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

5
  • Service
    (5)
  • Coffee
    (5)
  • Experience
    (5)

Quick Summary of The Golden Roast

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.

User Review
  • Service
    Sending
  • Coffee
    Sending
  • Experience
    Sending
Comments Rating 0 (0 reviews)

About The Golden Roast

Read About The Golden Roast

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.

Visit The Golden Roast on Social

- 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Business Hours

Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Click to Visit Website

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.

Icon Save This Deal

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.

Icon Save This Deal

$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".

Icon Save This Deal

The Golden Roast Facebook Posts & Google Reviews

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Wanting to impress your coworkers this holiday season? 🎁 Our Moonshine Infused Columbia Coffee should do the trick! We currently offer three different flavors: Apple Pie, Autumn Maple, and Bonfire Cinnamon. Stop by the shop today! ☕️ tgroast.com ... See MoreSee Less

Wanting to impress your coworkers this holiday season? 🎁 Our Moonshine Infused Columbia Coffee should do the trick! We currently offer three different flavors: Apple Pie, Autumn Maple, and Bonfire Cinnamon. Stop by the shop today! ☕️ tgroast.com

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? 🎅 Our tumblers from Liquid Hardware are spill free and feature a magnetic lid! And you receive a free drink with purchase, plus 10% off every time you bring it into the shop. ☕️ ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? 🎅 Our tumblers from Liquid Hardware are spill free and feature a magnetic lid! And you receive a free drink with purchase, plus 10% off every time you bring it into the shop. ☕️

The Monday after Thanksgiving calls for an extra cup of coffee, right? ☕️ tgroast.com ... See MoreSee Less

The Monday after Thanksgiving calls for an extra cup of coffee, right? ☕️ tgroast.com

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, friends! 🦃 We will be closing today at 5:00 pm. We will be closed Thursday- Sunday and resume normal hours at 7:00 am on Monday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and drink more coffee! ☕️ ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, friends! 🦃 We will be closing today at 5:00 pm. We will be closed Thursday- Sunday and resume normal hours at 7:00 am on Monday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and drink more coffee! ☕️

We will be closing early tomorrow at 5:00 pm. And In observance of Thanksgiving, we will be closed Thursday-Sunday! Normal hours will resume Monday at 7:00 am. tgroast.com ... See MoreSee Less

We will be closing early tomorrow at 5:00 pm. And In observance of Thanksgiving, we will be closed Thursday-Sunday! Normal hours will resume Monday at 7:00 am. tgroast.com

Stressed, blessed, and coffee obsessed. ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ ... See MoreSee Less

Stressed, blessed, and coffee obsessed. ☕️ ☕️ ☕️

Allow us to introduce to you one of our newest menu items, the Super Food Salad! 🥗 This delicious salad features kale, cabbage, carrots, sesame seeds, red onions, blueberries, and blueberry vinaigrette dressing! 😋 ... See MoreSee Less

Allow us to introduce to you one of our newest menu items, the Super Food Salad! 🥗 This delicious salad features kale, cabbage, carrots, sesame seeds, red onions, blueberries, and blueberry vinaigrette dressing! 😋

Comment on Facebook

Maggie Sullens carrots

Good news, we’re only 20 coffee cups away from the weekend. ☕️ What number of coffee are you on right now? ... See MoreSee Less

Good news, we’re only 20 coffee cups away from the weekend. ☕️ What number of coffee are you on right now?

Life is too short. 🍩 Just eat the donut. Beaver's Dough Joe tgroast.com ... See MoreSee Less

Life is too short. 🍩 Just eat the donut. Beavers Dough Joe tgroast.com
Load more
Google place reviews

The Golden Roast Melrose

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.
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.
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!
Nice atmosphere, very good coffee & tea selection! Horrible parking though, not the business's fault, it's in downtown, college area.
One of my favorite places to study! It's right on the edge of campus, but it doesn't feel overbearing. The baristas are always kind and the coffee is delicious.

The Golden Roast Customer Reviews

Write a Review for a Chance to Win

Each time you leave an approved review of a local Knoxville business, your name will be entered into our monthly free gift card giveaway. Good Luck!

    Leave a Reply

    Or... please create a KnoxvillePage account to write a review and register to win.