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As a mom of four energetic boys and a frequent visitor to Pigeon Forge, I’ve come to appreciate the importance of a good cup of coffee. Over the years, I’ve discovered that Pigeon Forge coffee shops offer more than just a caffeine fix – they provide a moment of peace amidst the hustle and bustle of family vacations.

From the heart of downtown Gatlinburg to the charming village shops of the crafts community, Pigeon Forge and its surrounding areas are brimming with unique coffee spots. Each one offers a perfect blend of mountain latitude and delicious coffee that can kickstart your day on the right foot or provide that much-needed afternoon pick-me-up.

Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur in search of the highest quality steaks or a busy parent like me who just needs a hot cup of joe to keep up with the kids, Pigeon Forge coffee shops have something for everyone. In this blog post, I’ll share my favorite places to grab a coffee in Pigeon Forge, from hidden gems off the beaten path to popular spots that have become a tradition on our family trips. So, join me as I take you on a tour of the best coffee shops in Pigeon Forge, a place that’s become a home away from home for my family.

The Coffee Armory

Coffee Armory, located at The Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge, is a unique coffee shop that serves Black Rifle Coffee, a veteran-owned brand. The shop is themed around veterans, making it a unique and patriotic place to get your caffeine fix. The shop is conveniently located near The Mountain Monster thrill ride, fountains, and a playground, making it a great stop for families.

On the Menu

Coffee Armory offers a variety of drinks to cater to different tastes. They serve Salted Caramel Frappes, White Mocha Frappuccinos, and Lavender and Honey flavored drinks. Their Combat Cocoa is a must-try for chocolate lovers. They also offer a variety of Black Rifle Coffee for those who prefer a classic cup of joe.

Our Recommendations

The Salted Caramel Frappe and White Mocha Frappuccino come highly recommended for those who enjoy sweet, creamy coffee drinks. The Combat Cocoa is a unique offering that chocolate lovers will surely appreciate. If you’re a fan of floral flavors, the Lavender and Honey drink is a must-try.


Coffee Armory is located at 2655 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, in The Mountain Mile area. It’s a great spot to grab a coffee while enjoying the thrill rides, fountains, and playground nearby.

Learn more about the Coffee Armory here

Espresso Yourself

Espresso Yourself is a hidden gem located near Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge. This quaint coffee shop is the embodiment of small-town charm, offering a cozy atmosphere that’s perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee. Whether you prefer a light, medium, or dark roast, Espresso Yourself has you covered. They also offer a decent selection of hot tea, including early grey, English breakfast, Moroccan mint, and chai.

On the Menu

Espresso Yourself offers a variety of coffee options to cater to different tastes. You can enjoy your coffee hot with cream and sugar, or try an iced version for a refreshing twist. In addition to coffee, they have a selection of hot tea, including early grey, English breakfast, Moroccan mint, and chai.

Our Recommendations

If you’re a fan of classic coffee, we recommend trying their medium roast for a balanced flavor. For tea lovers, the Moroccan mint is a refreshing option that’s perfect for a warm day.


Espresso Yourself is tucked away near Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge, making it a convenient stop for those visiting the historic mill or shopping in the area.

Learn more about Espresso Yourself here

The Old Mill Creamery

The Old Mill Creamery may be an ice cream shop, but it’s also a fantastic place to get a robust cup of coffee. Located near the historic Old Mill, this shop offers Guatemalan dark roast coffee, as well as espresso, lattes, macchiatos, and cappuccinos. You can enjoy your coffee hot or iced, and when paired with their delicious ice cream, it makes for the perfect pair!

On the Menu

The Old Mill Creamery offers a variety of coffee options, including Guatemalan dark roast coffee, espresso, lattes, macchiatos, and cappuccinos. You can enjoy these either hot or iced, depending on your preference. And of course, they also offer a wide selection of ice cream flavors to complement your coffee.

Our Recommendations

We recommend trying their Guatemalan dark roast coffee for a robust flavor. If you’re in the mood for something a bit different, their lattes and macchiatos are also excellent choices. And don’t forget to pair your coffee with one of their delicious ice cream flavors!


The Old Mill Creamery is located near the historic Old Mill in Pigeon Forge. It’s a great place to stop for a coffee and ice cream break while exploring the area.

Learn more about the Old Mill Creamery here

Buzzed Bull Creamery

Buzzed Bull Creamery is not your average coffee shop. Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, this unique spot is known for its innovative approach to coffee and ice cream. They specialize in creating customized, handcrafted, buzzed (or non-buzzed) ice creams and milkshakes with the option to add a special kick with a shot of alcohol. Their coffee menu is equally impressive, offering a variety of classic and specialty drinks that can be enjoyed in their cozy shop or on the go.

