Nestled between the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mayview Park lies a tiny little town called Blowing Rock. Whether you’re just passing through or ready to stay and enjoy the winter activities the North Carolina mountains have to offer, Blowing Rock provides the perfect mix of charm and seclusion. With quaint coffee shops sprinkled throughout the town, it’s the ideal place to pass through and enjoy a fresh brew from one of these local treasures.
Camp Coffee Roasters
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or hundredth time through the door, the staff at Camp Coffee Roasters will be sure to greet you with warm smiles and quality coffee. A bit hidden away, this gem of Blowing Rock is located above an outdoor store on the shopping strip of downtown. With a team that features exceptionally talented baristas who enjoy creating the dream drink for each customer, they roast select beans from around the world. As a plus, they also offer an assortment of local bakery items and a handful of tables to enjoy the coffee on site.
The Sugar Shack
Offering specialty coffees and espresso as a comfort from the cold, find Sugar Shack on Main Street waving an App State flag in front of their shop. Though the establishment is known to offer slushies, snow cones, and ice cream in the summertime, the Sugar Shack transforms into a cozy coffee shop in the winter months. If you’re looking for a sweet substitute for coffee, opt for their tasty peppermint hot chocolate instead.
Grandfather Country Store
This eclectic shop doesn’t stop at coffee. The folks at Grandfather Country Store offer a unique experience to customers who stroll through their doors. In comparison to the sit-down cafes in Blowing Rock, Grandfather Country Store doubles as a convenience store, a vendor of local pastries and artisan crafts, and a bookstore filled with rarities. The owner of the shop, an author himself, offers travelers gourmet coffee to keep them warm and awake during their adventuring in the High Country.
Blowing Rock pairs small-town vibes with high-quality coffee and a hometown feel. With the selection of Boone coffee shops only 15 minutes away, the High Country has ample opportunity for caffeine lovers to settle in and enjoy the winter season with a fresh brew in-hand.