40 Ways to Have an Asheville Coffee Date

beehive coffee bar

Coffee is a ritual, a thing to be savored and shared.  It is bold and flavorful, light and foamy, creamy and rich.  Whichever way you like it, coffee tends to inspire work, creativity, and deep conversations.  A coffee date is ideal for a lazy Sunday afternoon or a peaceful morning before a chaotic day.  Whether you take your coffee black or prefer to dress it up, we’ve put together 40 ways to have an Asheville coffee date!

High Five Coffee

High Five offers two  locations here in Asheville, both casual and low key.  The Rankin location is smaller, but more centrally located with downtown bustling and people watching.  The Broadway offers a larger dining area, as well as a spacious patio area.  We highly recommend getting the Cubano or Mayan Mocha, and split an Everything Bagel with the veggie cream cheese.  www.highfivecoffee.com

high five coffee
Bagel toasted to perfection w/ house made veggie cream cheese.

190 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 398-0209
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 8pm
Sat – Sun 7:30 – 8pm

13 Rankin Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 713-5291
Hours:
Everyday 7 – 8pm

Trade & Lore

Nestled along the quaint brick path on Wall Street, Trade & Lore has a covered patio, ideal for taking in Asheville’s downtown buzz.  Trade & Lore offers experimental coffee to fuel community.  They host regular pop-up events, as well as educational classes.  Try the ham and cheese croissant with your gorgeous latte art to get your day going in the right direction.  www.tradeandlore.com

Patio seating on Wall Street at Trade and Lore

37 Wall Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 424-7291
Hours:
Sun – Mon Closed
Tues – Thurs 8 – 7pm
Fri – Sat 8 – 10pm

Summit Coffee

Centrally located in the River Arts District, Summit will get you amped up for a stroll through the graffiti jungle.  Serving baked goods and small plate snacks, it’s easy to pair up that latte with a muffin or cookie. They also serve wine and local beers on tap. We think Summit Coffee has all the perks of a great spot for any occasion.  www.summitcoffee.com

summit coffee asheville
Summit Coffee

4 Foundy Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 705-8071
Hours:
Mon – Thurs 7 – 8pm
Fri 7 – 10pm
Sat 8 – 10pm
Sun 8 – 6pm

Ultra Coffee Bar

Serving Counter Culture coffee, Ultra Coffee Bar is nestled among galleries in the River Arts District.  They have a great outdoor patio for soaking up the sun while you fuel up or take your coffee and stroll through the art galleries.  We recommend indulging in a Nutella Swirl Cupcake if you want to be swooned.  www.ultracoffeebar.com

ultra coffee bar asheville
Ultra Coffee’s Nutella cupcake! Photo Credit: Steph Burnette

242 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 253-2177
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 5pm
Sat – Sun 8 – 5pm

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

The French Broad Chocolate Lounge is conveniently located in the heart of downtown on Pack Square, making it a popular afternoon destination spot for local and visiting chocolate and coffee lovers alike!  In the name of true decadence, we recommend sipping a Liquid Truffle along with a strong espresso drink for loads of flavor and a pick me up.  www.frenchbroadchocolates.com

french broad chocolate lounge
French Broad Chocolate Lounge

10 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-4181
Hours:
Sun – Mon 11 – 11pm
Fri – Sat 11 – Midnight

Bomba

With a front seat view to Pack Square, Bomba is reminiscent of a French cafe with Latin flare.  If you’re lucky (mostly on the weekends), you’ll have an entertaining view of street performers and buskers that are unique to the Asheville experience.  They serve Penny Cup Coffee and offer an array of fresh pastries, perfect for a fun coffee date.  We recommend trying the famous Bomba Roll if you opt for breakfast! www.bombanc.com

bomba asheville
Bomba on Pack Square captured by local photographer, Robert Klein.

1 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-0209
Hours:
Mon 8 – 4pm
Tues – Sat 9 – 9pm
Sun 9 – 4pm

Vortex Doughnuts

There’s no combo quite as tight as coffee and doughnuts!  And Vortex offers up this pairing in a fun, creative and delicious way!  With fun flavors like Blackberry Graham Cracker, Turtle, Espresso, Salted Caramel, Cherry Chocolate Cookie, Peach Strussel Caramel.. the list goes on.  You’ll have no shortage of doughnuts to dip in that coffee!  www.vortextdoughnuts.com

vortex doughnuts
Latte with the trifecta of flavor: Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry Vanilla Cookie.

