|Mocha and Chocolate Dipped Shortbread|
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
#9 - Old Europe
This local favorite has been serving up coffee alongside incredible Hungarian pastries for nearly two decades. Skip dessert at the restaurant and head here instead!
#8 - High Five Coffee Bar
The new coffee shop on the block has quickly become one of Asheville's favorites. Here baristas are Coffee Culture Coffee trained and each one must be certified to serve up your espresso.
|World Coffee Cafe|
Outdoor seating and European charm have made this coffee shop a popular stop in Asheville. Located downtown, at the entrance to the Flat Iron Building, this cafe also has rooftop counterpart called Skybar.
#6 - Izzy's Coffee Den
After strolling through the funky boutiques and shops along Lexington Avenue, stop into Izzy's to recharge.
#5 - Clingman Cafe
This favorite among locals is located in the heart of the River Arts District. Here the coffee is organic and the food is gourmet. Stop in while you're perusing the hundreds of art galleries in the neighborhood.
|The Dripolator in Black Mountain|
This independent bookstore has been a staple of downtown life for over three decades. Grab a book, pull up a chair and spend a casual afternoon in the cafe.
# 3 - Dripolator
Located in downtown Black Mountain, this popular hangout serves up freshly-roasted organic and fair trade beans. They also have up fresh baked pastries and desserts.
# 2 - Waking Life
This West Asheville cafe has been serving up hand brewed coffee and espresso since 2009. The first line of their manifesto states, "We think it’s mandatory to be excited and geeky about coffee." With a mission like that, you know this place is good.
#1 - Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe
|Green Sage Coffeehouse and Cafe|
There were so many great places mentioned that we would be remiss not to include some of those that received votes, but did not make the top nine.
- West End Bakery
- Dynamite Roasters
- Double Decker
- French Broad Chocolate Lounge
Learn more about Asheville diverse mix of coffee shops here.