"There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion." Edgar Allen Poe
Welcome to Pike House Coffee in the mountain shadows of East Tennessee. At the Pike House, we have often felt a little odd and out of place. Have you ever went into a coffee shop, school, store, or any other public place and felt as though you didn't fit in? We often feel this way in the world of coffee. There is an exclusive club that we are not a part of. When we started on our roasting journey, we knew that we were not experts and we were not included into the "coffee snob" arena.
Here we are a little more laid back, unintimidating, and have a "freestyle" approach to coffee roasting. We welcome everyone here regardless of their love or knowledge of coffee.
Even our building, the historic Burlington Mill, is mysterious and out of the ordinary! Find us on the West Walnut side of the park and experience our love for dark academia. With an eclectic mix of seating, you can easily find a table for your laptop, a stool at the sunny front window where we roast, or a spot in our cozy Poe's Corner. You may also choose to walk down our long hallway to sit on the sofa in front of the fireplace. There are many corridors, cavernous undeveloped spaces, and areas that have been described as unsettling, eery, and even surreal.
Our customers are as varied as our drink menu! From students and faculty, to locals and out-of-towners, professionals and workers wearing every color of collar!
Step into the unusual...come see how Pike House is different and know that you are accepted, welcomed and appreciated!