32 Banks Avenue
Suite 106
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 552-3010
Hours:
Everyday 7 – 5pm

Hole Doughnuts

Fresh Penny Cup Coffee with a Vanilla doughnut and an Almond Orange Doughnut is all you’ll need.  This unique West Asheville doughnut shop has turned an otherwise grab-n-go treat into fresh, warm, edible art.  The simple pleasure of sipping coffee while watching your doughnut be made is a fun way to connect and watch with one another. www.hole-doughnuts.com

hole doughnuts asheville
A lovely Cherry Amaretto doughnut by Hole! Photo Credit: Hold Doughnuts

168 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 774-5667
Hours:
Wed – Mon 7:30 – 2pm
Tues Closed

Malaprop’s Bookstore + Cafe

For bookworms and espresso lovers: venture into Malaprop’s!  A long time staple, Malaprop’s is one of Asheville’s more well known independent bookstores along Asheville’s historic shopping district.  They carry books, unique gifts and of course, coffee and treats!  What better way to enjoy a coffee date than having a meaningful discussion about a book you both read?  Or pick out a book to read together.  We have a few reading picks with couples in mind.  If reading isn’t your thing, then stroll around outside and watch live music from buskers along Haywood.  www.malaprops.com

malaprops bookstore
#14 on Asheville’s Urban Trail: Shopping Daze figures just outside of Malaprop’s

55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-6734
Hours:
Mon – Sat 9 – 9pm
Sun 9 – 7pm

Old Europe Coffee & Pastries

Asheville’s oldest coffee shop, Old Europe, is the perfect spot for an intimate coffee date.  The cafe is small and quaint, with fresh flowers and decadent pastries, cakes and other sweets on display.  Cozy up in a corner with one another and get deep in conversation.  The setting is romantic and has a European vibe that makes you feel like you’re in Paris.  We recommend splitting the Hazelnut Napoleon (it does feel like Paris) with your coffee.  www.oldeuropepastries.com

old europe asheville
Photo Credit: Old Europe

13 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 255-5999
Hours:
Sun – Thurs 7 – 11pm
Fri – Sat 7 – Midnight

OWL Bakery

Included in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, OWL Bakery offers fresh breads, European pastries, breakfast, lunch and coffee!  Their coffee includes espresso, pour over, and batch brew and is sourced from Black Tap Coffee (Charleston, SC).  Also notable is their gorgeous instagram feed, where an average sourdough loaf is as visually satisfying as it is dipped into hop soup!  While you’re there, check out their workshops on leavened bread!  We recommend the Croque monsieur with a dark roast on ice.  www.owlbakery.com

OWL Bakery
SUPERFIKA: concorde blend of espressos: lungo, normale, and ristretto. Photo Credit: OWL Bakery

295 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 785-1770
Hours:
Tues – Sun 8 – 6pm
Mon Closed

Well Bred Bakery + Cafe

With fresh baked cookies the size of your head, Well Bred Bakery is the perfect stop while exploring Biltmore Village.  Split a cookie over espresso on the patio which overlooks Biltmore Village with it’s quaint, cottage-style restaurants and shops.  We love Well Bred in the Fall when the leaves are vibrant and it’s not too cold to enjoy a hot coffee on the patio. www.wellbredbakery.com

well bred bakery
Well Bred’s Fall patio. Photo Credit: Theresa Mince

6 Boston Way
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 774-5307
Hours:
Mon – Sat 8:30 – 6pm
Sun 8:30 – 5pm

Battle Cat

This hipster haven is located in an old bungalow in West Asheville right off Haywood.  With an edgy vibe, Battle Cat is home to many locals for work, community and play.  The full espresso bar serves Penny Cup coffee, along with bagels, cookies and muffins.  Have a seat on the patio for a slow going, low key coffee date.  Enjoy the yard art, indigenous plants and see how many mustaches you can count.  Hipster jokes aside, the patio at Battle Cat is one of the more dreamy places to reside on a warm spring day in Asheville!  www.battlecatcoffeebar.com

battle cat coffee
Battle Cat Coffee

373 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 713-3885
Hours:
Mon -Fri 7:30 – 8pm
Sat – Sun 8:30 – 8pm

Flora

Flora, located in the heart of west Asheville, is a lovely floral and botanical boutique that has a creative, earthy vibe.  Selling more than just flowers, Flora is  a great place to buy a gift for your love… or yourself!  With a full espresso bar, you can order your coffee and get lost perusing the boutique full of unique plants, pottery, jewelry, and other homewares.  It’s a lovely place to plant yourself (see what I did there?) and take it in. www.floraevents.com

flora asheville
Hanging greens at Flora.

