The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Asheville
Coffeehouses

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville NC

 

Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe

Asheville Coffee Roasters (North Asheville): Asheville Coffee Roasters features fresh daily roasted coffee to order available for home or businesses. 85 Weaverville Highway, Asheville NC 28804, 828-253-5282. Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar: Full coffee bar in a unique setting of rare, new and fine books. Known also as a great wine and Champagne lounge. 1 Battle Square, Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-0020.

BattleCat Coffee Bar (West Asheville): Popular West Asheville hangout, BattleCat has several rooms for lounging as well as wide covered front porch and front yard with picnic tables. Menu features coffee, tea, yerba mate and snacks. 373 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28807, 828-713-3885. Open 7 days a week 7:30 a.m. -8:00 p.m.

Bean Werks Coffee & Tea  (West Asheville): A favorite West Asheville meeting place offering coffee drinks, freshly brewed tea and freshly roasted and ground coffees. 53 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806, 828--254-7766. Mon–Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Biltmore Coffee Roasters (Biltmore Village): Quick & easy drive-thru. In-house fresh roasted coffee. Homemade quiche, fresh baked cookies, cakes, pies muffins & bagels. 518 Hendersonville Road, Asheville NC  28802,  828-277-9227. Monday - Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

City Bakery Café (Downtown) Family-owned and operated bakery offering European-style organic breads and fresh pastries, all handmade, along with organic coffee, sandwiches, pizza and salads. Two downtown locations: 88 Charlotte Street  (828-254-4289) & 60 Biltmore Avenue (828-252-4426)Asheville NC 28801, Charlotte Street hours: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Biltmore Avenue hours: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dobra Tea: (Downtown) An absolutely unique coffeehouse. Cheaper than taking a trip to China, Nepal, India and Japan. Traditional and authentic teas from around the world. A tearoom, light-fare restaurant and loose-leaf teashop (100+ varieties) all rolled into one. 78 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville NC 28801; 828-575-2424. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Dunkin Donuts:  (North Asheville): Nearest Dunkin Donuts shop to downtown is located at 411 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28804, 828-251-8224. Other locations around Asheville.

Filo (East Asheville): Outstanding selection of fresh breads, pastries (including chocolate cakes and classic Greek favorites) and hand-made chocolates, as well as a variety of coffees and teas. 1155 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28805, 828-298-9777.

Firestorm Cafe & Books (Downtown):  Unique worker-owned cafe and bookstore, Firestorm offers delectable vegetarian cuisine, home made vegan baked goods, top notch espresso and a wide array of loose leaf and iced herbal teas.  48 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-255-8115.

French Broad Chocolate Lounge: (Downtown) A sacred space for chocophiles. Hand-craft artisan chocolate truffles, salted honey caramels, beautiful pastries and classic cakes, featuring superb local and organic ingredients. Not to be missed! 10 South Pack Square, Asheville NC 28801; 828-252-4181. Monday -Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday—Saturday 11 a.m.-12 midnight; Sunday 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe (Downtown): A world-class  coffeehouse & cafe offering fair-trade organic coffee, natural and organic food, and operated sustainably as a model ecologically-driven business. The Green Sage is one of Asheville's premier coffeehouses, conveniently located downtown. 5 Broadway Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-4450. Coffeehouse: Monday through Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

High Five Coffee: (Downtown) Compact coffee bar specializing in thoughtfully sourced & artfully prepared coffee & light bites. (3 locations in Asheville). 190 Broadway Street, Asheville NC 28801; 828-398-0209

Izzy's Coffee Den  (Downtown): Izzy's serves Counter Culture Coffee and great treats made by local bakeries. Light breakfast and lunch menu, and live music most evenings. Two locations: 74 N. Lexington Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-258-2004; and 373 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806, 828-713-3885.  Monday thru Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 9. p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 10. p.m., Saturday 9. a.m. to 10. p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Karen Donatelli Bakery & Cafe: (Downtown)  Wonderful bakery and café downtown Asheville featuring a daily bakery case with croissants, brioche cakes, and pastries made from the finest ingredients. 57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801; 828-225-5751.

Liberty House Coffee & Cafe: (Downtown)  Coffeehouse located in 1920's cottage in historic downtown residential neighborhood. 221 S Liberty St, Asheville, NC 28801; 828-412-3225

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe (Downtown) A booklover's paradise, famous locally as well as nationally! An Asheville Institution since 1982. Great books, great food, great coffee. Author readings and community events nearly every night throughout the year. Malaprop's offers a wide variety of coffees and teas as well as baked goods and bagels from local baker-ies. 55 Haywood St., Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-6734. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Mosaic Cafe and Coffeehouse (Nearby Enka, west side of Asheville): Sandwiches, soups, deserts, espresso, coffees and teas. 1390 Sand Hill Road, Enka NC 28715 828-670-8833.

Old Europe (Downtown): Coffeehouse with an European flair. Small but elegant. and located right off of Pack Square. 13 Broadway, Asheville NC 28801; 828-255-5999

Starbucks Numerous locations in Asheville: Location most  convenient to downtown is at 62 Charlotte St., Asheville NC 28801, 828- 225-3753.

Trade and Lore: (Downtown) Chill cafe & community event space serving locally roasted coffee & light bites from area purveyors. 37 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801; 828- 424-7291

World Coffee Café: Serving Fair-trade and eco-friendly coffee in an exotic atmosphere. Outdoor seating in a wonderful section of Asheville and the only balcony seating for a coffeehouse in town. 18 Battery Park Ave., Asheville NC 28801. 828-258-1058. Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m. -10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 8 a.m. -12 a.m.

 

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