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.

Local Favorites

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.