428-B Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-8888
Hours:
Sun – Tues 10 – 4pm
Wed – Sat 10 – 6pm

Baked Pie Company

Delivering southern charm with a slice of pie, this sweet spot pairs perfectly with coffee!  The vintage, farm-style cafe shows off distressed furniture, fresh flowers, and dimly lit chandeliers, all adding to the rustic charm.  Plus, who wouldn’t love a Pie Flight with your coffee date?  With two locations in North and South Asheville, Baked Pie Company is on our list of great coffee dates!  www.bakedpiecompany.com

4 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704
(828) 333-4366

Reynolds Village
50 North Merrimon Avenue
Woodfin, NC 28804
(828) 210-9544
Hours:
Mon Closed
Tues – Thurs 10 – 8pm
Fri – Sat  10 – 9pm
Sun  11 – 4pm

The Rhu

Inhabiting the old French Broad Chocolate Lounge, The Rhu is a cafe, bakery and pantry that celebrates local foods.  They have unique offerings like the croissant baguette and caramel cappuccino with everything-spice popcorn sprinkled on top, among other varied provisions.  Enjoy a pastry and coffee in the upstairs seating area with large windows and natural light pouring through.  Bonus idea: order a picnic basket and coffee to go and for a downtown picnic in Pack Square Park. www.the-rhu.com

The Rhu
Customized sidecar of choice. Photo Credit: The Rhu

10 South Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 785-1799
Hours:
Everyday 8 – 6pm
Tues Closed

Double D’s Coffee & Desserts

Parked on Biltmore Ave since 1999, Double D’s has become an Asheville landmark.  The double decker bus has dining space upstairs and a full patio with table and chairs under the shade.  They have a variety of desserts (Warm Cookie Sundae is divine!), baked goods, smoothies and a full espresso bar.  It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon people watching and even catching live music.  We recommend a dirty chai latte any day of the week!  Did you know you can buy a personalized brick on their patio to leave your mark on Asheville?  Could be a lovely anniversary gift…  Know before you go: cash only.  www.doubledscoffee.com 

double d's coffee and desserts
Double D’s Coffee & Desserts

41 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 505-2439
Hours:
Sun – Thurs 10 – 9pm
Fri – Sat 10 – 10pm

Izzy’s Coffee Den

Izzy’s Coffee has two locations in Asheville- one cozy coffee den off Lexington Ave and a coffee house in West Asheville. They serve a variety of specialty drinks, a curated beer & wine selection, plus house baked goods & snacks.  The Apple Carrot Vegan Loaf is a local favorite, as well as the Mexican Mocha!

www.izzyscoffee.com

izzys coffee house
Izzy’s Coffee House

976 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828)-258-2004
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:30 – 8pm
Sat – Sun 8 – 8pm

74 North Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828)-258-2004
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:30 – 8pm
Sat – Sun 9 – 8pm

Odd’s Cafe

This West Asheville coffee joint celebrates oddity!  Aren’t we all odd?  With featured local artists and a giant T-rex greeting you behind the barista counter, Odd’s offers friendly service and a fun environment.  They have an extensive variety of baked goods with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, as well as loose leaf teas for the tea lovers!  Try the zesty chai latte or the matcha latte for something new.  And heck, add a brown butter salted caramel cookie because it’s insanely delicious and the name alone makes your mouth water.  www.oddscafe.com

Odd's Cafe
Bananas and a T-rex at Odd’s Cafe

800 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 505-7776
Hours:
Everyday 7 – 9pm

Fletcher Village Bakery

Fletcher Village Bakery is a small gem tucked into a shopping plaza in Fletcher (South Asheville).  They have a loyal local following and are known for their fresh bagels and creative breads, along with fresh pastries, cookies, cakes and more.  With a full espresso bar and gluten-free options, there’s something for everyone.  Date idea: get your coffee and treats to go and head down the road to Fletcher Park, where they have river side trails, a dog park and plenty of benches and tables for an outdoor coffee date!   www.flatrockwoodfired.com

fletcher village bakery
Delicious dessert breads by Fletcher Village Bakery

235 Saint John Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
(828) 687-7999
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 5pm
Sat 8 – 3pm
Sun Closed

