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.

Old city java

109 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
+1 865-523-9817
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“coffee cake” (2 reviews)
“galettes” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe
PRICE
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
109 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (35)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank nickopernicus
Reviewed 18 November 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

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 29 May 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

Thank travelviapurple
Reviewed 7 May 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

Thank Mindy G
Reviewed 18 February 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.

Thank Imom007
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon because the reviews were just out if this world. We walked in to a quiet shop and started looking through the pastry selections (which are delightful). The Barista was a bit scattered and had a hard time explaining...More

Thank elikeitak
Reviewed 8 November 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

Thank Josh W
Reviewed 18 September 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.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The craft of the coffee and attention to detail that goes into creating the perfect latte or brewing the perfect shot of espresso is evident. The environment is relaxing and friendly and nice to visit with a friend or solo.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 16 July 2016

OK - so its nothing fancy but the old cafe atmosphere and modern coffee making are superbly blended here. Hard to find on street parking and nearby lots are not cheap, but the Miel Breve (otherwise known as Cafe Breve con Miel translated as "coffee...More

Thank slc37918
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 87 hotels in Knoxville
Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville Papermill Drive
469 reviews
9.01 km away
The Tennessean Hotel
138 reviews
.95 km away
Hampton Inn and Suites Knoxville North
1,311 reviews
6.86 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville - Downtown
953 reviews
1.13 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Lonesome Dove Knoxville
134 reviews
.06 km away
The Melting Pot
176 reviews
.06 km away
Knox Mason
134 reviews
.26 km away
Cru Bistro Downtown
88 reviews
.29 km away
Nearby Attractions
Knoxville Visitors Center
110 reviews
.36 km away
Old City
137 reviews
.12 km away
The Emporium Center for Arts and Crafts
12 reviews
.22 km away
Historic Southern Railway Station
14 reviews
.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Old city java staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-523-9817
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing