Aspire Bakery & Bistro


Aspire Bakery & Bistro is located on CPCC's Harris Campus in the Harris I building on the first floor.  Aspire is self-supported and staffed by CPCC Baking and Pastry Arts students participating in cooperative education requirements for degree completion.  All proceeds benefit student activities, scholarship, extracurricular education, as well as enhancement of Aspire.  All of the food is produced fresh daily in our kitchens by our student interns.


aspire_menuAspire bakes delicious breakfast items early every morning to accompany our delicious coffees.  Stop by and pick up a muffin, biscuit, scone or even a delicious biscotti with your coffee.  We offer two coffee flavors every day along with our house regular and decaf coffees.  Our student interns prepare our delicious and healthy salads and sandwiches each morning.  We utilize artisan techniques to bring you fresh baked bread for your sandwiches.   We have lunch specials daily and offer take-out on all our products.  Stay up to date with our weekly menu by following us on facebook at:

Hours during class sessions:

Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


CPCC Harris Campus
3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte

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Aspire Bakery & Bistro at CPCC is a registered user of the Restaurant Manager Point of Sale System, a Point of Sale solution selected for the school as a model of the cutting edge technology that is defining the future of restaurant management systems. Click here for more information on the Restaurant Manager POS System.

Have our delicious menus inspired you to explore the world of culinary arts or baking and pastry arts?

CPCC’s Culinary Arts program provides training for careers in full service restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering and more. Our Baking and Pastry Arts program equips students with the skills and techniques needed to successfully secure a baking and pastry arts position in a variety of settings.

If you are interested in non-degree cooking and baking courses, try a Charlotte Cooks class. With classes ranging from knife skills and soup making, to bread baking and cake decorating, we have something for everyone.