Heaven in a Cup: The Best Coffee Place in Gatlinburg

Where the best place for all kinds of tasty cappuccino can be found.
Where the best place for all kinds of tasty cappuccino can be found.

Jordan's Village Creamery Coffee and Drinks

Considered by some to be the playground of the Midwest, my family started going to Gatlinburg around 2004. With its quirky shops, extensive hiking trails, white-water rafting, beautiful, fun-filled cabins, and abundance of places to get married – one being a drive thru wedding place – we quickly fell in love with this quirky vacation spot. So it is with deep dismay that I write about how of all the times I’ve been to the place, I’ve only recently discovered the best cappuccino place I’ve ever been to in my life.

Nestled back in a cluster of shops called the Village – found on the main shopping strip in Gatlinburg – is the nirvana of cappuccino. Called Jordan’s Village Creamery Coffee and Drinks, this little coffee place features a wide abundance of cappuccino flavors – at least 36 – such as Reese’s peanut butter, cinnamon roll, cinnamon Danish, praline, Snickerdoodle, Butterfinger and even a flavor inspired by the current president called the Obamaccino. A variety of flavors – like bubblegum – exists also for kids, so if you need a coffee fix and are visiting the area with kids, it is well worth stopping by this little nook of a coffee place with the little ones.

Thus far, I’ve tried two of the flavors – cinnamon Danish and Reese’s peanut butter – and my husband has tried some of the other flavors. Our verdict? The cappuccinos – and in his case, frappaccino – taste very much like the flavors advertised. Simply put, it’s heaven in a cup because the flavors are that delectable. Case in point: I first found this place while visiting Gatlinburg for a friend’s bachelorette party. When I later returned with my husband to Gatlinburg, I raved about the place nonstop (I’m a sucker for good cappuccinos).

Yet he seemed more interested in getting his usual green tea frappuccino. After I made him try one of the flavors there, my Starbucks-crazed husband became just as enthusiastic as I was. When I asked him if he had to choose between Starbucks and my discovery, he selected this place. On our last full day in Gatlinburg, we succumbed to our gluttonous nature and ended up buying two drinks apiece. Yes, it is that good.

As mentioned earlier, you can find this coffee place in the Village, which is impossible to miss as it’s on the main shopping strip in Gatlinburg. Upon entering the Village, you’ll see a cluster of shops. To your right, you will see a hiking shop. Just circle around to the right past the hiking shop and you’ll soon arrive at the tiny nook called Jordan’s Village Coffee and Creamery. All the flavors you could ever imagine for cappuccino will be found on a white board on the back, which also advertises other tasty eats like mozzarella sticks.

The place is small, yet cozy with stools and counters to sit at and an eclectic variety of other items for sale – my favorite being the quirky sayings such as, “I smile because you’re my daughter; I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.” The cappuccinos run around four dollars and are well worth the cost. To be quite blunt, it is that cappuccino place that makes my husband and I all the more eager to return to our Midwestern playground.

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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

". . .it was Gatlinburg in mid July. . . ."

From, "A Boy Named Sue;" by Johnny Cash.

I've never been to that city; but from just the looks of that building there, man, I'm thinking it must be a beautiful city!

Coffee. I'm drinking instant, isn't that a shame?


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Elefanza 5 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain Author

It is a VERY beautiful city and when I think about retiring, it's in Gatlinburg. As for coffee, I just received my first coffee maker as a gift and so I finally purchased Dunkin Donuts coffee, which is AMAZING! I also just finished this peppermint mocha creamer to go with it and so am now drinking two to three cups of coffee a day because I'm addicted. So you simply must try real coffee....speedway has some good coffee too. Is that instant, btw? I like their coffee as well.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Oh, now you shouldn't think that I don't drink real coffee; I've always been open to trying any coffee that was offered to me, and I still am.

I haven't had any in a while, but that coffee with chicory that is popular in Louisiana is good too, that's something that folks should all try.


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Elefanza 5 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain Author

My apologies. I just have had such amazing coffee experiences as to render my judgment and attitude to be along the lines of "all must try this coffee" because it's a whole other plane of existence kind of deal.

Chicory in coffee sounds really good and I will have to give it a try at some point. Mmmm.....thinking about coffee...smelling coffee....coffee mugs....yep, that's what's good right now.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

hehehehe. I could get coffee'd up this evening. I've got stuff to read, and I need to finish a half hearted, half baked spy novel that I started reading.

I just can't bare to get over a hundred pages in and quit anymore. . . .there's something wrong with me.


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Elefanza 5 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain Author

Sounds fun with a shot of grit tossed in. I am working on my novel this evening, which means I will probably put on another coffee pot and play tug of war with my sentences. And the endless procrastination that will come in the process...oh, the horrors!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

At least you've got a project and a goal. I'm still on project Hubpages. I know how to make money doing this, I've got it all figured out.

Thing is, I'd rather spin opinions and tell stories, and we really only made anything when we write about products. . . . .


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Elefanza 5 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain Author

Have you ever thought of sending some of your stories to short story contests? Some of them let you in for free.

My goals for writing are pretty fixed for long term. It's more the "daily grind" part of writing that is still hard. Maybe it's because I am trying to do a million things at once.

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