On the Menu

Buzzed Bull Creamery offers a wide range of coffee drinks, from the traditional drip coffee and espresso to specialty drinks like their Nitro Cold Brew and Caramel Macchiato. They also offer a variety of milk options, including almond and soy, to cater to different dietary needs. But what sets Buzzed Bull Creamery apart is their unique selection of buzzed (alcohol-infused) coffee drinks. For those with a sweet tooth, their menu also features a variety of handcrafted ice creams and milkshakes, which can also be buzzed with your choice of alcohol.

Our Recommendations

If you’re looking for a coffee with a twist, we recommend trying their Buzzed Bull Mocha, a delightful blend of espresso, chocolate, and milk, with a shot of whiskey for that extra kick. For a non-alcoholic option, their Nitro Cold Brew is a must-try. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, their buzzed ice creams and milkshakes are a hit, with flavors like the Honey Pecan Whiskey Ice Cream and the Espresso Yourself Milkshake, which features espresso vodka, coffee, and cookies & cream ice cream.


Buzzed Bull Creamery is conveniently located at 3239 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. It’s the perfect place to stop by for a refreshing drink or a sweet treat while exploring the attractions of Pigeon Forge.

Learn more about the Buzzed Bull Creamery here

Sugar Bears Café And Creamery

Sugar Bears Café and Creamery is a delightful spot in Pigeon Forge that offers more than just sweet treats and ice cream. This café also serves everyone’s favorite hot beverage – coffee. Whether you prefer it black or as a latte, Sugar Bears Café and Creamery has got you covered. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even ask for a shot of espresso to be added to one of their milkshakes!

On the Menu

The menu at Sugar Bears Café and Creamery features a variety of coffee options to cater to all tastes. From a simple black coffee to a creamy latte, there’s something for every coffee lover. And for those with a sweet tooth, their ice cream and milkshakes are a must-try. You can even add a shot of espresso to your milkshake for an extra caffeine kick.

Our Recommendations

We recommend trying their classic black coffee for a simple yet satisfying caffeine fix. If you prefer something creamier, their lattes are a great choice. And don’t forget to try one of their espresso-infused milkshakes – it’s a unique treat that you won’t find at many other coffee shops!


Sugar Bears Café and Creamery is conveniently located in Pigeon Forge at 2155 Parkway, making it a great stop for a coffee break while exploring the area. Whether you’re in the mood for a hot cup of coffee or a sweet treat, this café has got you covered.

Learn more about Sugar Bears Café And Creamery here

Margaritaville Coffee Shop

Nestled within the Margaritaville Island Hotel, the Margaritaville Coffee Shop is the perfect oasis to unwind and savor a cup of our exquisite, freshly-brewed coffee. Our signature blends range from the robust, dark-roasted “Pirate’s Gold” to the soothing, caffeine-free “License to Chill”.

On the Menu

Our menu is a coffee lover’s paradise, featuring rich and creamy espresso-based favorites such as flavored Lattes and Cappuccinos. For a refreshing twist, try our decadent Caramel or Mocha Frappes. But we don’t just cater to coffee enthusiasts. Non-coffee drinkers can indulge in our creamy Chai Tea, Smoothies, and Hot Cocoa, or choose from a variety of pre-packaged drinks.

For those with a bit of an appetite, our light food menu offers classic coffee shop fare including muffins, cookies, croissants, and bagels. For a heartier start to your day, opt for our breakfast sandwiches, fruit cups, or oatmeal. And don’t miss out on our incredible Yogurt Parfait – it’s a customer favorite!

Our Recommendations

We highly recommend our signature “Pirate’s Gold” blend for those who love a strong, dark roast. If you’re in the mood for something sweet and creamy, our Caramel Frappe is a must-try. And for a healthy yet delicious breakfast option, our Yogurt Parfait is a fantastic choice.


The Margaritaville Coffee Shop is conveniently located inside the Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge. It’s the perfect spot to relax and refuel while exploring the area.

Learn more about the Margaritaville Coffee Shop here


Starbucks, a well-known international coffee chain, has made its mark in Pigeon Forge too. Located conveniently for both locals and tourists, this Starbucks outlet provides a familiar and cozy environment for coffee lovers. Whether you’re starting your day or looking for an afternoon pick-me-up after exploring the attractions of Pigeon Forge, Starbucks is a reliable stop for your caffeine fix.

On the Menu

Starbucks offers a wide range of beverages and food items. From their signature espresso-based drinks like Cappuccinos, Lattes, and Americanos to their unique seasonal offerings, there’s something for every coffee enthusiast. If you’re not in the mood for coffee, they also offer a variety of teas, hot chocolates, and other non-coffee beverages.

Their food menu is equally diverse, featuring a variety of pastries, sandwiches, salads, and other light bites. Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet treat or a savory snack, you’ll find something to pair perfectly with your drink.

