Coffee & Treats in Tennessee

$13 for $20 Worth of Donuts and Pastries at Fox's Donut Den

Fox's Donut Den

Green Hills

$10 $6.50

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For than 30 years, donut cafe's cooks have risen early each day to make glazed and frosted donuts, pastries, and kolacky

One Dozen Mini Cupcakes or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sweets at Fit Sweets Cupcakes (50% Off)

Fit Sweets Cupcakes

Knoxville

$13.99 $7

Mini cupcakes come in flavors such as chocolate buttercream, banana pudding, and apple cinnamon; gluten-free options available

Mini Donuts and Coffee or Donut Bucket at Monkey Town Donut Company (Up to 44% Off)

Monkey Town Donut Company

1st Tennessee Pavilion

$6 $3.50

Mini donuts made fresh each Sunday at Chattanooga Market

$9 for $16 Worth of American Breakfast and Lunch Food Tuesday–Friday at The Pfunky Griddle

The Pfunky Griddle

Murfreesboro

$16 $9

Do-it-yourself pancakes with 20 toppings cooked at tables with inset griddle

$10 for Four $5 Vouchers to Schakolad Chocolate Factory ($20 Value)

Schakolad Chocolate Factory

Franklin

$20 $10

Factory offers more than 70 chocolates prepared on site, as well as truffles, custom chocolate bars, and more

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes at Cupcake Cutie Etc. (42% Off)

Cupcake Cutie, Etc

Bartlett Stage Coach Collection

$18 $11

Bakers decorate fresh cupcakes with buttercream and cream cheese icing and toppings such as Oreos, nuts, and sprinkles

$11 for $20 Worth of Freshly Mixed Ice Cream at Marble Slab Creamery

Marble Slab Creamery

Marble Slab Creamery

$20 $11

More than six dozen flavors of freshly made ice cream available in cups, cones, or as dessert pizzas

$5.99 for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt & Frozen Custard at Sweet Cece's Nolensville

Sweet Cece's Nolensville

Nolensville

$10 $5.99

Create your own dessert at self-serve frozen-yogurt and frozen-custard stations with toppings

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Fro-Yo at Peachwave Yogurt (Up to 55% Off)

Peachwave Yogurt

Mount Juliet

$10 $5

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Self-serve frozen-yogurt stop boasts more than 40 toppings and 50 rotating flavors, with nonfat, nondairy, and sugar-free options available

$10.50 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Coffee at Gatlinburg Parkway Coffee ($21 Value)

Gatlinburg Parkway Coffee

Gatlinburg

$7 $3.50

In a quaint shop with rustic siding and a handwritten chalkboard menu, visitors customize their coffee and cappuccino with 30 flavor options

Juice and Smoothie Party or a 3- or 6-Day Juice, Smoothie, and Tea Cleanse from Healthylicious (Up to 67% Off)

Healthylicious

Memphis

$240 $79

Food truck creates healthy and detoxifying juices, smoothies, and teas from fruit, leafy greens, and veggies such as beets and carrots

Cinnamon Rolls at Cinnaswirl Nashville (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cinnaswirl Nashville

Lakewood

$5 $3

Bakers whip up 16 varieties of cinnamon rolls such as cherry and maple-bacon, made from scratch using local ingredients

Two 20-Ounce Smoothies, Coffees, or Shakes at Smoothie King Knoxville (55% Off)

Smoothie King Knoxville

Multiple Locations

$10 $4.50

Dozens of smoothie flavors can be blended with multivitamins, minerals, enzymes, nutrients, and amino acids or rich coffee or milk shakes

Baked Goods and Cafe Cuisine at Boro Town Cakes (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Boro Town Cakes

Murfreesboro

$20 $11

Huge selection of baked goods such as fruit pies, cupcakes, and brownies match with grilled paninis and breakfast sandwiches

Frozen Yogurt, Catering Service, or Frozen-Yogurt Pie from Yo So Delicious Frozen Yogurt Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Yo So Delicious Frozen Yogurt Bar

Mount Juliet

$10 $5

Guests customize their own desserts at a self-serve frozen yogurt bar; catering option includes four yogurt flavors and a choice of toppings

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food for Two People at The Cabin Cafe ($30 Value)

The Cabin Cafe

Gatlinburg

$10 $5

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An open kitchen churns out homemade sandwiches, salads, soups, quiches, and brunch classics like egg sandwiches

Three-Day Cleanse from Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar at Symmetry (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar at Symmetry

Nashville

$150 $75

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Three days worth of fresh fruit and vegetable juices, alkaline water, healthy snacks, and antioxidant tea helps detox and recharge systems

$5.50 for $10 Worth of Gelato, Paninis, and Espresso at Coolato Gelato

Coolato Gelato

Downtown Knoxville

$10 $5.50

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Italian cafeteria combines the sweet taste of gelato, made fresh daily, with handcrafted paninis and espresso drinks

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The interactive exhibits and programs compiled by the Pink Palace Family of Museums reinforce a mission that has stayed constant for 80 years: to "inspire people to learn how history, science, technology, and nature shape the Mid-South." Attached to Clarence Saunders' mansion built in the 1920s, the museum's permanent exhibits take an eclectic approach to chronicling the past, revealing everything from ancient fossils to contemporary southern history. Inside, visitors can chart the history of Memphis from the early Spanish explorers through the Civil War or walk through a replica of Saunders' original Piggly Wiggly—the country’s first self-service grocery store, and even see a shrunken head. Global adventures are chronicled on a four-story screen at the CTI-IMAX theater, and the Sharpe Planetarium explores the cosmos from the comfort of a 130-seat theater.

