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Panacea Coffeehouse Cafe & Roastery

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66 Commerce St, Waynesville, NC 28786-5738
+1 828-452-6200
07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Best darned mocha I've ever had. Tremendous food too. Sandwiches and pastries of many tasty varieties. Love their lox n cream cheese bagels. Fresh fruit abounds. All coffee drinks are awesome. Very bohemian. Very fun. A must do in Waynesville.

Thank Jake1779
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272 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

The first thing I noticed was how huge the place was but yet it was quiet. I would come here to sit and drink coffee for hours. This coffee is outstanding and I hope it makes it.

Thank Brackjr
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

We have been traveling to Waynesville for many years. We never miss getting our fresh roasted coffee here. We now live here and all our guests insist we travel down to 'Frog Level' to sip coffe, have lunch and sit out back by the creek.

Thank laston
Woodbridge, Virginia
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

In the frog level national historic district, this warehouse type place was nice for a pick me up. Coffees, chai, sandwiches.

Thank EagerEscapes
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This was my first time visiting this restaurant and I was somewhat disappointed. I had a white mocha and my daughter had a chai latte. They were each served in huge wonderful mugs with a chocolate covered espresso bean on the plate. Her chai was steaming hot and my mocha was lukewarm at best. Both drinks had a good flavor,... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Great coffee and good sandwiches and salad for lunch. Mellow, warehouse style, atmosphere. Parking can be difficult at lunch.

Thank Robert P
Canton, North Carolina
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

My go to place in downtown Waynesville when I want a coffee or sandwich. Beautiful deck out back on the river to sit on a nice day and enjoy the peaceful sound of the water. Smoothies and lattes offered and have recently added beer and wine also.

Thank wbklemann
Tallahassee, Florida
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We really enjoyed sitting by the creek and enjoying yummy food from Panacea. Great staff, super friendly and helpful.

Thank lherrin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent food & great dining by the stream!! Brother-in-law suggested eating here and it was the perfect late lunch location!!

Thank Kathy O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

I felt like I was walking through "the secret garden" to find this hidden gem in the Frog Level area which is on the outer boundary of downtown Waynesville, NC. It is a large brick warehouse type coffeehouse with wonderful lunch items and cold drinks. There are many specialty seating areas where patrons may sit and each one is different.... More 

Thank 41sandra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Cafe, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Commerce St, Waynesville, NC 28786-5738
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-452-6200

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