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

ARGENTINEAN BEEF EMPANADAS 10
with sofrito aioli

LEMONGRASS CHICKEN MEATBALLS IN GREEN CURRY (GF) 10

LAMB MEATBALLS WITH RAISIN PESTO (GF) 10

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

ENTRÉES

ROTATING WEEKLY

SANDWICHES & PANINIS

ASK ABOUT TODAY’S FEATURED SANDWICH

GRILLED PIMENTO CHEESE PANINI (V) 12
housemade spicy pimento cheese on city bakery sourdough
add tomato, bacon (2) or avocado chimichurri (2)

GRILLED CHEESE PANINI (V) 10
cheddar & swiss on city bakery sourdough
add tomato, bacon (2) or avocado chimichurri (2

SALADS

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

CLASSIC COBB SALAD 14
with blackened chicken, kalamata olives, bacon, blue cheese, egg, avocado and tomato
choice of housemade balsamic or buttermilk ranch

SOUP OF THE DAY

ASK ABOUT TODAY’S SELECTION
cup or bowl

MIXED MEDIA

HALF CAESAR SALAD & CUP OF SOUP 12/14

HALF CAESAR SALAD & HALF GRILLED CHEESE 12

HALF CAESAR SALAD & QUICHE 12

QUICHE & CUP OF SOUP 12

HALF GRILLED CHEESE & CUP OF SOUP 12/14

HALF GRILLED PIMENTO CHEESE & CUP OF SOUP 12/14

SWEETS

COOKIES 3
DESSERT BARS 5
CRUMB CAKE 5

COFFEE & TEA

PERSPECTIVE BLEND COFFEE BY PENNYCUP COFFEE
regular or decaf
pour-over cup 3.5
pour-over pot 6
add shot of kahlua 5
add shot of bailey’s 5

HOT TEA BY ASHEVILLE TEA COMPANY
cup 3.5
pot 6

HOT CHOCOLATE
cup 3.5
add shot of kahlua 5
add shot of bailey’s 5

V= vegetarian
VG= vegan
GF= gluten free


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.

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