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Firestorm Books & Coffee

Downtown Asheville
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610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3237
+1 828-255-8115
08:00 - 21:00
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Candler, North Carolina
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great place for coffee and to find the perfect books. Staff is helpful and friendly. Parking can be a pain but that's West Asheville. Love this place!

Thank Joe D
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68 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I came to this café the first time because I learned that a first cousin once removed works here. I have returned several times since because the coffee is great, the food is not your typical café offerings, and I always find a new and interesting piece of art or book. I don't live what some people call an unconventional... More 

Thank Ellen R
Asheville, North Carolina
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

di love the new location of Firestorm. i had a very delicious chocolate brownie dessert and drink there! The staff was very helpful. The cafe had closed and workers who are not usually in there, worked to be helpful!!!!

Thank Cecilia056
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Great, all-vegan cafe located inside an indie bookstore. Excellent selection of loose leaf tea. Carefully curated book inventory. A must for anyone who loves books and tea.

Thank TonyAndSteven
Austin, Texas
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

This bookstore is a gem; it has a great variety of books for people with critical thinking. The cafe seemed to have a nice, quiet ambience. The staff was very friendly.

Thank MariaKaterinaN
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere. The cupcakes and truffles were out of this world. The bookstore has a great selection and the workers were very helpful with recommendations.

Thank debbiesjb
Asheville, North Carolina
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This place is SO cool!! When this business rolled in only blocks from my house, I was so stoked! Not your typical bookstore. Amazing reading selection, Very welcoming environment! They also serve vegan food (another lovely perk), coffee, and a great unsweetened ice tea. Highly recommend for locals & visitors alike.

Thank txwv2016
Denton, Texas
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

This place is simply great. The coffee / espresso and drinks are really delicious. The counter-culture book selection can't be found in one location anywhere. If you're in Asheville, enjoy quality coffee and want to support unique, local business - don't miss this stop. Try the Vanilla Affogato; double espresso with locally made vegan vanilla ice cream - yummy! The... More 

Thank Brendan1969
Raleigh, North Carolina
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

Laid back and with a little grit. I get the feeling it operates like so many coops from back in the day...sometimes well and sometimes frustrating. This Friday morning it was a bit slow but worked for me. Cinnamon Cubano took a while but was well done. Bagel with cream cheese was hot and fresh although halfway through I remembered... More 

Thank Kwesi M
Asheville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Finding this place can be a challenge. It is around the back and underneath the Thirsty Monk which is on the corner of Patton Ave and Asheland Ave. They have alot going there best to check just to be sure.

Thank TheAuracle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3237
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-255-8115
Firestorm is a worker-owned and self-managed co-operative in Asheville, NC. Our bookstore features a unique blend of off-beat, underground and independently published materials while our in-house cafe serves up an extensive selection of organic and fairly-traded espressos and teas, complimented by delicious snacks made locally.

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