Looking for a quick pick-me-up? How about a tasty pastry? Whether you want a warm cup of black coffee or a sweet, cold drink with all the extras, we have a coffee shop for you! Keep reading to find the best coffee shops in Smoky Mountains.
The Donut Friar
The Village in Gatlinburg is home to a favorite for locals and tourists alike for over 50 years. Let your senses guide you to this shop. The aroma of freshly baked donuts lead you right to the door. Eclairs, cake donuts, cinnamon bread and fritters await. Of course, what’s a donut without a fresh, hot cup of coffee? The Donut Friar makes lattes, cappuccino, and other espresso drinks flavored to your liking!
A Gatlinburg classic – The Donut Friar – opens at 5 a.m. With hours this early, you’ll be able to grab a coffee and a tasty treat and still hit your favorite trails for sunrise. Be sure to bring cash for this shop – they don’t accept credit cards.
Coffee and Company
Also located in The Village you’ll find Coffee and Company. Serving up tasty cups of joe since 1993, you’ll find more than just drinks here. Coffee and Company offers all the traditional drinks you’d expect in the best coffee shop in Gatlinburg. Best of all – they offer options for vegans as well. Find vegan cookies, as well as three varieties of non-dairy milk.
Coffee and Company roasts their beans from their original green state. Whenever you have a cup of coffee here, your beans are never more than 10 days out from being freshly roasted. You can buy all of their coffee, from straight single origin to seasonal flavors in their online store. Using a Keurig machine? Coffee and Company even offers “J cups” for individual brewing!
Coffee and Company is located in The Village and you can see their menu online here.
Frappes, smoothies, hot chocolates, and of course – coffee! These are just a few examples of what you’ll find at Burg Coffees. In addition to coffee drinks, Burg Coffees offers a seasonal menu with specialty drinks. If you’re feeling particularly sleepy, try the Cowboy. This drink offers EIGHT shots of espresso (yes 8!) and tops them with black coffee. You’ll definitely be ready for whatever the day has in store after that! Of course, what is a coffee shop without pastries? Try one of their cinnamon rolls. You won’t be sorry.
Find Burg Coffees at Reagan Terrace Mall right on the Parkway. You can even order ahead on GrubHub and pick up your drink.
Looking for the best coffee shop in Gatlinburg and don’t mind going off the beaten path? Gatlinburg Grind is for you. Pastries are freshly baked every single morning and the bagels here are straight from New York City. This family-owned shop will make you feel right at home.
Gatlinburg Grind offers freshly roasted Cliff Tops Coffee – named for the famous lookout point on Mt. LeConte. Gatlinburg Grind also offers pour over coffee. Trust us – the wait for this cup of joe is worth it. Their homemade hot chocolate bombs are definitely Instagram-worthy too.
You’ll find Gatlinburg Grind in The Glades Arts & Crafts Community, just outside of town. Their incredible location allows you to grab a cup of your favorite brew and browse in the nearby artisan shops for a special souvenir.
Pigeon Forge and Sevierville
Visiting Pigeon Forge and need some extra energy? How about a post-Dollywood treat? For you, there’s Espresso Yourself. This small coffee shop is located near The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge. Here, you’ll find freshly brewed light, medium and dark roast coffees. In addition, hot tea, hot chocolate, and chai lattes round out the menu. Small pastries and treats round out this menu. If you prefer small local joints to large coffee chains, this shop is for you.
Find Espresso Yourself at 3331 Old Mill St, Pigeon Forge.
Smokies Cuban Cafe
Known as one of our favorite places for takeout, Smokies Cuban Cafe is so much more than tasty lunch and dinner! Smokies Cuban Cafe also offers a small cafe menu of tasty beverages. Try the Cafe Bombon, espresso with condensed milk & chocolate for a strong and sweet pick-me-up. The Cortadito is freshly brewed espresso with a splash of steamed milk topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Milkshakes & juices are also available. If you haven’t tried their guanabana shake yet you’re missing out! Grab a casco de Guava y queso to round out your cafe experience. Smokies Cuban Cafe is definitely a strong contender for the best coffee shop in Pigeon Forge.
Find Smokies Cuban Cafe at 3526 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. You can even order ahead on GrubHub.
Smoky Mountain Espresso
Smoky Mountain Espresso is a newcomer to Sevierville and winner of the Mountain Press’ Readers Choice Award for Best Coffee Shop.
Classic drinks like an Americano, mochas, cappuccinos and good old fashioned coffee are meny staples. You can also find iced drinks and matcha at this contender for best coffee shop in Sevierville. The real showstopper here is the on tap nitro cold brew. We promise you haven’t had a coffee drink this smooth before!
Smoky Mountain Espresso shares retail space with Sweet Frog at 1259 Middle Creek Road in Sevierville. We can’t think of a better combination – frozen yogurt & coffee!
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