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The Blue Chair Cafe Bakery & Tavern

41 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375-2265
+1 931-598-5434
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Pub, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375-2265
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter and I went to this restaurant for a lunch. We ordered Willie Six Waffles and Breakfast Wrap. When the waitress gave me the wrap, she told my daughter that her waffles were burned, the chef needed to cook again. So my daughter waited....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jing H
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great atmosphere and experience. If we are in the area we will be back. We were greeted promptly, we just wanted to have a few beverages. To our luck the owner was there, informed us they actually make beer. He let us sample...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Whitney U
315jimmyw, Owner at The Blue Chair Cafe Bakery & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I definitely remember meeting both of you that afternoon & the table y’all sat it, talking about the Caverns, sites to visit on campus, etc... I think y’all had our “Sampler” - I’m curious, did u have a favorite Jackalope Craft beer? Let me know...More

Reviewed November 26, 2018

We had a quick bite for breakfast. Food was hot and tasted great This is another place a policeman recommended. Great Find. Pancakes were great!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Reesa D
Reviewed November 21, 2018

I never miss having at least one meal at The Blue Chair. Everything I have ever had there has been delicious. Great breakfasts, incredible baked goods, terrific sandwiches and of course, Gary's chilli! It's so quaint and comfortable, it's like eating in Grandma's kitchen, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheTravelHawks
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Great little place for just about any meal. We ate breakfast here both mornings during our weekend away. It was fantastic !

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Timothy B
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

When we went to sit down we were were told they were running behind, I guess I thought that was 15 minutes, it was more like 45. The food was OK, but nothing to get excited about.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WilliamB474
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

My grandson and I stopped in for brunch/lunch . First, I love the connection to Blue Monarch which is a residential, therapeutic facility for women and children to break adverse cycles and rebuild their families. Second the food is good and reasonably priced. Service was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank barbara115de
Reviewed September 10, 2018

My frend's children all went to Sewanee, University of the South. So, I wanted to visit the college while I was nearby. The college is a collection of architecturally magnificent buildings. It was time to eat so I went to a place recommended by the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SunshineCindyT
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Charming location and atmosphere. Better than some of the other restaurant options in the area. Good omelette and average muffin for breakfast. Decent coffee. Not a must, but not bad if you’re in the area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Goodtimesrus105
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

A quaint coffee shop right down the road from Sewanee (the University of the South), they had great service and great coffee. Try the “Hello Dolly”, excellent!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank J8494DQmarkh
Jimmy W, Owner at The Blue Chair Cafe Bakery & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

We try our best to serve quality products in our eclectic setting with great service - thank you for taking the time to rate us and I will pass along your compliments about the “Hello Dolly’s” to Lucy our 👩‍🍳 Jimmy Wilson - Owner

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Response from JBG50 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry; I don't know either. But they are very helpful.
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I would be unconfirmed recommend the following: A. check menu via website B. Contact the business direct. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375-2265
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sewanee
  • Phone Number: +1 931-598-5434
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