Tombras Cafe Opens on Gay Street

On First Friday earlier this month, as I walked past the Tombras Building at the corner of Gay and Church, I noticed the originally planned, but long-in-coming cafe had been installed in the corner of the building and is now open to the public. With large (10 foot), attractive windows and tempting window seating, it […]

Matt Robbs Biscuits and Brew to Open Downtown

Matt Robbins is well known around downtown – particularly in the Old City – not only for serving a good cup of coffee, but for the connection people feel with him. To hear him tell it, he really likes coffee, but he loves people and it shows in the relationships he’s built with customers over […]

Vienna Coffee’s New Knoxville Location Is Opening Its Doors

WrittenBy Lee Zimmerman You might say John Clark is a coffee connoisseur. Actually, that’s an understatement. It’s like saying Henry Ford liked automobiles. Clark, the owner of Vienna Coffee Co., turned his passion for java into a business that spawned a successful brewing company and two retail locations, first, Vienna Coffee House in Maryville, and […]

A Long-term Downtown Business Closes

In 2004 downtown Knoxville was a very different place. It wasn’t all bleak and abandoned, but it was a far cry from what we experience every day in 2017. Many of the goods and services we take for granted now were in short supply. Coffee, for example, which can be had in numerous locations and […]

Honeybee Coffee Company Opens Just Across the River

Inside what is now a beautiful building at 700 Sevier Avenue is a warm and inviting atmosphere with two spacious rooms and that aromatic smell that says, “Come inside, relax and stay awhile.” Honeybee Coffee Company held a soft-opening yesterday to make sure all was ready and they’ll open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, […]