The Golden Roast Coffee Shop Near UT

Since 1994, Golden Roast Coffee Shop near the University of Tennessee has been a favorite place for UT students and faculty to meet friends, study, and socialize.

The Golden Roast

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Since 1994, The Golden Roast have been coffee roasters & operators of a coffee house in Knoxville, Tennessee. They focus on community, quality, and artisan.  Order a small batch roasted & get it shipped to your door.

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The Golden Roast Coffee Roasters has become a daily necessity for local coffee fans. Students and faculty of the University of Tennessee and all of Knoxville can escape to a comfortable place to meet friends and colleagues to study, socialize, read a book and have a great cup of coffee and espresso.

With the growing demand for high-quality gourmet coffee and great service, The Golden Roast Coffee Roasters has captured and will continue to capture its core group of repeat coffee lovers. The Golden Roast Coffee Roasters has offered its guests the best locally roasted coffee in the area for over twenty years, complimented with pastries, soups, salads, pitas and snacks as well as books that its patrons can read to enjoy their visit.

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- 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Business Hours

Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The Golden Roast Special Offers

Drink of the Month

Visit The Golden Roast coffee today and enjoy their October drink of the month. It's called, The Harvest Brew. It features moonshine apple pie cold brew with caramel and green apple flavoring.

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Free Cup of Coffee

Are you looking to try some of the best coffee in Knoxville? Visit The Golden Roast coffee shop near UT and get a FREE small cup of coffee on KnoxvillePage.

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$1 Off Online Orders

Order a small batch of coffee online from The Golden Roast Coffee website and receive $1 off when you place an order online. Use the coupon code "ShopLocal".

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🍩 Did you know that the center of a donut is fat free? Now that’s what we call whole foods. tgroast.com ... See MoreSee Less

🍩 Did you know that the center of a donut is fat free? Now that’s what we call whole foods. tgroast.com

Good morning, Knoxville! ☕️ It looks like it’s going to be another rainy day. Escape this gloomy weather and stop in for a latte! 🌧 ... See MoreSee Less

Good morning, Knoxville! ☕️ It looks like it’s going to be another rainy day. Escape this gloomy weather and stop in for a latte! 🌧

“We chose to open our second location on Sutherland because of the history of the area and the eclectic community. We truly believe it’s an area that has much to offer. And we want to bring more attention to it as well as contribute to its growth.” - Golden Roast Owner, Don Payne Swipe 👉 to see the before of our Sutherland location tgroast.com ... See MoreSee Less

“We chose to open our second location on Sutherland because of the history of the area and the eclectic community. We truly believe it’s an area that has much to offer. And we want to bring more attention to it as well as contribute to its growth.” - Golden Roast Owner, Don Payne  Swipe 👉 to see the before of our Sutherland location tgroast.comImage attachment

“Sometimes I go hours without drinking coffee. . . It’s called sleeping.” ☕️ Relatable, right? tgroast.com ... See MoreSee Less

“Sometimes I go hours without drinking coffee. . . It’s called sleeping.” ☕️ Relatable, right? tgroast.com

Looking to visit our new Sutherland location soon? ☕️ To get to our parking lot, you must turn onto Seaman Street and then onto Vandeventer Avenue. Look for the white Golden Roast direction/parking signs. tgroast.com ... See MoreSee Less

Looking to visit our new Sutherland location soon? ☕️ To get to our parking lot, you must turn onto Seaman Street and then onto Vandeventer Avenue. Look for the white Golden Roast direction/parking signs. tgroast.com

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McKenzie Watkins welp... I’m going to need to move to Knoxville for Orange Mochas.

Did these delicious donuts stop you mid-scroll? 😋 We will be hosting a grand opening celebration for our Sutherland location on February 8th and 9th. We will have live music, Pop Up Market, hourly giveaways and more! ... See MoreSee Less

Did these delicious donuts stop you mid-scroll? 😋 We will be hosting a grand opening celebration for our Sutherland location on February 8th and 9th. We will have live music, Pop Up Market, hourly giveaways and more!

