Need an energy boost while you’re out enjoying all the sights and sounds of an Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson? Several local coffee shops and national chains have opened in the area over the past few years, and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites.
We’re especially highlighting shops that feature special holiday drinks that go perfectly with a Branson Christmas show, while you’re exploring a Branson Christmas light display or drive-through, or while you’re on the way to enjoy the Old Time Christmas festival at Silver Dollar City.
Not into coffee? Some shops offer festive coffee alternatives (like hot chocolate!), both with or without caffeine.
Cheers to a beautiful and highly caffeinated Christmas season!
SEE ALSO: Branson Christmas Attractions & Activities
Voted “Best Coffee Shop in Branson” by locals, Expresso Branson has a full menu of Christmas drinks including Snickerdoodle in a Cup, Ultimate Peppermint Mocha, Salted Caramel S’More, Gingerbread Macchiato, and Doug Gabriel’s “Mr. Branson” Latte, which features butterscotch, caramel, cinnamon, and smoked sea salt.
Not a coffee drinker? They also offer hot apple cider, a peppermint hot chocolate, and a Christmas punch sparkler with cranberry, orange, cardamon, and sparkling water over ice.
Note that this is a drive-through or walk-up shop only, with no indoor seating. Look for them in the white shipping container next to Taco Bell, just west of Walmart on Hwy 76.
LOCATION: 2010 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
HOURS: Mon-Sat 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
MORE INFO: expressobranson.com or Facebook page
Sugar Leaf Bakery, Cafe & Espresso
Located inside the festive Grand Village Shops, Sugar Leaf serves breakfast and lunch and features a full coffee shop. The store is beautifully decorated for the holidays and there’s a full menu of signature and seasonal drinks. Highlights include the “Baker’s Best” latte with brown sugar, cinnamon, and toffee, the “Village Nut” with salted caramel, hazelnut, and rum flavor, or the rotating “Cookie of the Month Latte.”
While you’re at Grand Village Shops, stop by the year-round Kringle’s Christmas Shop (the largest Christmas store in the state!), visit with Santa, and enjoy all the Christmas trees and decor in the complex.
LOCATION: 2800 W 76 Country Blvd, Suite 211, Branson, MO 65616
HOURS: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Closed Sunday
MORE INFO: sugarleafbakerycafe.com or Facebook page
Starbucks needs no introduction, but the chain now has three standalone retail locations in Branson, in addition to outposts at Target and Country Mart.
Seasonal drinks include the Peppermint Mocha, Ice Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, Caramel Brulee Late, Chestnut Praline Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Irish Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.
201 East Main Street, Branson, MO 65616
1946 State Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616
3460 West 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
HOURS: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Exact hours vary by location
MORE INFO: starbucks.com