Mountain Express'
Best of WNC Awards

1st place in Marshall/Hot Springs:

  • Coffee House
  • Neighborhood Gathering Spot
  • Breakfast Restaurant
  • Lunch Restaurant
  • Sweets/Dessert Place
  • Gives Back to Community

1st place in Marshall/Hot Springs:

  • Restaurant
  • Neighborhood Gathering Spot
  • Sweets/Dessert Place
  • Gives Back to Community


The once busy town of Marshall is busy once again, thanks in large part to Zuma Coffee, Joel Friedman’s little café that keeps growing.
— WNC Magazine

The friendly staff knows the area well and they might have some good tips for you on trails and other unique Madison county places to check out.
— Roots Rated

Business philosophy: Make friends. Have fun. Serve community
— Asheville Citizen-Times

What was once a small coffee shop, serving up muffins and cookies, is now a mecca for healthy and creative comfort food.
— Carolina Entrepreneur Profile

After a great meal and two hours of fantastic music and fun, two things were certain. We wanted to tell the story of Zuma Coffee and its bluegrass musicians, and it would take another trip to do it. As we left that night, planning for the next trip to Marshall began.
— Inside Polk