True Confections

Nestled into Asheville’s historic Grove Arcade, True Confections has an extensive menu of cakes, pies, cookies, breakfast breads and more (with vegan options)!  Being in the heart of Asheville’s shopping district, it’s a great place to take a coffee break date.  Enjoy a slice of cake and an espresso on their patio while you people watch and chat.  www. trueconfections.net

true confections asheville
Vegan Chocolate Cake with a Vegan Latte. Photo Credit: Chelsea at @vegan.vinyasa

1 Page Avenue #147
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 350-9480
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:30 – 9pm
Sat 9 – 10pm
Sun 9 – 6pm

West End Bakery

A West Asheville original, West End Bakery is a neighborhood joint offering fresh, scratch-made breads, sandwiches, pastries and more.  Their outdoor patio is all a buzz come spring and summer where local folks meet, work and enjoy the warm sunshine and coffee.  Make it a breakfast date with one of their signature breakfast sandwiches and coffee! www.westendbakery.com

west end bakery
Fresh baked breads at West End Bakery

757 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-9378
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:30 – 6pm
Sat – Sun 8 – 3pm

The Beehive Coffee Bar

This adorable, art-filled South Asheville coffee shop is a community hot spot serving up unique and delicious treats to pair up with your coffee!  What’s more is their celebration of local artists, writers and crafters with an array of locally made gifts like children’s books, travel mugs, magnets and more.  Must try their vegan scones and popcorn chocolate chip cookies with your latte!  www.thebeehivecoffeebar.com

beehive coffee bar
Coffee and teas at Beehive

3732 Sweeten Creek Road
Arden, NC 28704
(828) 676-3188
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 5pm
Sat 8 – 4pm
Sun 8 – 3pm

Biltmore Coffee Roasters

Serving a rotation of single origin hot and cold brews, Biltmore Coffee Roasters have an array of signature espresso drinks, loose leaf teas, smoothies, milkshakes, fresh fruit and baked goods.  They have gluten free and vegan options, as well as healthy drinks like their Golden Milk Latte.  Not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway exit at mile post 388.8, it could be a fun date to zip by their drive-thru and pick up your treats to go for a parkway picnic!  www.biltmorecoffeeroasters.com

biltmore coffee roasters
Gluten-free banana cream pie! Photo Credit: Biltmore Coffee Roasters

518 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 277-9227
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 5pm
Sat – Sun 8 – 1pm

Brother Joe’s Coffee Pub

In South Asheville’s Gerber Village, you’ll find Brother Joe’s Coffee Pub.  Serving both coffee and beer (because why not?), this coffee pub is a fun spot to enjoy Thirsty Monk beer, as well as Nitro Cold Brewed Coffee on tap from PennyCup Coffee Co.  They also have a variety of natural sodas and a cafe menu with baked goods by The Rhu.  Their specialty drink, the Cookie Butter Latte is a must try!  www.brojoes.com

brother joes coffee pub
Choose your own mug at Brother Joe’s.

20 Gala Drive #101
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 505-4564
Hours:
Tues – Sat 9 – 9pm
Sun Noon – 7pm
Mon Closed

Penny Cup Coffee

With three great ways to experience Penny Cup Coffee straight from the source, you get to enjoy small-batch, locally roasted coffee beans for an exceptional cup of coffee.  Their fresh roasted coffee is divine alongside yummy baked goods and other specialty items which you can enjoy at three locations- Haw Creek, River Arts District and Downtown.  The decor is inviting, with plenty of space to lounge.  Parking can be a draw back in their Market St location, but well worth the visit! www.pennycupcoffeeco.com

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Penny Cup Coffee’s Market St location. Photo Credit: Penny Cup Coffee

Penny Cup Downtown
39 South Market Street 
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 505-3609
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 6pm
Sat – Sun 8 – 6pm

Penny Cup Haw Creek
6 Beverly Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 412-3924
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 6pm
Sat – Sun 8 – 4pm

Penny Cup River Arts District
362 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 6pm
Sat 9 – 4pm
Sun Closed

Peaberry Press

This East Asheville coffee and smoothie shop has just what the doctor (and Mondays) ordered!  Tucked into the River Ridge Business Center next to Hot Yoga Asheville, Peaberry Press is a family run joint serving locally roasted Dynamite coffee along with tea, nutrient dense smoothies, gluten-free baked goods and morewww.peaberrypress.com

peaberry press
Patrons enjoying the sunny patio at Peaberry Press! Photo Credit: Peaberry Press

