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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

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57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-225-5751
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A friend and I arrived at this Asheville bakery around 8pm. The selection was limited because this is such a popular place, and it was late in the day. We had a piece of carrot cake and a chocolate tart. Both were very, very tasty and fresh(not dried out.) The two guys taking orders and serving were extremely polite. Prices... More 

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1 Thank chrisstian2015
Asheville
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

There are so many things I love about Asheville. Great hippy food and hippy bakeries are on the list for sure but so is Donatelli's with it's truly delightful and exquisite pastries. My number one place for a sweet treat.

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1 Thank eleanorj913
Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Hands down, the best cake in Asheville. Karen completed the cake for our wedding which was supposed to be just for us but, was so delicious we couldn't help but share. Her buttercream icing is probably the best I have ever had. If I have time to kill downtown, I cannot resist stopping in. I recommend ANY of the cakes.... More 

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1 Thank CredandButter
Fairfield, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The bakery items are so fresh and delicious! Everything is prepared with extraordinary care...the best croissants, espresso, pasta salad, fruit salad, eclairs!

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Thank Carolyn R
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Had a delicious chocolate eclair! Everything in this place is top notch! These people don't mess around!

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1 Thank michaelangell24
Asheville
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167 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Whenever friends or relatives pop in to visit us here in Asheville, we always bring them to Karen Donatelli's. Simply the best ...... better than all the rest! That's not only the best food, but the family and staff are the best as well! Love you guys! 😍🍰🎂

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1 Thank BadNews1320
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My family came from far and wide to visit Asheville and celebrate a special birthday. I ordered the Italian Zuccato cake. It was far beyond my expectations! It was so beautiful, no one wanted to cut into this masterpiece. But....it WAS a birthday, after all. Oh, man - it was soooo delicious. A beautiful and tasty surprise for my wife... More 

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1 Thank davidesullivan
Nashville, Tennessee
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

After having lunch and doing some walking around the downtown area, playing tourist, we came upon this spot in downtown. One look in the window and we decided that we had to stop here for some dessert. The fruit tarts and many other pastries are incredible looking and incredibly tasty. It is a charming little place to sit inside and... More 

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1 Thank dexter590
Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a rainy Friday afternoon and found it to be a delightful, high quality bakery and cafe. Wish I could transplant it in my home town!

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1 Thank Christy D
Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a treat to have breakfast at Karen Donatelli's bakery. The best croissants in the USA----felt like I was in a French bakery. The desserts looked amazing and next time I am in Asheville I will have lunch here. My husband loved the coffee. We met Karen and she was delightful ! Be sure and stop here next time you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-225-5751

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