Asheville is home to an array of independent, locally-owned coffeehouses offering up steaming mugs of gourmet coffee, freshly baked mouthwatering treats, and comfortable space with high-speed Internet to get some work done. From cozy cafés with sidewalk seating so you can watch the world go by as you sip French Press coffee and tuck into a croissant to spacious bustling coffee houses with ample seating, an energetic vibe and professional baristas working their magic, here are some of the top spots in Asheville to grab a great cup of joe. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Asheville Coffee Roasters
Asheville Coffee Roasters has been roasting fresh, locally sourced beans for the past 15 years, providing house-roasted coffee to coffee-lovers around the country. Founded by Andi O’Gorman and Greg Bounds, the business began as an artisan roaster, hand-roasting small batches of the best ethically-sourced varietals from around the world and continues to do so today. Beans are roasted at a high temperature to ensure that first crack, which produces the rich and unique character and flavor and packed daily in foil-gusseted packages to ensure freshness. The flagship coffee shop in Asheville serves its signature coffee, Pitbull- on-Crack, as well as other blends, along with light fare in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
85 Weaverville Rd, Woodfin, NC 28804, Phone: 828-253-5282
2.Double D's Coffee & Desserts
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Double D's Coffee & Desserts is a trendy neighborhood coffee shop based in a double-decker bus with an adjacent patio on bustling Biltmore Avenue. The eye-catching, double-decker red bus is situated in the heart of downtown Asheville and has become a quirky landmark of the city. The coffee menu features all the regular favorites ranging from americano, espresso, latte, and macchiato, as well as specialty coffee drinks, all-fruit smoothies, ice cream milkshakes, fruit juices. The café also serves light fare such as classic desserts and other sweet treats like pastries, muffins, and brownies.
41 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-505-2439
3.Filo & Post 70 Indulgence Bar
The Filo and Post 70 Indulgence Bar is a café and bakery by day and tapas bar by night, offering everything from coffee and fresh pastries to tapas and craft beers. Located on Tunnel Rd in East Asheville and directly opposite the Charles George Veterans Administration Medical Center, the café-bar has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a friendly, neighborhood vibe and serves a menu of classic coffee beverages, herbal teas, fresh pastries, and light fare during the day and a selection of sharing tapas plates and full bar menu of drinks at night. Specials are offered on Wednesday and Saturday nights, along with themed cocktail nights.
1155 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805, Phone: 828-298-9777
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4.High Five Coffee
High Five Coffee is a casual neighborhood coffee with three locations around town that serves perfectly roasted and house-brewed Counter Culture Coffee in a variety of ways, ranging from specialty lattes to perfect pour-overs. The famous coffee destination has adopted a seed-to-cup philosophy and focuses on being a warm and welcoming community-centered business where locals can gather and share great coffee and conversation with friends. The coffee menu features all the regular favorites ranging from americano, espresso, latte, and macchiato, along with light bites like freshly baked pastries, muffins, scones, and more.
190 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-398-0209
5.Trade and Lore Coffee
Trade and Lore Coffee is an independent third-wave coffee shop and welcoming community-centered space that serves locally roasted coffee and light bites from local bakeries and other purveyors. The café has high ceilings, brick walls, bright lightings, and artistic touches, giving it an industrial yet sophisticated ‘coffee shop apothecary’ feel. The relaxed café serves a variety of house-brewed coffee and specialty coffee drinks, along with seasonal lattes, nitro cold brews, macchiatos, and pour-overs, which can be enjoyed with freshly baked pastries and other light bites. Trade and Lore is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
37 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-552-5353
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6.The Waterbird Asheville
The Waterbird Asheville is a bright, friendly café with ample workspaces that offers a relaxed spot for the community to gather to study, work, or meet with friends over great coffee and mouthwatering pastries. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; the café serves creative menus of farm-to-table fare made with locally-sourced ingredients and made from scratch. A full-service bar offers a wealth of beverages from a variety of coffee and specialty coffee drinks, hand-pressed juices, handcrafted cocktails made with high-end spirits, and an eclectic selection of beers and wines.
