The Blue Chair Cafe & Tavern is where the community gathers, whether sitting back with a book or iPad (free wi-fi) and a great cup of coffee, or meeting a friend or business client over lunch, or even playing trivia on a Tuesday night with a craft beer.

Café & Bakery

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Look where we get our granola!

The Tavern

Featuring Jackalope Beers on Tap

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What they’re saying…

This place is like a place from days gone bye. It's like stepping back in time small bright colors only about 8 tables. Great customer service and food was outstanding as was the dessert's which are fresh baked with a large selection. Lunch special's had great selection and good prices as well as the soups.
Bob D. • Shreveport, LA Yelp Review
My Favorite local place to eat! Great sense of community and wonderful food. The atmosphere and events there are fun and it's as comfortable as home!
Coppretta57 • Huntsville, AL Yelp Review
What a great spot! My group stopped in for breakfast and we were very satisfied with the breakfast wrap, Tiger Bowl, and Bagel and Lox. The bagel and lox was loaded with delicious salmon - I would definitely recommend it! The chai tea and coffee were also top notch. The atmosphere, service, and hospitality are fantastic. An all around great breakfast spot! I would definitely come back at other times of the day to see how the experience shifts through the afternoon and evening.
Lauren V. • Austin, TX Yelp Review
I needed a breakfast order for a group and Blue Chair answered my email quickly to confirm they could provide the service. They were great over the phone, professional, and had many options. Great experience! Will visit them again!
Jan S. • Montgomery, AL Yelp Review
We arrived in Sewanee after a long day of traveling with a toddler from LA. It was 10pm and we were hungry and tired. The food was great and the hospitality was second to none. We were immediately welcomed by the owner himself and felt right at home. The beer selection is wonderful, lots of local craft beers to choose from. The burgers were delicious and cooked perfectly. Our daughter even received a giant cookie. Cannot say enough good things about the place or the people.
Jennifer W. • Walnut Creek, CA Yelp Review
The food is great! Best breakfast near sewanee. Best burgers in sewanee. Best beer on tap. It would be great to have a few more servers on busy nights but I don't want quality of food or prices to change. Well worth a few extra mins wait time.
K.H. • Lenexa, KS Yelp Review
Lovin' the Blue Chair! Popped in for breakfast last Saturday. The homemade Granola was fabulous (I got half Cranberry Coconut, half Honey and Oat) and the espresso was honestly the best I think I've had. Super fresh and with the slightest little delightful hint of spice. Can't wait to go back.
Biz M. • Columbia, TN Yelp Review
I went there with my niece. She told me it was the best wings she had ever had and my burger was good too! Great staff! Will return!
Lindsay G. Google Review
Great people. Great coffee. The black bean burger is excellent, and sweet potato fries are the best I've ever had.
Regina C. Google Review
The food was fresh and delicious. The smoothies are great, so is the service and atmosphere.
Cassandra J. Google Review
The best food and great service. We sat outside since we had been hiking and had our puppy with us. They brought water to our pup and gave him a few organic treats. We all loved this place, especially Opie!
Danielle H. Google Review
My daughter and I went here for lunch. It was crowded (not a problem). Food was good and the desserts were delicious. Was in a cute and quaint setting.
Mark S. Google Review
Located in the quaint University village of Sewanee with good food and friendly service. They serve breakfast and offer take out at 7am with a lunch service menu too but they also have a cozy Tavern connected to them that serves food after 11am.
“Ess” Google Review
The Tavern has, hands-down, some of THE BEST chicken fingers I've ever had. I would highly recommend visiting if you're looking for a great meal with a wide selection of beers. 9/10
Jacob B. Google Review
I never miss having at least one meal at The Blue Chair. Everything I have ever had there has been delicious. Great breakfasts, incredible baked goods, terrific sandwiches and of course, Gary’s chili! It’s so quaint and comfortable, it’s like eating in Grandma’s kitchen, but the food is even better.
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