Traveling to east Memphis, one can discern the natural side of the Pink Palace Family of Museums. Lichterman Nature Center encompasses 65 acres of lush gardens filled with native wildflowers, trees, and wildlife. The center combines self-guided nature walks with plant sales and educational activities to expose visitors to the natural world.

3050 Central Ave
Memphis,
TN
US

A log cabin sits huddled in the woods as breezes sway rolling grasses and flowerbeds across the 1,120 acres that surround it. A Federal-style mansion stands tall against the sky, its columns flanking a towering front door and presidential balcony. Carrying on a 200-year tradition, The Hermitage tells the story of the presidential family, its plantation's slave population, and the atmosphere of the time through 32 historic buildings and more than a dozen archaeological sites.

The mansion and visitor center boast 3,000 original objects and 800,000 archaeological artifacts on display, as well as 1,200 printed items, 3,000 photographs, and 800 manuscripts bearing the president's original handwriting and cappuccino stains. The mansion's Greek-revival woodwork and mantels frame original wallpaper, and glass cases hold Andrew Jackson's authentic glasses, slippers, top hats, swords, and canes. Inside the visitor center, the Jacksons' actual private carriage guards a hallway leading to collections of artifacts from the plantation's slave families and communities. Most items in the collections were purchased directly from the Jackson family, though many artifacts were uncovered in the late 1800s by the historic Ladies' Hermitage Association when they broke ground for a new Olympic-sized swimming pool.

On the outdoor grounds, trained guides usher visitors to the first Hermitage, a log cabin where the Jackson family lived while the mansion was being built, and Alfred's Cabin, the preserved 1840s quarters of the former groundskeeper. In the garden, winding trails take visitors past period plants and the Grecian-style tombs of Andrew and Rachel Jackson. The rest of The Hermitage's grounds contain a network of winding walking trails, as well as grassy areas and cabins where museum staffers host events, weddings, and birthday parties. Across the grounds, interpreters in authentic period dress direct visitors to the sites of historic events and often train grade-school students to do the same through the center's special school programs.

4580 Rachels Ln
Hermitage,
TN
US

For more than 70 years, jewels used to fill the African mahogany cases lining Sapphire's walls. The dark wooden cabinets remain, although they now brim with more than 40 kinds of vodka, Tennessee and Kentucky whiskeys, and rums from Central and South America. Sapphire may no longer drape its customers in precious gemstones, but it does aim to preserve the sense of elegant refinement that characterized the historic building for decades.

This commitment is readily apparent in the menu of upscale southern cuisine, which includes Tennessee cheeses from Sweetwater Farms, bacon and ham from nearby Benton's, and seasonal produce from local farms. These ingredients appear throughout the selection of regionally inspired dishes. Some dishes, such as the Louisiana-crawfish-stuffed hushpuppies with cajun remoulade, assertively announce their southern roots, whereas others show a bit more restraint, such as beef-tenderloin medallions, which arrive with a simple southern succotash.

On Thursday through Saturday evenings, the elegant environment in the long, narrow room becomes livelier as the night progresses and DJs begin their sets. Upbeat rhythms echo off the high ceilings and the vintage mahogany woodwork while patrons enjoy one of the martinis that earned Sapphire a spot on Metro Pulse's Best of Knoxville 2012 list.

126 S Gay St
Knoxville,
TN
US

Organic and fair-trade ingredients transform into beverages, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at Pasha Coffee & Tea. Between walls bedecked with original artwork, patrons nestle into plush armchairs to warm up with marbled-froth cappuccinos. Guests also spoon up Oreo frappes heaped with pillowy dollops of whipped cream, as well as coffee that, according to the roasting philosophy printed on the menu, is painstakingly roasted to the optimal degree. Cholula mayo paints crispy bacon slices in the spicy BLT, and pesto and mozzarella accent the italian breakfast melt's stack of ham and tomatoes. And occasionally, the coffee tables, magical beanstalks growing from dropped beans, and mismatched furniture part ways to make room for live music and poetry.:

3914 Saint Elmo Ave
Chattanooga,
TN
US

The diversity of Relish's offerings?from its dine-in menu of salads and sandwiches to its bakery treats ?represents the eatery's evolution from a small deli to a full-blown restaurant. Those early diner favorites, such as tuna melts and meatball subs, still fill bellies alongside bread bowls full of hot pasta. On the bakery side, custom cakes, gourmet cupcakes, cookies, and cheesecakes line the counters or await pickup for a future event.

149 Kender Rhea Ct
Clarksville,
TN
US

The Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Gourmet ice creams are freshly crafted on site from Marble Slab’s original recipe, enticing customers’ eyes with a rainbow of colours. Once clients have made a flavour selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavour masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone.

In addition to procuring handheld treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed half-litres, or in the capable hands of a catering team for sprucing up special events such as corporate get-togethers or school functions with portable marble slabs or sundae bars in tow.

452 N Thompson Ln
Murfreesboro,
TN
US