197 Charlotte St, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-552-3662
7.Well Played Board Game Cafe
Well Played Board Game Café is a board game café that combines casual café coffee and fare with a wealth of different board games for patrons to enjoy. The quirky, upbeat hangout serves a variety of regular favorites ranging from americano, espresso, latte, and macchiato to specialty coffee drinks like pour-over, drip coffee, French press and more. Craft beers, casual wines, and handcrafted cocktails are also on offer, and light bites such as freshly baked pastries and sweet treats are served every day. North Carolina's first board game café has a selection of over 600 games, from the classics to the cutting-edge and caters to all experience levels and group sizes.
58 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-232-7375
8.Le Bon Cafe
Le Bon Cafe is a family-owned and operated coffee truck at 51 Coxe, Asheville's downtown food truck lot. Built with reclaimed materials by tiny-home builder Mike Razzano, the coffer truck serves freshly brewed coffee using Raleigh-based Larry's Coffee beans, along with several Asheville-area local roasters, including Dynamite Roasting Company, Mountain Air Roasting, and PennyCup Coffee Co. The menu will offer a range of espresso drinks, cold-brewed iced coffee, loose-leaf teas, and house-made chai, along with freshly baked croissants and other sweet treats from OWL Bakery in West Asheville.
115 Sweeten Creek Rd #1526, Asheville, NC 28803, Phone: 828-575-3283
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9.Green Sage Cafe Downtown
Green Sage Cafe is an eco-friendly, green café that serves organic coffee and a menu of healthy, organic breakfast fare, gourmet sandwiches, and vegan and gluten-free snacks in a friendly environment. Boasting three locations, including downtown Asheville, Westgate, and south Asheville, Green Sage Cafe Downtown is committed to serving food that is thoughtfully-sourced, nutrient-rich, chemical-free, and 95% organic and supports a vibrant, healthy community. Green Sage Café serves Larry’s Coffee, which is 100% natural, Fair Trade, and shade-grown coffee, as well as Master Farmer Micro lots, Beta Roasts, and Cask-Aged coffees.
5 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-252-4450
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10.Izzy's Coffee Den
Izzy’s Coffee Den is a cozy, art-filled café with a hip vibe that serves locally-roasted coffee, light bites, and a variety of other drinks like craft beers and wine in a trendy, eclectic space. The café boasts artsy décor with eccentric artwork on the walls and strings of lights creating a warm and romantic glow, making it an ideal spot for an evening with friends or an intimate coffee break. The coffee menu features all the regular favorites ranging from americano, espresso, latte, and macchiato to specialty coffee drinks like pour-over, drip coffee, French press, and more. Craft beers, casual wines, and handcrafted cocktails are also on offer, and light bites such as freshly baked pastries and sweet treats are served every day.
74 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-258-2004
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Odd’s Cafe in West Asheville is a locally owned and operated neighborhood café and coffee shop that serves freshly brewed Summit Coffee Company coffee and freshly baked pastries delivered from various bakeries around the city. Boasting a distinctly local emphasis, Odd’s Cafe is comfortably furnished with artworks from local artists adorning the walls that can be purchased, and the airy shop has a large garage door that is opened up on hot summer days. Odd’s Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
800 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, Phone: 828-505-7776
12.Peaberry Press - Coffee & Smoothie Bar
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Located in the River Ridge Business Center, Peaberry Press - Coffee & Smoothie Bar is a locally owned coffee and smoothie shop that serves locally roasted, organic, and Fair-Trade coffee, nutritious fruit smoothies made with the highest quality ingredients and fresh juices. The relaxed café serves a variety of house-brewed coffee and specialty coffee drinks, along with seasonal lattes, nitro cold brews, macchiatos, and pour-overs, which can be enjoyed with freshly baked pastries and other light bites. Peaberry Press - Coffee & Smoothie Bar is open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Saturday.
802 Fairview Rd #800, Asheville, NC 28803, Phone: 828-772-0438
13.Round Earth Roasters
Set in a quaint little red house, Round Earth Roasters (formerly Biltmore Coffee Roasters) is an artisan micro-roaster and cozy neighborhood bar that serves house-roasted coffee and homemade organic pastries. The coffee shop sources direct trade beans from artisanal producers around the world who grow coffee in harmony with nature while maintaining economic and environmental sustainability. The café has ample seating and a charming backyard bar that serves signature coffee drinks like house-made Golden Milk & Chai, delicious smoothies, local craft beer, cider, and wine. Freshly baked cookies, muffins, scones, and frittatas are available every day.