Our Recommendations

While it’s hard to go wrong with any choice at Starbucks, some of the most popular options include their Caramel Macchiato, Pumpkin Spice Latte (seasonal), and Mocha Frappuccino. For a lighter, refreshing option, try the Iced Green Tea Lemonade. Pair your drink with a classic Blueberry Muffin or a hearty Bacon, Gouda & Egg Breakfast Sandwich.


Starbucks has multiple locations in Pigeon Forge, ensuring that a delicious cup of coffee is never too far away. You can find them conveniently located in various parts of the city, including near popular tourist attractions.

the donut friar building
We LOVED our visit to the Donut Friar and took this pic of the cute building while we were there.

Nearby Shops in the Smoky Mountain Area

While these coffee shops are in the nearby towns of Gatlinburg and Sevierville, they are worth stopping in!

Smoky Mountain Espresso

Located in Sevierville/Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain Espresso is a coffee house that sets itself apart with its beautiful indoor/outdoor fireplaces and a convenient drive-thru. They offer a variety of unique drinks such as the Smoky Mountain Mocha, Nitrous Infused Cold Brew, a Frozen Turtle Mocha, and a Smoothie for the kids. They also have a “Pay if Forward Wall” where customers can pre-purchase a coffee for someone else as a random act of kindness.

Gatlinburg Grind Cafe & Bakery

Gatlinburg Grind Cafe & Bakery is a charming bakery located just outside of downtown Gatlinburg, in the Arts & Crafts Community. They serve fresh “pour-over” style coffee, with coffee beans from around the world. They offer unique items such as a hot chocolate bomb and white chocolate macadamia cookies filled with a pumpkin spice, and caramel scone cream.

The Village Café

The Village Café, now known as Maddie Mae’s Cafe & Creamery, is a small gem tucked away in The Village on the Gatlinburg Strip. They offer a variety of coffee options including Lattes, Cappuccinos, Espressos, Cuban Espresso, Espresso Macchiato, Red Eye, and Americano. They also have a variety of flavors to add to your coffees, including Butter Rum, Butterscotch, Toasted Marshmallow, Tiramisu, & Brown Sugar Cinnamon.

Ski Mountain Grind Haus

Located in the Ober Gatlinburg Tramway Mall of Ober Gatlinburg, Ski Mountain Grind Haus offers a unique coffee experience amidst the stunning backdrop of the Smoky Mountains. Serving artisanal coffee drinks, from robust espressos to flavorful lattes, they have something to energize every adventurer. To complement your coffee, they offer freshly baked pastries and cookies, making it the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite morning drink before a fun-filled day in the Smokies.

Honeybee Coffee Company

Honeybee Coffee Co., in nearby Sevierville, is all about sourcing the best quality green beans from small lot farms worldwide. They roast these beans to perfection, highlighting each one’s unique nuances and flavors. The result is a delightful coffee experience that can be enjoyed in one of their four uniquely designed coffee shops, perfect for gathering and socializing. They also offer a unique subscription service, delivering the sweet taste of Honeybee Coffee directly to your home, ensuring your morning will never be ruined by depleted coffee supplies.

Donut Friar

We visited the Donut Friar for their amazing donuts (which were definitely all they were hyped up to be!), but they also make an amazing cup of coffee.Tucked away in The Village Shoppes in downtown Gatlinburg, The Donut Friar is a must-visit for coffee and donut lovers alike. This small, charming shop has been serving tourists and locals since 1969, earning a loyal following for its delicious, freshly made donuts and excellent coffee. The coffee bar features a variety of espresso-based drinks, including coffee, espresso, cappuccino, and latte. The coffee is renowned as some of the best in downtown Gatlinburg, making it a perfect stop for a morning pick-me-up or a relaxing afternoon treat. (It definitely made our list of the best coffee in Gatlinburg!)

Final Thoughts on Pigeon Forge Coffee Shops

As a mom who has been to Pigeon Forge numerous times with her husband and four sons, I can confidently say that the coffee scene in Pigeon Forge is as diverse and delightful as the city itself. Whether you’re looking for a classic cup of joe at Starbucks, a unique coffee experience at the Coffee Armory, or a sweet treat to go with your caffeine at the Buzzed Bull Creamery, there’s a coffee shop for every taste and preference.

And let’s not forget about the hidden gems like the Ski Mountain Grind Haus, tucked away off the beaten path but worth every step for their high-quality beans and fresh perspective on coffee. Or the Village Café, a short walk from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering traditional favorites and a hot chocolate bomb that’s a hit with my boys.

No matter where you choose to get your caffeine fix, you’re sure to find a warm welcome, friendly service, and a delicious cup of coffee in Pigeon Forge. So on your next trip, make sure to stop by one of these fantastic Pigeon Forge coffee shops. You won’t be disappointed!

Hope to see you there!

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