I don’t know about you, but I do not function well before I have had my coffee. I look forward to it every morning. There is just something about watching that delicious, steaming beverage flow out of my coffee machine and into my cup that relaxes me.
But, I am not always at home to make my coffee, and let’s be honest, there is just something about a barista making your coffee that just tastes different. Because of this, one of my favorite things about starting my days at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa is being able to get a Starbucks coffee. But, just like any other popular Starbucks location, there is usually a line in the DM Pantry during prime coffee-drinking hours. Well, do I have some good news for you. You can now get your Starbucks drip coffee downstairs in The Lounge at the new coffee bar.
I’m going to be totally honest with you, I like my coffee to actually be sugary, creamy lattes, so The Coffee Bar is not necessarily the best option for me when it comes to coffee. My boyfriend, however, always orders a plain, black coffee with the occasional cream or sugar. If that’s you, too, then this is the coffee location for you (but if not, don’t ride it off just yet. I’m going to get to the exclusive DreamMore Pie and the incredible morning cocktails here in a second). At The Coffee Bar, you can get your black coffee plus cream and sugar if that’s your thing. It’s easy, quick and delicious.
There also is a variety of pastries to choose from to compliment your delicious, hot cup of coffee. These include muffins, donuts, scones and more. But the main event here at The Coffee Bar (other than the coffee, obviously) is the DreamMore Pie. It’s basically a giant oatmeal cookie with a center that is smooth, buttery, and gooey with sweet with subtle undertones of fresh orange and lemon zest. It has an oatmeal cookie crust and is dusted with powdered sugar—I mean can you imagine a more delicious breakfast treat? You can only get this at The Coffee Bar, and let me tell you, it is worth the trip downstairs to The Lounge with or without coffee.
If you’re looking for something to help you relax in the morning instead of wake you up, The Coffee Bar also has a delicious list of Spirited Morning Cocktails. These crafted drinks include classics like Bloody Maries and Mimosas as well as more festive drinks such as the Cinnamon Toast that is crafted with vanilla vodka, Rumchata, cream and a cinnamon stick.
In my opinion, there is really no excuse for not visiting The Coffee Bar. I grab my skinny vanilla latte upstairs in the DM Pantry before I head down to grab a slice of DreamMore Pie. If you like your coffee delicious but simple, you can just grab your coffee at The Coffee Bar, too. Or, if you want to start your morning a little more spirited, The Coffee Bar has plenty of delicious options for that as well.
There is no better start to a morning than at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa and coffee is just the cherry on top.