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Firestorm Books & Coffee

610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3237
+1 828-255-8115
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
2 days ago
“Amazing selection of books with a rebel quality.”
25 Jan 2017
“Excellent coffee and bookstore!”
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Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3237
Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
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Reviewed 2 days ago

All the people who work there are helpful, interesting and dedicated to this store. You will find books by diverse authors about gardening, cooking (veggie & vegan), graffiti, the environment, racism, feminism, children's books, women's issues & cards, calendars and coffee and snacks , They...More

Thank hoolly2016
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
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 1 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
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank txwv2016
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...More

Thank Brendan1969
Reviewed 20 September 2013

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...More

Thank Kwesi M
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Restaurant Details

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US$5 - US$10
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
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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.