Where to Get Your Pumpkin Spice Latte Fix in Asheville

Summit Coffee Co

In Asheville, fall's arrival is heralded by some telltale signs: crisp mountain breezes, chunky knit sweaters, and leaves ablaze in vibrant hues.

And, of course—Pumpkin. Spice. Everything. 

This warming spice blend makes its way into our world every September, turning our coffee cups into cozy, cinnamon-scented cauldrons of caffeine. And while the traditional pumpkin spice latte may be the poster child of fall beverages, there's a whole world of delicious seasonal sips waiting for you in Asheville and our surrounding towns.

Dynamite Roasting Co: Café Con Miel

Dynamite Roasting Co in Black Mountain captures the essence of fall in their Café Con Miel. This drink combines two shots of their renowned Finca Cual Bicicleta espresso with honey, whole milk, and a generous dusting of cinnamon on top. Grab one to stay and experience the warmth of this charming coffee shop that has been serving the Black Mountain community since 2008, the title of Best Coffee Roaster in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" poll.

Pollen: The Basic **tch

At Pollen Coffee & Flowers, a multi-roaster cafe and floral design studio, they fully embrace the pumpkin spice mania with "The Basic **tch" – their cheeky spin on the classic pumpkin spice latte. This seasonal go-to, available hot or iced, will leave you feeling warm and cozy with its special blend of spices and your choice of milk.

High Five Coffee

High Five Coffee, now with three locations in town, serves coffees, rotating seasonal beverages, baked goods, breakfast, lunch and snacks. Come fall season, warm up with two house specialties: the Salted Maple latte, with real maple syrup, sea salt, espresso and milk; and the Punky Spice latte, made with brown sugar and all the fall spices (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and clove), plus house-made syrup, espresso and milk.

Summit Coffee Co

Summit Coffee: Classic Pumpkin Spice Latte

Summit Coffee, which has two locations in Asheville, offers a classic take on the pumpkin spice latte for the fall season. You can get it hot or iced, and there's no upcharge for alternative milks. Summit's River Arts location provides a peaceful greenway setting with room to get some work done, plenty of nearby activities and ample parking, while their Grove Arcade spot immerses you in the heart of downtown Asheville, complete with streetside patio seating. 

Session Cafe at Citizen Vinyl: The Costanza

Session Cafe, a craft coffee and cocktail bar located in vinyl pressing plant and record store Citizen Vinyl, calls their pumpkin spice latte The Costanza, after Seinfeld's George Costanza, in honor of his soup-season trials and tribulations in the classic Seinfeld episode. They make the drink with organic pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cayenne and clove, plus a little sorghum. Also this fall, another Seinfeld-inspired beverage, Festivus, offers up a peppermint mocha. 

Session Cafe at Citizen Vinyl

Updated July 9, 2024