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The Donut Friar
The Village in Gatlinburg is home to a favorite for locals and tourists alike for over 50 years. 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 is Coffee and Company. Serving tasty cups of coffee since 1993, you’ll find more than coffee. Coffee and Company offers all the traditional drinks you’d expect in the best coffee shop in Gatlinburg, but they also offer options for vegans as well. Find vegan cookies and several varieties of non-dairy milk.
Coffee and Company roasts their beans from their original green state. Beans are never more than 10 days out from being freshly roasted. You can buy their coffee straight from single origin to seasonal flavors from their online store. Using a Keurig machine? Coffee and Company even offers “J cups” for individual brewing.
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 morning and bagels are from New York City.
Gatlinburg Grind offers freshly roasted Cliff Tops Coffee – named for the famous lookout point on Mt. LeConte. Gatlinburg Grind also offers pour over coffee. The wait for this cup of coffee is worth it. Their homemade hot chocolate bombs are definitely worthy as well.
Gatlinburg Grind is located in The Arts and Crafts Community, just outside of town. Their 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
Need some extra energy? Espresso Yourself if just what you need. 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 venues to large coffee chains, this shop is for you.
Find Espresso Yourself at 3331 Old Mill St, Pigeon Forge.
Smokies Cuban Cafe
Smokies Cuban Cafe is 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 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.
Choose from classic drinks like an Americano, mochas, cappuccinos and good old fashioned coffee. 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.
The Tennessee Grind
The Tennessee Grind is one of the newer Coffee (& Tea) place in Sevier County!
Enjoy sandwiches and yummy pastries in addition to locally roasted coffee and espresso treats.
Gingerbread Latte, Dawn Patrol. Mocha Latte and Caramel Apple Latte are a few of the new coffee brewing at Tennessee Grind. Looking forward to seeing more.
1436 Winfield Dunn Parkway
The Heavenly Roast
Another newcomer to the Smoky Mountain Coffee Shop list, is The Heavenly Roast located in beautiful Wears Valley, right up the road from Pigeon Forge. If you are a coffee lover and have never been to Wears Valley, make this a reason to go!
Try a Red Eye, Black Eye or Dead Eye! Or maybe a Chai Tea, Caramel Swirl Macchiato, Dark Horse Nitro, Blackberry, Buckcherry or Chocolate Mint Frappuccino, Skinny Latte, Chocolate Peanut Butter Frappe, or Breve Latte, just to name a few!
All by the stacked stone fireplace with some of the best mountain views around.
3637 Wears Valley Road Sevierville, TN 37862
PHONE : (865) 446-4326
Coffee Armory (at The Mountain Mile)
If you haven’t been the The Tower Shops at The Mountain Mile, you must go. And here is a great excuse.
The Coffee Armory serves Veteran owned Black Rifle Coffee, and you can also take a delicious bag home with you.
This Veteran themed coffee shop has drinks like Salted Caramel Frappe, White Mocha Frappuccino, Lavender and Honey flavors, Combat Cocoa, White Chocolate Mocha and more.
Dutch Bros. Coffee
BECAUSE OF YOU SINCE ‘92
Dutch Bros. Coffee may sell coffee, but they’re in the relationship business. Whether they’re slinging drinks or serving up smiles, Dutch Bros is all about you!
Dutch Bros. Coffee aims to make every interaction quick and efficient with a personal touch.
Quality drinks made from the best ingredients and served by awesome people.
Dutch Bros. Coffee aims to deliver an experience that leaves everyone stoked.
Click here for their menu.
The Shaggy Moose
The Shaggy Moose serves up coffee in the heart of Wears Valley with spectacular mountain views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
DRIP COFFEE, ICED COFFEE, EXPRESSO, BLENDED COFFEE DRINKS, BREAKFAST SANDWICHES, SOUP, PANCAKES.
3320 Wears Valley Road
Sevierville, TN. 37862
Painted Bear Coffee
As a valued member of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, the Painted Bear Coffee shop is now considered the top-rated coffee shop in the entire Gatlinburg area. Offering a rustic feel perfect for the area, the Painted Bear Coffee Co. is housed in a log-cabin building that pays homage to a Tennessee Mountain home from yesteryear with some modern accouterments.
At The Painted Bear Coffee Co., guests can get all sorts of hot coffees. Including drip coffee, Americano, lattes with a choice of flavors, cappuccino, red eye, and caramel macchiato. Additionally, moocha in either a dark or white, flat white, steamer with a choice of flavor, along with hot chocolate, chai latte, and herbal tea. Cold drink options include the iced latte, iced coffee, iced matcha latte, iced chai latte, and the mocha frappe in either dark or white.
522 Buckhorn Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Now that you know where to find all the best coffee shops in the Smoky Mountains you’ll need a place to relax after all that caffeine. My Bearfoot Cabins is ready to provide you with a true Smoky Mountain experience.
Pat and Don Kirchhoefer, Owners