518 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803, Phone: 828-277-9227
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Ultra Coffeebar is a specialty coffee shop and café in the heart of the River Arts District in downtown Asheville that has art-adorned walls and a charming patio where guests can watch the trains go by while sipping great coffee. Located at the corner of the Five Points intersection, Ultra Coffeebar has a full espresso bar serving Counter Culture Coffee, along with house-made organic coffee flavor shots such as French lavender and Madagascan vanilla. In addition to the extensive coffee menu, a wide variety of breakfast and lunch dishes are offered from bagels, gourmet sandwiches, and English muffins to grilled tofu eggs, buffalo tempeh, and a variety of gluten-free and vegan baked goods.
242 Clingman Ave Extention, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-253-2177
15.BattleCat Coffee Bar
Based in a converted neighborhood residential-house-turned-coffee shop, BattleCat Coffee Bar is a casual coffee shop with a charming courtyard and a laid-back bohemian vibe. The coffee shop has bright and eclectic décor, wooden floors, comfy couches, and art-adorned walls, and board games and books are available to while away the time while sipping a variety of coffee drinks from double espressos to pour-overs. The coffee menu features all the regular favorites ranging from americano, espresso, latte, and macchiato, along with specialty coffee drinks, freshly baked pastries, and sweet treats.
373 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, Phone: 828-713-3885
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© PennyCup Coffee
Conveniently located in downtown Asheville, Pennycup Coffee is a local coffee roaster with a couple of small, simple coffee shops around town that focus on premium, freshly roasted coffee made with ethically-sourced beans from around the world. The small, trendy coffee shops have limited seating and plenty of charm and offer an array of espresso-based coffee drinks ranging from double shots to pour-overs, along with a range of delectable pastries and sweet treats delivered from various bakeries around town. Pennycup Coffee has a roastery and tasting room on Depot Street in West Asheville.
362 Depot St, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-575-9495
Overlooking Pack Square, Bomba is a Latin-inspired café with an outdoor patio that serves authentic Latin and South American fare, and strong coffee drinks. Helmed by Chef Hector, the bustling café has bright and vibrant energy with colorful décor and traditional music and serves a range of coffee and specialty coffee drinks made with SRO Coffee beans, freshly baked pastries, and light fare such as sandwiches, salads, and the famous Bomba Roll. Bomba serves an all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes, along with house-made drinks like Horchata, Ginger Hibiscus, and Lemon Ginger Beer, and a variety of craft beers and casual wines.
#1 SW, N Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-254-0209
City Bakery is an independent, family-owned company with two locations in Asheville that specializes in producing high quality, fresh bread and pastries. Established in 1999, the neighborhood bakery and café has been a staple for the community for more than a decade, offering the best bread, custom cakes for special occasions, mouthwatering pastries and sweet treats, decadent desserts, and a range of gourmet sandwiches, salads, and soups. In addition to making traditional French bread, croissants, Danishes, éclairs, colorful cupcakes, tailor-made cakes, the café also serves locally roasted organic coffee and espresso drinks and is open seven days a week.
60 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-252-4426
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19.Bebette's Beignets & Coffee
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Bebette’s Beignets and Coffee combines excellent coffee with mouthwatering beignets to offer an unforgettable sweet treat experience. Opened in late 2016, the casual neighborhood coffee shop specializes in beignets, bring the New Orleans sweet sensation to the heart of Asheville. Customers can enjoy brunch served from the Cajun-Creole food truck Vieux Carre in the parking lot, which is owned by the Bebettes Beignets and Coffee team, before ending off on a sweet treat with beignets and coffee from the café. The coffee menu features all the regular favorites ranging from americano, espresso, latte, and macchiato to specialty coffee drinks like pour-over, drip coffee, French press, and more, and the little café is open seven days a week.
211 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805, Phone: 828-552-3284
20.Liberty House Coffee and Cafe
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Liberty House Coffee and Café is a rustic-chic coffee shop with a lovely garden and outdoor patio with tables and chairs that serves farm-to-table breakfast and lunch fare in a pleasant setting. Based in a beautifully renovated house in a residential neighborhood, the warm and welcoming coffee shop serves a variety of house-brewed coffee and specialty coffee drinks, along with seasonal lattes, healthy smoothies, fresh fruit juices and loose-leaf teas, which can be enjoyed with freshly baked pastries and other sweet treats. The café also serves a range of healthy food options, such as fresh salads and gourmet sandwiches, all of which are made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and prepared from scratch.
