We were out cruising around and exploring Maryville Tennessee, stopping at Tractor Supply, a home decorator’s shop and an antique ‘mall’, with plans to catch a mid-afternoon matinee at the movie theatre. We didn’t want to spoil our dinner after the movie but we had time to spare and we needed a little snack before the show…
I remembered a coffee house in Maryville that we’d passed on numerous occasions…but we’d never stopped by for a coffee break.
This is the Vienna Coffee House on High Street in Maryville. This former residence has been repurposed and it is very popular with the locals and especially with the students from nearby Maryville College.
But…don’t let this cozy looking coffee house fool you…it’s much more than meets the eye!
Laurie took this photo from the front door looking back at the bakery counter and ‘home’ of Vienna Coffee’s barista’s.
Vienna Coffee Company not only operates this coffee house, but the company is a Craft Roaster…a member of the Roaster’s Guild of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. The company roasts coffee daily using gourmet coffee beans imported from the tropics around the world.
In addition to coffee, the Coffee House itself offers fresh baked goods, a couple of sandwich options, retail coffee sales, gifts, coffee equipment and free internet. Dawn is on the left waiting for her large no foam skim milk latte.
Vienna Coffee’s commercial roasting operation offers Espresso, single-origin and estate coffees, rich flavored gourmet coffees, Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown, Bird Friendly, Rainforest Alliance Certified and Swiss Water Decaffeinated coffees as well as their own private blends. The company has many outlets throughout eastern Tennessee…selling their coffee by the cup and/or by the bag. Kroger is a major area retailer for the brand.
This is the little coffee bar near the service counter. I ordered a cup of black coffee, ($1.49), and filled up here. I was told that it was a bottomless cup…I could just refill as many times as I wanted. That is a great deal!
On the other hand, Dawn felt that her large no foam skim milk latte was the same size as Starbuck’s grande version, but it was more expensive. Also, the barista failed to deliver a ‘no-foam’ latte.
The Coffee Shop has several nooks and crannies for coffee lovers to hang out, work on their laptops, or just converse… The place has a nice comfortable ‘homey’ feeling to it. The atmosphere makes you want to just sit back and relax!
The Coffee House also regularly schedules open microphone and live music events. It’s located at 312 High Street in Maryville and it’s open from 7 am to 7 pm Monday thru Wednesday; 7 am to 10 pm Thursday thru Saturday, and; from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday.
In June of this year, the Vienna Coffee Company will be moving, consolidating their roasting operations and the Coffee Shop in one building. It will be at 212 College Street in Maryville. The new expanded 6,000 sq. foot café will offer a conference room and an acoustic music venue, along with similar nooks and crannies that are so popular with the Coffee Shop’s patrons. Roasting operations will be in the same building…one floor down. The food menu will be slightly expanded and the facility will have a drive-thru window.
The new location will only be a couple of blocks away from the current Coffee House in the former Maryville Furniture Company building. For more information re: the Vienna Coffee Company, just go to www.viennacoffeecompany.com.
Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…
Thanks for stopping by to explore this growing business and to share a cup of coffee with us!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave