1110 Hillsboro Rd., B200, Franklin, TN 37064
1110 Hillsboro Rd b200 Franklin, TN 37064
1110 Hillsboro Rd., b200, Franklin, TN 37064
Bring your family to Cool Cafe after all your sports endeavors!
We are proud to be included in the Sizzle Awards Best Meat and Three and were voted in the top 3 in the county!
Try our famous banana pudding today. It will keep you coming back for more.
Come visit our delicious meat and three in Franklin today. We are here to provide great food for you and your family. We also cater events large and small so give us a call today!
Top 10 Reasons Why Nashvillians Love Meat & Three's
Meat & Three's are a staple in the south, bringing home cookin' into the busy lives of so many. Chances are you have visited several meat & three's and have your favorite; If not, here are some reasons why you need to visit a meat & three, Like Cool Cafe today!
While in Cool Cafe we spoke with a table of gentleman who eat at Cool Cafe regularly. They had the following reasons why Nashvillian's love meat & three's:
(1) Southern Roots
The meat & three was originally born out of the south. Sometimes associated with soul food, they offer a meat and choice of sides. Not only were they born in the south, they continue to remind us of the nostaligia of years passed. Whether it be from conversations you have around the table or the food on your plate, meat & three's take us all to our southern roots.
(2) Balanced Meal
When you do not have time or your schedule does not permit you to cook at home, a meat & three is a great place to get that at-home flavor on- the-go. Make sure and try the turnip or collard greens for the nutritional value of greens!
(3) Way Better Than Fast Food!
Plus, meat & three's are typically FASTER than fast food!
(4) Made From Scratch
Meat & three's have, in the past, been all about made-from-scratch items that offered quality ingredients with that good southern flavor! Some these days have resorted to the canned stuff, but their are good ones still around that use the farm fresh produce, like Cool Cafe!
(5) The Mashed Potatos!
You know what I mean if you have been to a meat & three! The potatoes are rich, creamy and smooth. For example, Cool Cafe uses 200 pounds of hand peeled potatoes every day! Mixing these with cream, butter, milk and other high quality ingredients creates this deliciousness.
Good ol' southern cornbread is the way to go. Offering a great addition to any southern style meal, cornbread is a must! As Tim, the owner of Cool Cafe says, "If the older ladies like it, it's good cornbread!"
(7) The Fried Chicken
Do not even think about visitng a meat & three unless they have a qualified fried chicken; When I say qualified, I mean INCREDIBLE! According to the frequent visitors, the chicken must remind a person of their childhood with how crispy and yet juicy it is. Cool Cafe also now offers HOT chicken!
(8) Farm Fresh Tomatoes
Farm fresh tomatoes are a fresh, cool addition to a warm southern meal. Alongside the cornbread and mac-n-cheese, this juicy red pop of fresh flavor cannot be beat. Cool Cafe gets their tomatoes from Williams Produce in Franklin.
(9) Local Produce
Cool Cafe is not the only one sourcing local, getting their produce from Williamson County Growers. The original meat & three's were built using the local farmers and supporting them with their restaurants. Local is better, always!
(10) It's Just Like Mama Made It
Whether it be the banana pudding, the sweet tea, the cornbread, fried chicken or fried okra, meat & three's are the best and most loved by Nashvillian's because it's just like mama made!
Contributions from: Terry Gladney & Tom Bain
Click in the image to see Terry Gladney's Lyrics about Meat & Three's
About Cool Cafe
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 with house-made caramel sauce, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. And there are made for scratch cupcakes, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, 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 cafe opened in July of 2005 and has grown consistently with a much needed expansion of the dining room in July 2012. We are very excited to be 8 years old in July 2013! 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 cafe 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 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 8 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, and a Nashville Zoo benefit called Sunset Safari. We are committed to supporting these events and enjoy being a part of the Franklin and Nashville communities.
Voted the "Best Meat-and-Three" in 2011 by the Nashville Scene, Best of Nashville Writer's Choice awards, Cool Cafe now can serve the masses in a newly expanded dining room. We also 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. Please clip our coupon and have a FREE Dessert Shot on us!
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