Best coffee spots in Asheville by neighborhood
In order to have a day of exploring, caffeine is stop #1. Good thing there are SO many options!
19 Places • ago
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River Arts District:

Ultra Coffeebar
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If I HAD to pick a favorite coffee shop, Ultra miiiiight just win the prize. Ultra has delicious coffee, and a long list of breakfast and lunch sandwich options. You are also a quick walk from the greenway that runs along the French Broad river, as well as plenty of shops worth investigating. *Pro tip, add the chipotle mayo to the Joey bagel breakfast sandwich.
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Grind AVL
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Grind has excellent coffee, and is a great spot for co-working! If you happen to be a student, you can get half off pastries M-F 2-5pm with your college ID. Also check out GRINDfest, a block party style four day festival that happens in May, that celebrates and highlights Black entreprenures and business owners in Asheville.
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West side:

BattleCat Coffee Bar
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If the name "Battlecat" itself wasn't cool enough, the coffee is fantastic! Filled to the brim with local artwork for sale, there's plenty to look at while you decide what to order. *Pro tip: if you're hungry order food at Tiger Bay, the restaruant in the back, before ordering your coffee. By the time you decide on a seat you won't have long to wait for your food!
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The West End
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Go for the veggie sausage egg and cheese on a biscuit. And go early, before they run out of biscuits. Seriously. I've had the veggie sausage and the regular sausage, and I prefer the veggie. It is incredible.
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Odd's Cafe
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With lots of unique seasonal coffee options, this spot is interesting every single time. Also equipped with plenty of outlets for getting work done, and yummy bakery treats.
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Downtown:

The Times Bar & Coffee Shop
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Located downton right next to the S&W building, this spot is often walked right past without any realization. However walking by it would be a mistake! This coffee is top tier and the spot is super cool too. If you're more in the mood for a morning cocktail, no worries you can get that too! The spot serves coffee Wednesday through Sundays, starting at 10am.
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Farewell
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If you like plants and coffee, this spot is for you! Also a great spot to post up with a book or a computer.
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Double D's Coffee & Desserts
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Can you imagine the effort that getting this double decker bus here took? I got to chat with the guy who did just that (he now owns Asheville Coffee Roasters which is in the North side section of this list) and it was quite the process! It's a neat spot to check out at least once.
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North side:

Liberty House Coffee and Café
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Liberty House has a huge outdoor area, with the biggest fig trees i've personally ever seen. The coffee is excellent, and the food is also incredible. Great spot to bring friends who are visiting!
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High Five Coffee
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The outdoor space at this High Five location is the only reason to go here. You can sit right on the banks of the French Broad river!
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Asheville Coffee Roasters
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The owners Greg and Andi are simply the best. At the moment this spot is just a walk-up window, as the inside shop has been closed since the onset of Covid, but the food, coffee, and experience are still a 10/10. The only problem I have with this place is my coffee is gone in .2 seconds because it's so good. *Pro tip, ask Greg about getting the double decker bus downtown.
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Weaverville:

Yellow Mug Coffee Lounge
@emilyreeves
Yellow Mug is a wholesome breakfast spot right on Main Street in downtown Weaverville. You'll go once and wish you lived just down the street! Weaverville is located about 10 minutes north of downtown, and is well worth the trip. *See my guide for a day in Weaverville for more info.
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Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe in Downtown Weaverville
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With locations all over town, you can choose whichever is closest to you. I like to recommend the Weaverville spot, because Weaverville's Main Street area is so cute and homey. The cafe offers many coffee options as well as all the food you could ever want.
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South side:

SWEETEN CREEK COFFEE
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The nicest employees around! And a really cool spot.
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East side:

Filo Pastries & Post 70 Indulgence Bar
@emilyreeves
Coffee by day, drinks by night. Very cool building all day long!
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Peaberry Press - Coffee & Smoothie Bar
@emilyreeves
Great coffee and smoothie options! Very nice staff and plenty of trinkets for sale that would make great gifts.
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Daymoon Coffeebar
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This coffee shop doubles as a bookstore. Which is pretty rad. Plenty of couches for comfy sitting and reading!
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Black Mountain:

Dripolator
@emilyreeves
Conveniently located downtown Black Mountain, "The Drip" as we call it, curates delightful coffee in a cozy atmosphere. You'll find pastries, a selection of artisan chocolate, and nearby shops to wander through at your leisure.
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Dynamite Roasting Co
@emilyreeves
Dynamite is the Roasting Company that provides coffee to a lot of local businesses, as well as a few local breweries to use in coffee infused batches of beer. They are a local favorite and you should go see why!
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Best coffee spots in Asheville by neighborhood
In order to have a day of exploring, caffeine is stop #1. Good thing there are SO many options!
19 Places • ago
Free

River Arts District:

