Nothing makes a cold winter day better than a warm cup of coﬀee and a cozy coﬀee shop. This guide to Asheville’s best coﬀee shops has everything you need to know to ﬁnd your caﬀeine ﬁx, satisfy your sweet tooth, get some work done, catch up with friends, enjoy fresh baked goods, and more.
No matter where you are in town, you probably aren’t too far from a Dripolator. With locaCons in Candler, Black Mountain, and South Asheville, this coﬀee shop has become a true local favorite. It’s hard to beat their warm, welcoming atmosphere and well thought out concocCons.
Odd’s Café is an eclectic combination of all the things we love about West Asheville. It’s a great place to meet a friend, get some work done, or people watch, all while enjoying any one of their amazing house-made treats. The quiche is always a hit. Open until 8:00 p.m., they are not only a great place to grab a coﬀee in the morning, but carry local beers and wine all day. And they are dog friendly too!
Best Outdoor Seating
High Five has been an Asheville staple for years. They serve Counter Culture Coﬀee and their baristas are always coming up with new and exciting drinks to try. Their Woodﬁn location on the French Broad features picnic tables and riverside seating, making it a great place to spend a sunny afternoon.
Another great spot for a sunny afternoon outside is Liberty House Coﬀee and Café. They specialize in crafting only the best food and drinks from local roasters and farmers. Your pups will love this spot too!
Best Place to Get Work Done
Summit Coﬀee is another great place to enjoy your coﬀee outside on a nice day (pups welcome!). The inside of the shop is just as nice. If you are looking to ﬁnd a good spot to work, you will ﬁnd plenty of people here doing the same on any given weekday.
Your visit to Summit isn’t complete before trying one of their homemade Pop Tarts.
More Than Just Coﬀee
Green Sage not only serves up coﬀee and other fun beverages including pressed juices and smoothies, but they also have a large nutritious food menu. All of their locations have lots of seating, making this a great place to meet a friend.
Mother AVL on the South Slope or in the River Arts District has fresh brewed coﬀee and lattes and an amazing menu of dishes made with their assortment of fresh breads that will have your mouth watering.
Best Photo Opp
The iconic double decker bus in the heart of downtown known as Double D’s Coﬀee and Desserts is a great spot to grab a cup of coﬀee while exploring downtown and of course snap an Insta worthy picture.
Coﬀee + an Experience
For the plant enthusiast, check out Flora. Enjoy a cup of coﬀee and browse their extensive plant collection. You won’t be able to leave without wanting to bring one home.
If fresh cut ﬂowers are more your speed, visit Pollen Coﬀee + Flower Shop. Grab a cup of joe and build your own bouquet.
A truly unique coﬀee experience can be found at Citizen Vinyl. This bright and airy downtown café is located in the historic Citizen’s Times building. You can enjoy a cup of coﬀee and any of their seasonal dishes, peruse their vinyl collection, or even tour the vinyl pressing factory.
Local Coﬀee Roasters
Dynamite Roasting Company has a café and tasting room located in Black Mountain. Stop by to try some of their fresh roasted batches and go home with a bag of your favorite.
If there is one thing Asheville is not short on, it’s great coﬀee shops! So, no matter which one of these you choose to pop into for your next cup, you won’t be disappointed.