Cafes in North Chattanooga

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Dipped Fresh's team prepares fruit-laden spinach salads and sandwiches to be enjoyed in the airy interior, as well as boxes of chocolate-dipped fruits and cookies to be taken home. The staff hand-dips these morsels of fruit and other treats into vats of rich chocolate, coating Oreos, pound cake, ice cream, and even thick-sliced bacon.

The caf?'s red and white walls host many pieces of art, from prints of flowers to impressionist-style paintings of autumn trees. An I-beam runs across the ceiling, symbolizing the support that bread provides for a sandwich and that friends provide for each other when they can't find the sandwich they just made together.

221 River St
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Equipment: Real Ryder and Lemond Bikes, Lululemon yoga accessories, Everlast box

Students should bring: A bottle for water. We have purified water and towel service.

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 30?60 minutes

Number of Staff: 11?25 people

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2012

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Bring a friend. Having a workout buddy motivates both of you and makes it more fun.

Q&A with Kimberly Gavin, Co-owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Our trainers keep it fun by changing things up all the time. Whether it's cycling, yoga, or group fitness, each day is different. And we focus on balance in working out?cardio, strength, and flexibility are all part of our program at Thrive.

What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?

We have a client in his early 60s who has absolutely transformed his body by consistent exercise and training and good nutrition. He credits his personal trainer, but really he's done all the hard work. And it shows.

Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?

Music motivates movement; there's no question. We have a great mix of instructors who play a wide variety of music, including original mixes from one of our DJ instructors. You'll find rock and roll, jazz, reggae and lots of electronic dance tracks here. And we have a disco ball in the cycle studio.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Thrive is all about functional fitness?that is, keeping people healthy as they move through all phases of their life. Our clients range in age from rom the twenties to the seventies. Even though their fitness needs differ, their goals are basically the same: to stay healthy and fit. It's our challenge to help them. We think we do a great job; at least, they tell us that we do.

191 River Street
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Inside a restored Colonial Revival mansion a stone's throw from the Tennessee River, Chef William Oglesby blends American and international dishes. Classic southern recipes take on worldly flavors, such as fried green tomatoes crowned with prosciutto and herbed goat cheese and sweet potato-crusted shrimp with fennel slaw. Local ingredients star in dishes such as the New York strip steak rubbed with espresso from nearby Rembrandt's Roasting Co and flanked by truffle-infused potatoes. Chef Oglesby and his culinary team also meet unique dietary needs with many gluten-safe options. A terrace overlooking the river, two naturally lit sunrooms, and an intimate library create a romantic atmosphere wherever guests choose to dine.

412 E 2nd St
Chattanooga,
TN
US

As part of their focus on local sustainability, the chefs at Chato Brasserie rotate their menu seasonally, constantly updating the menu of classic American cuisine with ingredients ranging from fresh tilefish to sweet-potato purées. Voted Best New Restaurant in 2011 by CityScope magazine, the eatery complements its casual dining room with both an outdoor patio and a private chef's table, where patrons dig in to a personalized tasting menu with exclusive tastings from the wine list. Drinks are always part of the Chato experience, however, as bartenders craft a variety of smooth brunch and dinner cocktails.

200 Manufacturers Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
US

The friendly staff at Cloud 9 stockpiles a variety of different tobacco and tobacco-free shisha flavors, alongside a menu of fingerpicking fare and craft beers. Guests can pack regular ($12) or large ($18) hookah bowls with tasty fusions such as the apple, cherry, and coconut blend of Al-Fakher, or add extra zest with flavor bases more juicy than grape-juice gossip ($5). Their collection of comestibles unveils the tomato bruschetta atop a toasted baguette ($4) and the stuffed pita a la jones ($5), which delivers bite-size packages of house hummus and feta to oral doorsteps. Cool off a piping-hot palate with bottles of Avery Ellie's brown ale and Yuengling lager ($3.50 each), or take a swig from your own bottle of spirits ($8 cork fee).

1101 Hixson Pike
Chattanooga,
TN
US

The dessert technicians at Top It Off Frozen Yogurt & Smoothies satisfy sweet cravings with a delicious lineup of fruit-, chocolate-, and cake-flavored treats. Nestled within brightly painted walls adorned with trees and swirls, a rainbow-colored self-serve display doles out frozen treats ($0.45/oz.) like a mechanical candy man, filling bowls with fro-yo flavors including old-fashioned peanut butter, milk chocolate, or low-fat red-velvet cake. Selected flavors allow diners to spoil dinners with minimal damage, sweetly serenading palates with no-sugar-added and non-dairy varieties. In addition to enticing taste buds with dulcet frozen treats, 20-ounce smoothies ($4.99 each) deliver fruity packages of flavor in slurpable form, and free WiFi feeds laptops delicious desserts of silly cat videos and Photoshopped toddlers.

401 Broad St
Chattanooga,
TN
US