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There’s no better way to start your morning than with a warm (or iced) cup of coffee — especially on vacation! Coffee will get you ready for a full day of exploring everything that the area has to offer. Whether it’s a pumpkin spiced latte in the fall or an iced coffee in the summer, you can’t go wrong with an extra boost of caffeine to begin your day. Lucky for you, there is no shortage of coffee in the Smoky Mountains. We’ve put together a list of 6 of the best coffee shops in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:
1. Espresso Yourself
If you find yourself near The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, make some time to stop by Espresso Yourself. For that extra jolt of energy, try one of this cafe’s espresso drinks, or just grab a normal cup of joe! Espresso Yourself has coffee, tea, frappes, espresso, lattes, and more. While you’re there, be sure to grab one of their delicious, warm pastries that are baked fresh!
2. Coffee & Company
Located in The Village Shoppes in Gatlinburg, Coffee & Company is a favorite among both visitors and locals. This quaint coffee shop doubles as a small gift shop, so after you purchase your drink you can find the perfect souvenir to take back home with you! Coffee & Company serves flavored coffees, seasonal coffees, and more. No matter what kind of coffee you’re in the mood for, you can find it here!
3. Donut Friar
Also in The Village is this next favorite. You will be able to smell the Donut Friar before you see it. Starting as early as 5 a.m., the aroma of freshly made donuts, cinnamon bread, and coffee will draw in visitors. After you’ve decided on which one of their freshly made treats you’d like to enjoy, get a cup of coffee that’s made to your liking! The Donut Friar serves delicious coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos that will add energy to your morning.
4. The Village Cafe & Creamery
The Village Cafe & Creamery is yet another spot in The Village to grab a cup of coffee. This shop gets all of its beans from a roaster in Maryville, TN. Whether you’re in the mood for something hot or something cold, you can find it here. This coffee shop in Gatlinburg has it all — lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, Americanos, iced coffee, frappes, and so much more. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try the Affogato, which is ice cream with chocolate sauce, topped with a shot of espresso. Don’t miss your chance to try this tasty treat!
5. Courthouse Donuts
While technically located in Sevierville, TN, this shop serves some of the best donuts and best coffee you can get in the Smokies! Sip a cup of fresh coffee, hot or iced, as you decide what kind of sugary treat you want to pair it with. At Courthouse Donuts, every donut is hand-dipped and designed just the way you want it! Some favorites are Lemon Blueberry Escape, which has vanilla icing, blueberry topping, finished off with Country Time Lemonade, and The Red Thunder, which is caramel icing drizzled with chocolate espresso sauce.
6. Burg Coffees
It’s always coffee time at Burg Coffees in Gatlinburg! This coffee shop is located right on the Parkway and serves up your coffee just the way you like it, using organic coffees made from carefully selected beans. It is a family owned cafe with a passion for quality coffee, espresso, and baked goods. Get your caffeine fix in this cozy atmosphere while enjoying a beautiful view of the mountains.
Make sure to try one (or all) of these coffee shops in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge to start your day off right next time you’re in the Smoky Mountains. Check out more dining options in the area to try while you’re here, then start planning your visit!