802 Fairview Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 772-0438
Hours:
Mon – Thurs 7 – 6pm
Fri 7 – 5pm
Sat 8 – 1pm
Sun Closed

City Bakery

City Bakery is an independent, family owned company that’s been an Asheville staple since 1999.  Serving artisan breads, scratch-made pastries, cakes and desserts, it’s easy to get your sweet tooth satisfied!  The white chocolate cranberry scones, honey lavender latte and the avocado toast are local favorites.  The Charlotte St location is more cozy with lots of parking.  The downtown location on Biltmore is directly across from Aloft Hotel, convenient for those traveling through Asheville.  www.citybakery.net 

city bakery
Raspberry Iced Tea! Photo Credit: City Bakery

88 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 756-0643
Hours:
Mon – Sat 7 – 5pm
Sun 7 – 4pm

60 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-4426
Hours:
Mon – Thurs 7 – 6pm
Fri 7 – 7pm
Sat 8 – 7pm
Sun 8 – 4pm

Firestorm Books & Coffee

Firestorm is a co-operative bookstore and cafe in West Asheville, providing a unique blend of off-beat, underground literature.  The cafe has an extensive variety of vegan and gluten free food options, along with signature drinks.  A sounding board for the community, Firestorm has regular poetry and open mic events worth checking out.  www.firestorm.coop

firestorm books & cafe
Photo Credit: Alice from OnHaywood.

610 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 255-8115
Hours:
Tues – Sun 10 – 8pm
Mon Closed

Filo Coffee & Pastries

Filo Coffee & Pastries has a relaxing and inviting vibe, ideal for getting cozy on the corner couch and enjoying your coffee.  The large, open space has table seating, couches and oversized chairs and a large bar.  They also have a cute outdoor patio!   We recommend trying the lavender or cinnamon roll latte with a baklava.  What’s also nice about this place is that you can transition from day to evening with their full bar and menu.  www.filopastries.com

filo pastries and coffee
Cinnamon Roll Latte and fresh blooms. Photo Credit: Amy Manikowski

1155 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 298-9777
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7am – Midnight
Sat 8am – Midnight
Sun 9am -5pm

Mosaic Cafe & Coffee House

Located in Biltmore Park’s Town Square, Mosaic Cafe serves locally roasted coffee, organic teas, house-made pastries and a full cafe menu.  What’s great about this location is that you can build a day around your coffee date. Enjoy perusing Barnes & Noble, take a paint class at Painting with a Twist, or enjoy a matinee at Regal Biltmore Grand Theatre before your coffee date.  www.ilovemosaiccafe.com

mosaic coffee house
Coffee and danishes at Mosaic. Photo by local Autumn McCormick

1 Town Square Boulevard
Suite 150
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 676-2446
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 3pm
Sat 9 – 4pm
Sun Closed

Bebette’s Beignets & Coffee

Enjoy a New Orleans inspired coffee date at Bebettes Beignets & Coffee.  Their made to order beignets and pour your own New Orleans cafe au lait is a fun way to indulge your sweet side.  We recommend sharing The Monster, a sweet trio of beignets with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar and chocolate.  They also host food trucks, live music, open mic nights and other fun events.  www.bebettescafe.com

Bebettes Beignets and Coffee
The ‘Monster’ with three beignets-classic, churro (honey, cinnamon and sugar) and chocolate.  Photo by Annie Lee.

211 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 552-3284
Hours:
Everyday 7 – 5pm

All Good Coffee

All Good Coffee is a family owned coffee joint in Weaverville (just 15 mins north of Asheville).  With a relaxed atmosphere and frequent acoustic music, you can enjoy your coffee in a handmade clay cup and take it in.  They have a variety of creative, locally sourced items like the Orange-Rosemary Zucchini Loaf and a build your own bagel option.  Their dog friendly patio is a plus! All Good Coffee

allgood coffee
All Good Coffee in Weaverville

10 South Main Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 484-8663
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 4pm
Sat – Sun 8 – 4pm

