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15 Comforting Coffee Shops in Asheville

Where to find creative lattes, cold brews, and pour-overs

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From bold coffee offerings to one-of-a-kind cafes, Asheville is packed with local artisanal coffee. Whether you are looking for a place to grab a coffee and chat with friends or work remotely for a few hours, Asheville boasts a number of cozy coffee shops to fit your every caffeinated need.

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High Five Coffee

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With three locations in Asheville, High Five is a staple in the Appalachian town. Looking to try something new? Check out the barista’s choice program which allows the baristas to create experimental drinks for a limited time. This location features Adirondack chairs to relax and sip your coffee while enjoying the view of the French Broad River. Dog-friendly.

Gallivant Coffee

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Plant-based for the planet, Gallivant Coffee prides itself on using local and organic ingredients as well as its sustainability efforts. Oat milk is the milk of choice when crafting dairy-free coffees, however, it does offer alternatives. Try the oak-smoked sea salt and honey latte, made with vegan honey, a syrup of apple juice, sugar, and lemon.

Liberty House Coffee and Café

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This 1920s neighborhood cottage dishes out simple and hearty breakfasts along with creative coffee drinks such as the rosemary brown sugar latte. Heated seating outside on the patio makes it a great spot to visit even in the colder months. Dog-friendly on the porch and in the garden.

Rowan Coffee

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The vibes are immaculate at this coffee shop. Rowan Coffee serves house-roasted coffee in a moody and intimate setting all while playing alternative and indie music. Serious coffee drinkers will appreciate the craft that goes into every steaming mug at Rowan. Make sure to grab a bag of roasted coffee to take home.

Rite Rite

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Formally known as Trade & Lore, Rite Rite serves local coffee along with beer and wine in the afternoons. Tucked away on Wall Street, this cozy cafe is open and inviting with couches and plush chairs to lounge in. In the fall, try the seasonal sweet potato latte crafted with Spicewalla spices. Remote-work friendly.

PennyCup Coffee

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PennyCup’s downtown location features locally roasted single-origin coffee in a kitschy downtown setting, with a penny-tiled bathroom included. Try the RAD latte, a spicy combination of cayenne, cinnamon, and raw sugar, while learning more about Asheville’s historic Black neighborhood. Remote-work friendly.

Bright and fragrant flowers and dreamy coffee concoctions are constants at Pollen. This multi-roaster cafe features espresso drinks, delectable vegan pastries, and an inviting atmosphere to sit and work remotely. Knowledgeable florists help customers build stunning bouquets to take home. Dog-friendly.

Farewell

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Located on South Slope, Farewell focuses on exceptional pour-overs, colorful plants, and natural wine. During the day, enjoy a handcrafted latte or a glass of wine, and in the evening stick around when Nightcrawler, a craft cocktail pop-up, opens in its space with creative mixed drinks, such as the Monster Blood, loaded with tequila, beet, lime, and a chamoy rim. Remote-work friendly.

Grind is proud to be Asheville’s first Black-owned coffee shop. Part co-working space, part coffee shop, Grind combines delicious coffee drinks, such as the brown sugar latte, with social justice, offering assistance for new BIPOC business owners through its Black Wall Street program, including classes that focus on entrepreneurship. Very remote-work friendly.

Battlecat Coffee Bar

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Community and art are at the forefront of this eclectic West Asheville coffee shop. Hungry? Snag a breakfast bagel sandwich or breakfast panini from Tiger Bay Cafe (located in Battlecat). Sit on one of the couches or in the garden with your pup and sip on PennyCup coffee. Remote-work friendly.

Bad Manners Coffee

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New to the scene, Bad Manners started its coffee journey as a pop-up in Provisions Mercantile. Now in a brick-and-mortar location, this badass queer-owned coffee shop slings seasonal beverages, like the Campfire Cold Brew topped with a marshmallow cold foam and crumbled graham crackers, to West Asheville locals. Remote work and dog-friendly.

Summit Coffee Co.

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Remote workers flock to this location of Summit Coffee, located in the River Arts District, due to its large size. Full of natural light and a rotating menu of seasonal coffee offerings, including cookie-flavored cold foam, this reformed warehouse coffee shop is a great spot for those looking to get some work done on their laptop or meet with friends.

The Pot Stirred

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This women- and LBGTQ-owned coffee spot features mushroom brews, such as the vanilla mushroom latte created with PennyCup espresso, oat milk, lion’s mane, cordyceps, and vanilla simple syrup. Each infused coffee has the ability to make customers feel happy, creative, or relaxed according to the mushrooms used.

Retro Coffee

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Go for the coffee and stay for the retro vibes. Retro Coffee is known for its creative seasonal drinks such as the Moonpie Latte, a chocolatey mocha flavored with toasted marshmallows. It also runs great community events such as movie nights, open mics, and clothing swaps. Remote-work friendly.

