Fan Faves: Asheville's Best Coffee Shops

Fan Faves: Asheville's Best Coffee Shops
Reader's Tell Top Spots to Grab a Cup of Joe.

Mocha and Chocolate Dipped Shortbread French Broad Chocolate Lounge
Mocha and Chocolate Dipped Shortbread
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
Where is the best place in the Asheville area to grab a cup of coffee? In a recent online poll, our fans spilled the beans on their favorite coffee houses in the Asheville area. So which ones were the high-octane cream of the crop? Here are the results...

#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 in Asheville, NC
World Coffee Cafe
#7 - 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.

Dripolator in Black Mountain, NC
The Dripolator in Black Mountain
#4 Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe
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.


#1Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe
Green Sage Coffeehouse and Cafe in downtown Asheville, NC
Green Sage Coffeehouse and Cafe
This downtown Asheville hot spot tops the list of fan favorites. One of Asheville's greenest cafes (note the solar panels on the roof), they serve up organic coffee and a long list of healthy menu items. 

Honorable Mentions
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
- Filo
- Dynamite Roasters
- Double Decker
- Bomba
- French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Learn more about Asheville diverse mix of coffee shops here.

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