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The Dripolator Coffeehouse

221 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
+1 828-669-0999
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“walnut bread” (2 reviews)
“iced mocha” (2 reviews)
“brownie” (7 reviews)
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6:45 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
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221 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We frequented The Dripolator a little more frequently than perhaps we should have. My wife is the coffee oficianado and she enjoyed here drip(olator) coffees. The staff are very friendly and efficient. Also, they achieve their aim of creating a third place where a diverse...More

Thank andrewmoss044
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was so friendly! The girl at the counter was really nice and funny and we had a good laugh over the end piece of the apple walnut bread. Drinks were made perfectly and so adorable inside you don't want to leave! Next time I'm...More

Thank Katina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I am in the area, I make sure to stop at "The Drip" for coffee and viewing of the locals :-) This place has been around for a while and seems to be a hub for activity. While they do have free wifi and...More

Thank breyeschow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After moving to Black Mountain, my internet did not get set up in my house for about 2 weeks. That led me to finding Dripolator and am I glad I did! Originally I went there because they have excellent wifi. They also have nice comfortable...More

Thank larry p
Reviewed July 11, 2017

If you want good coffee with all the area coffee drinkers, this is the place. You'll wait in line, but the coffee is good, and the wifi is free

Thank rose's sis
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Just plain good coffee and friendly people. Nothing fancy, but always pleasant. My husband had an apple turnover which was quite tasty. Usually, I just get iced coffee. There are usually free local city papers, etc. to read, and sometimes there are extra copies of...More

Thank Annie J
Reviewed July 6, 2017

All of the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, Facebook, Yelp, and Google Reviews are true: the Dripolator in Black Mountain is a small shop, with worn wood floors, brightly painted walls, a comfy couch and a few chairs and tables, a beautiful glass case full...More

Thank RachelBNK
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Dripolator is a must if you are in Black Mountain. It is right on the main drag. Great hole in the wall. The service is friendly and quick. Everything a local coffee shop should be. Great place to meet in small groups and have a...More

Thank mikeE1219CZ
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Easy in and out, lots of choices, free WiFi, cozy setting. Really liked the bar at the window. Books and papers galore!

Thank Terijo A
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Spent the day walking around Black Mountajn. Popped in when we came across it. Coffee was delish! Tried the Japanese cold brew and the killer bee. Will definitely come back before the trip is over!

Thank Ajbrown0514
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3408
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 828-669-0999
Proudly supporting your coffee habit since 1999. We buy some of the finest green coffee beans available and roast them off-site on an American-made Diedrich roaster. As roasters, we deeply respect farmers' dedication to excellence and sustainability, and we strive to honor their hard work by carefully developing each harvest's optimal flavors. As baristas, we are invested in brewing coffee that showcases nature's genius and in sharing it meticulously and enthusiastically with you. As community members, we strive to forge rich connections and to provide a third place that fosters creative interaction and supports the vitality of this beautiful place. We're located in the quaint downtown historic district of Black Mountain and offer delectable homemade pastries (GF options), fresh fruit smoothies, and coffee frappes in addition to all of the traditional espresso-based beverages. Free Wi-Fi, parking and outdoor seating.
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