The Dancing Bean Coffee House
The Dancing Bean Coffee House

The Dancing Bean Coffee House

The newest addition to The Dancing Bear family is The Dancing Bean Coffee House. Located within the Apple Valley Mountain Village on US 321, next to the new Dancing Bear guest check-in center. Open daily at 8:00 am, The Dancing Bean offers counter service, fire-side indoor seating, outdoor deck seating, board games, free Wifi, and we are pet-friendly!

Concerned about COVID-19? We are too. Call in your order, come to the designated carry-out parking, and your order will be brought out to your car. Safe and easy!

Barista: noun – a person who makes and serves coffee in a coffee bar ; “bartender in a coffee shop,” as a purely English word in use by 1992, from Italian, where it is said to derive ultimately from the English bar, as borrowed into Italian.
Bearista: noun – a person who makes and serves coffee in a coffee bar in Townsend, Tennessee.

Coffee House

Offering locally roasted beans, you can enjoy freshly brewed coffee, traditional espresso beverages, as well as bearista signatures like the Black Walnut Mocha, Buttered Brown Sugar or the Truffled Cream while nestled in the comforts of the Peaceful Side of the Smokies. Additional offerings include regionally-produced kombucha, nitro coffee, cold brew, fruit smoothies, and custom sodas.

The Dancing Bean Coffee House also offers a selection of seasonal beverages to accent the flavors of the season.


Enjoy some specialty bakery items for lunch, or grab a tasty treat on the run. The Coffee House features an array of baked goods. We regularly offer:

  • Assorted Scones (Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, Maui Morning, Gluten Free Blueberry, Orange Cranberry and White Chocolate Raspberry),
  • BIG cinnamon rolls with Cream Cheese Icing
  • Muffins (Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon and Double Chocolate Chunk)

Try a new ‘Lunch Box’ special, with selections ranging from soups and salad to sandwiches and wraps.

Dancing Bean Signature Roasts – Available in Bulk!

The Dancing Bean also offers ground coffee by the pound or whole bean coffee. Dancing Bear Coffee House beans are locally roasted and unique to the our Townsend, Tennessee, coffee house; signature flavors include:

  • Dancing Bear Special Appalachian Blend
  • Dancing Bear Special Appalachian Blend Decaf
  • Scenic View Breakfast Blend
  • Rocky Top Dark Roast
  • Ace Gap Mountain Blend
  • Organic Guatemala
  • Organic Papua New Guinea

Gift Shop

Artisanal Benne Seed Bacon, house-made granola, and other Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro staples are available in bulk or individual servings. Pick-up a perfect gift basket next time you’re in, or purchase individual items in our Online Shop.

Be sure to stretch your legs at the Apple Valley Mountain Village next door and make your visit complete! At either location you will find the perfect souvenir to capture the spirit of your Smoky Mountain adventure and take a piece of it home with you.

NEW Spiked Specialty Beverages

New spiked specialty beverages now available at The Dancing Bean.
Monday – Saturday: 10 – Close
Sunday: 12 noon – Close

View Our Spiked Specialty Beverages Menu

Townsend Tennessee