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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” (26 reviews)
“cake” (22 reviews)
“eclairs” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What you are beholding is the remains of a recently devoured pastry. For the purpose of this review, let's just say it was good. Decore Story Short: The textured walls are decorated in dark earthen hues, the wood display cases gaurd pastries of various flakes...More

Thank LoveTravel173602
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want the best of the best you better go straight to Karen Donatelli! She made my wedding cake and it was absolutely beautiful but most of all delicious! The wedding party went crazy eating leftovers that night. Quality aside, Karen is so friendly,...More

Thank LightPacker364854
Karen D, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Light Packer! Thank you for the awesome review you sent to Trip Advisor! Your kind words and review are so much appreciated, it is our pleasure to be of service to you! we wish you much Love, Joy, and Happiness as you embark on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for breakfast, Excellent coffee and tea. We had the Skillet (eggs, potatoes, scallions, onions, bacon), and the Big Breakfast Biscuit. Both were great. We were told the sausage is home made, and it was good. Maybe a little pricey, with coffee & tea,...More

Thank mcchuck2014
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We get many of our specialty cakes and pastries at Karen’s place. Always strikingly beautiful and extremely tasty!

Thank RBWard2013
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very quiet and quaint. Pastries very delicious sandwiches very good and just the right amount of food for lunchMore

Thank AWMoser
Karen D, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello AW Moser! Thank you so much for visiting with your daughter for lunch! It is our pleasure to be of service to you. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to send in a five star review to Trip Advisor, WOW, thank you! You...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great location downtown for pastries and desserts. Have been a couple of times, and her creations are just YUM YUM YUM!! The counter help has always been helpful, polite and friendly. Atmosphere is nicely decorated, cool and quiet. Well worth stopping in for coffee or...More

Thank M B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Delicious and mouth-watering pastries. Great place for coffee and a decadent treat! When I have out-of-town guests, I love to bring them here.

Thank SandyHavens
Reviewed August 6, 2018

All kinds of delicious pastries in this bakery but the best of the best are their cakes. I have had a lot of cakes and the ones that Karen makes are delicious and works of art. They are almost to beautiful to eat. The bakery...More

Thank riceland
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Great location and pastries and desserts. Stopped here for a quick coffee while visiting Asheville and was met by a smiley server behind the counter of amazing looking desserts. The lady in front of me in line had bought a cake and the chef who...More

Thank MackBuffalo
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The sign outside this bakery caught my eye - lunch menu and price looked great. Inside, we found a soothing, quiet atmosphere. We ordered at the counter and then found a table. Within 5-8 minutes our lunch was served. I ordered the quiche of the...More

Thank Mary C
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David B
November 7, 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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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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