Friday, July 20, 2012

(Re)Discover Chattanooga - Rembrandt's

Rembrandt's Coffee House was one of my favorite Chattanooga spots when I was in high school, and is near the top of my "I don't go there enough" list.  I decided that is was time to fix that when Chris from New Chattanooga asked me to meet him for a Coffee Connect recently.

When I was in high school, I was in a dance group, and I have fond memories of meeting dancers and teachers at Rembrandt's.  The hot chocolate, the chocolate dipped meringues, the hand made pottery mugs (made by Mary Lynn Porterra, my pottery teacher at the time), and the company were all superb.

In my 10 year absence from Chattanooga, Rembrandt's has maintained its position as one of Chattanooga's top coffee shops.  While the hand made mugs have long since walked off, the meringues still look amazing, and the hand dipped chocolates are at a level above what I remember.  They also have a selection of pastries and specialty cakes made daily in house.  They are 100 percent made for indulging with coffee on their garden terrace. 

The menu has grown to include even more amazing food.  The menu is light, fresh, and you can tell it is made with the same focus as their delicate chocolates. They also offer a gluten free menu, which is a testament to their dedication to customer satisfaction.

One of my favorite things about Rembrandt's (both now and in my memories) is the European style atmosphere.  The Bluff View Art District is gorgeous, and Rembrandt's is a place where you can stop and take it all in. 

You can sit outside and talk to your hearts content, or you can set up your laptop and get some work done without being disturbed.  Even when it is busy, and trust me it gets busy, I have never felt rushed at Rembrandt's.  And that is a wonderful feeling.

Note: Thanks to my sister for taking a moment away from her study time to take pictures for me!!

204 High Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
423.265.5033 x3
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm; Friday 7am-11:30pm; Saturday 8am-11:30pm, Sunday 8am-10pm
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