Much of the charm of a small town comes the wonderful locally owned businesses and restaurants that reflect the character and culture of those who live there. In Bryson City, you will find very few chains – just a few fast-food restaurants and gas stations. Most of the businesses in town are owned and operated by the people who call the mountains “home”.
A special gem in downtown Bryson City is La Dolce Vita Bakery, owned and operated by a mother/daughter team. La Dolce Vita offers fresh made from scratch cakes, cupcakes and cookies as well as gelato. They strive to use locally grown ingredients as much as possible in their delightful creations; including mint fresh from the garden in the chocolate mint cupcakes. If you are celebrating a special occasion during your visit, La Dolce Vita will be happy to provide a custom made cake; they will even deliver if you like!
So, when you find yourself in downtown Bryson City, take a moment to visit La Dolce Vita. It is the perfect place for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Try the cupcakes or gelato – or both! And by the way, the salted caramel cupcakes are beyond delicious!