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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-225-5751
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pastry” (23 reviews)
“eclairs” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (35 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 19:00All hours
$$ - $$$
57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 28 May 2017

We dropped in here for a quick lunch, and were pleasantly surprised. We had a chicken salad croissant with fresh fruit and it was absolutely great. Was brought to our table by the chef and everyone there was so nice, it is just a small...More

Thank cfd2936
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I had a chocolate and raspberry dessert. My husband had the lemon tart. Both were wonderful - the lemon tart was perfect for the lemon lovers. The chocolate and raspberry dessert hit the spot for a chocolate lover like me.

Thank happinessisacookie
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The sweets here are beyond delicious! By far THE BEST pastries/sweets in Asheville (we've been to most restaurants); maybe in the Region. The coconut cream tart is incredible (& I'm not even a huge fan of coconut); the eclairs are heavenly. I've been here a...More

Thank akaelin25
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Quality deserts and coffee--about my favorite place to go before the symphony. The staff are attentive; the layout allows quiet conversation; and the coffee and desert are far better than many of the restaurants in the area. We enjoyed eating at a nice place and...More

Thank 155PaulD155
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This French bakery tucked away on Haywood with friendly service is a MUST STOP! The treasures go quickly so do not wait...The chocolate chocolate (yes, that is correct) cookies with nuts are divine...went back twice! Also the coconut tarts! Do not leave town without a...More

Thank Kimmy417
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Karen Donatelli Bakery has a limited lunch menu but what they offer is high quality and very tasty. I choose the chicken salad sandwich served on a fresh baked croissant. The chicken salad was fresh and mixed with dried cranberries and slices of apple. I...More

Thank 600Swifts
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hello 600Swifts, Thank you for having lunch and desserts with us, we appreciate your visit and look forward to your return. Thank you as well for noticing our quality and the care we give our product. We love our customers and we love serving the...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

We only had coffee and cookies but they were both very good. Old time decor was cool and the staff very friendly.More

Thank Dubert
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Hello Dubert, Thank you for your recent visit and taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. I am happy that you enjoyed your coffee beverages and cookies here at the cafe. We have a welcoming team and they appreciate your review as...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great coffee. Tea took my wife to her "happy place." Pastries were KILLER! Went back for seconds. Kids loved it!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank kelly k
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hello, and thank you so much for your awesome review! I am thrilled that you stopped by, and even more so that you took the time to write a review! I appreciate you and look forward to your return! Sincerely, Chef Karen Donatelli

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David B
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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, 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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