221 S Liberty St, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 828-412-3225
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21.Summit Coffee Co.
Summit Coffee Co. is a friendly, neighborhood hangout and premier coffee purveyor of the region, ethically sourcing coffee beans from around the world, roasting them locally, and providing cafés and coffee shops around the state with top quality Certified Organic, Rain Forest Alliance coffee. Summit Coffee has a flagship coffee shop at The River Arts District's "The Foundation" with high-peaked ceilings and plenty of natural light that serves a variety of coffee drinks from double espressos to pour-overs, as well as regular favorites like americanos, lattes, and cappuccinos. The coffee shop has plenty of comfortable seating and complimentary wireless Internet.
4 Foundy St suite 20, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: 704-895-9090
22.The Beehive Coffee Bar
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The Beehive Coffee Bar is a friendly neighborhood spot in an unassuming strip mall in Arden that serves locally-roasted coffee and light fare in a casual setting. The little café features a hodgepodge of décor, and an eclectic mix of vintage pieces scattered about the space, comfy mismatched seating, and a small bar and friendly baristas serves up a variety of coffee drinks with beans supplied by Dynamite Coffee Roasters, ranging from double espressos to pour-overs. The bottles are paired with delicious house-made baked goods, including vegan and gluten-free items, individually wrapped cookies, and an assortment of breakfast leaning cakes, muffins, and scones.
3732 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704, Phone: 828-676-3188
23.West End Bakery & Cafe
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The West End Bakery & Café is a friendly neighborhood that has locals popping for a coffee throughout the day, spending a few hours doing some work or meeting friends for a light lunch. The relaxed family-friendly café serves breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch with a menu of delicious house-baked bread, sweet and savory pastries, and hearty brunch fare such as omelets, egg dishes, breakfast sandwiches and more. All food is prepared with fresh, locally sourced, and organic ingredients and made from scratch and to-order. The coffee menu features all the regular favorites ranging from americano, espresso, latte, and macchiato, along with specialty coffee drinks, fresh fruit juices, and healthy smoothies.
757 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, Phone: 828-252-9378
23 Best Asheville Coffee Shops
- Asheville Coffee Roasters, Photo: hedgehog94/stock.adobe.com
- Double D's Coffee & Desserts, Photo: Double D's Coffee & Desserts
- Filo & Post 70 Indulgence Bar, Photo: pressmaster/stock.adobe.com
- High Five Coffee, Photo: mnimage/stock.adobe.com
- Trade and Lore Coffee, Photo: Wathanachai/stock.adobe.com
- The Waterbird Asheville, Photo: Vincent/stock.adobe.com
- Well Played Board Game Cafe, Photo: WavebreakMediaMicro/stock.adobe.com
- Le Bon Cafe, Photo: SkyLine/stock.adobe.com
- Green Sage Cafe Downtown, Photo: sarawutnirothon/stock.adobe.com
- Izzy's Coffee Den, Photo: thawatpong/stock.adobe.com
- Odd's Cafe, Photo: carballo/stock.adobe.com
- Peaberry Press - Coffee & Smoothie Bar, Photo: Peaberry Press - Coffee & Smoothie Bar
- Round Earth Roasters, Photo: Raman/stock.adobe.com
- Ultra Coffeebar, Photo: Ultra Coffeebar
- BattleCat Coffee Bar, Photo: teksomolika/stock.adobe.com
- PennyCup Coffee, Photo: PennyCup Coffee
- Bomba, Photo: Mallika/stock.adobe.com
- City Bakery, Photo: yaisirichai/stock.adobe.com
- Bebette's Beignets & Coffee, Photo: Bebette's Beignets & Coffee
- Liberty House Coffee and Cafe, Photo: Liberty House Coffee and Café
- Summit Coffee Co., Photo: weerachai/stock.adobe.com
- The Beehive Coffee Bar, Photo: The Beehive Coffee Bar
- West End Bakery & Cafe, Photo: Viacheslav Iakobchuk/stock.adobe.com
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