Our Favorite Coffee Shops in Asheville

We get it. Coffee’s just as important to you as it is to us. I mean, it’s how we start every single day. There’s tons of options and places for you to grab coffee in Asheville. But why settle for an okay experience when you can have an awesome one? Below is our list of the very best coffee shops in Asheville that will not only warm your heart but feed your soul.

West Asheville

Odds Cafe
This coffee shop is hands down my favorite. It’s on the west side of town and I like to ride my bike and walk to it. The baristas are super friendly and Audrie, the owner, is one of the nicest, most welcoming people I’ve met in town. Their drinks are delicious, the wifi is good and the atmosphere is dog friendly. The shop also has a rotating cast of artists who hang their work there each month. It’s a great place to go and get some work done or chat with a friend.

Battle Cat
Okay, maybe it’s a tie between Odd’s and Battle Cat. Because when I’m forced to choose I just can’t. Battle Cat uses coffee from PennyCup Coffee Company and their stuff is amaaaaazing. I like to go there, sit in the back room with the big windows and crank out creative work. The bathroom is close, the wifi is consistent and Tiger Bay’s breakfast sandwiches are only a few steps away.


PennyCup Coffee Company
Back when Caroline owned Hole Doughnuts, she worked with PennyCup to come up with a “Hole Roast”. Paired with a doughnut or even by itself, it’s a delicious cup. You can only get it at Hole but it just goes to show how much we like what they do. (It’s also what we drink at home.) They have a couple of shops, one downtown on Market Street and another on Beverly Road. They also have a tasting room on Depot Street!

High Five Coffee
Do you like to drink your coffee in spaces that feel good? If so, post up at the bar in High Five on Rankin next to beautiful succulents and stare out the window at people passing by. The music is always fun, the baristas are super friendly and the coffee is delicious and brewed just for you. They partner with Counter Culture Coffee and they also have two other locations for you to get your fix.

Trade and Lore
We go to this coffee shop when we want to be downtown but not surrounded by a ton of cars and traffic. It’s right off of Wall Street, has a nice little patio area that gets good sun and is a great spot to people watch. They get their coffee from Mountain Air Roasting and have snacks on hand from OWL Bakery. Yes, please.

Honorable Mention:

Izzys Coffee House
Double D’s Coffee and Desserts

There’s others, I know. But these are our favorite coffee shops in Asheville. They’re LGBTQ friendly, accepting of all and a great place to hang out with old friends and meet new people.

Craving something other than coffee? Check out our recent post of the Best Places to Grab a Drink in Asheville and our Favorite Breakfast Spots in Asheville!




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