Inside Asheville’s World Coffee Cafe Culture


Asheville Flatiron Building-20Welcome to Asheville and our historic the Flatiron Building. The building has a historic zen feel that connects all visitors and locals ready to share their expertise cup of coffee at the World Coffee Cafe or cocktails and live music and appetizers at the SkyBAR of the Flatiron.  Make plans to visit us and find yourself immersed in our unmistakable urban elegance and mountain vibe. We welcome Asheville’s, burgeoning independent breweries, craft distilleries, music scene and a thriving artistic community. Add to that, miles of panoramic vistas of the Smokey and the Blue Ridge Mountains. A recipe for an unforgettable escape from the daily grind. The Flatiron is a first of its kind Business Lifestyle.

Discover the Smokey Mountains. Explore our backyard, take a chance, experience the outdoors or a trip on a historic Asheville tour adventures is what the Asheville mountains whether you take a zip line adventure through the treetops or riding over river rapids on a raft or tube or, take a leisurely drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to experience the breathtaking beauty of America’s favorite scenic highway.

We welcome Asheville to visit the Historic Flatiron’s  Cafe and SkyBAR.  Take a walk through Asheville oldest small business office building and ride the manually operated elevator. Welcome Asheville to located in the heart of downtown Asheville. We are surrounded by shops, galleries, restaurants, and cultural happenings. Experience the Flatiron After Dark festivities, hear local musicians over a cocktail or try our award winning Signature Beer called,- Flatiron Pale-Ale and brewed by Pisgah Brewing Company

Welcome, to the best views and a drink for the past six years World Coffee’s SkyBAR has been awarded the MountainX best of the Mountainssheville make this the perfect place to chill with friends, have a craft cocktail and enjoy mellow downbeat lounge music and occasional live jazz.


Inside Asheville’s World Coffee Cafe Culture. Come on inside World Coffee! Enjoy our unique atmosphere, baristas, friendly people, and delicious coffee. World Coffee Cafe is located on the bottom floor of an amazing nine story 1920′s Sullivanesque Skyscraper.

Come on down and see why over 150,000 visitors and locals visit us every year. The World Coffee  is uniquely decorated using artifacts from around the world. We are Asheville’s uptown coffee shop with local Appalachian herbal tea blends created by Mother Mountain Teas and freshly roasted coffee by fair trade coffee roasters: Counter Culture.

Once inside World Coffee you will find coffee, craft cocktails featuring along with beer or wine thanks to a full ABC alcohol license with the state of North Carolina.

World Coffee Cafe features a full bar on two different floors and hosts special events including “World Coffee Cafe After Dark” and live music at our street level on our our Westward facing balcony seating areas.

Two pianos live in World Coffee Cafe. Two guest musicians can play our upright piano and congas in the back room while watching a fabulous live broadcast of the western views the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Our vintage grand Kimball piano lives in the lobby of the SkyBAR and is available for guest musicians after 7pm.

Our 21 and over guests may visit World Coffee Cafe’s SkyBAR after 1pm most weekdays and weekends. Check here for hours of operation. The dramatic sunsets and evening skyline of mountains and lights of West A

From Asheville with Love

From Asheville with Love

I love the different environments and settings at World Coffee Café. The selection of local herbal teas, coffee beverages, desserts and light food were fresh, expertly prepared and select. The street cafe seating on Battery Park Avenue is one of Asheville’s best people watching at sidewalks – locals, hipsters, veterans, tourists and musical buskers of every genre.

The cafe pipes in a great downbeat, world music and jazz playlist! The inside two window seats are perfect for artists, writers, and readers. In the back, there is a myriad of spaces to enjoy conversation with friends and even a piano and congas.

In the evening I loved having cocktails and light appetizers seated at the SKYBAR terraces. Truly the miraculous views of Asheville’s western mountains.  The cafe is housed in Asheville’s Flatiron Building built in 1920’s so it has a lovely classical charm with its terrazzo marble floors and attended antique elevator.World Coffee Café is truly the center of Asheville’s Paris of the South. My memories of a light brunch with my mother – fresh orange juice mimosas and craft Bloody Mary cocktail will always be a reminder of this lovely mountain town.

Jacqueline, Pont du Gard, France

Land of Sky surrounds downtown Asheville

Land of Sky surrounds downtown Asheville

World Coffee Cafe has been home to a number of artists, poets, thinkers, musicians, dancers, sculptors, metaphysicians, scientists, healers, and philosophers. We thrive on the non-conformist, out-of-the-box spirit of innovation and creativity that gives Asheville its global reputation as a center of human evolution and inspiration. World Coffee Cafe is in the center of downtown Asheville’ surrounded by independently owned boutiques, restaurants, bookstores, hotels, theaters, and nightclubs. However, it’s more than this small metropolis that inspires the worlds most creative people to visit.

Often named the Land of the Sky (or Land-of-Sky) this mountainous region is also known as “The High Country“, Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Situated east of the Tennessee state line and west of the Piedmont, Western North Carolina’s capital city is Asheville, North Carolina, and is perfectly located in the Western North Carolina’s center. Not far from here is the sovereign state of The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The beauty of the mountains, forests, streams, rivers, and waterfalls is punctuated by a high concentration of wildlife and the most biodiverse plants and flowers in the Northern Hemisphere.