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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-225-5751
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (27 reviews)
“cake” (23 reviews)
“eclairs” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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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
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Although most restaurants/bakeries don't seem to have a lot of space for big groups, Karen Donatelli's Bakery is perfect for a date or trip with a couple of friends. Desserts are beautifully prepared and taste wonderful. The chocolate cupcake with orange icing isn't too sweet...More

Thank gaphill184240
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We wanted a delicious cake for our daughter's birthday and found Karen Donatelli bakery based on the reviews. We procrastinated badly and called just a day before the party to see if they had anything yummy, figuring we could decorate ourselves if needed. They were...More

Thank Evelyn B
Reviewed July 17, 2018

I was unaware of this little slice of heaven in downtown Asheville until I googled bakeries to buy something for a friend. I decided to try it first and stopped in- and boy am I glad I did. The ambiance of this place, the tarts,...More

Thank Wanderlust3483
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Had the chicken salad on croissant for lunch and a dessert. So delicious! Will definitely go back next time we visit Asheville!

Thank Holly W
Reviewed July 14, 2018

This place has amazing deserts. We tried an assortment of small tarts and everyone was delicious. But the lemon was off the chart. Pricey, but worth it.

Thank cbruckman
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Karen and her group did our daughters wedding and we are in love with almost everything they do and make. We have never had anything that was not superb. Even the coffee.

Thank finelaub
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Karen Donatelli’s Bakery is the best in the city for beautiful desserts the taste as good as they look. You can’t go wrong with whatever you choose.

Thank Jimshoe57
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Karen Donnatelli has quickly become a favorite meeting place for friends in Asheville. I have never been to France, but after enjoying the pastries in Donnatelli’s I don’t think I’ll ever need to go! I have only enjoyed the wedding cakes from afar, but they...More

Thank ncmtnpadre
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I guess the tittle describes this place . The pastries are phenomenal. The tarts are either too big or too small, nothing in between. Prices are a bit steep, but understandable. Worth a visit

Thank MiniverM
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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