Founded in 2008, Firestorm Cafe & Books is a worker-owned cooperative in downtown Asheville, NC. We specialize in casual, healthful fare and independent literature.
We feature organic, fairly traded and local ingredients in our scrumptious menu because we want our food to be healthy not only for our patrons but also for our community.
A local access point for information on a range of significant and curious topics, we stock a unique blend of reading material that you won't find anywhere else in the region.
In order to provide you with the highest quality food while supporting the creation of a sustainable, just and local economy, we use ingredients that are organic, regional and/or cooperatively produced. All of our food is vegan and much can be prepared gluten-free at your request.
Mon thru Fri 7:30am - 10pm
Sat 10am - 10pm
Tuesday, May 21st | 7:00pmFirestorm Open Mic [performance]Showcasing Asheville's best musical and spoken word artists! Come to perform, or just kick back and enjoy the rich local talent. Sign up starts at 7:00pm.
Thursday, May 23rd | 11:00amPolice Brutality Council [discussion]A weekly meeting with the mission of addressing police brutality in Asheville and Buncombe County, the Police Brutality Council seeks to support survivors but also change the environment in which brutality thrives.
Thursday, May 23rd | 7:00pmSelf-Protection for the Empowered Woman [workshop]An introduction to personal protection and woman’s self-defense, this two-hour workshop is open to all interested women who desire to increase their abilities in empowering themselves against violent, criminal assault.
Friday, May 24th | 7:00pmAsheville City Poets Open Reading [poetry]Asheville City Poets' mission is to bring local poets, writers of short prose, and people of the spoken word to the heart of our eclectic village in open readings.
Friday, May 24th | 8:00pmGoffee: Black as DeathGoffee (Gothic Coffee) is a meetup for Asheville Creatures of the Night. A place to get to know one another better and plan future events for the dark underground in Asheville.
Saturday, May 25th | 8:00pmWasted Wine [performance]Wasted Wine's music is both unusual and familiar, from its Eastern European-inspired melodies, bizarre sounds, classic rock guitar, cryptic narratives, all coming together to create some kind of strange, dark, homemade prog rock.