A cold February morning proved to be the right time to visit a new little coffee place in downtown Sevierville. After dreaming about a coffee shop downtown for a long time, it was exciting to finally visit Honeybee Coffee Company on Main Street and Court Avenue. It took me a while to get there, but it was worth the wait.
Honeybee Coffee Company is located on the ground floor of the new Historic Central Hotel in downtown Sevierville. Customers can use several parking spots in front of the business. I used a second option: the public parking lot across the street on Court Avenue.
The coffee shop is open every day with good hours for those of us who need a caffeine fix.
I usually get a Latte, but opted for a Chai instead because I had a really good one in Asheville a couple of years ago and wanted to try one again. The Honeybee Coffee Co Chai was excellent! I will order it again.
The Court Avenue side of the business has large windows that afford a view of the courthouse. There was plenty of light despite the overcast day, good for reading, etc.
I am a fan of interiors with a Scandinavian vibe. It was very attractive and made me want to linger.
Honeybee Coffee Co uses Cruze Farm milk products in their brews, which is as wonderful as you can imagine. Decadent!
The most popular spot in Honeybee Coffee Co.
All too soon, it was time to go.
Honeybee Coffee Co is definitely an asset to downtown and the courthouse area. You will surely find me visiting the coffee shop frequently this spring and summer while out and about in Sevierville. Save me a spot near Dolly.
Barbara Tenney (pictured right) prepared and instructed this themed dinner from behind the counter. A camera above projected the steps for each dish.
The first course was excellent. Candied pecans in a salad + strawberries = instant happiness.
I was intrigued by the Orange Rice and it did not disappoint. Important tip: make sure that you rinse Jasmine Rice before cooking it to reduce the starch. There was still plenty of starch so I can’t imagine not rinsing it now. The orange flavor was light and made the side dish special.
I receive KaTom email announcements about cooking classes and signed up online through Eventbrite. It was easy.
After making a reservation, your party will be assigned a table with a good view of the cooking class. Each participant receives a copy of the recipes so bring a pen in case you would like to take notes during the lesson. Participants sample each course which tend to be full size servings, in my opinion. It can be a good idea to bring a ‘to go’ box if you have a small appetite.
I have had Red Velvet Cheesecake before, but this one was the best! Very fresh, light, and creamy. Bravo!
I heard that Barbara Tenney and the KaTom team are planning an Easter themed class in the spring. Sign up for email alerts or follow KaTom Kitchen Supplies on Facebook to get the latest news in regard to cooking classes. Tickets are limited right now due to social distancing so I recommend signing up within 48 hours if you see a class that interests you.