The desire to open a
quaint "local" hangout in the midst of our hustle and bustle tourist
county became evident as Jeff and Jennifer vacationed each
year. A lot of the small towns they visited regularly have these
great little "mom and pop" places that are so unique and would be a great
addition to what our town is so blessed to already have. That
idea, coupled with wanting to create a business that could be passed down to their
children led founders Jeff and
Jennifer Dyer to open their own businesses in Historic Downtown
Having been in the restaurant industry for close to 20 years before moving to Sevier County and having children, Jennifer knew the concept would have to be one that focused on early morning and afternoon business - one that would allow them to still be involved in all their children's activities in the evenings.
While helping a friend in Downtown Sevierville, Jennifer felt the tug to start exploring options for the perfect place. As fate would have it, another good friend was involved with the Sevierville Commons Association - a group focused on the revitalization of Historic Downtown Sevierville. She invited Jennifer to a meeting and as they say, "the rest is history" but some decisions had to be made - what concept? A restaurant? Really? We have so many in Sevier County! How can we compete? What does our town really need? Let's fill a need...
DOWNTOWN SEVIERVILLE needed a COFFEE SHOP and what goes better with Coffee than donuts?!? But, it had to be different - not an ordinary donut. Not something they can get thru a drive thru!!! Something with personality - something homemade!!! SOMETHING THEY DESIGN...Design your own donut and have a great cup of coffee!!! It also needs to be fun...relaxed...exciting!!!
After sharing the
thoughts with another friend, Jennifer sought the expertise of one of the best
bakers EVER!!! Chef Catherine Hallman and several others with Walters
State Community College opened their minds, hearts and kitchen to help.
Satisfied with the taste and texture Jeff and Jennifer were finally
ready to begin.
After weeks of remodeling an amazing space in a building that was built in 1901, Jeff designed and created a space that is unique and respectful of the time period while at the same time is welcoming and comfortable. The space is perfect for meeting a friend you haven't seen in ages for coffee or booking the banquets space for a weekly business meeting.
Jeff passed away In December of 2016 but his legacy lives on each day as people continually compliment the fine craftsmanship and the beautiful transformation of our restaurant to what it is today. Our children work as much as they can and we are committed to providing an excellent product, in a relaxed and welcoming environment making every guest feel like family.
The boys and I hope you join us soon.