Most children won't eat a vegetable unless it is fried, just like they won't walk a dog who isn't wearing a bowtie. Pick your battles with today's Groupon to Kitts Café. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get $14 worth of American comfort fare.
- For $50, you get $100 worth of catered American comfort fare.
Catering options include:
- A lunch buffet ($10–$12 per person)
- A dinner buffet ($13–$15 per person)
Kitts Café's spatula mavens sizzle up down home spreads for breakfast and lunch. Expand gullets with one of the main dish all-stars, such as fried bologna ($4) or hillbilly chili pie ($4.99), which can boast a supporting line-up of tater tots ($2.75) or onion rings ($3.25) philosophizing about the nature of cyclical existence. A quart of chicken and dumplings makes for a meaty on-the-go meal ($16.50), and Kitts’ confectionary sates sweet teeth with a whole homemade pistachio or red-velvet cake ($22.50). Kitts Café also supplies catering options, serving buffet-style spreads for lunch and dinner gatherings. The lunch option presents a cornucopia of cold and hot eats—including turkey and barbecue sandwiches—that can buddy up to bites from an accompanying veggie platter, fruit tray, potato salad, macaroni salad, and slaw sculpture of Winston Churchill. Alternatively, opt to chomp into the pork chops and country fried steak included with the dinner package, which boasts up to three meat choices, bread, and up to four sides that can include deviled eggs, sweet potatoes, and fried apples.
Beaming a one-level, coffee-colored façade, Kitts Café welcomes eaters into a clean and spacious dining room scattered with 1950s diner-style seating. As colorful images flicker from the elevated television screen, saddle up on a red vinyl chair for a quick bite or hover next to the glass dessert case to ensure pies don't make a sudden run for it.
The bakers at Kitts Café fill their glass display case with house-made cakes, pies, and cobblers as cooks sizzle up platefuls of Kitts Café's homestyle diner fare. The kitchen staff fires up the griddle at 7 a.m. each morning, sizzling up fresh-cooked eggs and breakfast sandwiches before forging classic burgers and frito chili pie for lunch. To protect taste buds from fits of ennui, the café team whips up a rotating lineup of daily specials that changes each week.
A Knoxville business since 1993, Kitts Café keeps strong ties to the community with Kitts Market, a monthly event that transforms the restaurant into a trendy boutique with the work of local artists and crafters. The market's lineup of handmade gifts includes seasonal decor and enough children's clothing to dress an entire village in Loompaland.