Ultra Coffeebar
@emilyreeves
If I HAD to pick a favorite coffee shop, Ultra miiiiight just win the prize. Ultra has delicious coffee, and a long list of breakfast and lunch sandwich options. You are also a quick walk from the greenway that runs along the French Broad river, as well as plenty of shops worth investigating. *Pro tip, add the chipotle mayo to the Joey bagel breakfast sandwich.
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Grind AVL
@emilyreeves
Grind has excellent coffee, and is a great spot for co-working! If you happen to be a student, you can get half off pastries M-F 2-5pm with your college ID. Also check out GRINDfest, a block party style four day festival that happens in May, that celebrates and highlights Black entreprenures and business owners in Asheville.
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Details

West side:

BattleCat Coffee Bar
@emilyreeves
If the name "Battlecat" itself wasn't cool enough, the coffee is fantastic! Filled to the brim with local artwork for sale, there's plenty to look at while you decide what to order. *Pro tip: if you're hungry order food at Tiger Bay, the restaruant in the back, before ordering your coffee. By the time you decide on a seat you won't have long to wait for your food!
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The West End
@emilyreeves
Go for the veggie sausage egg and cheese on a biscuit. And go early, before they run out of biscuits. Seriously. I've had the veggie sausage and the regular sausage, and I prefer the veggie. It is incredible.
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Details
Odd's Cafe
@emilyreeves
With lots of unique seasonal coffee options, this spot is interesting every single time. Also equipped with plenty of outlets for getting work done, and yummy bakery treats.
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Details

Downtown:

The Times Bar & Coffee Shop
@emilyreeves
Located downton right next to the S&W building, this spot is often walked right past without any realization. However walking by it would be a mistake! This coffee is top tier and the spot is super cool too. If you're more in the mood for a morning cocktail, no worries you can get that too! The spot serves coffee Wednesday through Sundays, starting at 10am.
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Details
Farewell
@emilyreeves
If you like plants and coffee, this spot is for you! Also a great spot to post up with a book or a computer.
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Details
Double D's Coffee & Desserts
@emilyreeves
Can you imagine the effort that getting this double decker bus here took? I got to chat with the guy who did just that (he now owns Asheville Coffee Roasters which is in the North side section of this list) and it was quite the process! It's a neat spot to check out at least once.
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North side:

Liberty House Coffee and Café
@emilyreeves
Liberty House has a huge outdoor area, with the biggest fig trees i've personally ever seen. The coffee is excellent, and the food is also incredible. Great spot to bring friends who are visiting!
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High Five Coffee
@emilyreeves
The outdoor space at this High Five location is the only reason to go here. You can sit right on the banks of the French Broad river!
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Asheville Coffee Roasters
@emilyreeves
The owners Greg and Andi are simply the best. At the moment this spot is just a walk-up window, as the inside shop has been closed since the onset of Covid, but the food, coffee, and experience are still a 10/10. The only problem I have with this place is my coffee is gone in .2 seconds because it's so good. *Pro tip, ask Greg about getting the double decker bus downtown.
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Weaverville:

Yellow Mug Coffee Lounge
@emilyreeves
Yellow Mug is a wholesome breakfast spot right on Main Street in downtown Weaverville. You'll go once and wish you lived just down the street! Weaverville is located about 10 minutes north of downtown, and is well worth the trip. *See my guide for a day in Weaverville for more info.
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Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe in Downtown Weaverville
@emilyreeves
With locations all over town, you can choose whichever is closest to you. I like to recommend the Weaverville spot, because Weaverville's Main Street area is so cute and homey. The cafe offers many coffee options as well as all the food you could ever want.
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Details

South side:

SWEETEN CREEK COFFEE
@emilyreeves
The nicest employees around! And a really cool spot.
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Details

East side:

Filo Pastries & Post 70 Indulgence Bar
@emilyreeves
Coffee by day, drinks by night. Very cool building all day long!
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Details
Peaberry Press - Coffee & Smoothie Bar
@emilyreeves
Great coffee and smoothie options! Very nice staff and plenty of trinkets for sale that would make great gifts.
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Details
Daymoon Coffeebar
@emilyreeves
This coffee shop doubles as a bookstore. Which is pretty rad. Plenty of couches for comfy sitting and reading!
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Black Mountain:

Dripolator
@emilyreeves
Conveniently located downtown Black Mountain, "The Drip" as we call it, curates delightful coffee in a cozy atmosphere. You'll find pastries, a selection of artisan chocolate, and nearby shops to wander through at your leisure.
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Dynamite Roasting Co
@emilyreeves
Dynamite is the Roasting Company that provides coffee to a lot of local businesses, as well as a few local breweries to use in coffee infused batches of beer. They are a local favorite and you should go see why!
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* * *
CURATED BY
📍Asheville, North Carolina An Asheville native and local, I grew up hiking around these mountains, seeing new breweries pop up (and trying them) and recommending places for others to go. I’m so excited to recommend spots that work for you!
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