Johnson City has been growing and developing one of the most unique and exciting communities in the Southeast for years. The area is known for its natural beauty surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains and numerous rivers and lakes.
Rich Theatre History
A little-known fact about Johnson City is that the JCCT (Johnson City Community Theatre) is the theatre with the most continuous production runs in the whole state of Tennessee since its establishment in 1885. The Johnson City Community Theatre was a traveling show until the year 1956, when JCCT laid roots at the previous Temple Baptist Church.
Looking for a fancier meal to cover the dinner portion of dinner and a play? Check out the hospitable Gourmet and Company. The restaurant is known for its fine meals, which change seasonal as Gourmet and Company matches its menu to seasonally available ingredients. After a delicious desert of Dark Chocolate Lava Cake, pop in next door to Gourmet and Company’s boutique shop which sells curated homeware like candles and plateware.
In The Mood For A Drink?
Cafe Lola in Johnson City, Tennessee is known for its eclectic decor, but it’s even more known for its spin on macaroni and cheese. Cafe Lola has a well-rounded selection of cocktails and wine, so this spot is a perfect choice for cocktails, dinner or both! Open for brunch as well, make sure to give the chorizo with herb baked eggs a try at Cafe Lola.
Best Local Coffee
For one of the best cups of local coffee, head to downtown Johnson City at Dos Gatos Coffee Bar. Dos Gatos prides itself on the craftsmanship of coffee and that pride comes through in the amazing customer service from the very knowledgeable baristas. Dos Gatos Coffee Bar serves Counter Culture Coffee beans, roasted in North Carolina and known for its sustainable practices. Dos Gatos truly believes in sustainability, demonstrating by creating their own syrups and participating in composting. The local artwork that adorns the walls makes for an eye-catching Instagram post, as well.
Coffee With A New Orleans Touch
For a New Orleanian spin on coffee, head to Bebettes. Here at the coffee shop named “little monsters” in French, you can enjoy delicious made to order beignets and a Louisiana-style latte. You’ll feel like you stepped out of Northeast Tennessee and into Mardi Gras in New Orleans with all its gooey, scrumptious deep-fried dough and chicory coffee.