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.
Top Coffee Shops & Tea
Located in the River Arts District, GRIND offers a plush, sophisticated place for good coffee, co-working, community gathering, and hanging out. Enjoy local coffee and a wide variety of donuts,… read more
Located in Asheville’s River Arts District in a renovated warehouse, this popular coffee house serves pour over coffee, espresso drinks, seasonal beverages, bagels, pastries baked in-house as well… read more
Green Sage Cafe
This certified green restaurant nurtures the well-being of its customers through its fair-trade organic coffee and tea, organic beer and wine, natural and organic local food for breakfast and… read more
Specializing in high quality, natural products, this West Asheville coffee shop serves freshly roasted coffee, loose-leaf teas, locally baked goods, bagels and tasty desserts with gluten-free and… read more
High Five Coffee Bar
Formerly called the Dripolator, this local's favorite is on the other side of I-240 with their own parking area. Their barista's are Counter Culture Coffee-trained to craft only the finest… read more
Specializing in European-Style breads and pastries, they bake over twenty varieties of artisan breads and rolls using centuries-old hand-shaping and baking techniques. Also, their master baker is… read more
Trade & Lore
Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, this coffee shop on Wall Street serves up hot coffee and specialty drinks made from freshly roasted beans from Mountain Air Roasting. Try a delicious… read more
Savor some of Carol's sweet creations while you sip your coffee. Located in the Grove Arcade, she features made from scratch soups, biscuits, cookies, cakes, pies and more. 1 Page Avenue.
This locally loved, art filled coffee house serves freshly roasted coffee, specialty drinks, beer, wine, house baked goods and snacks. Try their fun seasonal drinks like the Mexican Mocha with… read more
Double Decker Coffee House
You may do a double-take walking along Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. Yes, it's a authentic double decker bus from London. Enjoy gourmet coffee and teas, along with some great hot… read more
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
Savor hand-crafted, artisanal, organic chocolates and pastries in this extremely popular emporium, served with wine, beer, coffee or tea. Or sip liquid truffle chocolates. Next door, Chocolate +… read more
Malaprops Bookstore & Coffee Shop
Enjoy java in this wonderful independent bookstore that has been a fixture downtown for 20+ years. Browse their diverse collection, enjoy goodies in their coffee and pastry shop, or use their free… read more