Explore 10 Local Coffee Shops

A Java Journey through the Smoky Mountains: Explore 10 Local Coffee Shops

Explore 10 Local Coffee Shops

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Townsend offer more than just stunning vistas and outdoor adventures. These charming Appalachian destinations also boast a vibrant coffee culture, with a plethora of cozy and unique local coffee shops. Whether you're a caffeine connoisseur or simply seeking a cozy spot to relax, join us on a caffeinated journey as we explore the best local coffee shops across the Smoky Mountains.


Honeybee Coffee Co. is a true haven for coffee enthusiasts and those in search of a lively atmosphere. This local roaster not only serves up exceptional coffee but also provides a welcoming space where you can hang out, get some work done and indulge in a rotating selection of craft beers. Whether you're in the mood for a perfectly brewed cup of joe or a refreshing pint, Honeybee Coffee Co. offers the ideal blend of coffee, vibe and craft beers for an unforgettable experience.

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Espresso Yourself is a cherished family-owned coffee shop that excels in serving the finest coffee, tea, frappés and smoothies in the area. Their commitment to excellence extends beyond beverages, as they also offer an irresistible selection of freshly baked goods made in-house each day. After placing your order, find a seat on the inviting outdoor porch and sink into one of their comfortable rocking chairs.

Black Rifle Coffee Company is an exception to our list of local coffee favorites, as it is a chain. However, it has such high praise and popularity that we couldn't help but include it. Located in Pigeon Forge right on the strip, Black Rifle Coffee Company has earned the number one spot as a top coffee shop in the area on YELP. Renowned for its exceptional coffee, this establishment has gained a loyal following for its quality beans and expertly brewed beverages. While it may not be a local gem, Black Rifle Coffee Company's presence in Pigeon Forge is undeniable, making it a must-visit destination for coffee enthusiasts in the area.


Coffee & Company, located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg's "The Village," is a must-visit coffee shop. Situated directly behind the fountain and just two doors down from the renowned Donut Friar, it boasts a prime location that is easily accessible for visitors exploring the delightful shops and attractions of The Village. Whether you're strolling through the charming streets or seeking a cozy spot to relax, Coffee & Company offers a convenient and inviting oasis for coffee enthusiasts.

Gatlinburg Grind is a truly special establishment that caters to both adults and children, providing an extensive selection of invigorating beverages and delightful concoctions. Whether you're in the mood for a fantastic cup of coffee, a unique Red Bull Infusion or delightful smoothies perfect for the little ones, this place is sure to satisfy the entire family!

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The Heavenly Roast - If you're venturing into the ‘quiet side’ of the Smokies for a day of zip-lining or horseback riding, you'll undoubtedly pass by The Heavenly Roast located on HWY 321. This charming coffee shop offers fantastic lattes and boasts a convenient location right off the road. With its fun and modern decor, it creates an inviting atmosphere.

The Shaggy Moose is a haven for those with a sweet tooth and a penchant for flavorful and syrupy drinks. With a menu brimming with seasonal sugary concoctions, this coffee shop is sure to satisfy your cravings. What sets The Shaggy Moose apart is its convenient drive-through option, making it one of the only local shops that offer a drive-through.


The Artistic Bean is tucked away in Townsend, The Artistic Bean is a unique coffee shop that offers an organic experience. With a passion for coffee and artistic inspiration, this hidden gem stands out from the rest. One drink that shouldn't be missed is their Peanut Butter Cold Brew, a bold and adventurous flavor that will leave you craving more. At The Artistic Bean, every cup tells a story, inviting you to indulge in the world of exceptional organic coffee.

The Dancing Bean is a hidden treasure, awaiting coffee lovers seeking a unique and vibrant experience. The Dancing Bean is a delightful coffee shop that infuses the small town charm of Townsend with a lively atmosphere. From expertly crafted espressos and creamy cappuccinos to rich pour-overs and flavorful cold brews, their skilled baristas ensure that each cup is a masterpiece.

Among the numerous remarkable coffee shops across the Smoky Mountains, if we were to share our personal preference, our favorite would have to be.... drum roll.... The Dancing Bean. We have consistently been impressed by the exceptional service and top-notch quality they offer. However, when it comes to ambiance, our vote goes to Honeybee Coffee Co., as their atmosphere creates a truly enjoyable experience. Nevertheless, there are even more delightful coffee shops awaiting exploration in this beautiful region. We strongly value supporting all these local establishments and encourage all visitors who appreciate a good cup of coffee to discover them for themselves!