Cool Cafe blends “Fine Southern Food” and scratch cookin’ for a scrumptious and hearty meal for lunch and dinner. Entrees like Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Pot Roast, and Chef’s Specials such as Lemon Baked Chicken, Baked Tilapia and Chicken Mexico team up with a variety of freshly cooked vegetables such as, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fried Corn, Turnip Greens, White Beans, Creamed Spinach, Fried Okra and Mac and Cheese. All are served with your choice of yeast rolls or cornbread.


If you would like something “Cool”, try our Cool Salads:

Broccoli Salad (Tim’s special recipe), Cole Slaw, Cranberry Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Pea Salad, Potato Salad, and delectable Chicken Salad made with green grapes and a special creamy sauce. And don’t miss the old fashioned, just like Grandma

used to make, Deviled Eggs!


A must have is dessert, and oh, what choices there are! The house special served everyday is the World Famous Banana Pudding, made from scratch pudding, fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and a 5 inch cloud of real meringue! Then there are the fruit cobblers, two choices daily, apple, cherry, peach, and blackberry. The daily specials rotate and there are choices like made from scratch Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookies. There are a variety of cupcakes,

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, and Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing! Be on the lookout for new and/or seasonal desserts, such as Pumpkin or Pecan Pie!


The Cool Cafe was a long time dream for owner/chef,

Tim Ness. The café opened in July of 2005 and has added a much needed expansion of the dining room in July 2011.


As part of our commitment to continue to grow and provide excellent service and food to our customers, we have recently conducted a survey to determine where our customers come from and how often they dine with us. We found that 43% of our customers dine at the café once

or twice each week and that 20% of the people surveyed have been customers since 2005! The majority of our customers come from Franklin, Cool Springs and Brentwood. Others come

About Us

Contact Cool Cafe



1110 Hillsboro Road, Suite B200

at Mack Hatcher Parkway in Franklin, TN

(615) 599-0338

from as far away as Mount Juliet, Spring Hill, Bellevue, and many travelers from other states. When diners come in day after day from near and far, we truly become a family…one big happy Cool Cafe Family!


Throughout our 15 years in business, we have regularly participated in many community events, such as, the Wine Down Main Street benefit for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Williamson County, Franklin Wine Festival benefit for Big Brothers and Sisters, Three Blind Vines, and A Vintage Affair. We are committed to supporting these events and enjoy being a part of the Franklin and Nashville communities.


Cool Cafe is very proud to have been voted #2 "Best Meat and Three" in Williamson County in the 2016 Sizzle Awards! We have been in the TOP 2 Best Meat and Three for the past 3 years! We were also voted #2 Best Catering Restaurant, #2 Best Kids Menu, #3 Best Value! Thank you to all of our patrons and voters, and the supporters and sponsors of the Sizzle Awards. We have continued the tradition of providing the "Best" food and service since 2011 by being voted the "Best Meat-and-Three" by the Nashville Scene and Best of Nashville Writer's Choice awards.



We Cater...

to large and small groups for business lunches, holiday meals, special events and parties. Be sure to ask for our catering menu featuring such items as; Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce, Beef Tenderloin with fresh Horseradish Sauce, and more gourmet items, as well as our meat and three menu. You can also “take out” any of our daily lunch and dinner meals. We invite you to come in, enjoy our great food and join our family.