Frothy Monkey is more than a coffeehouse


The Grub Spouse and I spent part of last weekend at the Second Bell Festival at Suttree’s Landing, but not before first making a dinner stop at Frothy Monkey on Gay Street. The Knoxville location − a recent expansion of the Nashville-based chain − offers both front-patio and inside dining; we chose the latter.

Although Frothy Monkey’s identity is primarily that of a coffeehouse, it also offers food service for breakfast/brunch and dinner. The Spouse and I had just missed the cutoff for the former, so we got happy with the respectable number of dinnertime listings.

Sandwiches are actually served all day, and that’s where I concentrated my attention. The Royale features turkey and Swiss cheese, while their grass-fed burger as well as sandwiches made with salmon and pastrami cover a broad range of tastes. I got the PMP ($12), made with prosciutto, mozzarella, provolone, lettuce, tomato and basil mayo and served warm on sourdough bread. The default side is tortilla chips with salsa, and that’s what I stuck with. Other side options are a cup of soup, a cup of fruit and herb-roasted potatoes.

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