All Is Well Cafe

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Located south of Asheville, All is Well Cafe is a new family-run neighborhood hangout. The owners are kind and make all customers feel like they are guests in their own home. Sip on Cuban coffee while enjoying one of the delectable cinnamon rolls and wander around the attached local artisan market. Remote-work friendly. 

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High Five Coffee

With three locations in Asheville, High Five is a staple in the Appalachian town. Looking to try something new? Check out the barista’s choice program which allows the baristas to create experimental drinks for a limited time. This location features Adirondack chairs to relax and sip your coffee while enjoying the view of the French Broad River. Dog-friendly.

Gallivant Coffee

Plant-based for the planet, Gallivant Coffee prides itself on using local and organic ingredients as well as its sustainability efforts. Oat milk is the milk of choice when crafting dairy-free coffees, however, it does offer alternatives. Try the oak-smoked sea salt and honey latte, made with vegan honey, a syrup of apple juice, sugar, and lemon.

Liberty House Coffee and Café

This 1920s neighborhood cottage dishes out simple and hearty breakfasts along with creative coffee drinks such as the rosemary brown sugar latte. Heated seating outside on the patio makes it a great spot to visit even in the colder months. Dog-friendly on the porch and in the garden.

Rowan Coffee

The vibes are immaculate at this coffee shop. Rowan Coffee serves house-roasted coffee in a moody and intimate setting all while playing alternative and indie music. Serious coffee drinkers will appreciate the craft that goes into every steaming mug at Rowan. Make sure to grab a bag of roasted coffee to take home.

Rite Rite

Formally known as Trade & Lore, Rite Rite serves local coffee along with beer and wine in the afternoons. Tucked away on Wall Street, this cozy cafe is open and inviting with couches and plush chairs to lounge in. In the fall, try the seasonal sweet potato latte crafted with Spicewalla spices. Remote-work friendly.

PennyCup Coffee

PennyCup’s downtown location features locally roasted single-origin coffee in a kitschy downtown setting, with a penny-tiled bathroom included. Try the RAD latte, a spicy combination of cayenne, cinnamon, and raw sugar, while learning more about Asheville’s historic Black neighborhood. Remote-work friendly.

Pollen

Bright and fragrant flowers and dreamy coffee concoctions are constants at Pollen. This multi-roaster cafe features espresso drinks, delectable vegan pastries, and an inviting atmosphere to sit and work remotely. Knowledgeable florists help customers build stunning bouquets to take home. Dog-friendly.

Farewell

Located on South Slope, Farewell focuses on exceptional pour-overs, colorful plants, and natural wine. During the day, enjoy a handcrafted latte or a glass of wine, and in the evening stick around when Nightcrawler, a craft cocktail pop-up, opens in its space with creative mixed drinks, such as the Monster Blood, loaded with tequila, beet, lime, and a chamoy rim. Remote-work friendly.

Grind

Grind is proud to be Asheville’s first Black-owned coffee shop. Part co-working space, part coffee shop, Grind combines delicious coffee drinks, such as the brown sugar latte, with social justice, offering assistance for new BIPOC business owners through its Black Wall Street program, including classes that focus on entrepreneurship. Very remote-work friendly.

Battlecat Coffee Bar

Community and art are at the forefront of this eclectic West Asheville coffee shop. Hungry? Snag a breakfast bagel sandwich or breakfast panini from Tiger Bay Cafe (located in Battlecat). Sit on one of the couches or in the garden with your pup and sip on PennyCup coffee. Remote-work friendly.

Bad Manners Coffee

New to the scene, Bad Manners started its coffee journey as a pop-up in Provisions Mercantile. Now in a brick-and-mortar location, this badass queer-owned coffee shop slings seasonal beverages, like the Campfire Cold Brew topped with a marshmallow cold foam and crumbled graham crackers, to West Asheville locals. Remote work and dog-friendly.

Summit Coffee Co.

Remote workers flock to this location of Summit Coffee, located in the River Arts District, due to its large size. Full of natural light and a rotating menu of seasonal coffee offerings, including cookie-flavored cold foam, this reformed warehouse coffee shop is a great spot for those looking to get some work done on their laptop or meet with friends.

The Pot Stirred

This women- and LBGTQ-owned coffee spot features mushroom brews, such as the vanilla mushroom latte created with PennyCup espresso, oat milk, lion’s mane, cordyceps, and vanilla simple syrup. Each infused coffee has the ability to make customers feel happy, creative, or relaxed according to the mushrooms used.

Retro Coffee

Go for the coffee and stay for the retro vibes. Retro Coffee is known for its creative seasonal drinks such as the Moonpie Latte, a chocolatey mocha flavored with toasted marshmallows. It also runs great community events such as movie nights, open mics, and clothing swaps. Remote-work friendly.

All Is Well Cafe

Located south of Asheville, All is Well Cafe is a new family-run neighborhood hangout. The owners are kind and make all customers feel like they are guests in their own home. Sip on Cuban coffee while enjoying one of the delectable cinnamon rolls and wander around the attached local artisan market. Remote-work friendly. 

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