the quirky feel of the space. My cortado was great; they do brew a type of coffee that I just dont care for the taste much. But its a good bean! I just dont care for the taste. The mocha my...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mandzulis
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Single cup of coffee $3.25, which is reasonable.... but for a refill $2.53, which is very unreasonable! Small 8-10 oz mug. Coffee is pretty good, but the refill on simple cup of black coffee ridiculous. Ambiance very depressing with a suicidal vibe! Old building, which...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank tnmommax2
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Great spot for meetings or get work done with minimal distractions or interruptions. Plenty of tables with plug-ins close by. Free wi-fi. The cortado and americano were both above average. Service was friendly.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

The perfect place for any artist to pass the time. Here is where you'll find writers, artists, and readers focused for hours in downtown Knoxville's Old City. Delicious bakery items to choose from. The pear galette melted in my mouth. The same church pew, couch,...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank nataliegR6700JR
Reviewed May 29, 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

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank travelviapurple
Reviewed May 6, 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

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank MindyG822
Reviewed February 18, 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.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Imom007
Reviewed November 7, 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

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Josh W
Reviewed September 18, 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.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Elizabeth S
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