Our renovation, which we blog about at the Home with a View and who is host to this page, is up on Signal Mountain and has left us kitchen-less for weeks (more like months!), which means we eat out most nights for dinner.
We've decided to share what we've found about the good, the great, and the not-so-great places around Chattanooga to eat.
Why us? We're foodies! Tom was raised in New Orleans, which is truly the home of excellent food. This man has taught me so much about food and cooking over the last three decades! His mom was one of those amazing women who could cook just about any classic Creole dish to perfection!
So, here we are, looking for something good to eat tonight!
ABOUT THE RATINGS
We chose to use the cup and saucer to rate our experience at each cafe or restaurant.
The cup and saucer is in honor of our New Orleans' roots, where traditionally, a strong cup of coffee is served in a cup and saucer at the end of scrumptious meal.
+ Rembrant's Coffee House
204 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 265-5033
Located in the Bluff View Art District, this is such a great place to kick back with a cup of coffee or hot tea. Add in one of their fabulous pastries, and you are set for a great treat! They even have a gluten-free section of their scrumptous offerings. If you can catch their apple strudel, do yourself a favor a buy it! The lunch menu has great variety and everything I've tried is wonderful.
Atmosphere: Inside: close tables, can be noisy; Outside: numerous tables, shade and sun, fountain and birds
Work friendliness: Great place to meet 1 person. Wifi not strong. Few Plugs. No plugs outside.
Food: Coffee, Tea, Pastries & Lunch items all outstanding. Real mugs for hot drinks a plus.
Attitude of staff: A+
Parking: 2 hour free parking in Art District on street.
Cons: When it's cold or rainy outside, it's typically hard to find a seat inside.
+ The Meeting House: Red Bank's Community Coffee House
3912 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37415 (423) 497-6618
Located in Red Bank on Dayton Blvd, I finally decided to stop and work a few hours from this spot. A true hidden gem, I really resist telling anyone about it as it's so quiet and comfy. I love that there are several seating areas with couches, wing back chairs and also tables with chairs. Great hot tea and coffee selections. One of my favorite lunches is a homemade veggie quiche plus a mixed field greens salad. The Lodge salad is an unique mix of greens, sauteed onions, corn and bean salad and topped with an over-easy egg. Very tasty. Oh and the plate-sized chocolate chip cookie may have been my afternoon snack and was most definitely amazing after the staff's suggestion of warming it before eating.
Atmosphere: Inside: Several seating areas with couches and charis, other tables, typically background music but can be noisy from childcare nextdoor; Outside: Some outdoor seating
Work friendliness: Great place to meet. Great Wifi. Lots of Plugs near wall seating.
Food: Coffee, Tea, Pastries & Lunch items all unique and tasty.
Attitude of staff: Warm and welcoming staff.
Parking: Free parking behind building.
Cons:Noise from childcare center next door.
Cons: Not much outside seating for warmer days.