Asheville Jack Coffeehouse

What better way to expose yourself to Asheville’s art scene than in a studio, sipping coffee?  Enjoy coffee courtesy of Biltmore Roasters in the London Entertainment District gallery.  Fine fabrics and unique nicknacks to works of art by resident artist Leslie Rowland.  Their cinnamon rolls and zucchini bread are must tries!  Asheville Jack Coffeehouse
asheville jack coffeehouse
Gypsy Jazz at Asheville Jack Coffeehouse. Photo Credit: Asheville Jack Coffeehouse

8 London Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(760) 670-5181
Hours:
Thurs 9 – 4pm
Fri 9 – 7pm
Sat Noon – 7pm
Tues – Wed, Sun Closed

Mountain Mojo Coffee Shop

On the Eastside of Asheville, going towards Fairview (maybe to Looking Glass Creamery?) is a cute little coffee shop with local art on the walls and comfy couches.  Mountain Mojo offers local and organic baked goods, as well as a full espresso bar.  In the spring and summer, there is plenty of outdoor space, perfect for families and dogs. Mountain Mojo

mountain mojo coffeehouse
Photo Credit: Mountain Mojo Coffeehouse

381 Old Charlotte Highway
Fairview, NC 28730
(828) 338-0550
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 5pm
Sat – Sun 8 – 5pm

The Dripolater Coffeehouse

This coffee shop is located in the quaint historic district of Black Mountain, offering delectable homemade pastries (gluten-free options), fresh fruit smoothies, and coffee frappes in addition to traditional espresso drinks. We love the Mayan Mocha with chocolate and cayenne pepper, along with a Snickers Cookie.  Dripolator Coffeehouse

dripolator coffee house
Photo Credit Dripolator Coffeehouse.

221 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 669-0999
Hours:
Everyday 6:45 – 9pm

Appalachian Coffee Company

Appalachian Coffee Co offers coffee and espresso drinks, light grab-and-go food items, organic smoothies, and a variety of refreshing beverage options.  With a mission of serving the best cups of coffee to their communities, they have a loyal following within their community.  Though small and unassuming, they do have a drive thru, as well as seating in the front patio.  We recommend the Spiced Chai or the Green Matcha Latte with the day’s fresh baked muffins.

www.appalachiancoffeecompany.com

appalachian coffee roasters
Appalachian Coffee Roasters

1314 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 884-8132

135 East French Broad Street
Brevard, NC
Hours:
Mon – Fri 6:30 – 5pm
Sat 8 – 4pm
Sun 8 – Noon

The Underground Cafe

This fun, casual cafe is located in the Jackson Building downtown, below the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. They serve breakfast, coffee, and lunch.  But the real draw (if you ask any donut lover), is their handmade yeast raised doughnuts by sister company DoughP Doughnuts.  With unique donuts flavors like the “Here Piggy Piggy, ” a pork belly glaze, with house-made pork rind sugar and topped with togarashi spice, you never know what you’ll find!  This is why we love this spot as a casual donut date…er….we mean coffee date! They serve Hatchet Coffee beans, both hot and cold brews, as well as Chai from AppalaChai.  www.theundergroundcafe828.com

underground cafe
Left to Right: “Aloha:” caramelized pineapple with brown butter crumble.
“Graveyard field” with Boojum Brewery blueberry coffee porter.“ And “Candied Habanero” with a habanero glaze and candied habanero.

22 S Pack Square
LL100
Asheville, NC 29901
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: Closed

Traveling Coffee Trucks:

The Coffee Peddler

This one man coffee shop on wheels serves locally roasted coffee to fuel your adventures around Asheville. See schedule at www.thecoffeepeddler.com.

the coffee peddler
The Coffee Peddler on the go! Photo Credit: Coffee Peddler

67 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 450-5594
Hours:
Fri – Mon 9 – 3pm Downtown
Tues 3:30 – 6:30pm Asheville Tailgate
Wed 2:30 – 6:30pm River Arts Tailgate

LeBon Cafe

A tiny coffee house on wheels, Le Bon Cafe is a cross between a food truck and a rustic cottage for coffee loving hobbits.  Not really, but once you see the truck, you get it.  Brewing up Penny Cup coffee, teas and treats with local love.  They also serve house made apple cider!  You can find them at various events around town and at RAD Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays from 2 – 6pm when the season permits.  Otherwise, see their permanent schedule below. Le Bon Cafe

asheville food trucks
Le Bon Cafe owners Chantal Berot & Mike Razzano. Photo Credit: Mandy Lea

115 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 575-3283
Hours:
Mon – Fri 7 – 11am
Sat – Sun Closed

 

 

 

 


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