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Cafe Azalea - CLOSED

1011 Tunnel Rd, Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28805-2058
+1 828-299-3753
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
25 Aug 2014
18 Jun 2014
“Feast for the eyes and the palate”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1011 Tunnel Rd, Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28805-2058
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

This restaurant is now closed. Found a sign on the door when we got there. We hope Chef Kris opens another restaurant, this time in a better location.

3  Thank Andi M
Reviewed June 18, 2014

So, if you blink, you will miss it! Azalea is tucked away on Tunnel Road far from the maddening crowd, but well worth the extra mile or so drive to dine here. The specials are inspired. Local trout with lump crab or duck or pork...More

Thank AshevilleDeb
Reviewed June 9, 2014

It may be in a strip mall out of the way, but don't be fooled. We were glad to get a table for a last minute meal and even happier at the incredible food and service. We had trout and duck, both well prepared and...More

1  Thank murphey1030
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Unfortunately, we only found this little gem of a restaurant on our last night in Asheville NC. We stayed 4 nights so would have been there everyday, had ee known, it was that good!!! Nice, warm, inviting little place, with the sweetest most accomdating server....More

Thank franvince
Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I ate there last night with our Asheville cousin who had eaten there under the prior owner. She now recommended as she had heard great things about the "new" owner/chef. We were not disappointed. My husband ordered the trout special and Judy...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We have been to Azalea three times and the food has been good-to-excellent each visit. The mushroom soup is exquisite. Unfortunately the management forgot to train the staff. The servers are slow and fail to work as a team when customers are marooned for extended...More

1  Thank mancelt
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Just saying that is a fabulous neighborhood restaurant is not enough....The food and presentation are excellent...Service very attentive and proffessional...We have eaten at cafe Azalea several times and they never dissappoint us....They deserve an A+ for the plating and the pricing being so reasonable...We highly...More

Thank helio48
Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I have enjoyed several excellent meals over the past few months at Café Azelea in east Asheville. This is a peaceful little restaurant with charming décor and a wonderful selection of delicious, reasonably priced offerings on the menu. We especially likesthe apple...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed April 29, 2014

In search of a tranquil environment coupled with excellent service and careful, inspired culinary you need look no further than Cafe Azalea. One of my biggest challenges in the downtown scene, other than the parking, is the noise level in many of the restaurants. Cafe...More

2  Thank fallsinn
Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had brunch with my mom Sunday and truely enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly wait staff. I had the mushroom omlette. It was the best looking and tasting plate of food I've had in quite a while. Usually you get slapped with a HUGE omlette...More

3  Thank Whitney W
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Tunnel Rd, Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28805-2058
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-299-3753
Cafe Azalea has been bringing casual farm-to-table dining to East Asheville since 2007. We support local agriculture and sustainable husbandry and fisheries while providing our guests with innovative culinary creations, warm, gracious service and affordable wines, microbrews and cocktails in an intimate, inviting setting. Come try the fresh local difference.
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