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Firestorm Books & Coffee

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610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3237
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Asheville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 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 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 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 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 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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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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
Greeneville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This location is great. There is some parking in the back, a little in the front (free after 7pm), and there is a hilarious mix of people coming in and out the doors. If you like co-ops, worker collectives, political lit/signage, strange birds, cafe food, being a veg*n, or (like me) all of the above, this is an amazing place... More 

Thank DahliaMama
Asheville, North Carolina
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

If you're into progress, meeting amazing people, and an overall good vibe, this is the bookstore/cafe for you! They have an incredible selection of books, and all sorts of unique events taking place. Definitely worth a visit on a lazy afternoon!

Thank GenevieveEinzig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3237
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 18282558115
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?