What to Do: Asheville Coffee

Make the most out of every minute in Asheville with a little help from any of these local coffee spots. From Downtown to West Asheville and the River Arts District, wherever your day takes you, rest assured knowing that cup of coffee is never far. Another bonus, most of these spots also boast ample seating options to recharge or get some work done remotely. Who says you can't mix business and pleasure?

Ultra Coffee Bar

Located in the River Arts District, Ultra Coffee Bar offers a full menu complete with coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and more. Ultra lives up to its location, offering an artsy vibe that fits right into the River Arts District. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, Ultra is a year-round option for coffee and a snack in one of the city's most creative enclaves.

Ultra Coffee Bar | (828) 253-2177



Looking for the classic donuts and coffee breakfast while you are in Asheville? Look no further than Vortex. Located on Banks Avenue, this trendy spot offers handmade donuts and a variety of drink options including coffee, espresso, tea, and soda. Vortex sources lots of ingredients vendors, ensuring that there is a taste of Asheville in Vortex’s cuisine. Open Wednesday - Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Vortex is a great place to get your donut and coffee fix.

Vortex Doughnuts | (828) 552-3010


Summit Coffee Co

With locations all across the state, Summit Coffee Company is a North Carolina staple. The two Asheville locations are located on Foundy Street, as well in the Grove Arcade. Summit sources from small-farm producers and roasts it all in their organic facility in North Carolina, ensuring that their coffee is of the utmost quality. Most locations offer ample seating, so feel free to wind down or do some work while you enjoy your coffee.

Summit Coffee | (704) 895-9090



Opening in late 2020, Grind Coffee Bar became Asheville’s first black-owned coffee shop. Along with being a coffee shop, Grind is also a co-working space located in the River Arts District. Offering coffee and pastries, Grind fulfills all of your typical coffee shop needs, while also providing a space for you to rent out and work from if you are traveling or if you just want a quiet space away from the office. Be sure to check out all of the vibrancy in the River Arts District after you grab your coffee.

Grind AVL | (828) 505-0722


Green Sage Coffee

One of many “green” coffee shops in Asheville, Green Sage has multiple locations in the city offering coffee, smoothies, juices, and organic food options. According to Green Sage, their menu is 95% organic, and is thoughtfully sourced to make sure that everything they serve is environmentally friendly. With one location in the middle of downtown, Green Sage is accessible if you are staying in the city, and provides coffee and food that you can grab on the go.

Green Sage Coffee | (828) 252-4450


High Five Coffee

High Five Coffee has three locations spaced out across Asheville, but the flagship location is the one on Broadway Street. Self-proclaimed as “a lived-in home to many”, High Five is a spot that offers coffee and smoothies in a space that is cozy, as well as spacious. High Five is close enough to the Montford and Five Points neighborhoods to walk or ride a bike to the shop. There is also large patio outside that allows you to spread out and enjoy your coffee while getting work done or just soaking up the Asheville weather.

High Five Coffee | (828) 398-0209