It’s About The Food!

Caffe REL is a beloved culinary haven that has gracefully navigated two decades of business without relying on traditional advertising. At Caffe REL, the philosophy has been simple yet profound: let the exquisite flavors and exceptional dining experience do the talking. By entrusting the reputation to the brilliance of our cuisine and the warmth of our ambiance, this cherished establishment has garnered accolades and attention from renowned food enthusiasts and critics across multiple platforms and publications.

Caffe Rel Review by WNC Magazine

How Popular European Bistro Ended Up At A Gas Station

Cooking Channel features WNC restaurant Caffe REL, Oct. 17


Caffé Rel – the best bistro in Franklin, North Carolina

The Hot Spot / Caffe’ Rel – Franklin, N.C. – BLOGHUNGRY

A Guide To Downtown Franklin – Caffé REL

11 Best Restaurants in Franklin NC You Must Try

Great Food in a Gas Station? Hello, Caffe Rel!

Fall In Franklin – Southern Hospitality



What Our Customers Are Saying

Based on 1268 reviews
Arctic Ghost
Arctic Ghost
September 17, 2023
I would give them 10 stars if I could. I admin a local foodie group here in Franklin and today was our day to go to Caffe Rel and all I've gotta say is OMG everything that I had or saw come out was amazing. Everyone in the group loved what they had. Big thanks again to everyone at Caffe Rel. If you're coming to visit Franklin I highly recommend you stop in.
Jackie Simms
Jackie Simms
September 13, 2023
I haven't been in several years but I love this restaurant and I'm planning to go again soon!
Christina Sancken
Christina Sancken
September 7, 2023
Delicious food, attentive staff. Will return and recommend to anyone traveling through Franklin!
Mixed up Outdoor Adventures
Mixed up Outdoor Adventures
September 5, 2023
This is by far the best good in Franklin. Well planned and prepared. Delicious.

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(828) 369-9446

459 East Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

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Great Food in a Gas Station
We are located next to the Hot Spot Gas Station



Sunday 11am-8pm

Monday 11am-8pm

Tuesday 4pm-8pm

Wednesday 11am-8pm

Thursday 11am-8pm

Friday 11am-8pm

Saturday 11am- 8pm


OPEN Wednesday-Saturday 11am-8pm