Independent outfit for fiction & nonfiction works, plus book clubs, author events & organic coffee. Find out why Peter Jennings called it “the best little bookshop in the Southeast.”
Coffee & Wine
Bruisin’ Ales is Asheville’s first and only retail store just for beer lovers. We specialize in Belgians, Belgian-style, high-gravity, craft brews, microbrews and the very best available beers from around the world. With nearly 400 different beers in-store, you’ll find a delectable line-up sure to please any palette.
Located in historic Saluda, with outdoor dining available as well as live music on Thursday and Saturday night, The Purple Onion features a variety of ethnically inspired dishes with an emphasis on the Mediterranean’s simple and healthful cuisine. The menu offers pizzas, pasta, seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes using locally raised trout and organic locally grown produce when available, antibiotic and hormone free meats and poultry. Fresh locally roasted coffee and espresso are available as well as a selection of fine wines and beers including biodynamic and organic selections.
This is the place forÂ great coffeeÂ and desserts!