Firestorm Cafe & Books

Asheville, North Carolina

4.7 / 8 votes

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Worker-owned vegan community event space

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

Firestorm Cafe & Books is a worker-owned community event space located in downtown Asheville. The space hosts community events, workshops, meetings, film screenings and discussions. The food created on site - including wraps, paninis, baked goods and salads - and is all vegan.

Additionally, the cafe sells an interesting array of literature and offers free Internet terminals and wifi.

Added by Libertie on Aug 24 08 (last updated Dec 6 10)

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Firestorm is a great little shop with super-friendly staff and tasty food. I had two different sandwiches there, and they were both excellent (Maple BBQ Panini and a "pulled" tofu special).

Also tried the brownie sundae. The ice cream, from Ultimate Ice Cream Company, was good, and the brownie was excellent, with a crisp top and rich, moist interior. I also tried some of their muffins and cupcakes, which ranged from good to fantastic.

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I love to eat at Firestorm. The sandwiches are baked goods are wonderful.

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Caty-corner to the downtown Post Office, Firestorm Cafe & Books is located next to the Purple Building.


No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • Checks
  • MasterCard Visa


  • Eclectic (Varied)


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Wi-Fi


Vegan vision: All of the food at Firestorm is completely meat- and dairy-free. (Photo by

Vegan vision: All of the food at Firestorm is completely meat- and dairy-free. (Photo by

Conveniently located in downtown Asheville.


7:30am - 10pm
10am - 10pm

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