Soberista Rosemary Wolfe
Recovery Date: February 11, 2022

Coffee with a Cause

Gateway Coffee opened April 30, 2024 with the mission of hiring and training individuals in recovery. Working at Gateway Coffee helps soberistas build soft skills and a resume so that they can transition into long-term employment.

Gateway Coffee hopes to be a meeting space between the greater Knoxville community and the East Tennessee recovery community, opening conversations to forge connections and challenge stigma surrounding substance use disorders and recovery.

All money made at Gateway Coffee supports the operation of The Gateway, Knoxville’s first and only recovery community center. The Gateway serves as a hub for East Tennessee’s recovery community, offering resources, classes, meetings, and support to anyone in or seeking long-term recovery.

About The Gateway

The Space

Open 11 am – 7 pm

Gateway Coffee has mixture of comfortable seating for relaxation and good conversation and tables and booths for workspace. Enjoy our beautiful patio area by having your coffee at one of our outdoor tables. Free wifi is provided in the coffee shop.

The Serenity Room, located directly behind the coffee shop, is designed specifically to be a calming space. This room is available to the community to reserve for meeting space.

Reserve the Serenity Room

Our Coffee

The coffee at Gateway Coffee is supplied by local roasters, Likewise Roastery, who created special blends exclusively for our shop.

Gateway Blend Coffee Profile: Caramel, smoky, chocolate, brown sugar, cedar, pipe tobacco, cinnamon

Gateway Blend Espresso Profile: Brown sugar, chocolate, cinnamon, dried plum, smoky, caramel