The Dancing Bean Coffee House and Bakery

Now Open

Phone: 865-738-8968

We are pleased to announce the exciting addition to The Dancing Bear family: a quaint new coffee house and bakery called “The Dancing Bean” which is located in the Apple Valley Mountain Village on US 321 next to the new Dancing Bear guest check-in center. We’ll be open for breakfast and lunch with counter service and plenty of indoor and outdoor deck seating and Free Wifi.

The Dancing Bean gives a new outlet for the Dancing Bear culinary team to feature great locally roasted coffees, espresso, and cappuccino. Additionally, regionally-produced Kombucha will be on tap, along with Nitro Coffee. The Coffee House/ Bistro will also feature fresh fruit smoothies, custom sodas, bottled juices, and imported and local bottled beers.

Menu items include house-made muffins, sticky buns, biscuits, flatbread breakfast and lunch creations, wheat bread, and sourdough bread creations. Also, Benne Seed bacon, granola, pimento cheese, fresh compote, and other Dancing Bear staple items will be available in bulk or individual servings. House-made loaf bread will be available for sale each day, but when it runs out, it runs out — until the next batch is baked fresh daily in the Dancing Bear kitchen.

Dancing Bean Coffee Company will also offer fresh ground coffee by the pound or whole bean coffee by the pound for carry-out.

More details are coming soon!

The “Dancing Bean” is a play on the brand name “Dancing Bear,” as Chef Cooper’s culinary creations are featured at the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, a relaxed yet upscale restaurant located up the hill at Dancing Bear Lodge.

  • Without a doubt the nicest...

    “Our primary reason for visiting this property was to once again enjoy the incredible culinary creations of Chef Shelley! Her artistic use of farm-fresh ingredients is rivaled by very few…upscale comfort food at its best! While feasting, we enjoyed a guitarist accompanied by a mandolin…and then s’mores by the mountain stone firepit! Seriously, what more could you want?”

    – Trip Advisor Review

  • Just a short 2-hour drive...

    “As foodies vacationing in the Smoky Mountains, we didn’t find many “hidden gems” around…until Dancing Bear. Spectacular food and amazing wine selection with excellent specialty drinks and top notch service. If we are ever back in this area again, we will absolutely return!”

    – Yelp Review

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    “Fantastic food, ambiance, service, hospitality, wine, etc. Love everything about this place! Great beer. Salmon (from Alaska) was wonderful. Fire pit outside with heaters. Cozy booth with romantic lighting and feel. Amazing views. Best place for a date night!!!”

    – Yelp Review