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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

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57 Haywood St., Asheville, NC
+1 828-225-5751
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09:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We skipped dinner and had dessert instead. They have mini tartlets and eclairs which made it possible to try two different items instead of one. We had the fruit tart, key lime tart, chocolate raspberry eclair, and an almond tart. We liked the key lime tart the best, it had a nice balance of tartness and sweetness. My husband had... More 

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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Been to Karen donatelli a few times since moving to Asheville and its consistently been delicious every time! It's one of our must stops when we have guests in town!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Karen Donatelli is a fabulous bakery. A great place for a simple lunch or pastry and coffee. The last time I visited for lunch I had the chicken salad which is served on a perfectly made flaky croissant. The chicken salad is well seasoned and served with a side of fruit salad. For dessert I chose the lemon tart in... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our sizable croissants filled with Black Forest ham and Gruyere. Service was friendly and knowledgeable, and we had the pleasure of chatting with the executive chef herself.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Do not miss Karen Donatelli!!! Everything that comes out of this oven is amazing! I will tell you this... be the first one in line when she opens in the morning if you are hankering for your favorite Donatelli pastry because they are for sure worth it and although she puts out fresh pastries as the day goes by, quantities... More 

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Thank Kathi75205
Asheville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Love stopping by this wonderful Cafe in downtown Asheville! Not only is this place booked for wedding cakes and other custom orders, but their dessert display is a work of art and will not let you leave without a taste.

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Thank AskAVL
Salt Lake City
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

I have some mobility issues from time to time. I was struggling my way up a hill in Asheville, perspiring a bit, when a woman walked up beside me. She introduced herself as Karen Donatelli and invited me to her bakery, where she had a server bring me a cup of ice water with a lemon slice floating in it.... More 

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Thank utahtexan
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Yes, it's expensive. If you are on a budget, spend your money wisely and get a croissant! OMG DELICIOUS!!!

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Thank sam l
Asheville, North Carolina
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We visit here almost weekly. Karen Donatelli makes some of the most beautiful pastries I have ever seen. Sumptuous, elegant, flavored to perfection. What a treat. Her team makes excellent cappuccinos and other coffee drinks too. The décor is lovely. Enter and wonder where in the world you are: Rome, Vienna, Paris? No, but it is perfectly Asheville, what a... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We picked this business specifically because it was supposed to be a bakery. When we arrived we found that it was really just specialty desserts. If you're looking for baked goods, do not go here. If you're looking for really expensive hoity toity desserts, then this is your place. The dessert selections were beautiful to look at but there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • 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?