About Us


C & W Cafe

picture There's nothing fancy about C & W Cafe, a red brick building on East 23rd Street. But this family owned business, owned by Carl and Willetta Hill, is where the magic happens at mealtime six days a week, drawing hundreds of customers for good times and captivating home-cooked soul food.

Carl, who is the head chef specializing in down home soul food cooking. He has been cooking since he was a child and still cooks some of the dishes that earned him merit badges when he was in the Boy Scouts. Willetta handles the day to day operations and is one of the friendly faces that greet you when you enter the cafe.


Our Menu

Ox tails, southern fried chicken, pot roast, chicken and dressing, macaroni and cheese, turnip greens, collard greens, cabbage, fried corn, candied yams, pinto beans, fried green tomatoes, and cornbread muffins are often found on the menu. Each day, C & W Cafe features a daily special with one meat and two vegetables. The dishes change, but what doesn't change is the fact the food is the best soul food you will find in Chattanooga.



Featured Dishes

C & W Cafe listens to their customers and currently features chicken and dressing every Wednesday and Sunday.
Fried chicken, neck bones, fried fish, and pork chops are on the menu everyday. And special dishes like chitterlings and ox tails are on the menu with chicken and dressing on Sundays.

C & W Cafe is known for having excellent barbecue and features barbecue chicken, ribs and pulled pork on Friday and Saturdays.



“C & W Cafe started out on Fourth Avenue. We started eating there and have followed them to this location. My family really enjoys the food.”

by: J. Lomack



“Excellent food and the people are so nice.”

by: K. Bryant



“The food is delicious and the servings are a nice size.”

by: F. Bardue



“The food is great. Service is wonderful. And everyone is very friendly and nice.

by: D. Lavendar