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Zest Cafe and Home Art

#203 of 1,143 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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8831 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2970
+1 919-848-4792
10:00 - 20:30
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:30
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nine of us went to breakfast together at Zest. It was my first visit. The food was really good. Fresh. Everything good temperature. The weather was pleasant, so sitting on the patio was a plus! Unfortunately, we had no table-touch from our server or anyone else after our orders were delivered, so no one from Zest knew until the bill... More 

Thank Debbie R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Eating at Zest is always a pleasant experience. Ben and Marvin make it their business to get to know customers on a first name basis. The menu changes offer and the food is always great.

Thank coinsbytom
Raleigh, North Carolina
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had a girlfriends' lunch and ordered the Cubano. It was one of the tastiest Cuban sandwiches I've ever eaten! The bread was perfect; pork was juicy; side fruit was fresh and tasty. Their raspberry iced tea was superb! This place is Wow!

Thank Cheryl R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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154 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It was time for lunch and our friend suggested Zest--we had never been here! Oh, my, what a fabulous kale salad I had! Friendly staff and a cozy restaurant plus fun shop make this such a good stop!

Thank chinanelsons
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Met girls there for a Saturday lunch. Great light fare. Good selection of sandwiches and salads; a few entrees. Had a great salad with greens, pear, figs, walnuts and blue cheese. Added a salmon cake and it was simple light and delicious. The catfish sandwich looked awesome and my friend who had been there several times before said she always... More 

Thank Linda S
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

It is not often if ever, I give out a not so favorable review. But experience yesterday warrants a beware review. Went there to meet a friend I had not seen in a year, needed to catch up. We took our time to catch up and order our salads. It took close to 45 minutes to get our salads, while... More 

Thank LordBentley
Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I went with a friend, we share the zesty platter of artichoke hummus, this was good and a large portion, although the pieces of artichoke hearts looked like they just had been put there, the pita bread was fresh and excellent. Then we shared cashew crusted boneless chicken breast with sweet potato fritters,this dish was barely edible, the potatoes were... More 

Thank Nathalie S
United States
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I resisted this place for the last year - not sure my hubby would have liked it - kind of light fare for ladies who lunch. But I have to admit it was very good. Really enjoyed my sandwich. Good veggie options. Relatively healthy fare.

Thank Zenlibrarian
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Always an interesting menu, great for lunch and brunch as I always tend to find the menu on the lighter side. The have amazing salads and sandwhiches and great deserts too. Not to mention the gift shop inside is exquisite.

Thank Lilli G
Waynesboro, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Incredibly slow service. My wife and I both got shrimp and grits. Grits were cool and shrimp under-done. Wife ordered hot chocolate afterwards, and it was room temperature. Won't be back.

Thank scott r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8831 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2970
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-848-4792

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?