Marble City, THANK YOU!! 🥰 We truly cannot thank you all enough for the love and support during our first opening week. When we started designing our Sutherland location, we wanted to create a unique space where people could feel the history of the building as well as feel at home. Swipe 👉 to see what what was the beginning of Golden Roast Marble City! tgroast.com ... See MoreSee Less

☕️ Coffee isn’t just coffee. It must be good coffee and there are a few ways to spot the difference. One being the aroma. If the coffee captures your sense of smell from afar, it is good coffee. If you can’t detect the smell, or get a burnt smell, then that is terrible coffee. 🤪 But you don’t have to worry about that with us. ... See MoreSee Less

☕️ Coffee isn’t just coffee. It must be good coffee and there are a few ways to spot the difference. One being the aroma. If the coffee captures your sense of smell from afar, it is good coffee. If you can’t detect the smell, or get a burnt smell, then that is terrible coffee. 🤪 But you don’t have to worry about that with us.

Our Sutherland location is fireeeee! 🔥 ... See MoreSee Less

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Loved having my Kookaburra alfresco today!!

Have you heard of our Munch Menu yet? 😋 Featuring bagels, soups, superfood salads, and more! And served all day! Stop by our new Sutherland location today, we are open until 7:00 pm. tgroast.com ... See MoreSee Less

Have you heard of our Munch Menu yet? 😋 Featuring bagels, soups, superfood salads, and more! And served all day! Stop by our new Sutherland location today, we are open until 7:00 pm. tgroast.com

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Looking forward to stopping by for lunch soon. You all have done a great job. Love the firepit.

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The Golden Roast Melrose

Fast and great service clean keep up the good work give the people there a big rise
This is my first time at this coffee shop, and I am fairly satisfied. Prices are a little cheaper than what I’ve seen at other coffee shops, and they have different daily roasts, which is great. There isn’t a huge variety of coffee, but they have the standards, and they also have a decent tea selection. The bar tops are a little high and it’s not as quiet as I would like it, personally, but that’s really nitpicking. Overall, it’s a good local coffee shop.
Coffee was really good, service was friendly, and the wifi got the job done for me
While at The Golden Roast Coffee shop the other day, Don (the owner) let me sample their new watermelon drink of the month. On a hot summer day, it was the perfect refresher. My taste buds were dancing, I was grinning after every sip. :) If you're near UT campus, I encourage you to stop by Golden Roast and try their watermelon drink of the month. It was ah-mazing!
Come for the coffee, leave because the wifi doesn't work. Seriously though, this is one of the oldest coffee shops in Knoxville. It is locally owned and serves a variety of coffee roasted at the shop's roastery (off site).

The coffee selections are generally good, not as acidic as the coffee at some of Knoxville's newer "brew" places, but watch out for some of the ... rather oddball flavor choices of their specialty coffees (I'm looking at you, coconut rum infused "Black Mountain" roast, and "Smoky Mountain Blend").

As for parking at the Melrose Ave location, it is limited, but there's often 2-hour meter parking nearby on Lake Avenue. Their second location, opening soon on Sutherland Avenue (in the basement of the old Marble City Methodist Church) has more plentiful parking.

The Melrose shop is a typical campus coffee shop bordering the University of Tennessee campus -- on any given day you can catch conversations about space exploration, international politics, and undergraduate fears of a pending exam. The baristas are friendly, but in the last two years their turn-over rates have been astounding (even for how transient coffee shop work can be). If you plan to get work done at Melrose on a laptop, be warned that their wifi network (despite three new routers in maybe a year or so) is wonky -- your Macbook will be fine, your recent iPhone or iPad will be too, but good luck with an older iPad or a Windows laptop. If your phone can serve as a personal wifi hotspot, bring it with you.

Sincerely -- a guy who has been a regular here since former owner Allan Zeigel and his wife opened the shop in the 1990s.

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