Location & Hours

Emerson's Coffee & Tea Emporium is a locally owned coffee shop operating for over 23 years in Hickory, NC. We are located inside the Valley Hills Mall, lower level center court. Our hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9:30am to 9:00pm and Sundays noon to 6:00pm. See you soon!

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Our Story

Emerson's Coffee is the oldest coffee shop in Hickory. Countless times our customers say they came in with their parents when they were little. Fresh coffee and friendly baristas has been the mainstay at this little shop. A trip to Valley Hills Mall is not complete without stopping in for an excellent cup of gourmet coffee or an espresso drink and a tasty muffin or dessert. Take home a pound of fresh, gourmet coffee beans or have them ground by one of our baristas. Either way, it'll be the freshest, best coffee experience of your day. You can order online as well. Just click the “Buy Coffee” link up above.

Our Baristas rock!!!!

Join the Team!

Are you?

  • an enthusiastic barista
  • coffee focused or obsessed
  • hard working
  • neat as in a "clean freak"
  • competent and sensible
  • friendly, outgoing
  • able to work independently
  • able to work with others
  • dependable
  • honest
  • What we look for:

    Aspiring or accomplished, experienced, discerning and mature individual who loves everything about making and serving coffee, including DRINKING it!
    We are a small specialty shop with a great menu that includes fresh roasted drip coffee, classic espresso drinks, and tea accompanied by a few select pastry and small treat items. Our beans are from excellent direct-trade roasters, who ALSO grow coffee with over 90 years experience. Top notch products. Aesthetically pleasing ambiance to compliment quality of offerings. No drama. No nonsense. Just really good coffee.

    Fill out our online application by clicking the button below.