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22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-8840
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (55 reviews)
“beignets” (79 reviews)
“gumbo” (43 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mayfel's breakfast offerings are nothing short of pure bliss. The eggs are fluffy and heaping, potatoes divine, and the thick bacon is absolute perfection! Oh ... and the beignets are AMAZING! The OJ is fresh-squeezed and coffee locally sourced. What can I say -- the...More

Thank Lynn A
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the fantastic review. We also think we're the best, but it's nice to hear from someone else too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A definite must visit for dinner when in Asheville! We enjoyed this restaurant with friends last night, one of which is from Louisiana. He said these dishes are very authentic to Cajun cuisine. My husband had the seafood étouffée and I had shrimp and grits....More

Thank Jawallace
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words and five stars. See you next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well we were very pleasantly surprised that this was open for cocktails on Sunday afternoon. It was hard to find a place where there was indoor seating with air-conditioning. It's a funky little place, servers are all accommodating, very casual, but good.. We stopped in...More

Thank WEGO2017
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sounds like we did right by you...disappointing to only get three stars...anyway, glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chicken and biscuits was outstanding. Chicken fried to perfection, biscuit tender but not doughy, gravy flavorful and just the right thickness. I would drive the 500 miles back for another serving. Well, maybe not, but I will sure eat there with in Asheville the...More

Thank cslu1
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's ONLY 500 miles, C'mon! ; ) Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleased with the no wait on a Saturday evening. We were seated while waiting for our other family to arrive and our server was very attentive. We ordered beignets while we waiting and they were seriously delicious! Honestly, everything was going quite well,...More

Thank tljoseph
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So sorry for the end of dinner disappointments. Our steamer is indeed broken. I don't think we will be offering cafe au lait any longer. As for the cold coffee and lack of pudding, I apologize. Hopefully we can make it up to you next...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

By Cajun standards, not too bad. Lived in LA for years and found this place across from the park to have a nice variety of authentic Cajun foods. Prices were fair, but the wait was a bit long. Would return and do recommend.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Mayfel's offers a variety of New Orlean's style/inspired food. The smoked trout dip appetizer was delicious. The shrimp and grits was tasty. It's served with blue cheese crumbles on top, so make sure you request it without if you're not a blue cheese fan.

Thank alishac28
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thanks for the 5 stars!

Reviewed 15 June 2017

If you find yourself downtown Asheville, drop into Mayfel's for a basket of made to order beignets and a cup of coffee! This is one of my favorite indulgences when I am downtown! Their beignets melt in your mouth and arrive steaming hot to your...More

Thank murphy1712
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Wait...are you the customer who started disrobing in the dining room last week? Haha. Thanks for the good review!

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I had the southern eggs Benedict and the Bloody Mary bar and I must say, it was fantastic. The Benedict had some spice to it, and we had the corn mixed with peppers that was super spicy and delicious. The outdoor patio is small and...More

Thank Michelle T
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Spicy and quaint! Couldn't have said it better. Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 9 June 2017

While visiting Asheville with friends we stumbled onto Mayfel's for an early dinner. We ordered 3 different dinners, all of which were excellent. Before dinner we ordered beignets and they were very good, but dinner was the highlight. My girlfriend and I ordered a scallop...More

Thank Sanjy
Eli G, Manager at Mayfel's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

We're happy that you happened upon us as well! Thanks for the great review!

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Kathryn C
4 July 2016|
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Response from Nattarinnc | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly assemble the elements of a brunch anytime from the menu. Cocktails and coffee when you want them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 College St, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-8840
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Serving traditional Louisiana and Southern cuisine in the heart of downtown Asheville for over 13 years. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner 5 days a week. Enjoy a made-from-scratch meal in our eclectic, lively dining room, our patio overlooking Pritchard Park, or our seasonal courtyard, one of Asheville's best kept secrets. We also offer beer, wine, and cocktails. And feel free to bring the pooch along!
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