Knoxville LGBTQ Friendly Business Directory


SOUTH PRESS COFFEE is a locally sourced, eco-friendly, hand crafted coffee and tea house. Specializing in French press coffee, and custom locally sourced tea blends.  3615 Chapman Highway Suite A Knoxville TN  (865) 900-1144 

South Press Coffee has become the LOVE STORY of East Tennessee. A coffee shop started as a sober safe space in 2020, hosted by an adored community member, that became a venue and meeting place of thousands. 

South Press Coffee photo by Beau Knowles

Here are some REVIEWS  from our Readers,  

“We love them a lot. They are a bright spot in our community. The environment there is welcoming and friendly. Our residents have experienced many traumas in short lives. South Press offers them a safe space to begin reintegration with the community, a few role models to experience outside of our organization, and lots of fun events to attend.”  Sean Bryant founder of Bryant's Bridge Inc, Transitional Housing for LGBTQ Homeless Youth.

"Words can't describe how much this establishment means to me. Granted I wish I could pay a visit more often than I do considering that we are down the street. My husband and I always feel safe and relieved when we visit after a ruff period of time.. Their customer service is exceptional always greeted with a warm welcome. ~B.D 

"Warm, safe, upbeat space to hangout with friends and enjoy fun activities, like Karaoke with Bratty on Wednesdays." E.E.C. 

Old City Java Relaxed coffee spot serving specialty coffee & tea along with a variety of freshly baked pastries. Order at walk-up window in the alley. Outdoor seating available. 109 S Central St, Knoxville, TN (865) 523-9817 Email 

Honey Bee Coffee Co. Specialty coffee roaster in Knoxville, TN with two cafés. Contact for wholesale information. (865) 200-5799 

10716 Kingston Pike Knoxville TN & 700 Sevier Ave, Knoxville, TN

A Downtown North Knoxville coffee shop serving the finest Intelligentsia Coffee & Teas, 800 Tyson St, Knoxville, TN Email 


Our queer community loves coffee and Starbucks LOVES us.  The Human Rights Campaign voted Starbucks top employer for lgbtq employees. So, that's just an added bonus. ~Beau

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Southland Books & Cafe Featuring locally-roasted coffee, fresh-baked bread. The biggest and best used bookstore in Maryville! 1505 E Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN (865) 984-4847 


Maker of awesome herbal+aromatherapy products to help you feel better so you can live better!

1328 Buchanan Ave, Knoxville, TN, United States, Tennessee 865-357-5879  Email Tonya

Taiwanese Bubble Tea, Coffee, Beer & Food Trucks Park 9036 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN



Honeybee Coffee Co.  Specialty coffee roaster in Knoxville, TN with two cafés. Contact for wholesale information. (865) 200-5799 


ASHEVILLE NC (Is moving to a new location, Shop is temporarily closed as of August 2023). We are an alcohol free mushroom & adaptogen bar focused on normalizing plant & Fungi medicine. We are 100% woman and LGBTQ+ owned. Celebrating an alcohol-free space. 57 Haywood St, Asheville NC  Email The Pot Stirred


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