The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist


Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville NC


Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe

In additions to numerous Starbucks, there are lots of local coffeehouses in Asheville,
here are some of the best!

Asheville Coffee Roasters (North Asheville): Asheville Coffee Roasters features fresh daily roasted coffee to order available for home or businesses. 85 Weaverville Highway, Asheville NC 28804, 828-253-5282. Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar: Full coffee bar in a unique setting of rare, new and fine books. Known also as a great wine and Champagne lounge. 1 Battle Square, Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-0020.

BattleCat Coffee Bar (West Asheville): Popular West Asheville hangout, BattleCat has several rooms for lounging as well as wide covered front porch and front yard with picnic tables. Menu features coffee, tea, yerba mate and snacks. 373 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28807, 828-713-3885. Open 7 days a week 7:30 a.m. -8:00 p.m.

Bean Werks Coffee & Tea  (West Asheville): A favorite West Asheville meeting place offering coffee drinks, freshly brewed tea and freshly roasted and ground coffees. 53 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806, 828--254-7766. Mon–Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Biltmore Coffee Traders (Biltmore Village): Quick & easy drive-thru. In-house fresh roasted coffee. Homemade quiche, fresh baked cookies, cakes, pies muffins & bagels. 518 Hendersonville Road, Asheville NC  28802,  828-277-9227. Monday - Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

City Bakery Café (Downtown) Family-owned and operated bakery offering European-style organic breads and fresh pastries, all handmade, along with organic coffee, sandwiches, pizza and salads. Two downtown locations: 88 Charlotte Street  (828-254-4289) & 60 Biltmore Avenue (828-252-4426)Asheville NC 28801, Charlotte Street hours: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Biltmore Avenue hours: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

French Broad Chocolate Lounge: (Downtown) A sacred space for chocophiles. Hand-craft artisan chocolate truffles, salted honey caramels, beautiful pastries and classic cakes, featuring superb local and organic ingredients. Not to be missed! 10 South Pack Square, Asheville NC 28801; 828-252-4181. Monday -Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday—Saturday 11 a.m.-12 midnight; Sunday 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

Dobra Tea: (Downtown) An absolutely unique coffeehouse. Cheaper than taking a trip to China, Nepal, India and Japan. Traditional and authentic teas from around the world. A tearoom, light-fare restaurant and loose-leaf teashop (100+ varieties) all rolled into one. 78 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville NC 28801; 828-575-2424. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Double Decker Coffee Company (Downtown): Gourmet coffee and teas served in an authentic double decker bus. 41 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-258-1001. Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. -9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m. -11:30 p.m.,  Sunday 11:30 a.m. -7 p.m.

Dunkin Donuts:  (North Asheville): Nearest Dunkin Donuts shop to downtown is located at 411 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28804, 828-251-8224. Other locations around Asheville.

Filo (East Asheville): Outstanding selection of fresh breads, pastries (including chocolate cakes and classic Greek favorites) and hand-made chocolates, as well as a variety of coffees and teas. 1155 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28805, 828-298-9777.

Firestorm Cafe & Books (Downtown):  Unique worker-owned cafe and bookstore, Firestorm offers delectable vegetarian cuisine, home made vegan baked goods, top notch espresso and a wide array of loose leaf and iced herbal teas.  48 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-255-8115.

French Broad Chocolate Lounge (Downtown): A sacred space for chocophiles. Hand-craft artisan chocolate truffles, salted honey caramels, beautiful pastries and classic cakes, featuring superb local and organic ingredients. Not to be missed! 10 South Lexington Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-4181.  Monday -Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 midnight; Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Gourmet Perks (North Asheville):  fresh coffee, baked bread, muffins, pastries or a homestyle breakfast. At night, the coffeehouse turns into Perks at Night, where you can enjoy great desserts wine and cheeses accompanied by live jazz on the weekends. 165 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-4777.

Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe (Downtown): A world-class  coffeehouse & cafe offering fair-trade organic coffee, natural and organic food, and operated sustainably as a model ecologically-driven business. The Green Sage is one of Asheville's premier coffeehouses, conveniently located downtown. 5 Broadway Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-4450. Coffeehouse: Monday through Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Izzy's Coffee Den  (Downtown): Izzy's serves Counter Culture Coffee and great treats made by local bakeries. Light breakfast and lunch menu, and live music most evenings. Two locations: 74 N. Lexington Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-258-2004; and 373 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806, 828-713-3885.  Monday thru Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 9. p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 10. p.m., Saturday 9. a.m. to 10. p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe (Downtown) A booklover's paradise, famous locally as well as nationally! An Asheville Institution since 1982. Great books, great food, great coffee. Author readings and community events nearly every night throughout the year. Malaprop's offers a wide variety of coffees and teas as well as baked goods and bagels from local baker-ies. 55 Haywood St., Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-6734. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Mosaic Cafe and Coffeehouse (Nearby Enka, west side of Asheville): Sandwiches, soups, deserts, espresso, coffees and teas. 1390 Sand Hill Road, Enka NC 28715 828-670-8833.

Mountain Java (North Asheville): Coffee shop with internet access.   870 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28804, 828-255-3881. Monday-Thursday 6 a.m. -10 p.m., Friday-Saturday  6 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Old Europe (Downtown): Coffeehouse with an European flair. Small but elegant. and located right off of Pack Square. 13 Broadway, Asheville NC 28801; 828-255-5999

Perks (Biltmore Park): Coffee shop also offering light lunches. 1 Town Square Blvd, Suite 150, Asheville NC 28803. 828-681-0877.

Starbucks Numerous locations in Asheville: Location most  convenient to downtown is at 62 Charlotte St., Asheville NC 28801, 828- 225-3753.

Waking Life Espresso (West Asheville) A West Asheville microcafé dedicated to serving world class espresso in a warm and welcoming environment .976 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806, 828-505-3240. 7 a.m. -9 p.m. seven days a week.

World Coffee Café: Serving Fair-trade and eco-friendly coffee in an exotic atmosphere. Outdoor seating in a wonderful section of Asheville and the only balcony seating for a coffeehouse in town. 18 Battery Park Ave., Asheville NC 28801. 828-258-1058. Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m. -10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 8 a.m. -12 a.m.


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