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“Great local coffee house”
Review of Waking Life - CLOSED

Waking Life
Restaurant details
Asheville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great local coffee house”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Love the atmosphere and everything is very well done. The inside is warm yet clean lines and comfortable seating. When I want to treat myself early morning I love going here.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Julie W
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English first
Kingston, New York
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Get your coffee fix here”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Great little place on haywood. It's near work so I like to stop in for an americano or an iced coffee from time to time. The service is friendly, and although the place is small it is comfortable and has several places to sit, including some nice little tables outside. I always get a wonderful drink here no matter what I choose to get. The prices are really good for the amount of quality and freshness you get. They will even do designs in your foam! There are some pastries available that look pretty good also.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank TDD00
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best espresso in Asheville!”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Jared (the owner) of Waking Life knows all things coffee and tea. That said, I have had only wonderful experiences at Waking Life with regards to the coffee, service, and ambiance. After living in large cities, (SF, LA, San Diego, NY, Boston) I have high standards for independent coffee shops (Starbucks doesn't even compare). My drink of choice is a macchiato, which is a double espresso with a dollop of foam. Every single drink (20+) I have had at Waking Life has been superb.
They do not have a large selection of pastries, but do have locally made items for sale. The focus is on amazing coffee (roasted in Asheville as well). You won't be sorry!

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Foodtopia
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