Among the many titles that Asheville carries, coffee has to fit in there somewhere. While driving around town today, we noticed that Fill My Cup Cafe is about to open in the same shopping center as Abeja’s House Cafe. This means that there will now be two great places to eat here! After talking to Joe, the owner of Fill My Cup Cafe, they will have lots of coffee, food including house-made sandwiches, and also beer & wine. Cheers to another great addition to the Asheville foodie community!
Asheville has many cultures and personalities. In other words, Biltmore Village folk do not act like River Arts District people. And folks from north Asheville do not act like folks from south Asheville. You can enter the suburb communities in any direction from downtown, and visit a different vibe and theme somewhat. On the eastside of west Asheville, another sub-community is getting established on their own. B&B Pharmacy welcomes as you enter. If you know the area, I-240 separates east west Asheville from west west Asheville. In addition to the walkability factor, this area has a lot to offer. I recently took a walk on this part of Haywood Rd with my daughter.
The West Asheville highway intersection.
The Mardis Building is home to King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffles, Second Gear, and Rhetorical Factory.
Love me some King Daddy’s!
You can walk to several great shops in the area. The Rhetorical Factory features recycled clothing, and Second Gear sells outdoor gear for hiking, rafting, running, sports and more. Then you have Asheville BookWorks inside the Universal Motors Building, along with more shopping spots.
We stopped by Whist and found some great items including this “I Love Asheville” cup, and a book on human anatomy that is a must for mankind.
The Circle offers glass, fashion and art. Flora is flower design studio and florist.
From custom glass and repair shops, to custom screenprinting at Image 420, and you can even get a tattoo at Hot Stuff! Of course there is the vintage Gas-Up store on this corner. Lots of development planned for this end of the community, which then connects to Asheville’s Sweet Slope featuring Short Street Cakes, Hole Doughnuts and The Hop Ice Creamery; before heading down to Clingman Ave and the River Arts District.
The Admiral serves delicious cuisine spot that everyone loves. Walk is also a great place to grab lunch and dinner. Battle Cat Coffeehouse is a funky and hipstery coffee shop on Haywood Rd. Tip: park your Benz a few blocks away and walk here.
Harvest Records on the eastside of west Asheville is music heaven!
Haywood Road is also bikable. And Carrier Park is right down the street!
Art, graffiti and creativity line the streets. When coming over to west Asheville, talk a walk on the eastside!
First of all, we found out Edna is Asheville Royalty, insomuch that a coffee house on the northside of town was named after this little Pug. Edna actually doesn’t even drink coffee herself anymore.. (after a semi-traumatic experience) ..but her customers keep coming back for more and more.
If you take a 5 minute ride north of downtown Asheville on Merrimon Ave, you will come to a little, funky spot called Edna’s of Asheville. Some of you may remember when it used to be Mountain Java. Some go here for a cup of coffee, some breakfast, a muffin, bagel, pastry, beer, wine, lunch; or just the free Internet. This is a meeting hot spot in the North Asheville community. Many folks from Leicester and Weaverville use Edna’s as an easily accessible AVL meeting point.
The coffee? Well it is made at the Coffee Roasting Plant they own in Asheville NC! The name is “Bad Puppy Roasting” which you can purchase in the Cafe, and you will soon be able to order online. Edna (the Pug) runs the coffee making business in Asheville. Believe that!