Caffeine Cravings in the Smokies

Finding the perfect cup of coffee in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is filled with exciting events and attractions. You can view amazing art at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. You can dip your feet into the rolling LeConte Creek. You can learn about the early settlers of the community at William Ogle’s cabin, built in 1802. But to really appreciate all the adventures Gatlinburg has in store for your day, you need to start the morning right—with a perfectly brewed cup of coffee!
In Gatlinburg, you’ll find all kinds of places to feed your caffeine craving. Of course, you can stop at Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts while you’re visiting. But we recommend you try some of the local flavor when it comes to your cup of brew. Below, we’ve listed some of the best coffee shops in the area. Why not try them all while you’re away? Coffee never tasted so good!

Coffee & Co.—For Gatlinburg’s oldest and only roasting coffee shop, check out Coffee & Co. This family-owned business aims to provide Smoky Mountain visitors with the freshest custom roasted coffee they will find anywhere and a friendly atmosphere to sip it in. With dozens of blends, flavored coffee, and more, this shop is worth a visit! And when you find your favorite flavor, this coffee shop will bag it up and send it home with you. So you can enjoy your Coffee & Co. blend in the cabin each day of your stay!

White Oak Flats Coffee Brewhouse—This local joint serves up gourmet coffee every day, as well as flavored syrups they make in house. To go with your cup of Joe, get made-to-order breakfast items, fresh-baked goodies, and more at this Gatlinburg coffee shop.

The Coffee Shack—For fast service and a friendly face, don’t miss this small establishment on the Parkway in Gatlinburg. The Coffee Shack blends up all your coffee cravings, including espresso, lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas.

Burg Coffees, Inc.—A specialty coffee shop, Burg Coffees has several aromatic blends, including their biggest seller—Highlands Blend. This full-bodied blend of African and Central and South American beans is only one delicious offering at the Burg. They also offer specialty coffees, cold coffees, coffee over ice cream, and more!

Clyde’s Coffee and Moore—Customer satisfaction is their biggest goal at Clyde’s Coffee and Moore in Gatlinburg. Try their Great Espresso, roasted by Seven Hills Coffee out of Ohio, for a perfect start to your morning. They also offer you a place to sit and enjoy your brew with free Wi-Fi access and AC on the days when the sun is at its hottest. Besides coffee, this shop offers breakfast, baked goods, and homemade candies such as Smoky Mountain Clusters and Buckeyes.

Jordan’s Village Creamery—When you’re shopping in The Village in Gatlinburg, be sure to stop at Jordan’s Village Creamery. Step back in time at this old-fashioned soda shop where you can enjoy not only delicious hand-dipped ice cream and Italian gelato, but also 20 different blends of coffee. There’s even gourmet hot chocolate or spiced apple cider—perfect for the kids!

The Donut Friar—Also in The Village Shops, you can find The Donut Friar, a small shop with irresistible aromas spilling out its door. Freshly made donuts, cinnamon bread, and pastries are the perfect companions to your fresh-brewed cup of coffee. You might also try a cappuccino or latte made just the way you like it.

The Cabin Café—Enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner with your fresh cup of coffee at The Cabin Café. This restaurant/coffee shop combo gets 4.5 out of 5 stars on Yelp—a sure winner to satisfy your caffeine craving during your Smoky Mountain getaway.

The Cranky Bear—If you’re looking for a place to buy coffee and take it back to the cabin, check out The Cranky Bear, a convenience store located in Elks Plaza. You can purchase coffee, energy drinks, soda, snacks, and more at this unique boutique in the Smokies.

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