From grabbing a hot cup of coffee to-go to sipping a warm beverage while daydreaming in a cafe to getting the perfect midday pick-me-up, Asheville coffee and tea shops have many options. Whether it’s downtown Asheville, West Asheville, the River Arts District, or somewhere else, each part of town has its own take on coffee and tea with locally-roasted, organic, and/or fair trade offerings.
Aside from just coffee and tea, most Asheville coffee shops also have specialty drinks, including seasonal lattes, cappuccinos, and espresso. Many offer alternative milk options such as Oat Milk, Coconut Milk, Soy Milk, and Almond Milk. Most coffee shops in Asheville also sell local baked goods, including bagels, croissants, and desserts. Some also serve breakfast and lunch with vegan and gluten-free options. Some coffee shops in Asheville serve local craft beer and wine as well.
Asheville is filled with coffee shops with free wifi where you can find a quiet place to work or a cozy lounge to catch-up with friends. Meet friendly baristas and learn about the different types of coffee or tea. Asheville even has a speciality tea house, Dobra Tea, with teas from all over the world. Some coffee and tea shops in Asheville have live music periodically and host events like poetry and open mic nights. Check out their websites or social media accounts for updates.
Below you’ll find some of the top coffee and tea shops in and around Asheville.