If you’re looking for a new spot to get your caffeine fix before a long day exploring the Smokies, Gatlinburg has got you covered! Whether you take your coffee black or with all the cream and sugar, these shops offer tons of options for you. Wake yourself up with your new favorite hot or iced drink and take a few coffee bags home with you. Here are 5 of the best coffee shops in Gatlinburg:
1. Coffee and Company
Established in 1993, Coffee and Company has a long standing tradition of producing some of the best coffee in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area. Here, you’ll find everything from your classic Vanilla Latte to Matcha Frappes. Try their famous Frappelattes, a blended frappuccino and latte beverage that comes in all kinds of flavors! We recommended the Ghirardelli Black and White or the Salted Campfire Caramel. All of their coffee is roasted locally in Gatlinburg and you can take home your favorite flavors in 8-16 oz bags. Pick up some of their straights and blends, flavored coffees or seasonal favorites!
2. Burg Coffees
Burg Coffee is a family-owned cafe that has a passion for serving up fresh, delicious coffee from organic sources that produce the best flavors. Their knowledgeable and trained baristas will know exactly how to create the perfect drink for you, using carefully selected beans to make your coffee or espresso just how you like it. Order one of their unique coffees and enjoy a baked good on the side while you take in the awesome atmosphere and view of the mountains. Check out their seasonal drinks and desserts and stop by next time you’re in town!
3. The Donut Friar
For all you early risers, The Donut Friar is the place for you. As early as 5 a.m., you’ll be able to smell the sweet aroma of handmade donuts, breads, and coffee throughout the streets of downtown Gatlinburg. Located in The Village Shops, The Donut Friar is the perfect place to stop while you’re exploring all that Gatlinburg has to offer. Their unique and delicious donuts and coffees are the perfect breakfast combination or even an afternoon pick-me-up. Their attention to detail and recipes that keep visitors coming back makes The Donut Friar easily one of the best coffee shops in Gatlinburg.
4. Ski Mountain Grind Haus
Are you planning on visiting Ober Gatlinburg on your next trip to the Smokies? Make sure you stop into the Tramway Mall at Ober at check out Ski Mountain Grind Haus. This coffee shop serves up tasty artisanal coffee and unbeatable pastries and baked goods. Make sure you fill up on caffeine before hitting the slopes so you’ll be energized the whole time! If you’re not a coffee drinker, that’s no problem. Try their hot chocolates, chai lattes and hot teas. Treat yourself to a yummy pastry like their Danish, Pumpkin Roll or Peanut Butter Cookies.
5. The Village Cafe and Creamery
Whether you’re in the mood for a hot coffee or a cold ice cream cone, The Village Cafe and Creamery has it all! Order their Red Eye or Cuban Espresso if you’re in need of a wake up call! If you’re looking for something milder, try the Americano or Cafe Au Lait. When it comes to ice cream, you can choose from scoops, shakes, malts, floats, sundaes and old fashioned sodas. Everyone in the family will find something they love at The Village Cafe and Creamery.
Now that you know the best coffee shops in Gatlinburg, you can plan where you want to stop on your next trip to the Smokies. Still looking for a place to stay? Check out all of our Gatlinburg luxury cabins and stay near these awesome coffee shops! We look forward to seeing you!