Perspective Café

The Museum’s rooftop café serves up locally sourced food, plus coffee, tea, wine, beer, and cocktails with expansive views of the mountains and sculpture terrace. Café access is free for Members or included with Museum admission. For more information, email the café or call 828.253.3227 x136.

Please note: Tickets are required for Museum admission to access Perspective Café. Read more and plan your visit here.


Click here to browse Perspective Café favorites, family-style specials, and to order for pickup. (Museum Members: Enter coupon code AAMMember at checkout to receive your 10% Member discount!)


SMALL PLATES & SNACKS

SPICY PIMENTO CHEESE & PRETZEL CHIPS (V) 8

SMOKED TROUT DIP 8
featuring Sunburst Farms trout

ARGENTINEAN BEEF EMPANADAS 10
with sofrito aioli

LEMONGRASS CHICKEN MEATBALLS (GF) 10
in green curry

LAMB MEATBALLS 10
with raisin pesto

GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS (VG, GF) 10
with avocado chimichurri

SANDWICHES & PANINIS

SIGNATURE ROAST BEEF SANDWICH 14
slow roasted Angus roast beef, Swiss cheese, and caramelized onion
on a City Bakery croissant with horseradish cream

RACHEL 14
oven roasted turkey breast, Swiss cheese, housemade kimchi, thousand island dressing
on a City Bakery rye

TEMPEH REUBEN (V) 14
with housemade kimchi, Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing
on City Bakery rye

GRILLED PIMENTO CHEESE PANINI 12
with housemade spicy pimento cheese
on City Bakery sourdough
add bacon or avocado chimichurri 2

GRILLED CHEESE PANINI 10
with cheddar and Swiss
on City Bakery sourdough
add bacon or avocado chimichurri 2

SALADS

CAESAR SALAD 10
with cornbread croutons and shaved Parmesan
add blackened chicken breast 4

ROASTED BEET SALAD (VG) 10
beets marinated in citrus, dill, and grapeseed oil
on a bed of arugula

CLASSIC COBB SALAD 14

SWEETS

COOKIES 3
DESSERT BARS 5
CRUMB CAKE 5

COFFEE & TEA

PERSPECTIVE BLEND COFFEE
regular or decaf
drip cup 2.5
pour-over cup 3.5
pour-over pot 6

HOT TEA BY ASHEVILLE TEA COMPANY
cup 3.5
pot 6


Food Experience

Tony Franco and Matthew Macon launched Food Experience in 2007 to bring their boutique style of full-service catering to Asheville. Now, they have partnered with the Museum to run Perspective Café, bringing their Italian and Indian heritages (respectively) along with inspiration from the Museum’s Collection, programming, and exhibitions to a fresh, rotating menu. Learn more about Food Experience here.

Burial Beer

Grabbing a drink? Try the Spiral Pilsner, created by Burial Beer especially for the Asheville Art Museum in celebration of our grand re-opening!

Tasting notes from the taproom:
An homage to the great musings of the wondrous minds that once filled the AVL canvas. Made with the Asheville Art Museum to celebrate its new chapter. Mashed with pilsner malt and hopped deftly with noble varietals. Carbonated with intention.

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