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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-225-5751
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (23 reviews)
“eclairs” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (20 reviews)
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57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love to go here for almond croissants....you need to call ahead to reserve one as they go quickly. Nice place for a light lunch. Absolutely beautiful creations.

Thank Gladyce C
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Gladyce! Thank you for the wonderful review, especially taking the time in sending it to TripAdvisor! I sincerely appreciate you stopping in and having one of our delightful almond croissants! I look forward to seeing you again soon, thank you again Gladyce! -Karen Donatelli

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most fabulous bakery I've ever eaten in my life. Croissants are out of this world both the ham and cheese and the chocolate. this last time we had some type of stuffed pretzel which was fabulous the Focaccia with the Kalamata olives...More

Thank tricia S
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Tricia! Thank you for the sensational review that you sent on TripAdvisor! Your visit means so much to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review to let others know about our Bakery & Cafe :) The description of your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pictures are not enhanced this place is gorgeous...another reviewer described it as "where beautiful meets delicious" so true. We have been there several times never less than yummy. It is special. To do such creative fresh pastry and cakes seriously works of art they...More

Thank mary s
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Mary! The sensational five star review that you took the time to write is very much appreciated! I am so happy that you enjoy our creations and the love that goes into each one. It is always a pleasure to be of service, and...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Where beautiful meet delicious! Very cozy and quiet place with a nice friendly service. There is a certificate 100 on cleanliness, it's rear. Thank you for being so good!More

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KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello! Thank you for coming in and enjoying a treat with us! The five star review you wrote on TripAdvisor is very much appreciated! We look forward to your return so that you can relax and enjoy a beautiful pastry and beverage with us! Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after shopping for a cup of coffee. Could avoid the pastry case. Everything looked incredible. Decided on the apple tart. Great choice.

Thank Halems
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Two friends and I attended an event at the civic center on a Friday in July. We finished and began to walk down the street, talking about where we might want to have lunch. A man waiting for someone overheard us and pointed over his...More

Thank 20hdk
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I had been on the Asheville Food Tour, and I asked the guide for a French pastry recommendation. He directed me to Karen Donatelli. I thought that I had landed in Paris again! I ordered several mini fruit tarts and a German Chocolate Brownie creation....More

Thank singingcook
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for the lunch special on a Friday afternoon. I had a delicious tuna salad sandwich on olive bread. It came with a really nice side salad of spring mix that included olives and carrots with a yummy balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The young...More

Thank shannaklr
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a lovely place to stop in for a treat. Their desserts look better than they taste. That probably doesn't sound like I meant it. They are fine actually very good but mostly they are BEAUTIFUL.

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Very nice little cafe to stop and enjoy a pastry,while walking in downtown Asheville. They were busy helping people order cakes,and had a very sweet young girl behind the counter, selling the pastries. She did not know that much about the prouducts, though, so it...More

Thank joboxer555
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you so very much for stopping by the pastry shop last week, I truly appreciate you and your time in writing a review. My apologies that you didn't care for the chocolate berry tart, perhaps it wasn't explained to you properly. The chocolate tart...More

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David B
7 November 2015|
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Response from 92ncca | Reviewed this property |
I, too, have not heard about jazz at Donatelli's. There is summer Downtown After 5 on a nearby street. And other things like the Drum Circle. They are Asheville events -search on google- not Donatelli things.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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