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Favorite Asheville Coffee Spots?

stacystacy13 Mar 30, 2011 09:05 AM


Thanks for all the great advice on my other threads! My husband, a former barista and total coffee snob (mean that in the best way possible) is curious what coffee shops we need to hit up while in Asheville this coming weekend.

Currently, we plan to hit up FireStorm Cafe (any vegan treats elsewhere?) and Dripolator. Others?


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    jbaucom Mar 30, 2011 10:23 AM

    In my opinion (and many others whose coffee snobbery far exceeds my own), the best pour in town is Waking Life Espresso on Haywood in West Asheville.

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    1. re: jbaucom
      chezdy Mar 30, 2011 08:42 PM

      By far Waking Life. Best Cappuccino outside Italy. So good! World Coffee downtown has a really nice French Roast as well.

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      arbyunc Mar 30, 2011 10:47 AM

      You gotta have coffee in the Double Decker bus, just 'cause you can!

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      1. re: arbyunc
        rbrower Mar 31, 2011 04:58 PM

        I second the Double Decker. Great espresso. Don't forget to duck!

      2. meatn3 Apr 1, 2011 08:09 AM

        NC Weekend (public TV show) did a segment on Asheville coffee houses 1/20/11. The segment can be seen here:


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          caiogirl Apr 1, 2011 04:25 PM

          Im dying to try the ginger mocha at Waking Life. I have heard its amazing!

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