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 are 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.

– Jaqueline B., Pont du Gard, Provence France.