Aspire Bakery & Bistro
Aspire bakery & bistro, located on CPCC's Harris Campus, is self-supported and run by CPCC Baking and Pastry Arts students. All proceeds benefit student activities, scholarship, extracurricular education, resources. All of the food is produced fresh daily in our kitchens by our talented student chefs.
Aspire bakery & bistro strives to be environmentally conscious. Our Pura Vida coffees are rainforest friendly and certified organic. All of the paper and plastic ware for your dining needs are recyclable or compostable.
Aspire offers a mouthwatering variety of bakery goods and desserts, fine handmade chocolates, daily soups, garden fresh salads and gourmet sandwiches, aromatic coffees and teas.
We offer on-site catering for smaller meetings or group functions - choose from breakfast, lunch or snack or dessert items. Specialty cakes are available by special order in advance.
Weekend “brunch boxes” are available for take out on Friday’s at noon and can include items such as muffins, scones, coffee cake, brownies, cake, pie, brownies, cookies, biscuits, or croissants.
Hours during class sessions:
Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CPCC Harris Campus
3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte
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.