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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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10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

The best baked goods in town. The orange brioche is sooooo good. A little pricey but well worth it. Not to be missed

Thank Arida41
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Haven't had pastries this good since visiting Vienna several months ago. The service was excellent - very kind, knowledgeable staff, that are eager to help with pastry recs. Unlike every single other coffee shop in Asheville, this place was neither self-righteous nor pretentious. There's nothing...More

1  Thank Jason B
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The atmosphere is there, the service was spot on and the location was ideal. We stopped in early one afternoon around 3pm. The cap and espresso were very potent (liked) but the flavor was off a bit (didn't). The desserts were the major disappointment. While...More

Thank erackblack
Reviewed September 18, 2013

The reviews were spot on! Stopped in for a fig tart and coffees. The treats were only topped by the very nice staff. Loved it

Thank Bobby D
Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you love lemon curd, try the lemon curd tart with meringue. It is fantastic!!! Don't know about the coffee or the other sweets but if they are as good as that lemon tart you won't want to miss this place.

Thank LSHrwv
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stopped by Karen Donatelli's the other day and had one of their Chocolate Chip & Macadamia nut cookies. All I can say is "WOW!!!!!" They are delicious and affordable. I am never less than thrilled with whatever treat I get there.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Still warm and oh so heavenly...... My almond pastry was wonderful this morning. Last time I had the Pear tart and it too was delightful. coffee is excellent too. Make sure you come early to get the best selection as they make in small batches...More

1  Thank GirlScoutPR
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Had coffee and a tuna salad croissant at Donatelli's Bakery on Haywood Street. Probably the best coffee in Asheville (my wife had a latte.) Excellent croissant with tuna salad and fresh fruit. All was very good.

Thank Terry H
Reviewed August 16, 2013

What a unique pleasure. Delicious food, excellent service and an old world atmosphere. This is the place to go for evening and after-dinner fare.

Thank Phillip K
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I knew Karen from Orlando in the 90's. I was so excited to see her in Asheville. Her pastries are still amazing. I tried five different treats and each was better than the last. No way I could pick a favorite but the hazelnut linzer...More

1  Thank Kerry M
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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