Welcome to City Cafe Murfreesboro, Tennessee’s oldest restaurant first opened February 10, 1900 by Henry & Dorsey Cantrell.
It is the oldest restaurant in Tennessee that is still in operation and, is known all over
Rutherford County as the best place to hear all the gossip.
When the City Cafe was first opened in 1900 it was promoted as “Rutherford County’s Pride…City (calf) A”
The Cantrell’s bottled the milk from their Salem Pike dairy in the upstairs area above the café. After they moved the bottling from the upstairs area it became a gambling and drinking venue.
Now, don’t go getting any ideas in your head…. we don’t condone that in our upstairs area now!