Flora is a florist, cafe and boutique right off Haywood Road in West Asheville. 

I had seen them at the Pop Up Cat Cafe for the Asheville Humane Society, where they provided super nomz coffee and scrumptious cookies for the guests - so wanted to check out their actual storefront. 

There is one hour free street parking - and there seems to usually be a few spots available in that section of town. 

The cafe area is larger than what I had expected after I had scoped out their IG- which was a pleasant surprise. 

They have a large selection of coffee drinks and teas; as well as lots of goodies to munch on; including bagels, scones, truffles, and other baked goods. 

There is a bar style seating area by the window and small tables outside; which seems great for people/puppers watching, but I really wanted to sit at the super cute little tables indoors so I could scope out the lovely goods for sale. 

I got a homemade Fig Cookie for a little afternoon snack and a Rose Honey Lavender Iced Tea, which was very reasonably priced (a little over $5 for everything- not including a tip). 

My tea was sweet - but in a herbal way - not a gross faux sugary way. It had a distinct lavender and rose taste; which was to die for - such a delight. 

The Fig Cookie was ah-mazingly delicious. Again, sweet - but not in a nasty faux sugar way - it tasted like fresh figs and had a crunchy crust. Nothing like the Fig Newtons I grew up with (as much as I loved those too). It was topped with the perfect amount of sea salt, and came on a sweet/fancy little antique looking plate. 

They’ve got nearly a zillion plants for sale - including small potted plants where you can pick your own pot/plant combo, as well as a ton of single flowers by the stem so you can make a bouquet for yourself, mom, cat - whoever really. 

They also have a wide variety of kitchen goods for sale like adorbs hedgehog and whale salt and pepper shakers, fun zodiac sign candles and terrariums galore. 

The inside scoop is that they custom make terrariums to your specific needs. Yes; they’ll even tailor you a one of a kind terrarium if you’re a phantom that has set up shop in damp/dark the basement of a Victorian home where nothing *usually* survives except your ghastly, misunderstood - soul. 

Flora is a great place for gifts, or to treat yourself. If you’re going there to pick up a present, make sure to set aside some extra time spend at their delightful cafe!

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